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TSA Screener Interview Questions

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  1. 1.

    What is your greatest weakness?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

    Walk me through your experience in security and protection.

  5. 5.

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

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    What kind of situations make you feel uncomfortable?

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

    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?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

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

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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?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

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

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

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

  20. 20.

    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?

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    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?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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

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

  27. 27.

    Tell me about your proudest career accomplishment.

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    Why do you want a career as a TSA Screener?

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

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    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?