We are hiring full-time and part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at MSP - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport!

Pay starts at $22.97 per hour, PLUS a $1,000 Sign On Bonus!* Beginning on July 2, 2023 the new hourly pay will be $23.29.

TSOs are the face of the agency, the people on the front lines and the most important role at TSA. For many people, working as a TSO has led to a long, fulfilling career with the federal government. TSOs are responsible for providing security and protection of travelers across all transportation sectors in a courteous and professional manner.


    TSA accepts candidates of all different backgrounds and experience levels. Our basic requirements include:

    • U.S. citizen or national
    • 18 years of age or older
    • High school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate
    • Registered for Selective Service ( learn more )
    • Able to pass a federal drug screening, medical evaluation and background investigation
    • Available to work shifts at odd hours, occasional overtime and the ability to travel for training

    *Conditions Apply

    Daily Responsibilities
    • Operating various screening equipment and technology to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and/or 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, property searches) 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
    • Retaining and implementing knowledge of all applicable Standard Operating Procedures

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