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Band: G

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.
Band G Qualifications
1 All U.S. Citizens: How would you like to be considered for this position? You may select one or more of the following recruitment sources that apply to you and for which you want to be considered. (NOTE: Please double check your selection(s) and ensure you have attached the appropriate documents to verify your eligibility. Your application will be reviewed under only the choice(s) that you make below. If you are found not eligible for a recruitment source you selected, or if you failed to submit the appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility for that recruitment source, then you will be removed from further consideration under that recruitment source.) Answer to this question is required
  • External Consideration – All U.S. Citizens may apply. Under the external recruitment source, applicants are ranked using TSA’s Category Grouping procedures and Veterans’ Preference is afforded to eligible applicants. (You will be given a new appointment if selected under this recruitment source, even if you are a current Federal employee.)
  • Internal – Only current TSA permanent employees OR competitive temporary employees (who obtained their temporary appointment through a competitive process) are eligible under this recruitment source. (Veterans’ Preference does not apply and you are not required to submit an SF-50.)
  • Status Eligibles – Only former TSA permanent OR competitive temporary employees; AND current, permanent civilian Federal employees of other agencies OR former, permanent civilian employees of any Federal agency (which includes Executive agencies under the provisions of 5 USC 105, the U.S. Postal Service, or the Postal Rate Commission) are eligible under this recruitment source. (Veterans’ Preference does not apply. If you are selecting this recruitment source, please remember to submit your most current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or comparable document that provides proof of your current or former permanent appointment status as a Federal employee.)
2 Do you possess 3 years of general work experience, one year equivalent to the SV-F OR GS-4 in the Federal service or equivalent in the private sector which shows the ability to analyze problems, gather data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; communicate effectively orally and in writing; OR do you possess a bachelor's or higher-level degree from an accredited college or university in any field; OR a combination of education and experience as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I am able to lift and carry a dog weighing up to 80 pounds for a continuous distance of 100 feet at waist or chest level. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I understand that as a condition of employment, I will be required to meet and maintain medical requirements as stated in the TSA Medical Guidelines for Explosives Detection Canine Handlers. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I understand that as a condition of employment, I will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I understand that as a Transportation Security Specialist - Explosives Detection Canine Handler (TSS-EDCH), I will be required to perform physical tasks, including but not limited to: pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds; walking continuously for 1.5 hours or longer without taking a break; standing continuously for 1.5 hours or longer without taking a break; sitting continuously for up to 2 hours; bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching overhead, and running; as well as ascending and descending steep stairs and walking backwards. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I understand that I may be deployed to a duty location other than my home location for extended periods of time, depending upon operational needs. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 I understand that if selected as a TSS-EDCH, I will be required to successfully complete a basic canine handler course of approximately 12 weeks in duration and that I will be required to stay at the training location during that time. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 I understand that as a TSS-EDCH, I will have to successfully meet all TSS- EDCH assessment and certification requirements, including passing annual certification with my assigned canine, in order to maintain my position as a TSS-EDCH, and that failure to do so may result in removal from employment with TSA. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 I understand that if selected as a TSS-EDCH, I will be responsible for the care, health, and welfare of my assigned government canine to include feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising, regular health checks, and emergency care when required, even if that means I must change or cancel my personal plans. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 I understand that as a TSS-EDCH, I will be responsible for maintaining sanitary kennel conditions for my assigned canine at work and at my residence. Should I receive a government-issued home kennel for my residence, I understand that upon notice a TSA Canine Manager will inspect the kennel and any areas where the canine is maintained, including inside my home, for sanitary conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 I understand that as a TSS-EDCH, I will be responsible for the safe and lawful operation of a government issued vehicle. I also understand that I will be required to maintain sanitary conditions of my assigned government vehicle, and that a TSA Canine Manager will inspect the vehicle for cleanliness upon prior notice. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 I understand that as a TSS-EDCH, I will be required to handle and maintain control of explosives in the performance of my duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 I understand that as a condition of employment, I must reside within 50-miles of my official duty station. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I understand that as a condition of employment, I must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license, and must obtain and maintain SIDA (Security identification Display Area) driving privileges. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 I understand that answering NO to any of these job awareness questions will remove me from further consideration for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17

Do you currently hold or have you previously held a Transportation Security Specialist - Explosives Detection Canine Handler (TSS-EDCH) or Transportation Security Inspector - Explosive Detection Canine Handler (TSI-EDCH) position with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at any pay band?

Note: Answering “Yes” to this question, does not guarantee referral to the Selecting Official and/or selection. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    17.1

    At which airport did you most recently hold this position?

    Maximum length of 50 characters.
  • No
Module A: Security Operations
18 Coordinating with others to conduct threat assessment and/or mitigation activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
19 Interacting with the public to respond to inquiries and maintain a calm environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
20 Using security techniques and available intelligence information to determine where to focus attention. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
21 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. (Maximum 250 characters) Maximum length of 250 characters.
Module B: Administrative Procedures and Tasks
22 Compiling and/or organizing data from a variety of sources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
23 Maintaining files, documents, and/or records (e.g., training documentation, vehicle usage/maintenance data, work activities/time). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
24 Using standard word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) to draft, review, and revise correspondence, reports, or other documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
25 Using software systems and databases to track and/or analyze information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
26 Preparing all necessary documentation related to a variety of situations, activities, and/or issues (e.g., incident reports). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have education or training in this task/competency, but have limited on-the-job experience.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job with regular assistance from others.
  • I routinely perform this task/competency as part of my job without assistance from others.
27 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. (Maximum 250 characters) Maximum length of 250 characters.
Module C: Attention to Detail
28 Which of the following statements best describes your experience ensuring the accuracy of information and work products? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with quality control or quality assurance processes.
  • I have not conducted a quality control or quality assurance process, but my work has been subject to a quality assurance inspection.
  • I have conducted quality control / assurance reviews on a limited scale.
  • I have conducted quality control / assurance reviews as a primary work responsibility.
  • I have conducted quality control / assurance reviews as a primary work responsibility and have also developed and/or trained others in these processes.
29 From the list below, select all of the technical or instructional documents you have experience interpreting and applying. Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • Assessments
  • Audit Manuals
  • Government regulations
  • Organizational policy documents
  • Research articles
  • Safety manuals
  • Technical operating procedures
  • Technical reports
  • None of the above
30 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. (Maximum 250 characters) Maximum length of 250 characters.
Module D: Critical Thinking
31 From the following statements, identify the highest level of problem-solving activity that you have performed. Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have never been responsible for solving on-the-job problems.
  • I have identified problems and brought them to the attention of management or another higher authority.
  • I have identified a problem, determined its cause, and offered a solution to management or another higher authority.
  • I have resolved the problem by correctly interpreting policy and directives and developing an action plan.
  • I have anticipated a problem and implemented a procedure to avoid the problem.
  • I have identified the problem, produced corrective policy, instituted the policy, and resolved the problem.
32 Which of the following best represents the highest role you have held in which you made decisions or recommendations regarding operational procedures in an organization? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • As a team member
  • As a team leader
  • As a supervisor
  • As an executive
  • I do not have any experience in this area.
33 From the following list of responses, indicate all the approaches you have successfully used to analyze and evaluate new information to make a decision. Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had to analyze and evaluate new information to make a decision.
  • I have made an intuitive decision based upon past experience and training.
  • I have consulted with others from multiple levels to achieve consensus.
  • I have sought guidance from a supervisor or senior expert.
  • I have independently collected all data and used logic, experience and common sense to make a decision.
  • I have related the issue to an existing standard and utilized vetted and approved procedures based on a previously experienced scenario.
  • I have determined the positive and negative impact of multiple courses of action through deliberative research and chosen the best alternative.
34 Which of the following responses best describes your typical approach to making a decision in a time sensitive situation with limited information? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have never had to make a decision under such circumstances.
  • I consult with others from multiple levels to achieve consensus.
  • I seek guidance from a supervisor or senior expert.
  • I determine the positive and negative impact of multiple courses of action through deliberative research and chose the best alternative.
  • I independently collect all data and use logic, experience and common sense to make a decision.
  • I relate the issue to an existing standard and utilize vetted and approved procedures based on a previously experienced scenario.
  • I make an intuitive decision based upon past experience and training.
35 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. (Maximum 250 characters) Maximum length of 250 characters.
Module E: Flexibility
36 Which of the following responses best describes your experience working in environments where immediate and unpredictable circumstances necessitated an operational change? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working in an environment where immediate and unpredictable circumstances necessitated an operational change.
  • I have very little experience working in an environment where immediate and unpredictable circumstances necessitated an operational change.
  • I have worked in an environment where immediate and unpredictable circumstances necessitated operational changes annually.
  • I have worked in an environment where immediate and unpredictable circumstances necessitated operational changes monthly.
  • I have worked in an environment where immediate and unpredictable circumstances necessitated operational changes weekly.
  • I have worked in an environment where immediate and unpredictable circumstances necessitated operational changes daily.
37 Which of the following responses best describes your highest level of experience responding to emergencies or incidents? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience responding to emergencies or incidents.
  • I have experience responding to emergencies or incidents, but under supervision.
  • I have experience responding to emergencies or incidents with little supervision.
  • I have experience responding to emergencies or incidents with no supervision.
  • I have experience managing a crisis at a local level.
  • I have experience managing a crisis at a national level.
38 What types of tasks have required you to shift from one task/ objective to another based on new information gathered onsite? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • Administrative
  • Customer service
  • Emergency
  • Inspections / investigations
  • Operational
  • Safety
  • Stakeholder relations
  • None of the above
39 Which of the following statements best describes your most common course of action when presented with a unique situation outside of established workplace policies and norms? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I follow procedures.
  • I do what I believe is correct, without consulting others.
  • I consult a policy expert.
  • I consult my colleagues.
  • I follow my instincts and apply common sense.
  • I consult my supervisor or higher level official.
  • I address the immediate concern based on training and experience and then notify appropriate personnel.
  • None of the above
40 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. (Maximum 250 characters) Maximum length of 250 characters.
Module F: Interpersonal Skills
41 From the following list, identify the situations in which you have adapted your behavior/work methods to overcome a conflict with others or adjusted to other people, changing situations, or work schedules. Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • Asked superiors to step in and resolve the issue.
  • Persisted with accepted work methods despite changing circumstances.
  • Facilitated the amicable solution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation was needed to meet an objective.
  • Persuaded and/or inspired others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques to improve operations.
  • Proactively developed effective, productive working relationships with colleagues to manage conflict.
  • Worked cooperatively with others as a team to achieve a project or program goal.
  • None of the above
42 Which of the following responses best represents your highest level of experience interacting with various groups and individuals? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • Participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems.
  • Routinely working with managers to resolve issues and problems that arise on a daily basis.
  • Assisting management officials with inquiries for information or communicating potential security issues to management.
  • Working with management officials to resolve unique or complex issues or develop new policies and/or procedures.
  • None of the above
43 Which of the following statements best describes your experience developing and maintaining relationships with internal or external stakeholders? Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not yet had experience developing and maintaining relationships with internal or external stakeholders.
  • I have developed and maintained relationships with internal or external stakeholders with direction from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have independently developed and maintained relationships with internal or external stakeholders on a regular or semi-regular basis.
  • I have coached or supervised others in developing and maintaining relationships with internal or external stakeholders.
44 From the list below, identify all the officials / organizations with which you have established working relationships. Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • Colleagues
  • General public
  • Government organizations
  • Managers
  • Private industry
  • Professional organizations
  • Senior agency officials
  • Subordinates
  • Technical experts
  • None of the above
45 Please indicate where in your resume (e.g., position title, work experience, education, etc.) your ratings for this module can be verified. The information you provide in the text box below will only be used to help reviewers find verifying information in your resume. The information you provide in the text box will not be evaluated or rated. (Maximum 250 characters) Maximum length of 250 characters.
Certification
46 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
47

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