If you’ve ever wondered how a person lands a job working for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as a security screening officer and if a job like that would be good for you, this is your opportunity to find out.

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In anticipation of busy spring and summer travel seasons, the Transportation Security Administration is looking to add more people to work at the Greater Binghamton Airport in Binghamton and at Ithaca Tompkins International Airport in Ithaca.

Available openings are both full and part time with a starting salary of $36,821 a year for those who are hired before July of 2023. The annual pay will then increase in July to $37,696.

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Once a TSA officer has been on the job for a year beyond July 1, 2023, the yearly salary increases to $46,245 and after two years from hire date, the salary jumps again to $57,117 per year.

“This is a rewarding Federal job that offers annual opportunities to see healthy salary increases. Opportunities for professional growth are endless, and new hires will be performing a vital role in the protection of our country.” - Bart R. Johnson, TSA Federal Security Director Upstate New York

No previous experience working in an airport, for the Transportation Security Administration, or in law enforcement is necessary. All training for new hires is provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and is paid training.

Working for the TSA comes with perks in addition to a quickly increasing salary. The TSA offers paid training, paid time off and sick pay, contributions to both Thrift Savings Plan and retirement, health care, and more.

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If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of working for the TSA as a Security Screening Operator at the Greater Binghamton Airport or at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, visit the TSA’s employment website.

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