TSA recruiting officers to work at Philadelphia International Airport

Local Press Release
Thursday, October 6, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be conducting two recruitment events on October 18 and 19 to hire additional officers to work at Philadelphia International Airport.

The events will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Airport, located at 9000 Bartram Avenue, near the airport. Free parking is available. Individuals can learn more about what it is like to work as a TSA officer and they will be able to begin the hiring process at the events.

There are currently openings for both full- and part-time positions with a starting salary of $20.31 per hour. TSA offers new employees opportunities for pay increases after six months.

TSA officers screen thousands of airline travelers daily, ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. TSA needs additional officers to support its security mission.

TSO checking baggage photo

Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields. New hires will receive extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and they are paid while undergoing training.

Attending one of the recruitment events will offer individuals an opportunity to accelerate the hiring process. People who are interested in applying are asked to bring two forms of ID. It is also recommended to arrive early because the application process may take three or more hours. The event will start with an information session; a computer-based test to evaluate English language proficiency and object recognition aptitude; an interview; a medical evaluation; and federal drug screening.

Benefits of working at TSA for both part- and full-time employees include paid training, annual and sick leave and strong health care plans. TSA is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including military veterans and persons with disabilities.  

For more information on the duties of a TSA officer and to learn a little more about TSA’s mission, a video titled “Day in the Life of a TSO” is available. To view open positions for TSA officers around the country, visit https://jobs.tsa.gov/transport-security-officer.