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Band: F

No questions specified.

Band: All Grades

Instructions
Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.
Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.
In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.
Please read response options carefully as response options may have changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
F Band Qualifications
1 To be considered eligible, applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application. Do you meet this requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have at least six months of full-time equivalent work experience as a Transportation Security Officer, SV-1802-D OR six months of full-time equivalent or higher specialized security experience in the Federal government or private sector? SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience would include: Providing frontline security protection to air travelers, airports, and airplanes; wanding, performing pat down searches, operating an x-ray machine, screening baggage, and reviewing tickets; identifying dangerous objects on passengers and/or in baggage or cargo, and preventing these objects from being transported onto aircraft; and using diverse electronic detection and imaging equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Full-time experience is based on a 40-hour work week. Part-time experience is credited proportionately.
Module A: Critical Thinking
3 Which of the following do you perform regularly when processing information to make a decision? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Assess surroundings for potential risks.
  • Analyze information to identify problems, inconsistencies, or trends.
  • Analyze problems from several perspectives.
  • Assess the pros and cons of alternative solutions.
  • Identify solutions that are most likely to sufficiently resolve the problem.
  • Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant facts.
  • Evaluate multiple pieces of information before drawing conclusions.
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following best describes the way you solve problems in a group setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I rely on my own expertise to solve the problem.
  • I gather information and facts from the entire group before solving the problem on my own.
  • I consult people in the group that I think are best able to help me solve the problem.
  • I solve the problem based on what best benefits me.
  • I solve the problem based on what best benefits everyone.
5 Which of the following best describes how you generally resolve problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I find innovative ways to resolve problems within existing policies and procedures.
  • I review policies and procedures but occasionally deviate from them to find better solutions.
  • I find ways to resolve problems without considering existing policies and procedures.
  • I follow policies and procedures to resolve problems.
6 Which of the following best describes how you make a decision quickly when minimal information is provided? Answer to this question is required
  • I attempt to gather additional information and make a decision based on my experience and reasoning.
  • I review possible outcomes and base my decision on which outcome I determine to be best.
  • I make an intuitive decision based on the information provided.
  • I consider the information provided and I ask for input from a peer or leader before making my decision.
  • I present the provided information to a peer or leader and have them make the decision.
7 Which of the following best describes how you determine when something is likely to go wrong? Answer to this question is required
  • I assess my surroundings at all times in order to observe any changes in my environment.
  • I wait until a problem arises and respond as needed.
  • I observe people in my surroundings to identify behaviors that are out of the ordinary.
  • I rely on my network to inform me when something is likely to go wrong.
  • I evaluate critical data and consider the potential effects.
Module B: Teamwork
8 When I lead members of a team or group to accomplish a task: Answer to this question is required
  • I give specific instructions and expect them to be followed without question.
  • I inform the team of the task that needs to be completed and let them figure out how to accomplish the task themselves.
  • I inform the team of the task that needs to be completed, offer assistance, and then allow them to accomplish the task on their own.
  • I guide the team step by step and monitor them in order to ensure the task is completed correctly.
  • I inform the team of the task that needs to be completed and work together with them to get the task accomplished.
9 When I am part of a team and the team members have conflicts: Answer to this question is required
  • I take charge and resolve the conflict.
  • I defend the member(s) I think are right and try to resolve the conflict.
  • I let the members work it out amongst themselves.
  • I present the issue to another peer or leader to address.
  • I act as a mediator between the members and help them come to a mutually agreeable resolution.
10 When assigned to work with individual(s) with whom I have had conflicts in the past: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience working with individual(s) with whom I have had conflicts in the past.
  • I ask to be reassigned.
  • I avoid the individual(s) as much as possible while still fulfilling my responsibilities.
  • I put aside our differences and maintain professionalism.
  • I approach the individual(s) and try to make amends.
11 Which statement best describes your ability to work with individuals in a team environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I work best by myself.
  • I work best with individuals who think like I do.
  • I work best with individuals who have knowledge, skills, and abilities similar to my own.
  • I work best with individuals with diverse skill sets.
  • I work best with individuals I already know.
Module C: Flexibility
12 Which of the following best describes how you react to sudden changes in the work environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience reacting to sudden changes in the work environment.
  • I often require assistance from supervisors in order to adapt.
  • I adapt to the changes once it is apparent that others have adapted.
  • I question the reasoning behind the changes but still comply.
  • I adapt to the changes.
  • I adapt and then assist others in adapting to the changes.
13 Which of the following best describes your typical reaction time when adapting to new information? Answer to this question is required
  • I adapt immediately even if I have questions about the new information.
  • I need time to process the new information, but eventually I will adapt.
  • Before I adapt, I need time to confer with supervisors to fully understand the reasoning behind the new information.
  • I need to see my coworkers adapt before I adapt.
  • I adapt immediately and ensure that my coworkers also understand and adapt.
14 How do you consider information offered by others when working on a task? Answer to this question is required
  • I am open to new ideas and differing opinions.
  • I am open to the input but validate the information before taking action.
  • I am open to information as long as it comes from a like-minded source.
  • I listen but continue on my original course of action.
  • None of the above.
15 Which of the following tasks have you performed in a rapidly changing environment? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Adapted a plan.
  • Evaluated and allocated resources (e.g., staff, supplies, time, etc.).
  • Maintained awareness of situational changes.
  • Managed competing priorities and multiple assignments.
  • Set goals and established priorities.
  • None of the above.
Module D: Leadership
16 Which of the following do you have experience with? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Overseeing groups of diverse individuals.
  • Leading individuals with little to no direction from my superiors.
  • Leading individuals with direct oversight from my superiors.
  • Supervising individuals during stressful situations.
  • Giving performance feedback to groups or individuals.
  • Inspiring others to accomplish common goals.
  • Encouraging development of skills.
  • Delivering praise and recognition.
  • Providing corrective actions.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following best reflects your ability to model high standards of honesty, integrity, and respect for individuals? Answer to this question is required
  • I tend to follow the norms of the group.
  • I model behavior that is appropriate for the situation.
  • I expect others to model their own high standards.
  • My actions and words consistently reflect high standards.
  • I model high standards and encourage others to do the same.
18 Which of the following best describes your method for helping others accomplish a shared goal? Answer to this question is required
  • I expect others to accomplish the goal with little guidance or influence from me or anyone else.
  • I offer guidance to influence others to accomplish the shared goal.
  • I encourage feedback from others and incorporate their ideas to accomplish the goal.
  • I tell the group how to accomplish the shared goal.
19 Which statement best describes your approach to coaching others to make effective decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I let others make their own decisions and follow-up with them afterwards.
  • I collaborate with individuals to help them make effective decisions.
  • I guide others through the decision-making process.
  • I make the decision for the individual so that they can learn from the experience.
Certification
20 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
21

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