The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting a two-day hiring event to recruit full- and part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Portland International Airport (PDX). The hiring event will be held Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the Sheraton Portland Hotel Airport, 8235 NE Airport Way in Portland. Free parking is available on-site.
During the hiring sessions, interested applicants can learn about the duties of a TSO, get an overview of federal employment benefits, which include paid training, paid annual and sick leave, health care benefits for full- and part-time employees and a generous 401k plan. Interested applicants can get assistance with the federal application process at this event.
TSA has immediate job openings and the starting pay is $19.90 per hour, which equates to $39,800 annually for full-time employees. In addition, TSA is paying a recruitment incentive of $5,000 to each new-hire as well as offering $5,000 per year in tuition reimbursement.
Over the past few months, TSA has leveraged national TSA staffing assets at PDX to keep the security checkpoints operational. The goal of this event is to hire TSOs from the local area, jumpstarting the careers of those who have an interest in public service and providing steady employment with excellent benefits.