TSA Screener Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your TSA Screener interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

TSA Screener was written by and updated on June 23rd, 2020. Learn more here.

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Have you read through the TSA Code of Conduct? Will you have any issues abiding by these responsibilities and employee expectations?

How to Answer

It's time for you to show the TSA hiring authorities that you have a firm understanding of all expectations placed on you from an ethical standpoint, should you be hired. It is essential to express that there are zero sticking points for you when it comes to upholding the TSA's ethical standards.

You know that you are trustworthy and ethical, and you would never abuse your powers as a TSA Screener. Now, the interviewer needs to hear that ethics and integrity are of the utmost importance to you. Show your understanding of the fact that you have a moral obligation to represent the organization with high standards, and you understand the importance of being trustworthy as a TSA Screener and public protector.

Written by Rachelle Enns on June 23rd, 2020

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List of 30 TSA Screener Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1.

    Have you read through the TSA Code of Conduct? Will you have any issues abiding by these responsibilities and employee expectations?

  • 2.

    What is a 'pandemic,' and what part do you believe the TSA plays in such an event?

  • 3.

    All TSA Screeners must maintain high standards of hard work, professionalism, and integrity to gain and maintain public trust. How will you exude this commitment in every interaction with the public?

  • 4.

    What do you know about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mission statement and ethos?

  • 5.

    Certain TSA employee conduct, on and off duty, may be subject to disciplinary action. What actions do you understand to be impermissible?

  • 6.

    Transportation Security Administration includes 'integrity' in its core values. Talk about a time that you acted with integrity.

  • 7.

    TSA Screeners are on the front lines of guarding the U.S. and protecting the public. How will you meet the mental demands of this job?

  • 8.

    Answer with complete honesty. Have you ever committed a crime, participated in any illegal activity, or maintained inappropriate criminal affiliation by association?

  • 9.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to your career as a TSA Screener.

  • 10.

    Walk me through your experience in security and protection.

  • 11.

    Competition is stiff for TSA Screener positions. Why should we hire you?

  • 12.

    What have you done to train and prepare yourself for a role with the TSA?

  • 13.

    TSA Screeners conduct screening of passengers, baggage, and cargo to ensure compliance. How will you handle an uncooperative member of the public?

  • 14.

    What are your career goals, within the TSA, in the next 5 years?

  • 15.

    One of the TSA' core values is 'Team Spirit.' Talk about your approach to teamwork and how you will contribute to our Team Spirit.

  • 16.

    What did you most like and dislike about your previous job?

  • 17.

    The TSA has a robust Diversity and Inclusion Plan designed to create an inclusive and engaged workforce. How do you plan to support these efforts?

  • 18.

    The TSA is often under the scrutiny of the public eye. Are you prepared to work in this type of environment?

  • 19.

    Explain how you would be an asset to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

  • 20.

    Our shifts begin at 3 AM, and 12 PM. Overtime may be required. Are you able to accommodate?

  • 21.

    The TSA's mission is to protect U.S. transportation systems and ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. How does our mission speak to your career goals?

  • 22.

    Why do you want a career as a TSA Screener?

  • 23.

    What kind of situations make you feel uncomfortable?

  • 24.

    Tell me about your proudest career accomplishment.

  • 25.

    What do you know about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?

  • 26.

    Why are you looking for a new opportunity, and how will working for the TSA fulfill your career goals?

  • 27.

    Being a TSA Screener is a stressful job. How do you handle stress and pressure inside and outside of the workplace?

  • 28.

    What is your greatest weakness?

  • 29.

    What is your greatest strength, and how will it benefit you as a TSA Screener?

  • 30.

    What major challenges or problems did you face in your last position?