TSA BELLINGHAM   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on March 3, 2023
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Transportation Security Officer (TSO)
$21.58 / hour, Full-time, Part-time
We will be hiring for the following location(s)
  • Bellingham International Airport, Bellingham, WA 98226 US

Sign-on Bonus: The Transportation Security Administration is offering a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000.00 for this location, which includes $500 after onboarding and an additional $500 after one year of service (with service agreement). This initiative applies to TSO new hires that onboard before September 30, 2023. *some conditions apply and may be subject to change 

Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) provide security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft in a courteous and professional manner.  This includes: 

  • Operating various screening equipment and technology to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft. 

  • Performing searches and screening, which may include physical interaction with passengers (e.g., pat-downs, search of property, etc.), conducting bag searches and lifting/carrying bags, bins, and property weighing up to 50lbs. 

  • Controlling terminal entry and exit points. 

  • Interacting with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries. 

  • Maintaining focus and awareness while working in a stressful environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery and people, crowd distractions, time pressure, and disruptive and angry passengers, in order to preserve the professional ability to identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass destruction devices, and to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations. 

  • Engaging in continuous development of critical thinking skills, necessary to mitigate actual and potential security threats, by identifying, evaluating, and applying appropriate situational options and approaches.  This may include application of risk-based security screening protocols that vary based on program requirements. 

  • Retaining and implementing knowledge of all applicable Standard Operating Procedures, demonstrating responsible and dependable behavior, and is open to change and adapts to new information or unexpected obstacles. 

We will be hiring for the following location(s)
  • Bellingham International Airport, Bellingham, WA 98226 US
What to bring to this event
  • Smartphone and/or passwords to access your email and USAJOBS account.
  • Do not bring firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind. Possession of such items will result in dismissal from the facility.
  • Resumes are NOT required to apply for TSO positions on USAJOBS.
What to wear
Casual (come as you are, but please be presentable)
How to attend
  • RSVP using the link provided on this page. 

  • Free Parking on Street across from Rail Station

Join the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to begin the hiring process for the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) position. 

About Transportation Security Administration 

TSA offers rewarding, meaningful careers and professional growth. We are a team of dedicated individuals who work hard to deliver our mission of protecting the nation’s transportation systems and ensuring safe travels. Our TSOs are the backbone of TSA and represent the public face of the agency to millions of travelers each day. They are responsible for screening passengers, baggage and cargo to keep our transportation systems safe.  

About TSA careers and hiring process 

TSA is a great place to start a career in the federal government. We are a dedicated team on a mission to protect the nation’s transportation systems and ensure safe travels. 

The hiring process varies by role and by candidate and is dependent upon each individual airport’s hiring needs. You can find more information on the Federal Hiring Process at or join us at a TSA Recruiting Event near you. 

About TSA requirements 

Conditions of Employment 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National and at least 18 years of age 

  • Pass a drug screening, medical evaluation, and background investigation 

  • Subject to post-employment random drug and/or alcohol testing 


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