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Vacancy Details

Band: H

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.
H Band 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.)
Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-G Pay Band or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector successfully performing as a Bomb Appraisal Officer (BAO), bomb technician, or in a similar position which includes such activities as: responding to alarms involving possible explosives, IED components, or actual IEDs;
2 assessing the interrelationship between initiators, power supplies, switches, and chemicals to determine if the device is an improvised explosive, commercial explosive, or military explosives; and assisting with bomb program management responsibilities such as participating as a team member on a bomb squad to include ensuring program requirements were followed, making recommendations on procedures or helping implement processes under the direction of a program manager? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

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 Transportation Security Specialist – Explosives.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Bomb Technician Certification: Please indicate which of the following formal EOD Schools you have successfully completed. You must be a graduate from an accredited IED/bomb disposal course. Please note, a graduation certificate must be submitted with your electronic application.
4 Naval School Explosives Ordnance Disposal School (NAVSCOLEOD) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 FBI Hazardous Devices School Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I have attended or successfully completed one of the above EOD Schools Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have experience with improvised explosive devices and homemade explosives within the last five years immediately preceding application for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Module A: Explosives
8 Applying knowledge of the methods and techniques employed by terrorists and criminal elements to use commercial explosives, homemade explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and/or Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons to minimize threats against aviation AND/OR transportation systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
9 Applying knowledge of principles and practices of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) to provide technical guidance to management officials on explosives security issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
10 Responding to calls to assess possible explosives, IED components or actual IEDs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
11 Analyzing the interrelationships between initiators, power supplies and chemicals to evaluate explosive types and threat levels. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
12 Evaluating explosive and weapon detection checkpoints to recommend changes to emergency safety and security procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
13 Conducting searches of individuals, packages, vehicles, buildings, baggage and/or property to resolve Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) calls. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
14 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 length of 250 characters.
Module B: Training Instruction
15 Teaching students/employees about the methods used by criminal and terrorist elements to use explosives and other weapons of mass destruction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
16 Delivering technical training in the detection of explosive devices, chemicals, power supplies and/or initiators. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
17 Revising or developing technical training in the detection of explosive devices, chemicals, power supplies and/or initiators. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
18 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 length of 250 characters.
Module C: Incident Management
19 Using available information and prior experience to assess the severity of a threat to security or operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
20 Responding to situations that threaten the safety and security of people and significant assets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
21 Coordinating incident response procedures with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and private organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
22 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 length of 250 characters.
Certification
23 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
24

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