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TSA – Transportation Security Officer (TSO) – Dodge City, Kansas

TSA – Transportation Security Officer (TSO) – Dodge City, Kansas

TSA – Transportation Security Officer (TSO)
Job Title: Transportation Security Officer (TSO)
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Transportation Security Administration

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to All U.S. Citizens
This position is located at Dodge City Regional Airport in Dodge City, Kansas
Close date: 5/14/13

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities, towns, and country-sides across the nation, you will be on the front line of the Department of Homeland Security's TSA team as they secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/join/index.shtm
Realistic Job Preview:  The Realistic Job Preview gives you an honest, objective and vivid portrait of what it means to work as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO).  Many TSO applicants are not aware of the real requirements of the job. The Realistic Job Preview provides employee testimonies about both the good and the challenging aspects of being a TSO. To view the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Realistic Job Preview video, please visit http://www.realisticjobpreview.net/tsa_final.htm


**TSA may apply a gender-specific (male or female) hiring preference to fill TSO positions in order to meet security mission and same gender pat-down job-related requirements. At airport locations where it is necessary to apply the hiring preference, candidates of the needed gender will be provided preference in the scheduling of the computer based aptitude test, airport assessments, processing and selection.**

Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) provide security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft in a courteous and professional manner. This includes:
•Operating screening equipment to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft;
•Performing searches, to include hand-wand and pat-down searches;
•Controlling terminal entry and exit points;
•Interacting with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries;
•Maintaining focus and awareness while working in a stressful environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery and people, crowd distractions, time pressure, and disruptive and angry passengers, in order to preserve the professional ability to identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass destruction devices, and to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
•    Pass a background investigation including a credit and criminal check
•    Pass a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation
•    No default on $7,500 or more in delinquent debt (but for some bankruptcies)
•    No delinquent Federal or State taxes or past due child support payments
•    Selective Service registration required
Applicants must meet these qualifications in order to be further evaluated in the TSO hiring process:
•Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National at time of application submission;
•Be at least 18 years of age at time of application submission;
•Be proficient in the English language (i.e., able to read, write, speak, and listen);
•Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) credential OR at least one year of full-time work experience in the security industry, aviation screening, or as an X-ray technician.
•You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

TSA will only accept applications via USAJobs.com. To view the full description and apply online, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340986200

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