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TSA Transportation Security Officer job description

A TSA Transportation Security Officer is responsible for screening passengers, luggage, and cargo, maintaining efficient traffic flow through airport security checkpoints, and monitoring security measures to ensure a safe and respectful environment.

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What is a TSA Transportation Security Officer?

A TSA Transportation Security Officer is a professional responsible for screening airport passengers, cargo, and bags to detect and prevent the presence of prohibited and dangerous objects and materials.

What does a TSA Transportation Security Officer do?

A TSA Transportation Security Officer performs security duties at airports, including screening passengers, conducting security checks on luggage and cargo, monitoring security measures, and ensuring a safe and respectful environment for all passengers. They play a crucial role in maintaining airport security and ensuring the safety of travelers.

TSA Transportation Security Officer responsibilities include:

  • Screen airport passengers, cargo, and bags for prohibited and dangerous objects and materials
  • Maintain efficient passenger traffic flow through airport security checkpoints
  • Monitor airport security measures

Job brief

We are looking for a TSA Transportation Security Officer to join our team and help ensure the safety and well-being of passengers in our airport and when flying. 

TSA Transportation Security Officer responsibilities include screening passengers before they enter the airport and ensuring efficient passenger flow through airport security checkpoints. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with passengers as they enter the airport and before they board their flights to ensure the safety of all passengers. 

Responsibilities

  • Screen passengers and luggage
  • Ask security questions of passengers
  • Direct passengers through security equipment
  • Report suspicious activity to appropriate authorities
  • Ensure a safe and respectful environment at all times
  • Comply with safety measures
  • Work with passengers to ensure their needs, as well as security regulations, are met

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a TSA Transportation Security Officer or similar role
  • Must be available to work various shifts and overtime
  • Mandatory travel for training and occasional travel may be required
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a TSA Transportation Security Officer

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