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Updated Jan 18, 2015
Updated Jan 18, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Airport Screener Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Recieved an Email to take the Computer Base Testing. Passed and accept contingent offer on the same day. Got interviewed a couple months later. It was a really long process. After the interview they take you to get your medicals done and they test your strength. You basically got the job if you pass everything including the FBI background screen for a National Security Position (Security Clearance). It take a while for the whole process to clear. Accepted a firm offer of employment once my fingerprints came back two weeks later after the interview and medical.

    Interview Questions
    • During your interview they make you promise that you won't tell anybody what they asked you. But like I said, be honest and candid and you will do fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. Whatever they offer you is what you get so take it or leave it. Most screeners start out part-time. If you really want the job, be very motivated and have alot of patience. This is not your ordinary job. It is a long step by step process that not many people make far in. So if you really want the job, be honest and show that you have what it takes. After they give you a contingent offer, they will give you a form called the SF86, Dont lie about your past because they will find out one way or another risking your chance of employment with the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    TSA OFFICER Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    hiring process is very long and the interview is a disaster, how do they expect you to answer a question about a field that you don't have experience in.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult 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
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    TSA OFFICER Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Interview Details

    Everything is easy except the imaging test and interview process. As for the interview, the questions "sound" easy but they expect you to answer what "they" want to hear. It really depends on who is interviewing you. It might be easy for one person but difficult for another. BTW If you are a female, you have a MUCH better chance of passing it. They want to even out the male/female ratio.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    TSA OFFICER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process can be very lengthy. After your initial application and if selected you will be required to take an xray and vocabulary test. Expect it to take up to 6 months to actually get an offer of employment. Going by memory it was a two panel interview. There was also a color blind test.

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    Interview Questions
    • Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary is already set. So are benefits. Its a pay scale system like GS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    The entire process took about 9 months.

    Interview Questions
    • I will not consider any of the steps for the TSO position to be difficult. However, you must do some research on how to respond to life experience/situational questions for the interview.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because I was offered the job right after being hired by a law enforcement agency.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    Master Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Employee 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
  10. 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
  11.  

    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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