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TSA hiring officers to staff Upstate New York airports


(TSA photo/ Officers at Syracuse Hancock International Airport use Computed Tomography checkpoint scanner.)

TSA is looking to hire officers at airports across Upstate New York including Syracuse Hancock and Ithaca Tompkins International.

Some of the airports have one vacancy and others have a handful of openings.

Individuals who join will receive a $500 hiring bonus; plus an additional $500 bonus after one year of service.

Officers screen thousands of airline travelers daily, ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely.

The agency expects to screen a greater volume of travelers regularly by summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.

Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, TSA has launched efforts to recruit new employees in support of screening operations in Upstate New York airports in addition to many of the agency’s other airports nationwide.

“Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields,” said Bart R. Johnson, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airports in Upstate New York. “Our officers will receive extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and they are paid while undergoing training.”

To view open positions for TSA officers around the country, visit https://jobs.tsa.gov/transport-security-officer.

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