The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to bring on 6,000 new screening officers by the beginning of the summer.
With the COVID-19 vaccine in effect and the outbreaks lightening up, travel is expected to pick up within the next few months.
According to a press release put out by TSA, the administration is in search of individuals “who want to take the initial step into a rewarding federal career and support TSA’s critical mission of protecting our nation’s transportation systems.”
The job is considered “a critical first-line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations, said.
“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.”
Positions are looking to be filled at 430 airports nationwide.