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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Security Officer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 31, 2014
Updated Oct 31, 2014
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    TSO (Transportation Security Officer) DFW Airport Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring and review process, seems to be extensive. They have several locations in the area where an individual can tae the assessment to see if they qualify and yet, they make you drive all the way toThief River Falls Airport and actually go in to Northland Community College there. Why? There is one in GFK. I had to turn them down for the job, they told me after I put it in all my work and mileage that if hired I will be the low-person on the totem-pole and will have to take very odd shifts and that if I wanted to go on vacation the person with the most seniority would get it that's crazy. I decided to rethink my move!

    Reasons for Declining

    The job seemed to have a lot of inconveniences such as: vacation (seniority), odd hours, etc.

    Declined Offer
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY
    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    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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    TSO (Transportation Security Officer)-Newark EWR Airport Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview Details

    The hiring process involves getting a color test, finger prints,background, dexterity, physical and much more then you wait forever to find out if you are in the hiring pool and then you go to another airport and take computer tests, xray tests and bag check tests.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None!
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    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
  10.  

    Master Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Computerized testing, resume review, in person assessment, followed by a drug test and background check. If hired, 2 weeks of classroom training and then several weeks of on the job training.
    Promotional interviews are behavior based.

    Interview Questions
    • The promotional interviews can be very stressful. All questions are "Tell me about a time..." type questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    TSO (Transportation Security Officer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Mostly done online as you progress through different stages/ Background check/Drug screen/Interview/ Credit check, etc

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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