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TSA to host recruitment and hiring event ahead of summer travel season

Agency looking to fill positions ahead of summer travel season at Sea-Tac Airport

Local Press Release
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SEATTLE – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding a one-day recruitment and hiring event Saturday, Feb. 23, to recruit full-time and part-time transportation security officers (TSOs) to work at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Starting pay is $20.34 per hour.

Interested individuals are invited to begin the application and hiring process by coming to the Sea-Tac Office Center, 18000 International Blvd. in Seattle between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. In order to be considered for employment, applicants are required to have two valid forms of state or federal identification. Examples of acceptable forms of identification are a driver’s license, military ID card, passport or a certified copy of a birth certificate.

TSA is looking to hire more than 175 TSOs to work at Sea-Tac Airport. The goal is to have many of those who attend this TSO recruitment event onboard and working ahead of the 2019 summer travel season, which is projected to be the busiest ever at Sea-Tac Airport.

During the information session, applicants will be briefed on the benefits of working for the federal government including paid training, annual leave and sick leave, health care plans for full-time and part-time employees, and a generous retirement plan.

TSA recommends arriving early in the day since the information session and initial hiring steps can take between three to five hours.

Vehicle parking is available on the east side of the building and will be validated for a reduced cost of up to $8. The Sea-Tac Airport light rail station is located three blocks north of the office center. Once in the building, signs will direct candidates to the location of the recruitment and hiring event.

After the information sessions, those who are interested in pursuing employment with TSA may be asked to take a computer-based aptitude test, participate in a structured interview and leave with a medical kit for drug screening and a medical exam, which will be scheduled at a later date.

Applicants can apply for the positions at the recruitment event, but can also begin the application process online at HR Access. Interested individuals may also call (877) 872-7990 with any questions.

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