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TSA Wants You

But Do YOU Want Them? TSA Seeks Officers at DFW and Love Field

The TSA tells ANN that it is looking for talented candidates in the Dallas area to 'work on the front lines of our nation's airports in an ongoing effort to secure the homeland.'TSA at DFW International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL) are seeking full- and part-time transportation security officers (TSOs).

Wages range from $11.30 to $16.96 per hour depending on experience, plus locality pay. All full- and part-time employees are eligible for full health and life insurance benefits, retirement, and paid annual leave (vacation) and sick leave. After the attacks of 9/11, TSA hired over 50,000 TSOs in a matter of months to comply with a Congressional mandate that the agency outfit the nation's commercial airports with a federal screening workforce. 
 
According to TSA's latest release, "TSOs provide front line security and protect travelers by identifying dangerous objects in baggage and on passengers. They prevent threat objects from being transported onto aircraft by utilizing diverse, cutting-edge electronic detection technology and imaging equipment as well as lessons learned from a concentrated training curriculum."

They add that, "A career in aviation security provides the opportunity to defend and protect the country and our freedoms while assisting the movement of people and commerce."
 
By law, all candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or U. S. national with proficiency in English
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent or at least one full year of applicable work experience
  • Customer service skills, honesty, integrity and dependability
  • Physical ability to repeatedly lift and carry baggage weighing at least 70 pounds
  • Mental ability to observe and identify objects
  • Pass a background investigation, including a criminal check, financial suitability and pre-employment drug screening
  • Visual, auditory and physical standards necessary to prevent threats from getting on-board aircraft
FMI: www.tsa.gov, Interested individuals can apply online at www.tsa.gov (click on "Join Us") or www.usajobs.gov.

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