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TSA to hire security screening officers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

The TSA says there are more than 6,000 available positions nationwide. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 10.

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above story aired on September 3, 2020

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to fill over 6,000 open positions nationwide by this summer. That includes approximately 64 available Transportation Security Officer (TSO) positions at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 10.

Benefits include paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and a generous retirement plan. TSA adds that it is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including military veterans and persons with disabilities. 

Starting pay is $17.08 per hour with opportunities for pay increases after six months.

“TSOs are a critical first line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations. “Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.”

You can apply for TSO positions at Cleveland Hopkins Airport here

To view open positions for TSOs around the nation, click here.

For more information on the duties of a TSO and to learn a little more about TSA’s mission, you can watch the below video:

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