TSA holding hiring events for Kona and Lihue airports

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding two events in the next week to recruit and hire Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Kona international Airport (KOA) and Lihue Airport (LIH).

The first event will be held Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai Street in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii. Starting pay for TSOs at KOA is $21.67 per hour, with opportunities for pay increases after six months.

The second event will be held Tuesday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kauai Marriott Resort, 3610 Rice Street in Lihue on Kauai. Starting pay for TSOs at LIH is $21.82 per hour, with opportunities for pay increases after six months.

Interested individuals are invited to begin the application and hiring process by coming to one of the events. In order to be considered for employment, applicants are required to have two valid forms of state or federal identification. Examples of acceptable forms of identification are a driver license, military ID card, passport or a certified copy of a birth certificate.

During the information session, TSA officials will discuss the duties of a TSO and the application process. Applicants will be briefed on the benefits of working for the federal government including paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and a generous retirement plan.

After the information sessions, those who are interested in pursuing employment with TSA may be asked to take a computer-based aptitude test, participate in a structured interview and leave with a medical kit for drug screening and a medical exam, which will be scheduled at a later date.

Applicants can apply for the positions at the recruitment event, but can also begin the application process online at https://hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov/hraccess/index.html. Interested individuals may also call (877) 872-7990 with any questions.

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