The Port of Seattle is recruiting and hiring 76 workers to screen Sea-Tac Airport employees who enter the secured areas of the airport. Plans are to launch this new screening procedure this spring.
Those who are hired for these new positions will receive competitive benefits and an hourly pay rate of $20.37. There will be three full-time shifts available, and the positions will be overtime eligible and represented by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 9.
Requirements include a high school diploma or GED; one year of operations, security or customer service experience; and the ability to earn a certification within 60 days and pass background checks and drug testing.
Employee security screening is becoming common at large U.S. airports as a way to enhance security efforts, mitigate risks and protect employees and travelers.