Transportation Security Officer in United States

at a Confidential Company

Logistics / Transportation
Minimum Qualification
High School
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Transportation Security Officer Job Description

Transportation Security Officers inspect baggage or cargo and screen passengers to detect and prevent potentially dangerous objects from being transported into secure areas or onto aircraft. They employ high technology devices as well as specially trained dogs for the purpose.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Stop and challenge suspicious persons, requesting for their IDs and asking probing questions about their business in a particular area.

*Apprehend and detain suspicious persons and conduct interrogation procedures.

*Cordon off entry areas following security breaches, reopening them after receiving clearance that the airport is secure

*Contact security and police support during urgent security situations, using phones or two-way radios.

*Test baggage for any explosive materials, using proper detection equipment and sniff dogs.

*Coordinate with airline and check suspicious passengers’ tickets to ensure that they are valid

*Check gate management system and airline staff to ensure that all passengers who have boarded are accounted for, otherwise, ensure offloading of baggage of gate no-show passengers and initiate investigation and search of missing passenger

Skills and Specifications

*Must have the knowledge and skill to operate metal detectors, weapons and explosives detectors, UV lamp detectors and other emerging detection technologies

*Must have a strong affinity with sniffing dogs if they are assigned to any

*Must have the presence of mind to alert security officers or alarm systems at the outset of a developing situation

*Must be physically fit with quick reflexes

*Excellent interpersonal and organizing skill for crowd control

Education and Qualifications

*A high school diploma is basic but a 1-year experience in a related work is an advantage.
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