Transportation Security Officer (TSO)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 16, 2018
Nov 15, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hiring full-time Transportation Security Officers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).  Paid, ongoing training will be provided; no experience is required.

Full-time starting salary: $16.71 per hour

Includes 23.37% locality pay.

Join us at our TSA Presentation and Application Assistance Event

Thursday, October 25, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sessions begin at the top of each hour

Bloomington Workforce Center

4220 W. Old Shakopee Rd. #100

Bloomington, MN


Specific duties for TSA Transportation Security Officers include:

  • Screening passengers, cargo and bags for prohibited and dangerous objects and materials.
  • Maintaining efficient passenger traffic flows through security checkpoints.
  • Monitoring airport security measures and reporting potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses.


Applicants must meet these qualifications in order to be further evaluated in the TSO hiring process:

  • 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 English (i.e., able to read, write, speak and comprehend).


TSA offers an attractive federal benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan similar to a 401(k); Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days and paid federal holidays.

Other benefits may include a uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; transportation subsidies and ongoing training with tuition reimbursement. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.

TSA also provides part-time Transportation Security Officers the opportunity to take advantage of receiving Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) while only paying the same low cost as full-time employees.  


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