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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 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?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have one year of work experience equivalent to at least the D Pay Band (GS 5/6)or above in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector performing multi-faceted security or related work (e.g., Transportation Security Officer, private industry security officer, law enforcement officer, etc.)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Does your one year of specialized experience as described above include: (a) performing security related duties involving multi-tasking of processes; (b) functioning under general supervision for the most part; (c) providing immediate response to breaches of security and/or emergency situations; and (d) making suggestions to improve operations?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Module A: Security Screening Policies and Procedures and Equipment

* 4.Responding to inquiries from the public about the TSA security and screening process.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 5.Verifying the authenticity of travel documents (e.g., Boarding Pass, Photo Identification, etc.)
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 6.Conducting searches of individuals, baggage, and property in accordance with TSA Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) in order to resolve alarms.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 7.Identifying items from the TSA permitted and prohibited items list.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 8.Using security screening equipment (e.g., WTMD, X-ray, HHMD, ETD, EDS) in accordance with TSA Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) in order to resolve alarms.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 9.Maintaining control of sensitive information and records.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


10.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: Oral Communication

* 11.Giving oral instructions to others.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 12.Talking with individuals in order to obtain information.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 13.Communicating a rationale for your actions or decision to others.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


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 C: Attention to Detail

* 15.Conducting behavior observation of groups of people to enhance security.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 16.Observing multiple individuals at the same time to detect unusual behavior.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 17.Visually scanning the environment in order to identify irregularities in the environment.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


* 18.Visually inspecting documents to ensure they are accurate.
  1. I have not performed this activity.
  2. I have performed this activity as a trainee.
  3. I have performed this activity on the job under close supervision.
  4. I have performed this activity on the job under minimal supervision.
  5. I have trained or guided others in performing this activity.


19.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 D: Final Section

* 20.Please identify the training courses below you have completed.
  1. Basic Behavior Pattern Recognition (BPR) Training (New Age Security Systems)
  2. Massachusetts State Police B.A.S.S. Training
  3. TSA SPOT/BDO training
  4. I have not completed any of the above courses.


* 21.Please identify the training courses below you have completed.
  1. Customs and Border Protection Deception Detection and Eliciting Responses Training
  2. Evaluating truthfulness workshop
  3. Emotional skills workshop
  4. Kinesic Interview Techniques
  5. Micro Expression Training Tools (METT)
  6. Reid Behavioral Analysis Interview Technique
  7. Subtle Expression Training Tools (SETT)
  8. None of the above


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.Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate, and complete?
  1. Yes
  2. No






This is a Federal job application system.  Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work.  Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).

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