If you are interested in a career in the aviation security field that provides you the opportunity to defend and protect your country and protect our freedoms while assisting the movement of people and commerce, a career as a Transportation Security Screener is for you. TSA promotes excellence in public service and security through integrity, teamwork and innovation.
TSA professionals provide frontline security and protection of air travelers, airports and airplanes. In this role you are responsible for identifying dangerous or deadly objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers - and preventing those items from being transported onto aircraft. In performing these duties, you must remain both courteous and professional. TSA personnel use cutting edge electronic detection and imaging equipment and have the opportunity to be trained to use the latest in security devices.
To qualify, the TSA is looking for personnel who: Effectively interact with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries in a reasonable tone and manner Maintain both focus and awareness within an environment containing numerous distractions, people and noisy conditions Can stand and remain standing for periods of up to three (3) hours or more without sitting Are able to lift and/or assist another individual (from the ground) an object weighing 70 pounds Work within a stressful environment i.e., noise from alarms, machinery, distractions, time pressures, disruptive or angry passengers Excel at identifying/locating potentially life threatening devices used for creating chaos and/or massive destruction Make effective, clear decisions in both routine and crisis situations
TSA personnel work shift hours on any day from Sunday - Saturday and these schedules may include irregular hours, nights and weekends, changing and split shifts. The individual airports and their hours of operation determine specific schedules.
You must be a United States citizen or a U. S. National and have one of the following: High School diploma, GED or equivalent OR At least one full year of full-time work experience in security work or aviation screener work OR x-ray technician work
In accordance with Public Law 107-71, all applicants must pass tests, interviews and other evaluations demonstrating necessary skills/abilities for job performance. These requirements include, but are not limited to: English Proficiency, reading, writing, speaking, and listening Interpersonal skills: customer service, honesty, integrity and dependability Physical abilities: repeatedly lifting and carrying baggage up to 70 40 pounds and identifying objects by touch Mental Abilities: visual observation and identification, mental rotation Work Values: responsibility, honesty, integrity Medical standards: Distant sight corrected to 20/30 or better; in the best eye and 20/100 or better in the worst eye Near vision corrected to 20/50 or better binocular Color perception, able to see red, green, blue, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black, gray, note: color filters (e.g., contact lenses) for enhancing color discrimination are prohibited Hearing as measured by standard audiometric tests cannot exceed: a) an average hearing loss of 30 decibels (ANSI) at 500, 1000, 2000, and 300 Hz in each ear, b) single readings of 50 decibels at 2000 or 3000 Hz in each ear, c) single reading of 55 decibels at 4000 Hz in each ear Adequate joint mobility and dexterity and range of motion, strength, and stability (to lift and move up to 70 pounds), as well as a completion of a medical evaluation questionnaire Drug and Alcohol screening through testing Pass a background investigation, including a criminal check and a credit check
The TSA absolutely requires employees to demonstrate that they are fit for duty, free from impairment from illegal drugs, sleep deprivation, medication or alcohol.
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TSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to non-merit factors as race, color, religion, gender, handicap, age, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, non-qualifying disabilities, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or status as a parent. TSA does have requirements to provide same gender screening to travelers to protect their privacy.