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Eligibility Questions

1 I am currently employed by TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Enter date of hire (MM/DD/YYYY): Maximum length of 10 characters.
    1.2 Enter current location: Maximum length of 200 characters.
    1.3 Enter current position: Maximum length of 200 characters.
  • No
2 I am a former TSA (Transportation Security Administration) employee. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Enter employment from date (MM/DD/YYYY): Maximum length of 10 characters.
    2.2 Enter employment to date (MM/DD/YYYY): Maximum length of 10 characters.
    2.3 Enter most recent location: Maximum length of 200 characters.
    2.4 Enter most recent position: Maximum length of 200 characters.
    2.5 Enter reason for leaving: Maximum length of 200 characters.
    2.6 Were you terminated, removed, or did you resign from TSA while a proposed termination or removal was pending after July 27, 2017?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.7 If you answered 'Yes' to Question #2.6, were you separated due to failure to successfully complete the Annual Proficiency Review or failure to successfully complete necessary required training?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable - ONLY USE if you answered 'No' for Question #2.6.
    2.8 If you answered 'Yes' to Question #2.7, is the position to which you are applying the same or similar to the position from which you were separated (e.g., former TSO, LTSO or STSO applying to become a TSO or a former FAM applying to become a FAM)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable - ONLY USE if you answered 'No' for Question #2.7.
    2.9 For questions 2.9 through 2.12, please respond whether or not you have been separated (e.g., terminated, removed, or resigned while a proposed termination or removal was pending) from TSA for any of the following reasons after July 27, 2017. Note: By responding "Yes" to any of these, you will be removed from consideration for this position:
    2.10 Were you separated due to unacceptable performance?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.11 Were you separated due to misconduct?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.12 Were you separated due to receiving a negative suitability determination from the Personnel Security Division?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.13 Did you resign after receiving a proposed removal letter?
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
3 I am currently a permanent (non-temporary) civilian employee, or I have been a permanent (non-temporary) employee of a Federal agency. Please note you will be required to submit an SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, to verify that you are or were a permanent employee for another Federal agency. Answer to this question is required
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    3.1 Please enter the agency and organization, if not applicable, enter NA. Maximum length of 100 characters.
    3.2 If you are a current or former Senior Executive Service (SES) or Transportation Security Executive Service (TSES) Federal employee, under what type of appointment are you (or were you) serving?
    • Career Appointment: Senior Executive Service (SES) or Transportation Security Executive Service (TSES)
    • Non-Career/Limited Appointment: Senior Executive Service (SES) or Transportation Security Executive (TSES)
    • Not Applicable
    3.3 If you are unsure, refer to your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your agency Human Resources professional.
    3.4 Please indicate the highest grade/pay band level you held. Maximum length of 100 characters.
    3.5 Please indicate the dates of the highest grade/pay band level you held (MM-YYYY to MM-YYYY or Present): Maximum length of 100 characters.
    3.6 Are you a Federal civilian retiree receiving a Federal annuity?
    • Yes
    • No
    3.7 If you are an annuitant, your salary or annuity may be reduced upon re-employment.
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component, other than TSA
  • Other Federal Agency
  • Not a current Federal Employee
4 Indicate your eligibility as a "status" applicant for a permanent internal assignment/appointment in TSA by selecting the following "status" indicators that apply: Check all that apply (Note: If you are not a current TSA employee, you must provide appropriate documentation with your application to support the claimed "status" indicator.) Answer to this question is required
  • Current or former, permanent employee of TSA.
  • Current, permanent civilian Federal employee of another agency.
  • Current, temporary TSA employee who obtained the temporary appointment through a competitive process.
  • Former, permanent civilian employee of any Federal agency (includes Executive agencies under the provisions of 5 USC 105, the USPS, or the Postal Rate Commission).
  • Former, temporary TSA employee who obtained the temporary appointment through a competitive process.
  • Current, temporary TSA employee who was appointed under a special appointing authority/program that conferred eligibility for conversion to permanent appointment, provided conversion requirements have been met.
  • Individual eligible for permanent appointment under a special hiring authority authorized by TSA.
  • Veterans' Preference eligible or veteran who either has or will be honorably discharged from the armed forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active duty service by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Not Applicable.
5 I am a member or a former member of the armed forces and entitled, under statute to retired, retirement, or retainer pay. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I am eligible for veterans' preference under the provisions of Title 5 United States Code Section 2108. (Please note that documentary evidence will be required before preference is granted.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
You can determine your eligibility for veterans' preference by using the Department of Labor's Veterans' Preference Advisor at http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm. You can also find additional information on veterans' preference under 5 U.S.C. 2108 at https://www.OPM.gov, the Office of Personnel Management's site.
For employment with TSA, male applicants who were born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System or meet one of the authorized exemptions. For assistance in determining whether or not you meet the Selective Service registration requirement for TSA employment, please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
7 My selective service registration status is: Answer to this question is required
  • I am registered with the Selective Service System. I understand my registration will be verified with the Selective Service System database.
  • I was born a female; therefore, the registration requirement does not apply to me.
  • I was born a male before December 31, 1959; therefore, the registration requirement does not apply to me.
  • I meet one of the authorized Selective Service registration exemptions and understand that I will be required to provide verification before I can be employed by TSA.
  • I am or was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty; therefore, I am considered compliant with registration requirements. I understand I must provide documentation of my military service, e.g., form DD-214.
  • I was born a male after December 31, 1959, and did not register for the Selective Service. I am not exempt from the registration requirement. I believe my failure to register with the Selective Service was neither knowing nor willful and request consideration from TSA for a waiver. I recognize that I will be required as part of the evaluation process to provide documentary proof that my failure to register was neither knowing nor willful.
  • I was aware of my requirement to register with the Selective Service before I turned 26 years old; however, I failed to do so. I understand that I am unable to pursue employment with TSA if I knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service. (Note: By checking this answer, you will be removed from consideration for this position.)
For Questions 8 through 44, please respond whether or not you have been convicted* of the offense listed within the past 10 years. (Note: By responding "Yes" to any of these, you will be removed from consideration for this position.)

*You have a conviction if you plead no contest (nolo contendere), plead guilty, were found guilty, or found not guilty by reason of insanity, to any of the listed disqualifying offenses. The only exceptions are if your guilty plea or conviction has been reversed on appeal, your conviction has been expunged, or you have been pardoned.
8 Forgery of certificates, false marking of aircraft, and other aircraft registration violations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Interference with air navigation. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Improper transportation of a hazardous material. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Aircraft piracy. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Interference with flight crew members or flight attendants. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Commission of certain crimes aboard aircraft in flight. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Carrying a weapon or explosive aboard aircraft. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Conveying false information and threats. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Aircraft piracy outside the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Lighting violation involving transporting controlled substances. Essentially, this means that if you have been convicted of transporting illegal drugs in a plane without activating the navigation or anti-collision lights you are disqualified. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Unlawful entry into an aircraft area that serves air carriers or foreign air carriers contrary to established security requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Destruction of an aircraft or either a domestic or international aircraft facility. It is a federal crime to use any device, substance or weapon, to intentionally perform an act of violence against any person at an airport or to destroy or seriously damage the facilities of such an airport. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Murder. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Assault with intent to murder. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 Espionage. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Sedition (inciting insurrection against lawful authority). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Kidnapping or hostage taking. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 Treason. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 Rape or aggravated sexual abuse. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
27 Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of an explosive or weapon. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
28 Extortion. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
29 Armed or felony armed robbery. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
30 Distribution of, or intent to distribute a controlled substance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 Felony arson. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
32 Felony involving a threat. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
33 Felony involving willful destruction of property. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
34 Felony involving importation or manufacture of a controlled substance. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
35 Felony involving burglary. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
36 Felony involving theft. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
37 Felony involving dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
38 Felony involving possession or distribution of stolen property. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
39 Felony involving aggravated assault. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
40 Felony involving bribery. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
41 Felony involving illegal possession of a controlled substance punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of more than 1 year, or any other crime classified as a felony that the Under Secretary determines indicates a propensity for placing contraband aboard an aircraft in return for money. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
42 Violence at international airports. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
43 Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of the criminal acts listed above. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
44 Interference with security screening personnel. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Important: All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application form, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
45 Does the TSA employ any of your relatives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Relative is defined as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, or half sister. Relative also includes any individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with the employee is the equivalent to the family relationships listed above. An example of an association that is the equivalent of a family relationship is a significant other residing in the employee's household.
46 The following question is asked as part of TSA's initiative regarding individuals with disabilities. Do you have a permanent, severe, physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, or a history of such impairment?

Note: If you answered "Yes", you will be asked to submit proof of your disability prior to non-competitive appointment at TSA, i.e., a certification by a counselor at either the State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs; by a statement or letter on the letterhead stationary of a licensed physician/medical professional; or by statements, records or letters from a Federal Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not wish to answer questions regarding disability/health conditions
47 Displaced employee information: Check all that apply Answer to this question is required
  • I am a current (OR former) employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who will be (OR has been) separated through TSA involuntary workforce reduction (IWR) procedures AND I am eligible to be considered for TSA positions for all areas of consideration, for up to one year after the effective date of my involuntary separation.
  • I am a former TSA Transportation Security Officer (TSO) eligible for rehiring priority under the Priority Employment Program (PEP).
  • I am an applicant for a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) position who has had my enter-on-duty (EOD) date delayed or offer rescinded due to a workforce reduction or anticipated reduction eligible for priority consideration under the Priority Employment Program (PEP).
  • I am not a current or former displaced employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
If you indicate eligibility for priority consideration and exemption from Area of Consideration restrictions, you will be asked to supply a copy of the official notification that supports the eligibility prior to interview and selection.

Important: All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application form, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
48 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate, and complete, and that this application for employment with the TSA is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on any part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also understand that I may be punished by fine or imprisonment for falsification of my employment application (18 USC 1001). I understand that information I give may be investigated as allowed by law or Executive order. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
49 Have you thoroughly reviewed your answers to this questionnaire and the above certification and, therefore, certify that the answers you’ve provided are true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No