Transportation Security Administration
TSA was created to strengthen the security of the Nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce by working closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.

TSA is comprised of nearly 50,000 security officers, inspectors, and air marshals who protect the Nation's transportation systems by screening for explosives at checkpoints in airports, inspecting rail cars, patrolling subways with law enforcement partners, and working to make all modes of transportation safe. From law enforcement to technology to security operations and management, TSA continues to look for dedicated people with the skills and desire to protect transportation security. The work is challenging and a wide range of career opportunities exist throughout the agency.

A career at TSA offers more than just rewarding work. TSA provides opportunities such as career coaching, development and training as well as federal employee benefits.

Job Application Instructions

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Keyword: TSO and search by your location

- Have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) credential OR at least one year of full-time work experience in the security industry, aviation screening, or as an X-ray technician
- Be proficient in the English language (i.e., able to read, write, speak, and comprehend)

Hiring: TSA may apply a gender-specific (male or female) hiring preference to fill TSO positions in order to meet security mission and same gender pat-down job-related requirements. At airport locations where it is necessary to apply the hiring preference, candidates of the needed gender will be provided preference in the scheduling of the computer based aptitude test, airport assessments, processing and selection.

Contact Information

ContactHannah Ebenhoeh
Transportation Security Administration