Sunday, March 19, 2023

TSA recruiting Air Marshals in Chicago


Just sent to us by the Chicago Office of the TSA:

CHICAGO - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hiring additional women and men to serve as Federal Air Marshals. Applications are being accepted now through Wednesday, March 29.

Federal Air Marshals detect, deter and defeat criminal, terrorist and hostile activities that target our nation’s transportation systems. They perform a critical role in securing the nation's transportation in a variety of federal law enforcement capacities on board aircraft and on the ground in transportation sectors such as mass transit, rail and ports.

The salary range for entry-level Federal Air Marshals is $46,428 to $71,932 plus an additional 29.79% in locality pay in the Chicago area. In addition to base salary and locality pay, FAMs may be eligible for 25% in additional Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP), other types of premium pay for working federal holidays, overtime pay and various performance awards.

Applicants do not need previous experience working in security, the military or law enforcement fields. New hires will receive extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and they are paid while undergoing training.

Interested individuals should create a USAJOBS account and complete an online application. Please be sure to upload an updated resume and any supporting documentation including college transcripts, DD-214 or SF-50 forms if applicable from any previous employment within the military or government. Reference the Resume Builder and Application Tip Sheet for more details on the application process.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals between the ages of 21 and 36 (veterans may receive a waiver allowing for employment prior to their 40th birthday) with a minimum of either three years of work experience or a bachelor’s degree or higher, or combination of education and experience. Applicants must pass a pre-employment background check, including a polygraph and pass a medical evaluation and a physical fitness assessment.

The Federal Air Marshal Service is a component of TSA. Benefits of working at TSA include paid training, paid annual and sick leave, contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan, contributions to retirement, strong health care plans (including dental and vision), life insurance and the satisfaction of knowing they are contributing to our national security. 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 becoming a Federal Air Marshal, visit the TSA web site here: or text “FAMS” to 95495.

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