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Transportation Security Administration
Springfiled, VA, United States
6 days ago
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Transportation Security Administration
Springfiled, Virginia, United States
6 days ago


An entry level Federal Air Marshal serves as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS). The Federal Air Marshals' primary function is to protect commercial passenger flights by deterring and countering the risk of terrorist activity, aircraft piracy, and other crimes to protect the nation's transportation infrastructure. Federal Air Marshals are equipped to operate independently in a highly stressful environment with little or no back-up available. Duties may include but are not limited to:  

    • Participating in multi-agency task forces involving other federal, state, and local agencies in support of an integrated Federal law enforcement and intelligence approach to proactively fight terrorism.
    • Coordinating and administering law enforcement, investigative, analytical, or advisory activities to ensure compliance with federal laws, regulations, and other mandatory guidelines.
    • Making arrests without warrants for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if there is probable cause to believe that a felony is being or has been committed. Seeking and executing warrants for arrest or seizure of evidence upon probable cause that a violation has been committed; and identifying and interviewing witnesses and suspects.
    • Presenting information regarding law enforcement activities to the appropriate U.S. Attorney, as necessary. Such law enforcement activities may involve matters of extreme sensitivity with difficult planning and coordination problems because of jurisdictional concerns involving other nations, and federal, state, county, and local governments
    • This position is a primary Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) position and is covered under the Special LEO Retirement Provisions.  Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) is approved for this position to compensate for unscheduled duty in excess of a basic workweek.  Federal Air Marshals must work or be available to work an average of two extra hours per non excludable work day. LEAP is not authorized until all initial training requirements are successfully completed and upon issue of the Federal Air Marshal badge and credential.


Applicant Requirements:

  • Minimum three years of work experience or a bachelor’s degree or higher or a combination of education and experience
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment background check including a polygraph
  • Successfully pass a medical evaluation and a physical fitness assessment
  • At least 21 years of age at time of application
  • Maximum age of 37 at the time of appointment (Preference eligible veterans are permitted a waiver allowing for entry on duty prior to their 40thbirthday)

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Pass drug and alcohol testing​ (is “pass” the right word here? Just wanted to add a verb but ok with other options)
  • Meet and maintain FAM Medical Standards
  • Regular domestic and international travel
  • Successfully complete FAM law enforcement training program
  • Maintain firearms qualifications

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58791374
  • Location:
    Springfiled, Virginia, United States
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  • Position Title: Federal Air Marshal
  • Company Name: Transportation Security Administration
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Entry Level (officer/deputy/trooper/agent)
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 75-100%
  • Salary: $43,639.00 - $67,612.00 (Yearly Salary)

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