ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be participating in the Albany Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 at the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center in Latham.

The TSA team at Albany International Airport is looking to fill several positions at the airport within the next few months. It’s part of a national effort to hire 6,000 officers to be prepared for projected summer travel volumes. TSA expects to screen a greater volume of travelers regularly by summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.

Starting pay differs slightly in each area due to locality pay initiatives. Hourly starting pay for Albany is $16.48 an hour. TSA offers part-time employees opportunities for pay increases after six months. Benefits of working at TSA for both part- and full-time employees include paid training, annual and sick leave, and 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 the TSA online.