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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Interview Experience  

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

TSO (Transportation Security Officer)-Newark EWR Airport Interview

TSO (Transportation Security Officer)-Newark EWR Airport

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed 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 Question – Why did you apply for this job.   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – None!


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


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

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Transportation Security Officer Interview

Transportation Security Officer

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Transportation Security Officer Interview

Transportation Security Officer
Newark, NJ

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

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

Interview Question – 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

Tso Interview

Tso

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 12 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

Interview Details – If you are a male the process takes an incredibly long time. It will go beyond months to even a year.

Interview Question – SSI   View Answer

Negotiation Details – You accept what they offer, nothing more.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Tso Interview

Tso
Santa Barbara, CA

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

Interview Details – The entire process took about 9 months.

Interview Question – 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

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

TSA OFFICER Interview

TSA OFFICER

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Average Interview

Tso Interview

Tso

I applied online and the process took 10 months - interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in August 2012.

Interview Details – You have to go step by step in order to get the job, just follow instructions. The interview is a structure interview just answer all questions to the best of your knowledge.

Interview Question – tell me about yourself?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

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

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