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Top 20 TSA Screener Interview Questions

Question 1 of 22
What security experience do you have?
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This one should be easy! Simply share if you have any security experience. If you have experience, share where you have worked, your job title, your day-to-day duties, and how long you worked there. As an added bonus throw in 2-3 things that you really enjoy about security work!
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Question 2 of 22
Why should we hire you?
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Talking about ourselves in this way can be challenging. We recommend reaching out to a few colleagues, family members, and friends. Ask them for their opinion. You'll probably be surprised at the consistency in their responses! Their answers will give you insight into how to answer this question. Tell the interviewer what sets you apart, and explain how your co-workers, family members, and friends have encouraged you with your gift in this area.
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Question 3 of 22
Would you abuse your powers as a TSA Screener?
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Question 4 of 22
Would you work 40 plus hours a week?
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Question 5 of 22
Why do you want to leave your current employer?
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Question 6 of 22
What motivates you as a TSA Screener?
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Question 7 of 22
Do you have previous experience as a TSA Screener?
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Question 8 of 22
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
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Question 9 of 22
What do you know about our organization?
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Question 10 of 22
How do you handle difficult people who will not cooperate?
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Question 11 of 22
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
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Question 12 of 22
What makes you uncomfortable?
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Question 13 of 22
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 14 of 22
Do you work well on a team? What is the most beneficial part of being on a team?
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Question 15 of 22
How do you handle stress and pressure?
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Question 16 of 22
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 17 of 22
Do you realize, if you did something wrong, it could make national news? Does this bother you as a TSA Screener?
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Question 18 of 22
TSA receives a lot of flack from the rest of the country. Why would you want to join this organization?
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Question 19 of 22
What is your greatest weakness?
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Question 20 of 22
What made you choose a career as a TSA Screener?
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Question 21 of 22
Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
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Question 22 of 22
What did you like and dislike about your previous job?
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Question 1 of 22
What security experience do you have?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I do not have any security experience.
2.
I have 15 years of Security Forces (MP) experience with duties ranging from law enforcement to nuclear security. Since my retirement, I have been working in corporate security and executive protection.
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Not really much I use to work with some what higher security clearance. Working at some banks but nothing really as security myself but have a eger interest to learn.
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Each place I've worked, hospitals and schools, all have security measures/training in place; fire, weather, active shooters (ALICE), etc.
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College degree in criminal justice and currently working in mall security in Fredericksburg, VA
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I was in charge of the security cameras, I also had meetings with loss prevention experts to discuss security plans.
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AP investigator Manager11yrs Loss prevention manager 3yrs Wiclander certified Cuffing/un cuffing certified Tati and defense trained.
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I was in the Airforce where I work the flightline and I was tasked with making sure that the flightline was safe and secure.
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I have served in the Military for the past 6 years.
10.
I do not have any security experience.
11.
I have never worked as a security guard but it is something that will make me so proud. I am a very energetic and people person, I was born to serve.
12.
As a behavior specialist in a neuro rehab I was responsible for the safety of 53 adults. This included contraband and weapons.
13.
I actually don't have any current security experience. The only job experience I have is customer service through Starbucks Coffee shop.
14.
I held a TS/SCI security clearance for 11 years.
15.
I do not have any security experience.
Question 2 of 22
Why should we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have excellent work experience because I have volunteered and held down a part-time job successfully while being in school. Also, I do really well dealing with people.
2.
I am a hard worker, which I dont mind working extra hours and I would come to work promptly and on time.
3.
I am am hard working never late or take time off. I would be a asset to this company. I learn quickly and absorb a lot of info in a short time frame.
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You should hire me because I am a team player, who is positive, full of energy. And I also have great people skills.
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Because I have the street experience need for the organization.
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Because I'm loyal, I have the work ethic of a C.E.O. But also understand that I'm an employee and not the employer. Nobody can outwork me!
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I am a hard working, driven individual with so much to offer.
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I have a desire to work hard for you and I have a good attitude. I have always gotten along well with my co-workers. It would be an honor to be a part of theTSO.
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What ever your standard is I will go above it. What ever your bar is raised to I will go beyond it. I strive to be and do the best I can with the knowledge and abilities I possess while helping my fellow coworkers do the same. This is not a single player team. We are all in this together.
10.
I'm good under pressure I make good decisions I'm well organized and I will take a sense of pride in this job.
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I'm ready to work right now, I already have some of the skills needed and I can quickly learn whatever else is required.
12.
I'm honest, reliable, dependable. I strive to be the best and I'd like to prove it. One day I just may be sitting with you all interviewing the next candidate with potential.
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I am willing to provide mysle as a tool to provide safety to our nation.
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Because I am a hardworker I put my heart into everything I do so I can be the best at what I do.
15.
I would be a great asset because I can problem solve quickly and deal with all types of people.
Question 3 of 22
Would you abuse your powers as a TSA Screener?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
No, I would not. This process is already hard enough on the passengers, I would not make it more difficult.
2.
I certainly do not think I will ever abuse my powers because I like to believe that I have strong morals and values of honesty. My conscience would never allow me to cross any lines.
3.
No no way moral I could not do that it's not right I could live that.
4.
Never, since clients deserve to be respected as one wants to be respected too. Power doesn't fit in this workplace, but caring and alertness do.
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Never. This would be the most serious job that I could have and I understand the severity of misusing that authority.
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I would never do that, I know if I did that it would effect not only me but my co-workers and the other flyers.
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I take pride in doing a job well and holding my head high at the end of the day knowing the choices I made were made with a clear concious.
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No way I would just work as employee nothing more then that.
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No. Abusing your power is asking for a very short career.
10.
I would never abuse my power as a tsa screener because the process they go through while flying is already bad enough for me to put more pressure on them and make their flying experience bad.
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Absolutely not. Integrity is extremely important to me.
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NO I don't find that professional.
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No, that is not going to help people get their flights on time.
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No, I know better not to abuse my power.
15.
I would not. As Federal employees, we are in the spotlight and are to conduct ourselves in a professional manner at all times.
Question 4 of 22
Would you work 40 plus hours a week?
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Yes, I would work as many hours needed for the team.
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I definitely would work anything that is necessary for the week.
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Yes I would work 40 plus hour a week. I get the proper rest and I am ready for the day.
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If the opportunity came I would work full-time.
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Yes, that would be awesome.
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Certainly. I would work whatever hours necessary to help meet the organizational and passenger needs.
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Yes in the army I was in the field training I would everyday for months and when I deployed I worked six months straight.
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I have no limitations as to how many hours I can work.
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Yes, I am very flexible with my hours and can definitely work 40 hours a week.
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Yes I would have absolutely no problem working that amount of hours.
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Yes I would have no problem working that amount of hours.
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Yes, I don't have a problem with working 40 hours or more.
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Yes and all other hours avaiable.
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Yes, am available to work more.
15.
Yes, but I understand this is only a part-time position at this point.
Question 5 of 22
Why do you want to leave your current employer?
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I felt that I went as far as I would of been able to go. I wanted a job that offered me a challenge.
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Better benifits and a sure way to move up into the company and federal.
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I did not want to leave my current employer however, considering I graduated, I moved up to Portland to seek a career.
4.
I have not been working for about 5 years now because of my Husband relocating to jobs and moving to various places. We are Settled now and I look forward to working and getting back into the workforce.
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I'm happy and very proud to have been able to be self employed, and provide for my family for most of my life, but as I am getting older and my children are now grown and on their own, I want a career that can provide some structure. I also am looking for an organization that will be there for me in later retirement.
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I want to seek better opportunity.
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I had a very rewarding 36 year career in the telecommunications industry. I was laid off due to lack of work four months ago.
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I do not enjoy construction. It destroys your body and I know I am here for a greater purpose.
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I didn't my contract ran out.
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My current job is being a fulltime mother, not that I ever want to leave.
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I'm currently still employed but I am looking to get a better job suited for me.
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I'm burned out of my career and want to start a new career.
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Currently not working since relocated to Orlando, FL from Maryland about 4 months ago and I'm fully available to start working.
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I don't make enough money.
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I had the chance to move to my current location to be close to my brother and sister-in-law and also find different work.
Question 6 of 22
What motivates you as a TSA Screener?
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I truly care for the safety of this nations flying public. Making the citizens feeling secure is very important to me.
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I believe in keeping people safe, and they deserve a true sense of security. By being a screener, I can help ensure that travelers have a safe journey.
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The safety of our travelers.
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The safety of others is my top concern and doing all that I can to make sure everyone is in a safe environment.
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I like having a stable job which helps protect local, national and international airways.
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To work with the genersl public and to make sure they are safe to there destination.
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The safety and security of everyone in the airport.
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The potential of saving lives, stopping a terrorist attak.
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I am motivated to be able to keep the airport safe and to help customers enjoy there experience traveling.
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The pride of knowing im safe guarding the public while serving my country.
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My passion for helping people it and the end of the day If feeling good about helping people getting through a stressful put of their day much easier.
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The fact that I am protecting the public, while serving my country.
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I am able to help keep airport passengers safe and feel safe when they have to board planes or depart from airplanes.
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To assist and help others so that things run smoothly, and to help keep everyone safe.
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To proctec the security the our country.
Question 7 of 22
Do you have previous experience as a TSA Screener?
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1.
No. However, I've had extensive experience dealing with customers over the phone dealing with sales, service, billing, repair issues. Not everyone will be happy but I personally feel good whenever I help someone resolve their issues to completion and their satisfaction.
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Not exactly, but similar one.
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No but so far what I know its something I would want to do and something I would be good at.
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Yes, I have been a TSO for almost three years.
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No this is just first time.
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I do not have experience as a tsa screener but I do have experience working with different kinds of customers. And im willing to learn.
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Not, as a TSA screener but in screening people coming to a job site in a high risk enviornment.
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No I have not but I am willing to put in the work to learn.
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No I have no experience with the screener.
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I do not have previous experience.
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No not really I have been through screenin as a passenger but no experience in the feild.
12.
I do not have any experience as a TSA screener.
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I do not have previous experience as a TSA screener.
Question 8 of 22
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
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1.
I have a great deal of experience working with the public. I am articulate and able to use tact when dealing with the flying public. I am an employee that you can count on to do my job in an efficient and timely manner.
2.
I work very well with others and am just as good at being a team member as I am leading teams. I
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I would be an asset to this organization by helping to ensure that all passengers and crew are safe on their journey in the skies. I would do this by screening people at the airport checkpoints to make sure that people are not carrying prohibited items into the aircraft.
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I have a strong work ethic and take my employment seriously. More importantly, I'm an employee and don't own this company.
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I have great customer service skills; I am dedicated to the work I do; I am loyal employer.
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I am dependable trustworthy.
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I would a asset because I'm well organized I'm good over pressure and I take pride I knowing I'm serving the public and helping to protect them.
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I'm a team player with leadership skills. I have skills that apply to the job and I am very reliable. I am ready to work right now and I learn quickly.
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I would make sure all passengers are safely screened to secure other passengers lives.
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I believe that my interpersonal skills would benefit the company as well as my passion for the job.
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I have a wealth of real life experiences and mature actions.
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I am a people person, I love talking to and meeting knew people. Most importantly I put my heart into everything and succeed at everything I do.
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I have over 30 years of customer service. I have strong people and communication skills. I am very dependable, and I have a strong professional work ethic.
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I possess a good work ethic and enjoy interaction with different indivisuals.
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I would be a great asset because I am very observant and can quickly think on my feet to resolve any conflict or situation.
Question 9 of 22
What do you know about our organization?
User-Submitted Answers
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It is an agency of Homeland Security. The TSA is the authority when it comes to security of the flying public in the United States.
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Transportation Security Administration was created after the September 11, 2001 attacks to protect passengers and crew from people trying to cause harm to them.
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TSA stands for transportation security agency. They have many job that are not seen in the public eyes like checking baggages. They also are around on trainstations and other facilities but.
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That keeping the public safe from terrorist and the loan wolfs out there away from our organization and from getting on to our transportation system.
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I know that you are more than just security at the airport and that you started after 9/11. You are to ensure the safety and security of all transport systems from the metro to the airport.
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I know that it is more than just patting down people. You guys began after 9/11 to protect the nations transport system. You want to ensure the freedom and safety of people and commerce. You are one of the biggest anti-terrorist organization.
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Established after 9/11. TSA goal is to ensure safe airways and keep American lives safe.
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I know that TSA stands for the Travel Security Administration, so they are responsible for making sure travel within the US is monitored and laws regarding travel are enforced.
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Homeland security they keep america safe for any terrorist attemps.
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The TSA is responsible for the safety of the airport, aircraft, and passengers. The TSA is a division of The Department of Homeland Security.
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It is located in over 450 airports in the U.S. And its territories, the organization was formed after 9/11,
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Its an organization that filter the citicen.
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I know that it is a very good organization and it is to help keep those traveling safe and secure and it is up to TSA and Homeland security to ensure the safety and functionality of the places they are traveling to and from.
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You are a branch of homeland security who's main purpose is protecting civilian air traffick.
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It is a government agency.
Question 10 of 22
How do you handle difficult people who will not cooperate?
User-Submitted Answers
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I listen to their needs in their voice and body language. Then I try to remain optimistic and smile perhaps to calm them down. Next, I would talk to them in a calm voice.
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Try to talk with them and figure out what is really going, or help them to understand.
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In the past, I've had to fire people who refused to cooperate and my approach was, that if you can't do the job I'll find someone else who can and will.
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I handle them calmly and rationally, and with this job I will have procedures to follow.
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I let them know I'll need to gather certain information from them in order to do my job as thoroughly and accurately as possible. I remind them that if they help me out, the process will be quicker.
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I let my vocabulary and word usage fight my battles and my knowledge acts as my weapon.
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To again tell them if they do not calm down they will not go thought this security check point and if that person still don't calm down ask them to leave the checkpoint and if that person is either violent to me or anyone to restrain that person bring said person to and secure area and call the cops over.
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I have always been great with people and I have found that bringing someone else into a difficult situation usually takes care of the issue.
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Communication and reasoning to get them to understand why things are the way they are.
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I would separate the two and resolve the conflict quickly and calmly.
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Support will be requested since as TSO one need to work in collaboration with other more specialized law enforcement agents is my understanding.
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Take a deep breath, speak calmly and try to get them to work with me to help them.
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With caution and with policy. Remaining calm and and understanding what needs to happen is the most effective way to deal with uncooperative people.
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I access the situation and see how we can both come out satisfied and stay calm through the whole situation.
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I usually talk people through their frustration. After a while once I see its not going to work I will call coworker for help.
Question 11 of 22
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
User-Submitted Answers
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Work not getting done in a timely manner (according to company policy), when I filled in at other locations.
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One challenge is getting enough work hours because hours are tied to sales. If business is slow, then part-time workers do not get enough hours.
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A major challenge that I faced in my last position was lack of experience in the beginning with classroom equipment. However, that was quickly solved as I learned quickly and practiced a lot.
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Learning new routes. I was given new routesto help the regulars when they were off or sick, I made it a point to take extra time to learn them in case I was called in. keeping my vehicle in working order. I had to learn about my jeep so when I was out on the route and something went wrong I could figure out the problem and fix it to safe time. On the bright side I now know what an alternator is and how to relplace it.
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I had to deal with a great deal of differing personalities from governmental agents to customers and sub-contractors, all with differing demands. It took years, but I learned how to successfully deal with this to get my project completed on time, and correctly.
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Lack of unified management directives, constant pressure to beat timeline versus being thorough - combined with continual system problems.............. Addressed all issues with management either in group meetings on one-on-one. Also comisserated w/peers to gain consensus on how best to proceed w/managers would talk out their ______. Always another way to work around system problems - peers always willing to offer expertise to those unexperienced w/particular issue.
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The extreme strain and chemicals I worked around.
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From the start was boot camp but I pushed though it then when I got to my first unit learned how the real army worked and the hole time I was deployed.
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In the military I was a Chemical Operations Sergeant and there is only one per unit. I spent a lot of time trying to convince commanders that training was necessary. Most didn't care for the training or the equipment required for the training so I spent many hours alone maintaining equipment and creating training plans for Chemical training.
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Mainly just having to learn a lot on my own.
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Crash investigation and the cause.
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When a patient took a turn for the worse and needed my extended time, I had t o prioritize who I would give therapy to do to time constraints.
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None since communication was an issue, it was the first task to addressed and created a regular report and ongoing update line of communication with internal and external vendors whom regained their trust toward the company.
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Not enough hours to support my family.
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I had problems with some Co workers. Not every body got along that well personally and from time to time it had an effect on the workplace but through appropriate communication we were able to resolve our personal issues.
Question 12 of 22
What makes you uncomfortable?
User-Submitted Answers
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Knowing that there are people out there who want to cause harm to others. Also, the fact that there have been instances where people hijack aircraft.
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Seein someone treated bad and seeing no one do anything about it.
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It makes me uncomfortable to not be busy.
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Having proper training and knowing my good and doing it effectively.
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Not feeling credible for a task. Therefore, I do my research and ask a lot of questions to ensure that when a task is handed to me, I know what to do.
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The one thing that I know makes me uncomfortable is doing something that is against my morals or values.
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Disagreements with family, friends, or people I am close to.
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Not getting assignments done on time. Thats why I strive to get everything done on time.
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I think the one thing that would make me uncomfortable is if a person was to flirt or become comfrontational, I have learned overtime to handle such situations.
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Being in a situation that can being viewed as inapropiate.
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Is unknown of danger in travel. But what does make me comfortable I knowing I can prevent those potential dangers.
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Co-workers bad-mouthing company policy, especially in the company of customers/passengers.
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Those who do not wish to expand the knowledge they can learn. I find it very uncomfortable that any person would want to stop gaining more knowledge.
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People breaking the law It makes me uncomfortable because they know that are breaking the law and they still do it and also makes me angry.
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Not being prepared for a job.
Question 13 of 22
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Working here, and making a great impact on this company.
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I see myself working as a TSA screener in five years. I want to keep people safe because of my interest in criminal justice and law enforcement.
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I see myself promoted and working at the Portland airport.
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Hopefully still working here and enjoying the job.
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Working for T.S.A. And spending more time fishing during my free time.
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I see myself rising up the latter and making an impact on my co workers.
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Still providing excellent customer service and bringing smiles to the faces of those I encounter each day in whatever endeavour I'm involved with. I'd like that to be as a TSO.
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In charge of a group of aspiring and hungry young people just like myself who want to make an impact in the World.
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I see my self working here and salon make this job as a career.
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I want to move up as far as I can within TSA and I will continue my education to help me.
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A graduated UA Scholar from UAA's honors college, purchasing my children and I our first home.
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Working in my new career as a tso.
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Still with this agency in any assigned position as needs arise.
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Being able to buy a house.
15.
Honestly if things go as planned I see myself here. On the side I like to do artwork and it's always been my dream to become an artist so if that ever really took off maybe that, but work-wise I see myself here.
Question 14 of 22
Do you work well on a team? What is the most beneficial part of being on a team?
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I work well with a team of people as teamwork is necessary in all types of settings. The most beneficial part of being on a team is being able to divide up the work amongst other people so that no one person is taking on too much.
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I do work very well, if not better on a team. I like the support I feel being on a team. It is not just your fault but everyone is in on it.
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I have worked on many teams either with a job or just with family seeing as I have 11 brothers and sisters. I feel you can accomplish many great things working on a team to achieve a common goal.
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Absolutely. Working on a team means you don't have to do all the work! You have others helping you to get a task completed.
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Yes I do. A good commarodarie is essential in order to be a successful team. When everyone treats each other respectfully you can easily support and motivate one another. This brings out the best in each other and aids in working together toward the common goal.
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Yes. Knowledge. Everyone has a different view on something. With 5 people as an example that is 5 different view points to look at a situation or multiple situations from. Now you are able to analyse them all and see the flaws and correct them by piecing the good and positive from all the views.
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Very well I'm been a team member and also a team leader I'm well spoken and help anyone on the team as needed.
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I have always worked well on teams. Learning from others and filling each others weaknesses.
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Yes. The best part is knowing that you aren't going at it alone.
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I can bounce questions I may have to a more experienced teammate.
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Yes. I think the best part about working on a team is that you have a support system and everyone can work together to get the job done to the best of our ability to provide saftey for everyone.
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Yes, bouncing ideas of each other and having someone have your back.
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Teamwork is important, specially when everyone do their share.
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Yes, being able to depend on each other to make sure a job is done correctly.
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I work extremely well in teams. The most beneficial part of working on a team is getting multiple opinions when one person might feel one way, another might have something else to say that could lead to a more effective result.
Question 15 of 22
How do you handle stress and pressure?
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I first determine cause of my stress and where it is coming from, and what I can do to alleviate that stress. If I have the ability to move away from the stress, I will. If not, I will work through it mentally.
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I would try to deal with it by taking a break. I would also take a good look at things and the order of importance to take pressure off of things.
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In my last job, we helped professors set up classroom equipment. We would call ins all the time to come in to their class in the middle of lecture and help diagnose the problem. There would be a lot of pressure to figure it out quick. I would just focus on the task at hand and talk the professor through the situation calmly.
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First of all remember to breath. than look at the situation and evaluate if it can be dealt with one on one or have a discusion. Try to find out the problem and take care of it if possible with the least amount of drama.
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I actually work better under pressure. I have spent many years answering to government inspectors and public councils where it is imparitive to be prepared and making sure your job is done correctly and on time. Stress doesn't bother me in the least.
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I remain as understanding and patient as possible while making sure my obligations and objectives are met as efficiently as possible. I remain respectful.
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Very well. Stress and pressure is inevitable in life there is no reason to let it affect your judgement.
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I'm very good under stress and pressure even under a lot of stress I can still make good decisions.
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The military and many combat deployments have taught me how to handle stress and a lot of pressure. I will always be nervous but also always prepared which helps you handle stress and pressure.
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Take a breathe and give whatever obstacle I face my all.
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With proffessional courtesy and adherence to the rules and regulations.
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I handle stress and pressure very well.
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By doing and not stop until all task are completed in a timely, safe and a factional manner.
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Doing my best to remain calm and focusing on the task at hand.
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I'm very calm, but if I need to I just take a deep breath and continue with my job.
Question 16 of 22
What is your greatest strength?
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My greatest strength is honesty. I am a very loving person, so I can make people feel happiness.
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My greatest strength is communication. One time a Mac marketer came into my classroom and she needed help setting up. I helped her connect her adapter to the projector and in the process I talked her through what was going on.
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I am not afraid of people and can talk to anyone.
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My mind and ability to analyse situations and decide the best non hostile approach to achieve a positive outcome.
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I would say I'm able to keep a calm head under pressure.
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I am a great listener and I believe it helps make me a pretty good leader.
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I feel my interpersonal skills have always served me well.
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My ability to listen to people's concern and provide a response.
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Being organized as well as detail oriented by noticing, recommending and offering or suggesting solutions to identifyed problems.
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I can quickly adjust to new skills.
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My work ethics and my dependability.
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I would say being honest, reliable and easy going being able to talk with someone.
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I never give up. I have a great work ethic that I am really proud of.
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My greatest strength is achieve my goals and be a leader.
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Communication. I listen, observe, and then express myself in simple concise terms.
Question 17 of 22
Do you realize, if you did something wrong, it could make national news? Does this bother you as a TSA Screener?
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Yes, it would bother me some. Not because of the mistake making the news, but because I let the mistake happen. I am very thorough when it comes to my job.
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While it does not bother me, it makes sense because people are held to a higher standard when national security of a country is at stake.
3.
Anything I do wrong thats bad enough to make the news wil make the news no matter if I am with tsa or not ... And no that doesnt bother me .. It will never happen ...
4.
It makes me realize how important my job is and actually makes me feel more excited to be a part of such an important organization. It makes me feel like I can make a difference.
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No,Although my reputation is important to me, so is my job. If I do something wrong, it would be by accident.
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It doesn't bother me at all, I have a job to do and If I follow procedure there won't be a problem.
7.
Yes, it would be horrile to be responsible for a breach in security! I promise to always be diligent and focused in my work and seek a supervisor when appropriate.
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No, I am a perfectionist and a professionalist. Every decision I make and ever thought I decide is analysed for both positive and negative outcomes.
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That doesn't bother me when I was in the army they did many things that made national news but the next day I still go to work and try to better than yesterday.
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Not at all. I have always given everything to each job that I have done and I believe that someone who always does the right thing cannot go wrong.
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I do. It doesn't bother me much because I am always thorough with my work.
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No only being proffessional in my job.
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I do realize that. I do not believe that doing my job would result in any negativity in my life or career.
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The task ahead is not simple since the ones the agency's trying to stop ate extremely creative and compromise acquired training leading to new opportunities to improve and to grow while learning from its human errors mistakes and is combated with upgraded new technology as new challenges arise.
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No it does not. I have complete faith in my ability to comprehend the rules and abide by them at a proffesional level because I know that if I were to mess up that it could cost someone's life.
Question 18 of 22
TSA receives a lot of flack from the rest of the country. Why would you want to join this organization?
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I have a strong desire to contribute to the safety and security of our nation.
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I want to join this organization because of what it stands for. This organization stands for keeping passengers and crew safe on aircraft from wrongdoers who try to harm them.
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This organization does get flack but the workers are behind the company 100% we are here to keep the grenaral public AND THE SKIES safe from those who want to do to harm to others any whrre in the us.
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Because I believe in what TSA stands for, and I want to be apart of it. I am glad when I see that security safety measures are being taken when there are delays and things are being checked more thoroughly.
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It's reasonable to expect there are terrorists trying to get on airplanes, yes it's inconvenient to go through airport security, but a lot less inconvenient then exploding in an airplane.
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Because it provides security to those it serves.
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Tsa is such a critical part of our national security and I would be honored to serve it.
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Regardless of negative perceptions, I believe the TSA role provides an important function. I would be honored to be a part of theTSA family and do my part to not only serve our great country, but to be professional and friendly while doing it.
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TSA might receiver flack, but if there is the smallest chance I can protect those I care about and the country I love by preventing something horrible from happening then they can give me all the flack they desire.
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Knowing if I am hired and where I work I will be doing the best I can to keep my security check point safe and trying to help regain the public convince in the Tsa.
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Because I know that people only get to see the few faults and there is so much done daily to keep this country and travellers safe that is not talked about.
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I feel the skills I bring would help us live up to our name.
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To be able to provide safety as well as a firm respect for all people travelling.
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Because either think they make a diffrence they.
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I understand the situation of the TSA and fully support what they are trying to accomplish inspire of the media.
Question 19 of 22
What is your greatest weakness?
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I do not do a very good job picking up nonverbal cues. Nonverbal body language is difficult to interpret when verbal language and nonverbal language do not match.
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My greatest weakness is lack of experience in transport security. I am unfamiliar with the tsa laws and regulations. However, I know in my previous job I also came in not knowing how to use classroom equipment. But I saw myself quickly advance because I was proactive and asked a lot of questions and put my lessons into practice quite often.
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I am slow to trust people.
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Shyness. But not really a weakness. blah blah blah........ Overcome by speaking out and having facts to back up what I''m trying to convey. Gain consensus when needed, have guts to stand alone even if you crash and burn. It makes you stronger.
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Sometimes I am too honest and straight forward.
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I don't have much patience I like to get things done and move on to what ever else.
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I can sometimes be too trusting. I will trust almost anything someone tells me about them but if I find out its not true, I will never trust them again.
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That I am a self-critic, I'm always telling myself to push harder do better.
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Understanding the needs of the public.
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Obsessed with perfection when completing a task.
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I can be impatient, however I've been able to work on it through my previous employment.
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With this job I would say not knowing to much about it but I believe its something I would have no problem learning quick.
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No weaknesses. My only weakness is love for chocolate.
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My greatest weakness is that I get so busy with my work I forget everything around me but I want to make that my strength and pay attention to my surroundings.
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When involved in a project its hard to stop.
Question 20 of 22
What made you choose a career as a TSA Screener?
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I had an interest in the law enforcement and criminal justice field alongside accounting. I feel that this job makes excellent application of the law enforcement and criminal justice fields.
2.
I really want a government job to where I have many paths to go up in rank.
3.
It Federal and has great benifits and a good company to be with and room to advance.
4.
I heard about it the informational session from a friend and was encouraged to attend. After hearing what you had to say and researching further your values as a company: integrity, teamwork, and innovation. I was sold.
5.
I chose a career as a tsa screener because I think I would be a great fit. You guys are looking for someone with integrity, innovation, and team spirit.
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The important of keep america safe and I want to involved in that.
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Been in the meddle of the nation security.
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I feel this would be a great opportunity for me to work with some wonderful people and to do our little part in keeping the world a little safer as we go about our daily lives. I know I could be a great asset to the job and if given the opportunity I would like to do my part in working in this organization which I see as an important part of keeping america dafe.
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I wanted to work the the U.S. Government and knew I could do this job.
10.
Looking for a career change.
11.
I have been looking into a career at TSA for a while, and I just knew it was a perfect fit.
12.
I love this country and would be honored to be a part of helping to protect and serve it.
13.
I believe in service. I believe the first step to protecting our homeland starts with those interacting with the individuals who are traveling around our country.
14.
I fell pride in helping to protect the public and also knowing this is a government job so I can keep serving my government and make a good wage for me and my wife.
15.
I want to continue my service to this country and I love to work with people.
Question 21 of 22
Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
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Participating in cross-country running. I had never run on a team and never at the collegiate level. I worked hard and accomplished my goal of becoming part of a varsity level team.
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I am most proud of the fact that I recently graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. I have also held down a part-time job successfully and volunteer at a senior living facility.
3.
An accomplishment that im most proud of is getting my AAS in Electrical Installation Maintenance Technologies and also my Refrigeration licence at Hawaii Community College.
4.
I am most proud of the way my life has turned out so far I have a house a spouce who loves me and is behind me 100% it the American dream to have that.
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My biggest accomplishment is completing my Bachelors degree with a high GPA. I am proud of it because it took a lot of dedication, diligence, and self-control to always put my studies before anything else.
6.
My first child was born deaf, I went through 4 yrs of college to learn sign language and taught her as much as I could and now she is a successful young adult with her associates degree.
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Having a Hand at raising my niece and 2 nephews. I am one of their biggest role models, and I want to always want to be a good example to them.
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Working hard to make sure my kids made it through college so they wouldn't be a burden on our society.
9.
I have accomplished many things but my biggest accomplishment, which I will be most proud of has yet to come.
10.
My humanitarian work. Helping others who do not have much. Fixing things that are broken and donating my time to those who could benefit from it most.
11.
The last three years in the service form being able to pass boot camp to being well trained and deploy and redeploying back know no one in my platoon died because everyone did there job right.
12.
I finished my Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security in December of last year. I originally joined the military for the opportunity to go to college and I have finally taken advantage of it.
13.
I've been accepted into the honors college program recently.
14.
Helping someone make it safely to their final destination.
15.
I am proud of my self for becoming a mother I love being a mother and I want my son to be proud of me. He is my greatest accomplishment.
Question 22 of 22
What did you like and dislike about your previous job?
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What I enjoyed was the independent nature of my work. While I enjoyed the independence of my job, it also worked as a disadvantage for some. Not all work would get done in a timely manner.
2.
I like my job because I get to work with a variety of people and help them meet their needs. The dislike aspect is the fact that with part-time work, sometimes I can only get the bare minimum for hours with increased availability.
3.
I really liked the feeling of helping people meet their needs. I disliked the slow hours where there was not much to do because I am a busy body. I thrive on constantly being busy. That is why my previous supervisor would always say initiative was one of my greatest strengths.
4.
I loved be self employed. I did not like all of the responsibility, long hours and risk.
5.
Disliked lack of management support and unified direction. LOVED the people I worked with. Job was busy and we took a lot of flack but we always found time to joke w/each other and keep the days fun. We genuinely liked each other.
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I liked that the army was able to push me physical and mentally past what I thought I could do like I thought I could ran two miles straight then after boot camp I was able to run 7 miles without stopping and mentally when I would get sacred or in weird situations I relaid on my training to get me though it.
7.
I was a roving security officer so I was not tied to one location. There were uniform and appearance standards which I am used to. There was not much opportunity for advancement. Employees were not valued.
8.
Like with all me previous jobs I loved my co-workers and having the chance to help someone. I disliked that I felt I had to learn a lot on my own.
9.
I liked the opportunity to advance. I I'd not like people who lied in court.
10.
Helping people, more detail on paperwork than patient care.
11.
Friendliness and cooperation from everyone.
12.
I can quickly adjust to new skills.
13.
I liked the people and operations of everything what I can say I disliked was working in the weather sometimes.
14.
I never complain about my job. I adjust to each situation well.
15.
I liked the advancement I disliked the retirement insurance and recitation.

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August 18th, 2017

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and inspect property against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. They monitor people and buildings in an effort to prevent crime.

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