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TSA recruiting Transportation Security Officers to work at Lihue Airport

Full-time and part-time positions available; starting wage is $22.99 per hour

Local Press Release
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

LIHUE, Hawaii – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting a two-day recruitment event later this week to hire Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Lihue Airport (LIH).

The recruiting sessions will be held Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the TSA Administrative Offices located at 4280 Rice Street in Lihue. Starting pay for TSOs at LIH is $22.99 per hour, with opportunities for pay increases after six months.

Interested individuals are invited to begin the application and hiring process at the recruitment event. In order to be considered for employment, applicants must at least 18 years or older, be a U.S. citizen, and 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.

During the information session, TSA officials will discuss the duties of a TSO and the application process. Applicants will be briefed on the benefits of working for the federal government including paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full-time and part-time employees and a generous retirement plan.

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 will also undergo a pre-hire background investigation.

Applicants can apply for the positions on-site at the recruitment event. They may also begin the application process online at usajobs.gov for full-time positions and for part-time positions. Interested individuals may also call (877) 872-7990 with any questions.

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