TSA to host hiring event for Transportation Security Officers at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Full- and part-time positions available
Local Press Release
Thursday, April 13, 2023

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting a hiring event to assist individuals interested in applying for a job as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR).

The event takes place Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, 4747 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512. Click here to register.

Attendees will receive information about full- and part-time TSO positions and have the opportunity to complete multiple steps of the hiring process. The event includes a presentation about the TSO role, application assistance, and scheduling of computer-based testing for job seekers. Participants will be able to complete all or part of these processes, which will significantly reduce the time required to get on board with TSA.

As part of the presentation sessions during the event, TSA will provide an overview of working for the federal government and discuss benefits, which include paid leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees, 401k coverage and more.

Starting pay at GRR is $19.41 per hour. TSA is offering a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible new hires – $500 after onboarding and an additional $500 after one year of service, with service agreement. This initiative applies to TSO new hires that onboard through Sept. 30, 2023.

Candidates are required to have two valid forms of state or federal identification.

TSA seeks those who want to take the initial step into a rewarding federal career and support TSA’s critical mission of protecting our nation’s transportation systems. For more information on the TSO position and to learn more about TSA careers, visit https://jobs.tsa.gov.