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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Positive Experience

Security Manager Interview

Security Manager
Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in April 2009.

Interview Details – You will have to submit a very detailed resume through usajobs, can be very frustrating and time consuming, when you are contacted, usually weeks later if you make it through the resume, for a panel interview, the panel will generally be two or three individuals who are currently employed by DHS/TSA. These individuals could very well be your next lead, supervisor, or manager so they can decide right on the spot if they want YOU working for them.

Interview Question – Tell us a time when you were in a situation where two of your co-workers did not get along and could not work together? What did you do? What was the outcome?   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

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Negative Experience

Tso Interview

Tso

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

Interview Details – It was a long wait for the interview and when I finally got it the questions were ridiculous.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

STSO Interview

STSO

Interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

Interview Details – submit application for desired location, take image testing and finally f2f interview

Interview Question – no questions were unexpected or difficult...image test was most difficult   Answer Question


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TSA OFFICER Interview

TSA OFFICER

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

Interview Details – Easy stuff. Do some tests, easy to pass

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


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Neutral Experience

TSA OFFICER Interview

TSA OFFICER

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

Interview Details – Easy process. Long training. A month in a classroom.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Lead Transportation Security Officer Interview

Lead Transportation Security Officer
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 12 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in September 2010.

Interview Details – They no longer hire Leads [internal] Just pass the test and answer some short questions.

Interview Question – None; all related to job functions and pay.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Nothing...was starting at Lead pay. Right now can not negotiate pay.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Transportation Security Officer Interview

Transportation Security Officer
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

I applied through other source and the process took 12 months - interviewed 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

Very Easy Interview

Transportation Security Officer Interview

Transportation Security Officer

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Chicago, IL

The process took a day - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in February 2008.

Interview Details – Simple scenario questions, what would you do in this case, in that case etc.. No previous experience needed, just common sense.

Interview Question – If celebrity X came to your ticket checking post and stated they don't have their ID, but clearly you know who they are. What would you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Everyone starts at the same rate.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

TSA OFFICER Interview

TSA OFFICER
Charlotte, NC

The process took a day - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in February 2009.

Interview Details – I applied to to TSA by the website and I received an email to come in for an interview. I would say that it was very easy to get a job within TSA as it is a job that anyone can do. I was interviewed one on one in an office. They ask simple questions alot of no brainers. I got a call about a week later asking if I wanted the position I accepted the position and got my uniform and everything. I had to undergo alot fo boring training watching videos to educate on what to look for in the airport etc.

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Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation they will pay you what they want to pay you.

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