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Updated Jan 12, 2015
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Transportation Security Officer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

Interview

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.   1 Answer

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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in December 2013.

    Interview

    It is easy to pass

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation.

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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Portland, OR) in August 2012.

    Interview

    It is a long process that can take anywhere from 3 months to 1.5 years. They want to make sure you are physically, emotionally, and intellectually able to do the job. There are several steps to complete. Do them each as soon as possible to get through the process quickly.

    Be patient. I had not heard from the TSA for 4 months and thought I had been disqualified. Then they randomly called me one day and offered me a job. This will happen many times throughout the process.

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was not an option. Everyone enters with the same salary. I would advise anyone who receives an offer to ask themselves why they want the job. If the answer is for a career with TSA, I would advise against it. Most officers are at the TSA to either get retirement or to move into another Federal agency. Almost no one wants to stay there. Everyone on the floor is trying to get out or waiting until they can retire.

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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jf Kennedy Ap, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Jf Kennedy Ap, NY).

    Interview

    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
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

    Interview

    Very tedious hiring process, first assessment wasn't too hard, medical was focused on physical condition and making sure your drug and alcohol free, background inquires and check was intense, training very long and requires at least 3 weeks 5 days a week about 8-10 hrs a day. Before the training you should work through all the steps quickly or you might get dropped and have to wait 6 months to reapply.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a challenge you once faced at a previous job abs how you solved it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Nashville, TN) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I recently just had an interview with TSA at BNA. The whole hiring process is probably the longest process in the world. I guess that has to do a lot with it being a government job and all. Well anyway, I went up there to get my interview done and it was me and 2 other women. They sat us down asked us for the information they needed and all that good stuff, then asked which person wanted to actually do the interview first. I volunteered. I go in and its a group interview in which a panel of people ask you theses simple scenerio questions and you answer them. I thought I did pretty good because I was calm and tried to answer the questions the best of my ability. When that was done they told me to hang outside while the deliberate. I waited about 3 minutes when the lady took me back in. I sat down and they said you failed your interview. At first i thought it was a joke bc of how simple the flipping questions were and stuff. I dont know i wasted like 2 months with this process and you look at all the old heads that have the job and you wonder why you dont.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had a co worker that didn't want to do anything at work and you all had to be a team.   2 Answers
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 11+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Arlington, VA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Nice did 2 person interview, color vision, paper signing and got med kit I was off.

    Interview Questions

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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Atlanta, GA) in March 2008.

    Interview

    Sat in a room with two TSA suits and answered behavioral questions, took a color test, got finger printed, took a medical test

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it

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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Applied in March 2012. Was interviewed 3 months later in person and it went very well and I enjoyed those who interviewed me.. but it wasn't over yet. Had to fill out a frustrating but worth it e86 form for my background check. After I had to get a health check/drug test which was probably the most frustrating part. I had to travel to a clinic out in Jersey and that clinic messed up everything and was delayed a week. I wasn't hired till November by a call and started training in January 2013. So it took almost a year to get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you name a difficult situation at the workplace which you had to control chaos?   1 Answer
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    Transportation Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) (Newark, NJ).

    Interview

    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

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