Top 15 TSA Screener Interview Questions
1. What security experience do you have?
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TSA Screener
January 6th, 2015

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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TSA Screener Interview Questions
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Why should we hire you?
 
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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.
 
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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 willing to provide mysle as a tool to provide safety to our nation.
 
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I'm able to be very aware and focused. I would be looking to always do well at my job.
 
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I would be a great asset because I can problem solve quickly and deal with all types of people.
 
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Would you abuse your powers as a TSA Screener?
 
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No,I would do as I was trained.
 
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I would not. As Federal employees, we are in the spotlight and are to conduct ourselves in a professional manner at all times.
 
3.
NO I don't find that professional.
 
4.
No not at all being that I work for the federal government, in no way would I jeopardize that.
 
5.
No I would not I don't believe that would be constructive.
 
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Would you work 40 plus hours a week?
 
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Yes, I don't have a problem with working 40 hours or more.
 
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Yes, I am looking forward to a 40 hour shift a week.
 
3.
I would deffinetely work 40 hours if my team needs me.
 
4.
Yes as long as it won't cause conflict with my current job schedule.
 
5.
Yes, I am very flexible with my hours and can definitely work 40 hours a week.
 
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Why do you want to leave your current employer?
 
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I would like to work for a facility that recognizes me as a cst and a csfa.
 
2.
Be nice to work for federal government to protect our country.
 
3.
I'm currently still employed but I am looking to get a better job suited for me.
 
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Just the fact of knowing that I am protecting & serving my country by insuring safety means a lot and also making this a career to better my family.
 
5.
The company I work for now was sold & is closing.
 
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What motivates you as a TSA Screener?
 
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Doing my best to keep all travelers safe while following rules and procedure in a timely way never demoralizing another citizen.
 
2.
I want to keep the country safe.
 
3.
I want to make a change. My goal is not to be just a TSA agent. I want to do thorough job and make a travel enjoyable.
 
4.
I enjoy jobs that provide a public service that exists for the best interests for our people.
 
5.
To do a good job in the saftey of the passengers that im responsable for.
 
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Do you have previous experience as a TSA Screener?
 
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I do not have any experience as a TSA screener.
 
2.
I do not have previous experience.
 
3.
Not, as a TSA screener but in screening people coming to a job site in a high risk enviornment.
 
4.
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.
 
5.
No I have not but I am willing to put in the work to learn.
 
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Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
 
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I possess a good work ethic and enjoy interaction with different indivisuals.
 
2.
I am very dependable a team player & I follow instructions.
 
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I am very thorough, hardworking, and detail oriented which are qualities that can positively add to the organization.
 
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I'm good at being a team player, especially in a work environment. I like to make sure others' needs are met before my own.
 
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I have a wealth of real life experiences and mature actions.
 
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What do you know about our organization?
 
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TSA is an a acronym that stands for Transportation Security Administration. This administration is employed by the department of Homeland Security. TSA agents work at airports, railways and US borders to protect people and ensure national safety.
 
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It's a security service to insure for safe travel.
 
3.
Tsa was developed after sept 11, 2011. First it was part of the dept. Of transportation then in 2003 it moved to dept of homeland security.
 
4.
Not as much as I would like always want to learn more about my job what I know is very Professional fast and proficient.
 
5.
I know the tsa is in place to ensure safety and enforce regulations for all passengers.
 
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How do you handle difficult people who will not cooperate?
 
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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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I will listen quietly to what the person has to say. I will give eye contact and all my attention to them. I will apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred and give them further instructions.
 
3.
I try to approach them from a different angle,.
 
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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.
 
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I would get another person or supervisor to come in to either help or take over ,If necessary I would & let others handle the problem & leave to defuse the problem.
 
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What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
 
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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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A major challenge that I faced at my last job was mainly dealing with customers who weren't very respectfull to me. Ivery had customers who had threatened to hurt me physically and this was a challenge to me. I was worried for my safety and I was worried for the people around me. My company's policy is to apologize and give te customer what they had asked for.
 
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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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Frustration of customers.
 
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The unhealthy use of my back to constantly and consistently lift 50 lb bags all day. Bending down and picking them up for hours and hours took a toll on my back and I decided that my health was more important.
 
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What makes you uncomfortable?
 
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Tension in the workplace.
 
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Being in a situation that can being viewed as inapropiate.
 
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Seeing someone mistreated.
 
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The only thing that can make me uncomfortable is the idea that someone is willing to threaten the lives of other people. These are situations and conditions that I must be smart and safe not to do anything that will get them hurt. I must address the situation accordingly.
 
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Nothing makes me uncomfortable. I am very positive and confident and therefore it's hard to make me feel uncomfortable.
 
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Where do you see yourself in five years?
 
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Working for T.S.A. And spending more time fishing during my free time.
 
2.
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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I see myself working with TSA and currently finishing my Bachelors degree in pyschology. I will use my experience working as a TSA agent and carry it over to my profession. I would have learn how to interact and respond to different human behaviors based on my degree.
 
4.
I see myself working for tsa but at a higher position. I am looking forward to move up the ladder.
 
5.
Working here, and making a great impact on this company.
 
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Do you work well on a team? What is the most beneficial part of being on a team?
 
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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.
 
2.
I have always worked well on teams. Learning from others and filling each others weaknesses.
 
3.
As a team more can be done together.
 
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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.
 
5.
Yes. You get the strengths of each individual in the team and have the ability to support one another.
 
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How do you handle stress and pressure?
 
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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.
 
2.
I work well under pressure.
 
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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.
 
4.
In life I have faced lots of stressful situations so I am pretty immune to stress.
 
5.
With proffessional courtesy and adherence to the rules and regulations.
 
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What is your greatest strength?
 
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My greatest strength is knowing I have the ability to make a positive difference in life.
 
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Committed to my duties and strive to go beyond my job title.
 
3.
I am not afraid of people and can talk to anyone.
 
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I am a great listener and I believe it helps make me a pretty good leader.
 
5.
I never give up. I have a great work ethic that I am really proud of.
 
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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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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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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.
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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No it doesn't as I know it would be an honest mistake & hopefully not to grave of a mistake.
 
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TSA receives a lot of flack from the rest of the country. Why would you want to join this organization?
 
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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 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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To be able to provide safety as well as a firm respect for all people travelling.
 
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Even though TSA may seem annoying to the public, it's an important function in the security of our country.
 
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I want to join this organization because it is duty to protect and serve. This is an opportunity to protect national security on a daily basis. This job is very important and I wouldn't consider any flack to be relevant to my job.
 
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What is your greatest weakness?
 
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Being told I can't help everyone and knowing that not everyone is easy to deal with.
 
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I am slow to trust people.
 
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I tend to over analyze situations.
 
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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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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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What made you choose a career as a TSA Screener?
 
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I wanted an exciting adventurous job out of college.
 
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I wanted to be on the front lines of helping ensure the safety of our nation's traveling public.
 
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Public service, homeland security.
 
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I can be good at it, and it would be a good gig for me while I save up to start a school.
 
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I believe I would be great at the job.
 
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Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
 
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Helping someone make it safely to their final destination.
 
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I am proud of what I have achieved during my young age.
 
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I'm proud of being able to calmly and quickly resolve problems. I'm also proud that I have very high common sense and low stress.
 
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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.
 
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I have finished hiking all the NH 48 4,000 footers & also have finnished the NE67 peaks. I am in the process of doing all the NH48's in winter also.
 
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What did you like and dislike about your previous job?
 
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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 loved be self employed. I did not like all of the responsibility, long hours and risk.
 
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I liked that I could interact with new people and become someone helpful to people. What I disliked about it was the work environment at some times also at certain moments the management was terrible and made it hard to give the best customer service.
 
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Being a part of the school community and mentoring young people.
 
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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.
 
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