TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
Updated Jul 2, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Security Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tso Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    STSO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • no questions were unexpected or difficult...image test was most difficult   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    TSA OFFICER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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
    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    TSA OFFICER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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
    Accepted Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lead Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • None; all related to job functions and pay.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing...was starting at Lead pay. Right now can not negotiate pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 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 interviewed through other source. 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
    Easy Interview
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 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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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    TSA OFFICER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation they will pay you what they want to pay you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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