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Band: G

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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.
Band G Qualifications
1 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience in or related to the work of a Transportation Security Officer or Lead Transportation Security Officer at the E band level (GS-8) AND six months of experience as a work leader, team leader, or supervisor in any type of work environment? Experience as a work leader, team leader, or supervisor in any type of work environment is work experience which demonstrates the possession of proficiency, or the potential to develop proficiency, in tasks such as: identifying, distributing, and balancing work load and tasks among employees; training or arranging for training of employees on procedures, use of various electronic equipment, or similar requirements; maintaining records of work accomplishments and administrative information; and resolving simple, informal complaints of employees and referring formal grievances to the appropriate management official. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
Module A: Accountability
3 Which strategies do you use to provide consistent and accurate information to meet objectives? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Double-check the accuracy of information.
  • Work as quickly as possible to meet the deadline.
  • Take time to ensure that no errors are made during all phases of the project.
  • Evaluate data and metrics.
  • Ask my supervisor to check my work.
  • Ask my coworkers or peers to review my work.
  • None of the above.
4 Which of the following best reflects how you have handled a situation(s) when you observed someone you worked with not complying with rules and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience with this.
  • I ignored the situation.
  • I told a coworker.
  • I reported the situation to a supervisor or leader.
  • I verbally addressed the individual about rule compliance.
5 Which of the following actions have you performed as a regular part of your job? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have held myself accountable for rules, responsibilities, and assigned tasks.
  • I have held others accountable for rules, responsibilities, and assigned tasks.
  • I have monitored the progress of projects or goals to ensure objectives were met.
  • I have performed work in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
  • I have managed all aspects of work tasks from start to finish.
  • None of the above.
6 Which process best represents how you ensure others meet objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • I monitor others to ensure all required tasks are completed and mentor as needed.
  • I monitor others to ensure all required tasks are completed.
  • I verify documentation for accuracy.
  • I delegate someone else to monitor others' performance.
  • I let a supervisor know when tasks are not completed correctly.
  • I make corrections by redoing the work.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience in meeting your professional responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed under supervision and meet assigned milestones and deadlines.
  • I have worked on individual projects or assignments that are generally completed independently and meet assigned milestones and deadlines.
  • I have adjusted my use of time to meet changes in priorities and requirements of new and/or unexpected work, and when priorities have conflicted, I resolved the conflicts with the help of a team leader or supervisor.
  • I have adjusted my use of time to meet changes in priorities and requirements of new and/or unexpected work, and when priorities have conflicted, I resolved the conflicts independently.
  • None of the above.
Module B: Decisiveness
8 Which of the following decisions do you have the most experience making? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have made decisions when data is limited.
  • I have made decisions when solutions produce unpleasant consequences.
  • I have collaborated with others to make a decision.
  • I have made decisions that only affect me.
  • I have guided others in making their decisions.
  • I have made quick decisions under pressure.
  • I have made decisions that affect many people.
9 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.
  • None of the above.
10 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.
11 Which of the following statements best reflects your highest level of experience solving problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience solving problems.
  • I have training in solving problems, but have not yet applied this knowledge in a work environment.
  • I have solved problems by encouraging cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have solved problems by interacting with individuals constructively, achieving cohesiveness, and reaching agreement on complex issues.
  • I have solved problems by inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse individuals, and collectively analyzing controversial topics to reach solutions to complex issues.
Module C: Written Communication
12 Which of the following activities have you performed? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Recorded information into a logbook or on a form.
  • Compiled information related to an incident, disciplinary action, or injury to facilitate completion of a report.
  • Utilized computer programs to enter or retrieve information.
  • Created written documents containing narratives.
  • Reviewed written documents prepared by others.
13 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience in written communication? Answer to this question is required
  • I have edited reports and documents.
  • I have performed data entry.
  • I have gathered and researched data to help prepare reports.
  • I have written various types of reports and documents.
  • None of the above.
14 Which of the following types of documents have you written? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Correspondence (e.g., emails, letters)
  • Technical reports
  • Management Directives
  • Incident reports
  • Daily data logs
  • Publications (e.g., journal articles, books)
  • Research papers
  • Action plans
15 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience documenting performance? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience.
  • I have prepared performance evaluations.
  • I have prepared and reviewed performance evaluations.
  • I have assisted others in writing performance evaluations.
16 Choose which experience best represents your highest level of writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written documents for peers.
  • I have written documents for supervisors.
  • I have written formal documents for senior management or executives.
  • I have written formal documents received by my entire organization (e.g., company newsletter).
  • I have written formal documents on behalf of my organization.
  • None of the above.
Module D: Multitasking
17 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience in completing multiple tasks with the same deadline? Answer to this question is required
  • I work on tasks by completing them one at a time.
  • I manage multiple tasks with the assistance of others.
  • I adjust my use of time to manage multiple tasks.
  • I have mentored others on determining how best to utilize their time.
  • None of the above.
18 With which of the following activities do you have the most experience? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Balancing competing deadlines and priorities to ensure goals are met or tasks are completed.
  • Delegating assignments to others to ensure that goals are met or tasks are completed.
  • Establishing priorities for multiple projects based on timelines, importance, and urgency of completion.
  • Rearranging resources, adjusting priorities, or negotiating timelines when managing multiple projects.
  • Returning to critical tasks and activities after attending to interruptions and/or distractions.
  • Attending to interruptions or distractions at the expense of completing my tasks.
  • None of the above.
19 Which of the following processes best describes how you prioritize multiple tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • I make a list of all the tasks and work through them until I have completed each one.
  • I make a list of all the tasks and prioritize them based on importance and length of time to complete.
  • I combine similar tasks in order to use my time efficiently.
  • I delegate the tasks that I know others can complete and follow-up to make sure they are completed.
  • None of the above.
20 When leading an important assignment, which of the following best describes the method you use to manage several tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience leading important assignments.
  • I ask a supervisor for guidance and approval on each task.
  • I ask peers to assist me with completing the tasks.
  • I prioritize each task before starting.
  • I delegate each task to other members of the team and oversee the assignment.
Module E: Leadership
21 Which of the following activities have you performed? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured performance standards, expectations, and goals were met.
  • Regularly provided feedback and coaching to others.
  • Planned work assignments and schedules.
  • Assigned tasks and responsibilities.
  • Resolved conflicts and differences.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects.
  • Provided career development opportunities.
  • None of the above.
22 Which strategies have you used most often to inspire, influence, and guide others? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Monitored others to ensure required tasks are completed.
  • Led by example.
  • Held others accountable for their actions.
  • Coached and developed others.
  • Directed others to comply with established guidelines.
  • Recommended rewards and incentives.
  • Provided feedback and support.
23 What leadership experiences do you have? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have inspired others towards meeting goals.
  • I have developed relationships by mentoring and coaching.
  • I have adjusted my leadership style to support a diverse workforce.
  • I have led by example by completing assigned tasks.
  • I have implemented corrective actions.
24 Which of the following represents your usual approach to providing feedback while supervising others? Answer to this question is required
  • I provide feedback throughout the task.
  • I provide immediate individual feedback when needed.
  • I let the team complete the assignment and then provide feedback.
  • I provide feedback upon request.
  • I do not usually provide feedback.
25 When leading a team and the team members have conflicts, which best describes your typical response? Answer to this question is required
  • I take charge and provide a resolution.
  • 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.
Certification
26 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
27

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