Applications will be accepted online until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard/Daylight Time on the closing date of the job opportunity announcement (JOA). However, if a sufficient number of applications are received, the announcement may be closed before the published application deadline. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to promptly apply online and in advance of the announcement closing date.
Application Steps: To submit your application online:
- Step #1: Click the "Apply Online" button from the USAJOBS application page
- Step #2: Enter information into the resume fields and follow the process outlined in USAJOBS for creating and submitting your USAJOBS resume
- Step #3: Submit any required supporting documentation. Please ensure you have included the Required Documents listed above, if applicable.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, live agents are not available to answer telephone calls received at the TSA Help Desk. Please email your question or concern to HelpDesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov, or call 1-877-872-7990 (or Federal Relay 711) and leave a voicemail, or fax questions to 1-877-872-7993. The TSA Help Desk is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET Monday – Friday ET, Closed on Weekends. An "Employment Packet" will be sent to you via mail which must be completed and returned no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard/Daylight Time on the closing date of the JOA. An email address unique to you is required to apply even if you are submitting a paper application.
Please note: If you have previously applied to a TSO JOA, you must utilize your existing USAJOBS account when applying to other TSO vacancies. If you need assistance accessing your existing USAJOBS account, please contact USAJOBS via the Contact Us link. Upon each submission of an application for a TSO vacancy, you must update your profile and demographic information, answer each application question, re-submit any applicable documentation, and select Finish at the end of the application. Otherwise, the application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Applicants must each use their own, individual email address when applying to a TSO job opportunity announcement. Email addresses are used as unique identifiers in the www.usajobs.gov system, so if you apply using the same email address as another TSA applicant, then all of the applications for each candidate who shares that account will be adversely impacted.
This JOA is being used to fill positions at this airport location only. If you are interested in a different airport location, you will need to apply to a JOA for that specific location when advertised.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Due to the extensive pre-employment screening process, we are actively recruiting to fill current and future Transportation Security Officers within TSA. If you are interested in a career with TSA as a Transportation Security Officer, we encourage you to apply to this announcement. TSA encourages women, minorities and veterans to apply for an exciting career as a Transportation Security Officer with TSA.
After applying, you will be notified of your status by e-mail. You will also receive instruction on how to monitor your application status on-line via the TSA Candidate Portal. Because some systems may re-direct TSA emails away from your Inbox, please be sure to also check your junk and spam email folders on a regular basis for emails that may contain important information regarding your application status and specific instructions about the hiring process.
In order to help prevent these important messages from being automatically removed from your inbox, you may also want to consider adding the following two e-mail addresses to your contact list: 1) firstname.lastname@example.org, and 2) HelpDesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov.
To render a final decision regarding your qualification for selection, several assessments are required, each of which may vary in length of time to schedule and successfully complete, and several of which may be dependent on you for submitting information as requested.