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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Transportation Security Officer Interview Questions

Updated 19 Sep 2014
Updated 19 Sep 2014
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Transportation Security Officer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY (US)
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

Interview Details

Pass an Computerized X RAY and English test. Then a panel interview as well as medical and physical test. Also a drug test. Very easy questions if you never been to an interview before. You can think off your head and pass the interview.

Interview Questions
  • Name a situation where you were part of a team and what did you do?   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    It went by pretty quickly but there were other things that I had to do. Such as taking a vision test and color test, and getting finger printed. They asked situational question like, problem and solving questions. It was fairly easy! And the people who work there were very friendly! The hiring process took a long time. It took them 7 months after I accepted the contingent offer to contact me for an Airport Assessment/interview. The medical evaluation took me 4 months, because they wanted to know more about my personal medical history. During the time I waited for the airport assessment, I completed the e86 form, that didn't clear till after my medical evaluation cleared. So I would say so far, the hiring process took me a year and 6 months. Now I'm waiting for the Entry On Duty/orientation. Its a very long process but I think its work the wait.

    Negotiation Details
    I haven't gotten that far. However, they don't seem like they will negotiate your salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview Details

    Apply online at USAJOBS.GOV, once they contact you you complete computer assessments then you go for an interview then fill out background check information.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult for the interview, honestly. Generic easy questions. My interview was almost 8 years ago, most likely changed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    It is easy to pass

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview Details

    Reading and Spelling test, Pattern Recognition test, color blindness test, drug test, fingerprinting, 10 year FBI background investigation, interview and finally 2-3 months of training.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had a fellow co-worker do something wrong, what did you do, how did you handle the situation, and what was the outcome.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview Details

    Overall the hiring process took a while. It took about six months to complete everything.

    Interview Questions
    • In my opinion there weren't any difficult parts or unexpected question, as long as your smart honest and willing to think about the answers you give everything will fall into place.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    It is a long process that can take anywhere from 3 months to 1.5 years. They want to make sure you are physically, emotionally, and intellectually able to do the job. There are several steps to complete. Do them each as soon as possible to get through the process quickly.

    Be patient. I had not heard from the TSA for 4 months and thought I had been disqualified. Then they randomly called me one day and offered me a job. This will happen many times throughout the process.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was not an option. Everyone enters with the same salary. I would advise anyone who receives an offer to ask themselves why they want the job. If the answer is for a career with TSA, I would advise against it. Most officers are at the TSA to either get retirement or to move into another Federal agency. Almost no one wants to stay there. Everyone on the floor is trying to get out or waiting until they can retire.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 11+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Nice did 2 person interview, color vision, paper signing and got med kit I was off.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied in March 2012. Was interviewed 3 months later in person and it went very well and I enjoyed those who interviewed me.. but it wasn't over yet. Had to fill out a frustrating but worth it e86 form for my background check. After I had to get a health check/drug test which was probably the most frustrating part. I had to travel to a clinic out in Jersey and that clinic messed up everything and was delayed a week. I wasn't hired till November by a call and started training in January 2013. So it took almost a year to get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you name a difficult situation at the workplace which you had to control chaos?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA (US)
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received email about Computer Based Test (CBT). Scheduled for two plus hours, took less than an hour. Already had a clearance TS/SCI, so no issues with this. Received email a few days ago asking if I was still interested, I said yes, then we discussed money. This job was listed as part time and salary between 29.5k and 45k a year. This was NOT the case, the man said I would be making about 14k a year, LESS THAN HALF the amount listed. I explained that I was not interested in a job that paid that little. I also ask if I could remain in competition for other jobs. Was told yes, ANOTHER LIE, the next day I had a status of WITHDRAWN on my status and a BIG RED X. I sent an email at the HR Dept. only to get a response of they could not change the decision since I declined the job. I called HR, got the same BS run around. Not a very good experience with this company. I am a VET with 30 plus years experience and an advanced degree. I not so politely ask HR to remove me from their files and have a great day.

    Interview Questions
    • They were very simplistic, mainly about what would you do in this situation.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was HALF the posted amount. Mislead about pay and other things.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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