TSA hiring nearly 50 airport security screening officers at Kentucky airports

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/TSA) – The Transportation Security Administration is looking to fill nearly 50 Transportation Security Officer’s full- and part-time positions by summer 2021 at airports across the state.

TSOs are a critical first-line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations. “Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.”

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Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, TSA has launched national efforts to recruit new employees in support of screening operations at approximately 430 airports nationwide, according to TSA.

Benefits include paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees, and a generous retirement plan.

TSA officials said the position’s starting pay is $16.72 ($17.12 at CVG) per hour with opportunities for pay increases after six months. support TSA’s critical mission of protecting our nation’s transportation systems.

For more information on the duties, of a TSO and to learn a little more about TSA’s mission, a video titled “Day in the Life of a TSO” is available.

Job postings for TSA positions in Kentucky can be viewed here.