The Federal Air Marshal Service is hiring, with applications accepted through Sept. 29. The service has vacancies in locations throughout the country, including Queens, Philadelphia and West Orange, N.J. The pay range is $59,312 - $77,112 a year, not including locality pay.
Entry-level air marshals serve as federal law enforcement officers for the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service. 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. Air marshals are equipped to operate independently in a highly stressful environment with little or no back-up available.