Ketchikan International Airport Included On List
September 13, 2003
The recruitment of part-time screeners is part of TSA's rightsizing plan, offering the flexibility needed to optimize staffing at checkpoints, ensuring special attention during peak passenger times.
"TSA is looking for dedicated men and women to step forward and serve on the front lines of the war against terror," said Adm. James M. Loy, Administrator of TSA.
Interested candidates can apply at http://www.tsa.gov and then click on "Employment" or https://tsacareers.recruitsoft.com. For additional information, candidates can contact TSA Recruitment Services at 1-800-887-1895 or TTY 800-887-5506.
Transportation security screeners' duties include providing frontline security and protection of travelers, airports and airplanes by identifying dangerous objects in baggage and on passengers. Their job is to prevent those objects from being transported onto aircraft by utilizing diverse, cutting edge electronic detection and imaging equipment, as well as using the lessons learned from a concentrated training curriculum.
TSA is starting the recruitment process at several airports in Alaska including:
Part-time security salaries will depend upon a screener's work schedule. Hourly wages can range from $11.30 to $16.96 depending on experience, plus locality pay. Part-time security screeners also are eligible for federal benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, paid annual (vacation) and sick leave. The amount of the premium paid for both health and life insurance and retirement as well as accrued annual (vacation) and sick leave are based upon the work schedule.
Recruitment of potential candidates is the first step in the deployment of federal screeners. Candidates need to apply on-line and must meet the minimum requirements under the law. Candidates are then assessed, and if hired, are required to successfully complete 40 hours of classroom instruction and 60 hours of on-the-job training. The entire process takes several weeks.
All candidates by law must meet the following minimum requirements:
The Aviation and Transportation
Security Act mandates that TSA recruit, hire and train screening
personnel to assume passenger and baggage screening responsibilities
for the nation's commercial airports.
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