TSA - Transportation Security Administration

01/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2023 12:45

TSA recruiting security screening officers to work at three Alaska airports

Recruitment sessions scheduled in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau
Local Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting recruitment events in the next week to hire Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at three Alaska airports - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Juneau International Airport (JNU). There are currently multiple full- and part-time positions available at each airport.

In-person hiring sessions will be held at the following locations, dates and times. The starting hourly rate is listed below.


January 26-27, 2023
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anchorage Sheraton Hotel & Spa
401 E. 6th Avenue

$24.26 per hour


January 29, 2023
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Westmark Hotel & Conference Center
813 Noble Street

$24.26 per hour


January 31, 2023
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Baranof Hotel
127 N. Franklin Street

$25.26 per hour

For TSOs hired to work at JNU, TSA is offering a $1,000 hiring incentive, $500 upon starting with the agency and $500 after one year of service with the agency.

"Air travel is a critical link in the 49th state for residents, the business community and visitors. This is one of the reasons that TSA ensures that we are fully staffed to screen travelers so we can run our security operations in the most efficient and effective manner," said TSA Federal Security Director for Alaska Pete Duffy. "We invite those from the local Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau communities who are interested in joining an established team of security professionals to consider TSA as your next career move. Come see what TSA has to offer and jumpstart your federal career."

At the recruitment session, interested candidates will attend an information session to learn more about applying to become a TSO, take a computer-based test to evaluate aptitude and English language proficiency and participate in a structured interview session. Applicants will also need to complete a medical evaluation, federal drug screening and pre-hire background investigation soon after the event. Applicants must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen or national.

TSOs in Alaska are federal employees. Benefits include paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and a generous 401k retirement plan. TSOs are also eligible for up to $5,000 per year in college tuition reimbursement. TSA does not prorate benefits for part-time workers, and veteran's preference is not required to join the agency.

After six months, TSOs are eligible for pay increases and those who work early mornings, evenings and Sundays receive a shift differential. Overtime opportunities, which are paid at time and a half, are frequently available.

TSA officers screen hundreds of airline travelers daily, ensuring that they arrive at their destinations safely and securely. Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields. Newly-hired TSOs will attend a three-week standardized training with other recently hired TSOs from around the country as well as receive ongoing on-the-job training.

The session and preliminary hiring process components can take between three and five hours, so TSA recommends arriving early in the day. Candidates are required to bring two valid forms of state or federal identification. Please also bring a smartphone and/or passwords to be able to access your email account and your account.

TSA is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply. For more information on the duties of a TSA officer and to learn a little more about TSA's mission, a video titled "Day in the Life of a TSO" is available. To view open positions for TSA officers around the country, visit