Federal Air Marshal

Transportation Security Administration

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.

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