TSA recruiting officers to work at Albany International Airport

After two years on the job, officers see a jump of $20,000 in annual salary
Local Press Release
Monday, January 30, 2023

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hiring additional men and women to work at Albany International Airport in preparation for the busy spring and summer travel seasons.

There are currently openings for both full- and part-time positions as TSA officers at Albany with a starting salary of $37,753 annually for individuals hired before July. That annual salary at Albany is scheduled to increase starting in July to $38,650. After a TSA officer has been working at Albany for one year beyond July 1, 2023, the annual salary jumps to $47,878 and after two years from their hire date it escalates again to $58,563 per year, representing more than a $20,000 increase in pay.

Informational recruitment tables will be staffed inside the airport terminal on at the bottom of the escalator between the baggage claim area and the airport’s Information Desk every Thursday throughout February from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Individuals who are interested in finding out more information about applying for a position as a TSA officer can visit the recruitment table to learn more about the job as well as what the hiring process entails.

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.

TSA officers screen thousands of airline travelers daily, ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. TSA expects to screen a greater volume of travelers regularly this summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.

Benefits of working at TSA for both part- and full-time employees include paid training, paid annual and sick leave, contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan, contributions to retirement, strong health care plans and the satisfaction of knowing they are contributing to our national security. 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.

“The TSA is an agency that protects our national security and it is staffed by well trained and professional officers who ensure the millions of passengers who transit through airport arrive at their destination safely.  It is also a personally rewarding Federal job that offers significant benefits and annual opportunities to see healthy salary increases,” said Bart R. Johnson, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airports in Upstate New York. “Opportunities for professional growth are endless, and new hires will be performing a vital role in the protection of our country.”   

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.