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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Overview

10000+ employees
Federal Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
After the attacks of 9/11, tens of thousands of people joined TSA to strengthen our transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement. Today, we are still fiercely committed to our mission and our country.
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Mission: Protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.

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  • Our mission is to protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. Every day, we are responsible for the security of over 23,000 domestic flights. Protect the nation with a career at #TSA.

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) – Why Work With Us?

If you are looking to build a rewarding career and serve your country, you’ve come to the right place. TSA offers opportunities for a wide range of candidates — whether you’re an experienced business professional, recent college or high school graduate or transitioning military personnel.  

TSA offers many different career paths:  


Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are the face of the agency and the people on the frontlines. They are responsible for screening passengers, baggage and cargo to keep our transportation systems safe. In addition to the TSO role, there are many security positions that create opportunities for a long, fulfilling career.  

Law Enforcement  

Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) detect, deter and defeat hostile acts against aviation and other modes of transportation. FAMs work under a covert status and are deployed on passenger flights worldwide and at other locations across the United States 

Mission Support  

Within Mission Support, there are a variety of management, administrative and professional opportunities (MAP). Located at TSA’s headquarters or in the field, these positions exist in departments like intelligence, finance and budget, IT, human resources, training, contracts and acquisitions, legal counsel and more.    



At home and abroad, our executive division implements TSA’s vision and values. Many of these senior leaders started their careers at TSA and use that knowledge to improve and evolve the agency.  

Be a part of a team whose mission is to protect the nation's transportation systems through counterterrorism efforts.

More than 2 million passengers are screened every day by a highly trained TSA workforce to ensure the security of the traveling public. TSA is a great place to start, build and expand your career. From law enforcement to technology to security operations and management, TSA continues to look for dedicated people with the skills and desire to protect transportation security.

TSA comprises nearly 50,000 security officers, inspectors, air marshals and managers who protect the nation’s transportation systems by screening for explosives at airport checkpoints, inspecting rail cars, patrolling subways with law enforcement partners, and working to make all modes of transportation safe. There are more than 450 locations nationwide including field offices, airports and at headquarters in Virginia.

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

  • "Federal job."

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    Former Employee - Behavior Detection Officer

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time


    Great Benefits. Stepping stone for federal jobs.


    work hours. Management. Parking is horrible.

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Photos

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) photo of: TSA Headquarters (Photo thanks to Flickr user jbpics4u All rights reserved.)
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) photo of: Instead of me training/working, they would have me move bulk items from building to building with my business casual attire.
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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) photo of: Inside the terminal
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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).


    Pretty straight forward interview. It’s basically common sense. Just focus on the question and ask them to repeat it if needed. Be as detailed in your answer as possible

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the Southwest, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008
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