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TSA recruiting officers to work at Charlottesville and Shenandoah airports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be hosting a series of recruitment events in and around the Charlottesville area to provide detailed information about the hiring process for security officers to work at the Charlottesville-Albemarle and the Shenandoah Valley airports.

TSA will be staffing recruitment tables to offer individuals the opportunity to learn more about what it is like to work as a TSA officer.

TSA is currently offering a $1,000 hiring bonus to individuals who become TSA officers at Charlottesville and Shenandoah. New hires will receive $500 upon starting and another $500 at their one-year anniversary.    

There are currently openings for both full- and part-time officers at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport with a starting salary of $18.59 per hour. TSA officers at Charlottesville also are eligible for a retention bonus paid on a bi-weekly basis that can add up to a maximum of $3,528 per year. There are part-time openings at Shenandoah Valley Airport with a starting salary of $16.90 per hour. TSA offers new employees opportunities for pay increases after six months.

The recruitment events are scheduled as follows:

  • July 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Grottoes Town Hall/Library, 601 Dogwood Avenue, Grottoes, Va. 24441
  • August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Northside Library, 705 Rio Road W, Charlottesville, Va. 22901
  • September 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Harrisonburg Library, 174 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801

TSA officers screen thousands of airline travelers daily, ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. TSA expects to screen a greater volume of travelers regularly this summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.

Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields.

New hires will receive extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and they are paid while undergoing training.

Benefits of working at TSA for both part- and full-time employees include paid training, annual and sick leave and strong health care plans. TSA 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.

For more information on the duties of a TSA officer and to learn a little more about TSA’s mission, a video titled “Day in the Life of a TSO” is available. To view open positions for TSA officers around the country, visit  


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