Top Transportation Security Officer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Transportation Security Officer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Transportation Security Officer resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.8% of Transportation Security Officer resumes contained Angry Passengers as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Transportation Security Officer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Transportation Security Officer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Angry Passengers

high Demand
Here's how Angry Passengers is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Managed disruptive and angry passengers.
  • Work in an environment that includes constant noise and distractions, disruptive and angry passengers.
  • Respond to continuous distractions, i.e., time pressure, disruptive and angry passengers.
  • Managed disruptive and angry passengers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Provide positive attitude while working with disruptive and angry passengers.
  • Responded to inquires from the Public, angry passengers.

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2. Bag Searches

high Demand
Here's how Bag Searches is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Performed various screening functions to include body and bag searches, equipment operation, document review and image interpretation/threat analysis.
  • Performed searches and screening of passengers and their belongings, including physical interaction such as pat-downs, property and bag searches.
  • Perform hand-held metal detector screening, pat-downs, and bag searches to ensure the safety of passengers entering the terminal.
  • Perform searches and screening including physical interaction with passengers, conducting bag searches and lifting luggage weighing up to 70lbs.
  • Inspect the baggage of the passenger by performing physical bag searches to ensure that nothing dangerous reaches the aircraft.
  • Complete standard pat downs, X-Ray Luggage, and Bag Searches continuously to achieve safety within air travel.
  • Conduct physical searches of passengers and their accessible property in the form of pat-downs and bag searches.
  • Apply new and existing standard operation procedures for bag searches and pat downs to resolve potential threats.
  • Perform searches and screenings, which may include physical interaction with passengers through pat-downs and bag searches.
  • Performed additional screening measures, such as standard and modified pat-downs and checked and carry-on bag searches.
  • Conduct bag searches and pat-downs as needed, as well as enhanced screening on certain individuals.
  • Schedule weekly appointments for trainees to practice job-specific duties such as pat downs and bag searches.
  • Perform searches and screening, which may include pat-downs, bag searches, and property searches.
  • Conduct pat-down searches as well as bag searches for weapons, drugs, and explosives.
  • Perform electronic and physical searches and screening of passengers, and conduct physical bag searches.
  • Cross trained to work in baggage, using CTX explosive detection machines, bag searches.
  • Preformed bag searches if we found an item(s) that is prohibited.
  • Check passports, bag searches, limited body searches, and x-ray operator.
  • Perform searches, screening, physical interaction with passengers, conduct bag searches.
  • Performed bag searches on carry on luggage containing prohibited and/or dangerous items.

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3. Security Procedures

high Demand
Here's how Security Procedures is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Respond to security incidents including breaches, prohibited items, potential violations of security procedures and customer service issues.
  • Assessed security shortcomings involving lack of communication channels at security checkpoints that resulted in permanent changes to security procedures.
  • Attend security meetings and participate in informational briefings concerning security procedures and sensitive or classified information.
  • Provided top customer service, aided passengers with security procedures, inspected passengers belongings when necessary.
  • Provided timely and accurate service; investigated and resolved complaints or problems regarding security procedures.
  • Interacted with the public including giving instructions on security procedures and responding to passenger inquiries.
  • Performed security procedures for the Transportation Security Administration at San Diego International Airport.
  • Shared ideas and information to improve passenger security procedures and checkpoint efficiency.
  • Identify violators and/or persons unfamiliar with proper entrance and exit security procedures.
  • Conduct front-line security procedures for passenger, aircraft and overall airport safety.
  • Communicate effectively to passengers to ensure they understand the security procedures.
  • Maintained certifications in several types of screening equipment and security procedures.
  • Assist passengers through checkpoint while ensuring proper security procedures were utilized.
  • Contribute to administration of federal security procedures during national emergencies.
  • Implemented security procedures central to Transportation Security Administration objectives.
  • Provide excellent customer service while preforming federal security procedures.
  • Screen baggage and passengers according to security procedures.
  • Perform security procedures for passengers and luggage.
  • Advise passengers of security procedures.
  • Instructed passengers on security procedures.

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4. Transportation Security Administration

high Demand
Here's how Transportation Security Administration is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Memorized and executed Transportation Security Administration Standard Operation Procedures efficiently.
  • Enforced Transportation Security Administration regulations.
  • Provided input to Transportation Security Administration forum surrounding immediate concerns, newly released procedures and continuous improvement opportunities within the organization.
  • Background investigation completed and approved by the FBI for the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Implemented security-screening procedures that are central to Transportation Security Administration objectives and that serve to protect the traveling public.
  • Comply with directives, guidelines, regulations, policies and the standard operating procedures of Transportation Security Administration.
  • Detect unusual anomalies and perform an abundant security screening using guidelines and tools authorized by Transportation Security Administration.
  • Coordinate with Transportation Security Administration Headquarters with Standard Operation Procedures changes and updates to enhance and progress Security.
  • Certified in security screening procedures central to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) objectives Department of Homeland Security
  • Ensured passenger compliance with all Transportation Security Administration rules and regulations in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and outside agencies to maintain a strong reputable image for the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Served as liaison concerning training matters between the Federal Security Director and the Transportation Security Administration Headquarters.
  • Conduct passenger checkpoint and baggage security screening procedures central to Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
  • Worked as a part of an integrated team to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration regulations.
  • Screen passengers following established procedures by the Transportation Security Administration to ensure flight safety.
  • Implement security-screening procedures that are central to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) objectives.
  • Maintain and enforce standard operation procedures as outlined by the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Subject matter expert on the Standard Operating Procedures for Transportation Security Administration employees.
  • Use team work to effectively carry-out the mission of the Transportation Security Administration
  • Implemented federal security policies and procedures essential to Transportation Security Administration mission.

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5. Dangerous Objects

high Demand
Here's how Dangerous Objects is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Prevented any deadly or dangerous objects from making it onto an aircraft while effectively performing screening procedures that ensured passenger safety.
  • Conducted baggage screening utilizing x-ray machine technology and explosive threat detection system to identify dangerous objects in carry - on property.
  • Operated various screening equipment and technology to identify dangerous objects, such as explosive detection machines or chemical swab systems.
  • Perform security screening of property which included operation of x-ray machines to identify dangerous objects from being transported onto aircraft.
  • Operated screening equipment to identify dangerous objects, to include intrusion detection systems and physical access control systems.
  • Identify hazardous and prohibited items in checked baggage prevent dangerous objects from being transported onto aircraft.
  • Perform security screenings conducting property searches to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and passengers.
  • Qualified to operate screening equipment to identity potentially dangerous objects and prevent harm to aircraft.
  • Implemented security-screening procedures to prevent deadly or dangerous objects from being transported onto an aircraft.
  • Performed security screening of property including operating x-ray machines to identify dangerous objects in baggage.
  • Prevent deadly or dangerous objects from being transported on aircraft by utilizing security screening procedures.
  • Processed operating screening equipment to identify dangerous objects in passengers & baggage
  • Identified potentially dangerous objects found on passengers and their carry-on baggage.
  • Operate screening equipment to identify dangerous objects in property and passengers.
  • Identified and investigated dangerous objects in/on baggage, cargo and passengers.
  • Operate various screening equipment and technology to identify dangerous objects.
  • Operate various types of technology to identify dangerous objects.
  • Prevented any prohibited/dangerous objects from being transported onto aircraft.
  • Operated different screening machines to detect dangerous objects.
  • Operated x-ray machines to identify dangerous objects.

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6. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Performed screening of passengers and personal property utilizing technology and TSA required procedures, while providing first-class customer service.
  • Rendered exceptional oral communication and interpersonal skills to ensure outstanding customer service and teamwork on a daily basis.
  • Provide customer service and assistance to passengers to reasonably accommodate as permissible in accordance with screening SOP procedures.
  • Accomplished security and customer service professional with expensive experience providing support in both private sector and government settings.
  • Provided security screening of passengers carry on travel baggage and passengers while providing excellent customer service skills.
  • Responded to general inquiries from security officers and traveling public in a customer service oriented communication style.
  • Delivered a high level of customer service and communication while using required observation and security techniques.
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer service and communicated with professionals at all levels of personnel across the organization.
  • Clarified screening procedures for travelers, while providing exceptional customer service in a non-technical/non-threatening manner.
  • Coordinate security involving aviation as well as educating and providing friendly customer service to travelers.
  • Provide excellent customer service while screening passengers and carry on items per standard operating procedures.
  • Continued exemplary public relations, professionalism and customer service to assist transportation screening operations.
  • Educated and provided friendly customer service to travelers and screened passengers by gathering intelligence.
  • Demonstrated proper customer service skills when receiving incoming flights and proper baggage handling procedures.
  • Excelled in providing world-class security and world-class customer service at Pittsburgh International Airport.
  • Provided customer service while enforcing federal aviation administration laws and code of conduct.
  • Maintained high level of customer service in high-traffic airport screened thousands of customers daily
  • Provide effective customer service; communicate and handle challenging situations and customers.
  • Maintain high level of Customer Service and communication while using security techniques.
  • Monitored and improved customer service procedures and quality of performance of staff.

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7. Security Checkpoint

high Demand
Here's how Security Checkpoint is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Maintain control of security checkpoint, screening passengers and baggage for prohibited items while maintaining a professional demeanor in high-stress environments.
  • Offer suggestions to improve security processes and procedures on a routine basis leading to recent physical security checkpoint layout improvements.
  • Managed who entered the security area by proper identification procedures and monitored behavior patterns while in the security checkpoint.
  • Communicate with passengers about security checkpoint procedures to ensure safe and efficient travel while following SOP requirements.
  • Maintained a staffing schedule for multiple security checkpoints to guarantee consistent coverage and proper officer rotations.
  • Communicate security requirements to passengers to ensure quick and efficient flow through the security checkpoint.
  • Project Coordinator-Developed computer presentation on PowerPoint for usage of foreign languages at security checkpoints.
  • Operated hand held radios to communicate with security personnel throughout the security checkpoints.
  • Documented incidents on individuals that attempted to carry prohibited items through security checkpoints.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to passengers who come through my security checkpoint.
  • Gathered and distributed weekly incoming and outgoing flight data for security checkpoints.
  • Selected to be on a special security team executing airport security checkpoint tests
  • Communicate policy and procedures to passengers while coming through security checkpoints.
  • Manage and coordinate security officer rotation on a security checkpoint lane.
  • Supervised up to 90 security officers at airport security checkpoint daily.
  • Assist passengers through the screening/security checkpoint at the Pensacola International Airport.
  • Skilled in safely assisting disabled and youth passengers through security checkpoints.
  • Perform daily calibrations of the Security Checkpoint's operational equipment.
  • Supervised multiple security checkpoints, ensuring procedures were followed efficiently.
  • Observed and monitor passenger behavior at airport terminal security checkpoints.

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8. X-Ray Machines

high Demand
Here's how X-Ray Machines is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Monitored magnetometer screening equipment and operating x-ray machines to detect dangerous and prohibited objects in carry-on baggage.
  • Performed security screening of property by operating x-ray machines to identify prohibited objects in baggage and cargo.
  • Operate various security-related equipment including x-ray machines, explosive detection units, and metal detectors.
  • Used metal detectors and x-ray machines to detect prohibited items and identify potential security threats.
  • Performed security screening of persons and property utilizing metal detectors and x-ray machines.
  • Calibrated x-ray machines and performed preventative maintenance on intricate trace detection machines.
  • Operated screening equipment, including X-ray machines and performed physical inspections.
  • Screened passenger carry-on luggage for non-permitted items using x-ray machines.
  • Operated various x-ray machines for detecting any prohibited items.
  • Demonstrate ability to operate x-ray machines and metal detectors.
  • Operated explosion detection equipment and x-ray machines.
  • Calibrated and operated x-ray machines.
  • Operated security equipment such as x-ray machines, walk through metal detectors, advanced imaging technology, and explosive detecting devices.
  • Operate X-ray machines in order to identify possible hazardous objects inside of a baggage, cargo, and on passengers.
  • Operate x-ray machines and metal detectors, both hand held and walk through to evaluate risks associated with travelers'personal contents.
  • Screen baggage and Cargo through use of x-ray machines and physical search preventing prohibited objects from being transported onto aircraft.
  • Conduct screening of passengers, baggage, and cargo using x-ray machines and Advanced Imaging Technology to identify prohibited items.
  • Performed maintenance duties including calibration of x-ray machines and explosive detection devices as well as regular cleaning of these machines.
  • Examine baggage as it runs through X-ray machines and screen passengers with a hand-held wand, and/or walk-through detectors.
  • Used the L-3 Communications X-ray machines and explosive detection machines for the ability to maintain a safe flying environment.

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9. Exit Points

high Demand
Here's how Exit Points is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Controlled and monitored entry and exit points into secured airport locations.
  • Controlled entry and exit points during security breach evacuation.
  • Control entry and exit points, conduct screening and physical checks of passengers, their carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
  • Control Entry and Exit Points- Insure no person or persons property enters a control point without properly being screened first.
  • Control entry and exit points of the airport.- Interacting with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries.
  • Perform security screening of persons and property and control entry and exit points within RDU International airport.
  • Controlled entry and exit points on foot or in TSA vehicle while performing additional security routines.
  • Control entry and exit points throughout airport to ensure only those who are authorized gain access.
  • Performed searches to include pat down searches, as well as controlled entry and exit points.
  • Assist in the screening of people, property and controlling entry and exit points in airports.
  • Controlled exit points to make sure passengers do not attempt to bypass the screen process.
  • Display professionalism and keen judgment in performing searches as entry and exit points are monitored.
  • Controlled entry and exit points; screening and ticket review using electronic and imaging equipment.
  • Secure, control and monitor all entry and exit points at various airport locations.
  • Conduct proper monitoring of metal detector screening systems while controlling entry & exit points.
  • Maintain positive control of entry and exit points and direct the flow of passengers.
  • Controlled access points such as the entry and exit points of a screening checkpoint.
  • Undertake visual control at the entry and exit points at the airport facility.
  • Certified to control entry and exit points and all secure operational areas.
  • Monitored walk-through metal detector screening equipment, entry and exit points.

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10. Stressful Environment

high Demand
Here's how Stressful Environment is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Maintained focus and awareness while working in a stressful environment to identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass destruction devices.
  • Maintain focus and awareness while working within stressful environments and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life-threatening devices.
  • Screen passengers and gather intelligence while maintaining focus and awareness in a stressful environment.
  • Maintained focus, composure and security awareness while working in a stressful environment.
  • Work within a stressful environment; Identify and locate potentially life-threatening devices.
  • Maintain focus and awareness while working within stressful environments.
  • Provided quality customer service in an often stressful environment.
  • Maintained focus and awareness within a stressful environment.
  • Maintain focus and security awareness in chaotic/stressful environment.
  • Work in a stressful environment, which includes alarms, machinery, crowd distraction, time pressure, and upset passengers.
  • Maintain focus and awareness while working in a stressful environment with distractions such as alarms, machinery, and crowds.
  • Maintain focus and awareness in a stressful environment in order to preserve the ability to uncover any life threatening devices.
  • Complete duties in a stressful environment, which may include various noise distractions, time constraints and passenger hostility.
  • Maintain focus and awareness while working in a stressful environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery and people.
  • Maintain focus and awareness in a stressful environment often chaotic: kids crying, service calls from co-workers.
  • Worked within a stressful environment which included noise from alarms, machinery, and the public.
  • Maintain focus and awareness in a stressful environment that is often chaotic and filled with distraction.
  • Maintained focus and awareness while working within a stressful environment with distractions and time pressure.
  • Maintained focus in a stressful environment in order to identify and locate potential dangers.
  • Maintain focus in stressful environment, staying alert to potential lethal devices and threats.

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11. Effective Decisions

high Demand
Here's how Effective Decisions is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Keep the supervisor informed of stressful situations requiring attention and make effective decisions quickly to improve productivity.
  • Make effective decisions in crisis situations, Identify potential safety and occupational hazards.
  • Maintain focus to make effective decisions while working in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Executed consistent effective decisions based on sound principles.
  • Provide security and protection of air travelers, airports, and aircraft by making effective decisions in routine and crisis situations.
  • Excelled at maintaining focus & awareness and in making effective decisions under extreme stress and time pressure.
  • Make effective decisions and employ conflict resolution skills.
  • Maintain a professional ability to manage multiple tasks in a noisyenvironment and make effective decisions in a crisis.
  • Maintain awareness and make effective decisions while interacting with the public and working in a stressful environment.

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12. Routine Situations

high Demand
Here's how Routine Situations is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Maintained focus and awareness within an environment making effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Monitored assigned post and demonstrated effective decision making skills in crisis and routine situations.
  • Make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations while exercising professional ethics.
  • Managed to created effective decisions during crisis and routine situations.
  • Demonstrate effective decision-making in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Make effective decisions under emergency and routine situations.
  • Identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass destruction devices, and make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Maintain focus and awareness to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations while working in a stressful environment.
  • Make effective decisions in crisis and routine situations.- Protect the United States against any threats foreign or domestic.
  • Maintain focus & awareness & the ability to make effective decisions in both crisis & routine situations.
  • Maintain the ability to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations under time pressure.
  • Interact with the public, and make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations while remaining composed and calm.
  • Preserved the professional ability to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Analyze situations both crisis and routine situations and determined the best course of action.
  • Maintained and promoted calm and positive environments in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Maintained focus and made efficient decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Display effective and efficient decisiveness skills in both crisis and routine situations.
  • Have ability to make sound decisions in emergency and routine situations.

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13. Terminal Entry

high Demand
Here's how Terminal Entry is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Provided security while maintaining positive control of terminal entry and exit points.
  • Maintained professional customer service and security while controlling terminal entry/exit points.
  • Controlled terminal entry and exit points and operated government vehicles.
  • Controlled sensitive terminal entry/exit points.
  • Perform searches of passengers to include metal detector and pat-down searches as well as controlling terminal entry and exit points.
  • Controlled terminal entry and exit points at Logan Int'l Airport in addition to directing and responding to inquiries.
  • Provide security, protection and control of air travelers, aircraft, and airport terminal entry and exit points.
  • Controlled terminal entry and exits points to watch for unusual activity and determine if directions and responding to inquiries.
  • Controlled terminal entry and exit points and securing other high-risk target areas on airport property such as parking decks.
  • Controlled terminal entry and exit points, interacted with public, gave directions, and responded to inquiries.
  • Control terminal entry and exit points while interacting with the public, giving directions, and answering questions.
  • Control terminal entry and exit points by presenting an excellent command presence in order to prevent security breaches.
  • Posted at a check point controlling terminal entry and exit points, securing a restricted area.
  • Controlled terminal entry and exit points while maintaining focus and awareness in a stressful environment.
  • Control terminal entry and exit points and patrol work areas to detect any suspicious items.
  • Controlled terminal entry and exit points; performed searches and screening of passengers and baggage.
  • Control terminal entry and exit points, ensuring the security and protection of air travelers.
  • Performed searches, to include hand-wand and pat-down searches-controlled terminal entry and exit points.
  • Control terminal entry and exit points, perform searches on persons and belongings.
  • Controlled and monitored the flow of traffic through terminal entry or exit points.

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14. Detection System

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Here's how Detection System is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Provide Airport Transportation Security through screening of persons and property utilizing the latest X-Ray technologies and detection systems.
  • Operated and calibrated automatic explosive detection systems.
  • Operated and monitored the Explosive Detection System machine
  • Certified in multiple explosive detection systems.
  • Maintain log of any machine malfunctions including Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) machines such as the CTX 2500/5500 and CT-80.
  • Operate scanning equipment such as walk-through and hand-held metal detectors, explosive detection systems, trace detection system and X-ray.
  • Operate, calibrate, and perform alarm resolution on screening equipment including the Explosive Threat Detection and Explosive Detection System.
  • X-ray machine, Hand Held Metal Detector, Walk-through Metal Detector, Explosive Threat Detection, Explosive Detection System.
  • Conducted and supervised subordinates employees in baggage screening in a stand-alone Explosive Detection System (EDS) environment.
  • Operate electronic and imaging equipment (X-Ray Systems, Explosive Detection Systems & Hand Held Metal Detector).
  • Worked with x-ray machine, explosive detection system and walk through metal detectors and advance imagine technology.
  • Operated Explosives Detection System, and Sophisticated X-Ray Machines, for the Inspection of Baggage.
  • Trained in chemical detection testing kits, chemical test strips and explosive detection systems.
  • Maintain knowledge of Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) to execute daily duties.
  • Experience in the use of high tech x-ray machines and explosive detection systems.
  • Certified to perform On Screen Alarm Procedures to operate Explosive Detection System.
  • Operated an L3 Communications Explosive Detection System (EDS) X-ray machine.
  • Certified on L3 and CTX Explosive Detection Systems.
  • Certified on the use of Explosive Trace Devices and Explosive Detection System.
  • Conduct maintenance on Rapiscan 620DV x-ray machines, Morpho Explosive Tracking Detection system, and L3 ProVision ATD Body Scanner.

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15. Air Travelers

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Here's how Air Travelers is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Identify either Airport employees or air travelers intending to deceive transportation security.
  • Provided font-line security and protection of air travelers.
  • Provide security and protection of air travelers, airports, and aircraft in a high-stakes environment to ensure safe airway travel.
  • Screened air travelers according to Standard Operation Procedures, to guarantee certain items and persons prohibited did not board commercial airliners.
  • Screened air travelers carry-on baggage with x-ray technology * Observed, detected, and reported any suspicious activities or behavior.
  • Perform screening processes in a respectful, courteous and professional manner to ensure that air travelers acquire optimal customer service.
  • Position: Transportation Security Officer Duties: To provide security and protection of air travelers, airport and aircraft.
  • Provide front line security protection and customer service to air travelers, airports, and airport personnel and stakeholders.
  • Perform a variety of duties related to providing security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft.
  • Screen air travelers to ensure that certain items and persons prohibited from flying don't board commercial airliners
  • Mentor for a new security officer Providing security and protection of Air travelers, Airports and Aircraft.
  • Performed various duties such as providing security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft.
  • Provide world class security protection and customer service to air travelers, airports, and aircraft.
  • Ensured the safety of air travelers by adhering and enforcing all policies and procedures.
  • Provide front line security protection to air travelers, airports, and airplanes.
  • Provided front-line security to protect air travelers, planes and airport facility.
  • Secured air travelers safety at airports with a friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Provided security and protection of air travelers, airport and airplanes.
  • Provided security and protection for air travelers, airports and aircraft.
  • Provided calm, friendly and professional customer service to air travelers.

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16. Tso

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Here's how Tso is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Completed filed and submitted government paperwork for property management as a maintenance TSO.
  • Facilitated interviews/staffing of potential TSO candidates.
  • Perform all functions pertaining to the TSO job including, X-Ray, standard pat downs, AIT/ART and travel document checker.
  • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT - While performing duties as TSO and Acting LTSO, maintaining calm under stressful situations while performing screening duties.
  • Salt Lake City 2284 West 160 North Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 Transportation Security Officer I am a TSO.
  • Provided LTSO's and STSO's with requested information which was complete, accurate, well informed, and sound.
  • Work with fully staffed team of TSO's, supervisors, law enforcement, aviation staff, stakeholders and management.
  • Employed within the DHS as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
  • Address immediate concerns based on training and experience as a TSO and also notified appropriate personnel for additional help.
  • Act as OJT mentor for new hires during their required training as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO).
  • Conduct regular meetings with LTSO's and TSO's to share information from TSA, identify and resolve problems.
  • Assisted LTSO's(lead) and STSO's(supervisor) with breaches of security and emergency situations.
  • Provided managerial responsibilities for more than 65+ Transportation Security Officers (TSO) scheduled work hours and resolved conflicts.
  • Managed a team of four to six TSO's - Trained TSO's on using screening equipment and procedures.
  • Utilized as an acting Lead TSO and recognized by supervisors for excellence in performing these duties and handling the responsibilities
  • Detailed as a Phase IV team member to train TSO's on x-ray and also standard pat down procedures.
  • Served as a role model and/or peer-to-peer coach for TSO's to help them improve their Interpersonal Skills.
  • Distributed work assignments among 11 certified TSO's in accordance with each officer's skill set and abilities.
  • Assessed new-hires while performing job related duties including x-ray screening, Travel Document Checker and Dynamic TSO duties.
  • Trained and served as a role model for fellow TSO s to help them improve their interpersonal skills.

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17. Explosive Trace Detection

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Here's how Explosive Trace Detection is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Certified as subject matter expert in Explosive Trace Detection equipment to include operation, calibration and equipment maintenance.
  • X-ray technology, baggage X-ray technology, Explosive Trace Detection, security directives, regulations, and technology application
  • Notified manager and law enforcement of illegal or strictly prohibited items and explosive trace detection alarms.
  • Use a variety of security screening equipment including explosive trace detection equipment, explosive detection machines.
  • Administer and analyze explosive trace detection techniques of persons and property to discover explosive chemicals.
  • Perform explosive trace detection procedures and explosive trace detection maintenance.
  • Perform calibrations on various explosive trace detection machines.
  • Conduct calibration to Explosive Trace Detection machinery.
  • Performed Explosive Trace Detection calibration and verification.
  • Participate in collateral duties including test bags, walk-through metal detector data input, and calibration of Explosive Trace Detection machines.
  • Shift reports, operated walk- through and hand-held metal detectors, Explosive Detection System and Explosive Trace Detection system, and/or X-ray
  • Utilized security equipment including explosive trace detection, x-ray technology, hand held metal detector, and walk through metal detectors.
  • Conduct passenger screening with walk-through metal detectors, hand-held metal detectors, walk-through explosive trace detection equipment and physical pat-down procedures.
  • Certified in hand held metal detection, pat down searches of passengers, x-ray machine imagery and explosive trace detection machines.
  • Accomplished in the operation of passenger and baggage X-ray technology, explosive trace detection and walk through metal detection equipment.
  • Trained in the use of Explosive Trace Detection equipment and proper search techniques according to TSA standard operating procedures.
  • Utilized Explosive Trace Detection technology to detect the presence of potential explosive residue in carry-on baggage and on persons.
  • Operate and calibrate x-ray machines, explosive trace detection units, walk through metal detectors, and body scanners.
  • Operate x-rays, metal detector, Explosive Trace Detection devices, Full Body Scanners and detect Improvised Explosive Devices.
  • Operated security equipment to include; X-ray machines, Explosive trace detection machines, Metal detectors, BottledLiquid Scanners.

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18. Crowd Distractions

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Here's how Crowd Distractions is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Provide exemplary customer service while performing job functions in stressful environments of crowd distractions, time pressures, and disruptive passengers.

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19. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Conduct and assist staff and law enforcement officers with investigations of incidents while documenting identified behaviors as the basis for referrals.
  • Directed the transport of personnel and equipment, coordinated with other official law enforcement units to execute safety and emergency procedures.
  • Prepared written reports with details of incident, including testimony to law enforcement officials and agency officials regarding the incident.
  • Assist management and law enforcement officers with inquiries for information or investigations that may be initiated against a regulated party.
  • Provide comprehensive support for activities that compromise or breech daily airport security operations and 9/11 airport emergency Law Enforcement/security operations.
  • Assisted law enforcement and superiors by writing various types of reports, communications and documents regarding incidents and investigations.
  • Report specific findings or incidents to management or law enforcement to help identify weaknesses in established protocol or flaws.
  • Managed emergency incident operations, COOP, and developed incident information reports for law enforcement officers and superiors.
  • Achieve departmental objectives by working with local and federal law enforcement agencies to provide security to travelers.
  • Informed multiple, disparate groups in intelligence and law enforcement briefings regarding terrorism and domestic criminal enterprises.
  • Prepare incident reports and assist with investigations when law enforcement is involved; document daily operating procedures.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.
  • Examine documentation, verified tickets and identification of passengers, airport employees and law enforcement officials.
  • Refer individuals for additional screening through casual conversation, additional screening and/or Law Enforcement Officer Intervention.
  • Prepared incident reports and liaised extensively with law enforcement officials to maintain mutually beneficial professional partnerships.
  • Maintained close communication with law enforcement and airline stakeholders regarding security risks and possible threat items.
  • Scrutinized ticketing and identification materials and reported specific findings or incidents to management or law enforcement.
  • Collaborated with airport police to check in individuals with higher clearances including armed law enforcement officials.
  • Assist staff and law enforcement personnel in controlling disturbances; conduct preliminary investigation of crimes.
  • Prevent prohibited items from entering the aircraft and notified law enforcement officials of detected contraband.

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20. Professional Ability

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Here's how Professional Ability is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Preserved the professional ability to identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass destruction devices.

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21. Information Briefings

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Here's how Information Briefings is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Participated in daily information briefings concerning security-sensitive and/or classified information.
  • Conducted information briefings concerning security-sensitive and classified information.
  • Develop preliminary incident information and reports for Law Enforcement Officers and superiors, and participate in information briefings concerning sensitive information.
  • Participated in information briefings, including delivery or participation in daily briefing, concerning security sensitive or classified information.
  • Participated in information briefings concerning security-sensitive or classified information and made suggestions to improve screening process and procedures.
  • Participated in information briefings concerning security-sensitive information to include assisting with daily briefings, and facilitating training/coaching discussions.
  • Participated in information briefings on security-sensitive of classified information, and relayed information to co-workers as needed.
  • Obtained non-critical sensitive security clearance in order to participate in information briefings concerning security-sensitive or classified information.
  • Participated in information briefings, concerning security-sensitive or classified information, usually on a daily basis.
  • Participate in information briefings concerning security-sensitive or classified information; assist management with inquiries for information.
  • Participate in information briefings concerning security-sensitive information and apply this information using personal judgment and discretion.
  • Maintained close communication with supervisors and participated in information briefings concerning security-sensitive or classified information.
  • Attended and participated, as appropriate, in information briefings concerning security-sensitive or classified information.
  • Led information briefings concerning security-sensitive information which include daily briefings, and facilitating training/coaching discussions.
  • Participated in information briefings concerning security-sensitive, classified information, and writing incident reports.
  • Participated in information briefings concerning security-sensitive information regarding the traveling public and industry stakeholders.
  • Participated in information briefings concerning security-sensitive or classified information and give useful feedback.
  • Participated in information briefings concerning security risk and updates on operating procedures.
  • Participate in information briefings on security sensitive or classified information.
  • Participate in daily information briefings concerning sensitive and security information.

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22. Efficient Processing

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Here's how Efficient Processing is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Conduct screening checkpoint procedures and facilitate orderly and efficient processing of passengers.
  • Facilitate the orderly and efficient processing of passengers.
  • Assist passengers in a professional courteous manner while enabling efficient processing of their belongings into the secure area.
  • Monitored the flow of passengers through the screening checkpoints to facilitate the orderly and efficient processing of passengers.
  • Monitored and conducted efficient processing of passengers through the check point.
  • Assist with orderly and efficient processing of passengers to checkpoint.
  • Assist in maintaining orderly and efficient processing of passengers.

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23. Vulnerable Area

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Here's how Vulnerable Area is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding issues revealing potential weaknesses or vulnerable areas of security discovered in the course of security screening activities.
  • Maintained close and open communication with supervisors regarding weak or vulnerable area of security that is discovered during the screening process.
  • Collaborated with supervisors and law enforcement officials to target any vulnerable areas or weaknesses during security screening.
  • Maintain close communication with supervisors regarding any weakness or vulnerable area of security screening Screen baggage using X-ray and EDS equipment.
  • Communicated with supervisors regarding any weakness or vulnerable area of security screening that is discovered in the course of screening duties.
  • Provide communication with management regarding issues, weaknesses or vulnerable areas of security screening discovered in the course of screening duties.
  • Maintain close communication with supervisors about any issues that might reveal a weakness or vulnerable area of security screening.
  • Maintain constant communication with peers and senior level staff regarding possible weaknesses or vulnerable areas of operations.
  • Maintained close communication with supervisors regarding issues, weaknesses, and vulnerable areas of security screening.
  • Monitored and reported issues that might reveal a weakness or vulnerable area of security.
  • Identified issues that might reveal vulnerable areas of security screening.
  • Maintain communication with supervisors regarding any discovered weakness or vulnerable areas of security.

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24. Basic Security Equipment

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Here's how Basic Security Equipment is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Operated basic security equipment such as X-ray machines, walk-through metal detectors and full- body scanners at screening checkpoints.
  • Operated basic security equipment such as x-ray machines, hand wands and body scanners.
  • Operated basic security equipment such as X-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints
  • Monitored flow of passengers through screening checkpoint * Operated basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands.
  • Have learned the basic security equipment such as imaging machines, explosive materials detection machines, and x-ray machine.
  • operate basic security equipment (x-ray, ETC, hand wand, etc.)

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25. ETD

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Here's how ETD is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Screen checked baggage using Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) and physical searches in compliance with TSA's Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Experience using TSA equipment such as WTMD, X-ray, ETD, and EDS systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Ensured that all CTX's and ETD's areas are properly maintained, secured and locked at the closed of shift
  • Operate, calibrate, and maintain the ETD, walk-through and hand held metal detector, and the x-ray machines.
  • Calibrate ETD machines, perform maintenance on the ETD machines and properly log it into the ETD Log Book.
  • Operated the EDS machine(2500, 5500) and ETD machines to detect hazardous and prohibited items.
  • Certified to operate and perform routine maintenance on all Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) machines throughout airport.
  • Performed security screening of property in baggage area with the use of CT-80 EDS and ETD technology.
  • Resolved alarms, calibrated the explosive trace detection (ETD) equipment and maintained daily area records.
  • Operated basic security equipment (x-ray, hand wand, ETD, etc) at screening checkpoints.
  • Performed daily calibration of technical equipment that included Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) and CTX Machines.
  • Resolved carry-on bag alarms using explosive trace detection (ETD) or physical bag search method.
  • Report all Suspicious Activity, Identify potential threats through use of X-Ray Machine or ETD Machine.
  • Used X-Ray, ETD (Explosives Trace Detection) and physical inspection to screen accessible property.
  • Performed daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance on ETD, X-ray, and CT machines.
  • Perform routine calibration of ETD and EDS machines for accurate screening of baggage and accessible property.
  • Operate X-Ray machine, perform ETD and physical searches to screen for potentially hazardous property.
  • Use advanced security screening equipment such as X-Ray machines, Metal Detectors, ETD Machines
  • Certified in using an ETD machine to detect explosives on person and items.
  • Utilized the Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) machinery to check for explosives.

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26. Incident Reports

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Here's how Incident Reports is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Assist with investigations of incidents, and preparing any documents or incident reports that convey required information.
  • Prepared, investigated and submitted safety incident reports to the Federal Security Director for review and approval.
  • Create and submit detailed incident reports documenting disturbances, prohibited items findings and disruptions to security functions.
  • Documented and retained information of passengers carrying prohibited items in secure areas written for incident reports.
  • Utilized and/or completed Share Point, correspondence, incident reports and records management routinely.
  • Write incident reports for criminal and civil actions against passengers carrying prohibited items.
  • Write detailed incident reports per checkpoint footage for further investigation by governmental agencies.
  • Created incident reports pertaining to any security or property incidents that evolved.
  • Prepared and submitted incident reports regarding contraband and/or prohibited items.
  • Perform still photography for events and security incident reports.
  • Prepare detailed incident reports upon supervisor's request.
  • Develop preliminary incident reports for LEOS and superiors.
  • Prepare incident reports and other required documents.
  • Complete daily activity and incident reports.
  • Conduct investigations and prepare incident reports.
  • Provide written security incident reports.
  • Maintained a high-level of awareness, filled out incident reports, informed & directed passengers, while following a precise SOP.
  • Crowd control, including evacuations during bomb threats and other emergencies, prepares detailed incident reports for referral to proper authorities.
  • Write incident reports and analyze information with compliance of our standard operation procedures to assure all screening functions are conducted properly.
  • Assist with investigations of incidents, and help gather information for incident reports or other documents that convey required information.

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27. Sterile Area

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Here's how Sterile Area is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Perform travel document checker functions ensuring proper identification and documentation is presented for transit through to the sterile area.
  • Acquire additional information to ensure passenger successfully was taken to the sterile area after appropriate security screening was conducted.
  • Provide security at Denver International Airport by preventing weapons and explosive objects from entering sterile areas and aircraft.
  • Prevented prohibited items from entering sterile areas of airport by using electronic detection and imaging equipment.
  • Controlled and secured passengers coming from non-sterile to sterile areas of airport
  • Provide security measures that ensure the people entering the sterile area of the airport are not a threat to the airport.
  • Execute bag and pat-down searches to resolve alarms and to prevent prohibited items from entering the sterile area of the airport.
  • Screen and clear passengers and their property so they may enter into the sterile area in order to enter the airplanes.
  • Secured the sterile area (passenger boarding area) of the airport from potential threats toward the flying public.
  • Maintain positive control of passengers and their belongings to ensure complete security screening before entering sterile area of airport.
  • Greeted individuals desiring to enter restricted areas and informed them the procedures needed to gain entry in sterile area.
  • Screened all passengers and baggage entering the sterile area of the airport with the use of an x-ray machine.
  • Inspect property to quickly intercept and seize dangerous weapons or other prohibited objects from entering the sterile area.
  • Check all required documents of passengers in order to assure proper entry into the sterile area is permitted.
  • Identify dangerous objects or threats from being transported into the sterile area or on board of the airplane.
  • Secure the sterile area (passenger boarding area) of the airport from potential threats to aviation security.
  • Inspect travel documentations to ensure authenticity, in order to prevent breach into sterile areas of the airport.
  • Screened persons both entering and inside the airport's sterile area via passenger checkpoints or other entrances.
  • Performed random screening on passengers and their luggage throughout the airport in the sterile and non-sterile areas.
  • Operate a Walk through Metal Detector to find any concealed metal on persons entering the sterile area.

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28. Continuous Development

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Here's how Continuous Development is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Engaged in continuous development of critical thinking skills to retain and implement knowledge of applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Engaged in continuous development of critical thinking skills, demonstrating adaptability.
  • Engage in continuous development of critical thinking skills, working knowledge of TSA's standard operating procedures, and directives.
  • Engage in continuous development of critical thinking skills, necessary to mitigate actual and potential security threats.

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29. Physical Interaction

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Here's how Physical Interaction is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Performed searches and screening which included physical interaction with passengers while maintaining focus and awareness in a fast paced environment.
  • Performed searches and screening that included physical interaction with passengers.
  • Perform searches and screening of passenger's bag which always includes physical interaction with the passengers.
  • Performed searches and screening, which included physical interaction with passengers (e.g., pat-downs, search of property, etc.

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30. New Information

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Here's how New Information is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Notified superiors of ongoing activities and called their attention to important new information which may require further examination or action.
  • Demonstrated responsible and dependable behavior and the ability to adapt to new information or unexpected obstacles.
  • Required to follow and keep up to date on current SOP, which evolved as new information was acquired.
  • Have also been able to change and rapidly adapt to new information or changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.
  • Position requires me to be open to change and adapt to new information or unexpected obstacles.
  • Learn new information about systems in place to keep the nodes and oversize running smoothly.
  • Open to change and adapted to new information/procedure changes or unexpected obstacles.
  • Demonstrate flexibility by continuing to be open to change and new information.
  • Help with daily briefings to the work force about new information.
  • Presented new information to employees in classroom setting.
  • Adapted to new information and unexpected obstacles.
  • Open to change and new information.
  • Take the initiative to solve problems using available resources being receptive to new information, ideas or strategies to achieve goals.
  • Adapted to change, new job relocations, new information, and/or unexpected obstacles.

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31. Appropriate Situational Options

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Here's how Appropriate Situational Options is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Minimized actual and potential security threats by identifying, evaluating, and applying appropriate situational options and approaches.
  • Identified, evaluated, and applied appropriate situational options and approaches.

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32. SV Grade

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Here's how SV Grade is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Pay Plan: SV Grade: 1802-D Provided security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft.

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33. Dependable Behavior

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Here's how Dependable Behavior is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Demonstrate responsible and dependable behavior.
  • Demonstrated responsible & dependable behavior at all times.
  • implement knowledge of all applicable Standard Operating Procedures, demonstrating responsible and dependable behavior.

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34. Travel Documents

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Here's how Travel Documents is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Authenticated identification, controlled checkpoint access, detected prohibited items, investigated suspicious activity, screened passengers/property and verified travel documents.
  • Gather factual information about passengers through questioning and examining identification and travel documents ensuring appropriate processing of all passengers.
  • Checked and verified airport employee identification, verified passenger travel documents and valid photo identifications.
  • Check all personal identification and necessary travel documents for any signs of fraud or alterations.
  • Performed random continuous screening of travel documents for accuracy and inspected baggage at departing gates.
  • Verify travel documents and identification to determine if individuals were eligible for screening.
  • Checked passengers travel documents for authenticity, and to confirm identity.
  • Compared Travel documents against valid Identification looking for fraudulent activity.
  • Review travel documents by matching passenger identification to boarding passes.
  • Review all travel documents determining potential fraud and/or deception.
  • Inspected passenger travel documents for validity and accuracy.
  • Verify and cross examine identification with travel documents.
  • Specialized in identifying and interpreting fraudulent travel documents.
  • Check passengers travel documents for identification and discrepancies.
  • Verify and validate travel documents and proper identification.
  • Trained Officers to verify authenticity of travel documents.
  • Inspect travel documents including passports for authenticity.
  • Inspect travel documents for authenticity and validity.
  • Checked travel documents to ensure validity.
  • Examined Travel documents to ensure Authenticity.

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35. Emergency Situations

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Here's how Emergency Situations is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Responded to inquiries and providing direction to travelers; providing immediate response to breaches of security and/or emergency situations.
  • Maintained focus and awareness in a stressful environment to ensure effective decision making in routine and emergency situations.
  • Respond to breaches of security and emergency situations in accordance with local agency procedures.
  • Recognize, report and participate in emergency situations using risk assessment and mitigation procedures.
  • Manage screening procedures, immediately respond to breaches of Federal security and emergency situations.
  • Prepare incident reports for management involving investigations of security breaches and/or emergency situations.
  • Responded to emergency and non-emergency situations using the backdrop of aviation security policy.
  • Exemplified ability to maintain professionalism and make decisions rapidly within emergency situations.
  • Reacted effectively to emergency situations in a variety of circumstances and environments.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations and make suggestions to supervisors.
  • Responded quickly and appropriately to all emergency situations that arose at check-points.
  • Provide immediate response to breaches of security and/or in emergency situations.
  • Responded to emergency situations while maintaining focus in chaotic situations.
  • Provide immediate responses to emergency situations through policy and procedures.
  • Utilized proper radio procedures when notifying leadership of emergency situations.
  • Trained on procedure to respond to emergency situations such as active shooter, bomb threats, hazardous spills and conflict resolution.
  • Provide immediate response to breaches of security and/or emergency situations; taking appropriate steps to prevent entry to secure areas.
  • Trained to handle checkpoint security breaches and emergency situations with decisiveness and efficiency in order to protect the flying public.
  • Responded to emergency situations and gathered all appropriate information to complete written report at the end of the shift.
  • Provided immediate response to breaches in security/emergency situations by taking the appropriate actions set forth by TSA guidelines.

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36. Situational Awareness

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Here's how Situational Awareness is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Maintain situational awareness while conducting security screening in an unpredictable work environment which may include alarms, delays or upset passengers.
  • Provided security support in a high paced stressful environment with an emphasis on detail and situational awareness.
  • Network Information Officer * Provide face-to-face security information and situational awareness to colleagues through weekly security briefings.
  • Focused on situational awareness, finding the environmental baseline and investigating individuals who stray from that baseline.
  • Maintained situational awareness and screening vigilance within a loud environment that involved constant communication with the public.
  • Engage in situational awareness to analyze and detect unusual behaviors and refer individuals for additional screening.
  • Detect unusual behavior, identify dangerous items and maintain situational awareness to ensure passenger safety.
  • Maintain situational awareness to control the screening environment and identify weaknesses in our procedures.
  • Educate individuals with briefings and summary reports providing situational awareness and common operating procedures.
  • Use of situational awareness and watching for behaviors abnormal for the environmental baseline.
  • Report significant issues and incidents to TSA management for situational awareness.
  • Maintained situational awareness in a very loud and distracting environment.
  • Maintain situational awareness in order to detect unusual behavior.
  • Maintained situational awareness while working under stressful environments.
  • Maintain a constant situational awareness of soundings.
  • Utilize visual observation and situational awareness in the baggage nodes or at checkpoint to maintain states of vigilant success.
  • Maintain high level of situational awareness of my surroundings during busy, stressful, and noisy work areas.
  • Demonstrate command presence, conflict resolution, integrity, and situational awareness at all times.
  • Perform personnel searches, body searches, maintain situational awareness to ensure safe daily operations.
  • Maintain situational awareness and focus in order to maintain control of the environment.

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37. AIT

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Here's how AIT is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Worked cross-functionally to minimize passenger wait time.
  • Perform pat-downs of passengers to resolve Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) and WTMD alarms, as well as passengers Opt-Outs.
  • Operate x-ray and AIT machines, and also to make sure prohibited items do not make it to the sterile area.
  • Detect and prevent prohibited, illegal and or dangerous items with advanced imaging technology machines (AIT) at the airport.
  • Screen passengers person and carry-on items prior to entering secure airport area Observe behavior and actions of passengers waiting for screening.
  • Screened baggage and cargo using Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) to provide safety for all passengers and crew members.
  • X-ray operation, bag checks, pat-downs, input payroll, operate AIT, daily maintenance reports, customer service.
  • Certified to use most current x-ray system, most current AIT Body Scanner and train new hires on Pre-Check protocol.
  • Monitored passenger-wait times, constructed inventory of lost items, set up checkpoints and calibrated Explosive Trace Detecting equipment.
  • Check equipment and troubleshoot issues with X-ray, Explosive Trace Detection, AIT, and bottle liquid screening equipment.
  • Trained individuals on security screening equipment to include, XRAY, AIT, and ETD machine to resolve alarms.
  • Developed proficiency in the use of security screening equipment (e.g., AIT/ATR, X-Ray and Magnetometers).
  • Well trained in hand held Metal Detector (HHMD), Advance imaging Technology (AIT).
  • Conduct standard pat downs on individuals who opt-out of AIT screening as well as in alarm resolution.
  • Review passenger throughput information and take necessary action to prevent excessive wait times for passenger screening.
  • Search the area which the AIT machine indicates it has founds anomalies on the person.
  • Refer passenger to another officer if there are various anomalies detected by the AIT machine.
  • Instructed and engaging the public during divestiture officer duties to prepare for the AIT machine.
  • Advised passengers of appropriate level of details to address their concerns regarding the AIT equipment.
  • Obtain necessary data for reporting passenger throughput from the AIT and WTMD machines.

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38. Job Training

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Here's how Job Training is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Guide newly-hired officers through a rigorous on-the-job training program by proctoring written lessons, role-and documenting progress.
  • Maintain certifications by annual re-certification testing and continual on the job training.
  • Mentored new-hires during on-the-job training.
  • Served as an On The Job Training Mentor for new employees, existing employees and return to duty employees.
  • Provide any necessary research and on the job training necessary to resolve incidents in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Certified on the Job Training monitor where I train officers on checkpoint & baggage Procedures and protocol.
  • Process and complete paperwork for persons going through on-the-job training for review by supervisors and training instructors.
  • Complete extensive classroom and On-The-Job training courses on searches, object recognition, X-Ray operation, etc.
  • Assisted supervisors with PASS practical skill evaluations for the final assessment to complete on the job training.
  • Participated in two week long training course in MA, then On the Job Training at PWA.
  • Finished classroom and on the job training early due to the ability to learn new jobs quickly.
  • Trained new hires by providing on the job training and assessing their abilities to perform their functions.
  • Conducted on the job training for new hires and reported progress to training managers.
  • Conducted on the job training and general training for the additional screening program.
  • Served as a mentor for on the job training of new hire employees.
  • Led security briefings and provided on the job training to newly trained officers.
  • Achieved duel certification with 60 hours of one the job training in 2013.
  • Supervised on-the-job training for new officers and officers in need of remediation.
  • Mentor and assist newly hired employees as they begin their On-The-Job training.
  • Provided on the job training for new hire employees and Assessment Specialists.

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39. X-Ray Equipment

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Here's how X-Ray Equipment is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Utilize x-ray equipment in order to identify potential hazardous items in passenger carry-on luggage.
  • Monitored walk-through metal detector and x-ray equipment while adhering to strict surveillance guidelines.
  • Provided luggage screening using x-ray equipment and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Operated explosive device detection systems and x-ray equipment.
  • Operate x-ray equipment safely and according to regulations.
  • Calibrated X-Ray equipment to perform daily operations.
  • Perform duties relating to screening passengers and baggage, checking documents, providing security, running x-ray equipment, human relations.
  • Screen the traveling public by means of Pat downs, Explosive Trace Detection (ETD), and X-Ray equipment.
  • Inspect carry-on items, using x-ray equipment, to determine whether items contain objects that warrant further investigation.
  • Utilize X-ray equipment and other technology to screen luggage and cargo prior to being allowed on aircraft.
  • Check luggage or packages manually or screening with x-ray equipment in order to identify hazardous items.
  • Operate screening and x-ray equipment, perform searches, and control terminal entry and exit points.
  • Inspected carry-on items, using x-ray equipment, to determine whether items contain prohibited objects.
  • Operate full body scanners, x-ray equipment, explosive detection machines, and metal detectors.
  • Performed standard pat downs, operated x-ray equipment, and managed walk-through metal detector.
  • Provide security to the traveling public, by using x-ray equipment in checked baggage.
  • Operated X-ray equipment to ensure that no prohibited items were allowed in sterile area.
  • Executed screening using x-ray equipment and conducted physical searches of person and property.
  • Screen baggage with x-ray equipment in order to identify hazardous items.
  • Operated explosive material detection, metal and baggage x-ray equipment.

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40. Dangerous Items

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Here's how Dangerous Items is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Performed pat down screenings of passengers for artfully concealed prohibited or dangerous items.
  • Screened passengers and accessible property for prohibitive and dangerous items.
  • Worked with dangerous items and dangerous situations during daily operations.
  • Make critical decisions regarding prohibited and dangerous items.
  • Identify prohibited and dangerous items.
  • Used a variety of detection techniques to identify potentially dangerous items and to prevent those materials from being transported onto aircraft.
  • Confiscated dangerous items and hazardous items found in searched bags and turned them over to the airline for disposal.
  • Screen passengers on a daily basis in order to detect firearms and prohibited, illegal or dangerous items.
  • Screened individual passengers to prevent concealed, dangerous items from entering aircraft, by conducting thorough pat-down searches.
  • Perform security screening on persons and their property to prevent dangerous items from being transported onto an aircraft.
  • Performed pat down searches of persons for prohibited or dangerous items and clearing them for air travel.
  • Use advanced screening and x-ray technology to examine checked luggage for any prohibited or dangerous items.
  • Identified restricted and dangerous items to prevent those items from entering restricted space and aircraft.
  • Operate the x-ray machine to ensure prohibited and dangerous items are not in baggage.
  • Provided ongoing training in X-Ray detection of dangerous items and proper IED detection.
  • Operate X-ray to make sure bags have no weapons or other dangerous items.
  • Screen airline passengers' checked and carry-on items for prohibited and dangerous items.
  • Job Duties: Deters, Detects and Prevents dangerous items aboard Aircraft.
  • Identify potentially dangerous items and prevent them from being transported onto aircraft.
  • Use imaging technology machines to detect prohibited, illegal or dangerous items.

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41. OJT

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Here's how OJT is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Instruct On-The-Job (OJT) training employees as an OJT Mentor on the proper usage of TSA standard operating procedures.
  • Appointed by management as OJT Monitor and trained/mentored newly hired staff in all processes, procedures, and protocol.
  • Perform as mentor for On the Job Training (OJT) to co-workers for new scanning equipment.
  • Train and supervise new officers as a mentor/monitor in the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Monitor Program.
  • Acquired officer position status within 1 month of OJT (On the job training).
  • Served as technician in addition to normal duties, and OJT instructor for new hires.
  • Certified in the working process of the terminals for the airport through training and OJT.
  • Executed On the Job Trainer (OJT) for more than 30 Transportation Security Officers.
  • Assisted new hire employees by becoming an On-the-Job Training Monitor (OJT Monitor).
  • Resolve unique technical problems without management intervention serving as OJT Monitor for new employees.
  • Served as an OJT mentor to newly hired officers, provided guidance.
  • Assisted other OJT coaches by coaching and mentoring their trainees.
  • Trained and supervised new hires as an OJT mentor.
  • Mentored new and existing employees as an OJT monitor.
  • Documented the progress of mentoring/coaching of my OJT's.
  • Mentor and OJT training for new hires.
  • Trained two separate trainees as an OJT monitor
  • Conduct training of new employees as an On the Job Training (OJT) Monitor.
  • Provided on-the-job (OJT) training for officers from other airports such as Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
  • Follow all TSA standard operating procedures Provide on the job training (OJT) for new hires.

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42. Potential Threats

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Here's how Potential Threats is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Provided timely responses to passengers and airport personnel when identifying potential threats to aviation security.
  • Maintain open communication with superiors and counterparts concerning threats and potential threats to security operations.
  • Analyzed and identified potential vulnerabilities and mitigate potential threats with performance plans and enhancements.
  • Identify anomalies and behaviors during passenger screening and determine strategies to mitigate potential threats.
  • Observed and communicated with passengers to determine potential threats.
  • Operated screening equipment to identify potential threats.
  • Job duties include maintaining a professional appearance at all times while looking for any potential threats or dangers to the public.
  • Identify potential threats within the checked baggage and passenger screening locations ensuring there are no prohibited items transported onto the aircraft.
  • Perform searches by using physical interaction in the form of a pat down on passengers with potential threats.
  • Maintain focus and awareness during all times in order to identify and locate potential threats in the airport.
  • Worked closely with local law enforcement, stakeholders, and work force to mitigate any potential threats.
  • Conducted visual inspection of baggage to prevent prohibited air carriage of potential threats or hazardous objects.
  • Used risk-based security measures to identify, mitigate and resolve potential threats at the airport.
  • Trained to detect and react to potential threats such as explosives or active shooter situations.
  • Operate screening equipment to identify potential threats in baggage, cargo, and on passengers.
  • Performed screening on passengers and their belongings in search of prohibited items and potential threats.
  • Inspect and evaluate carry-on items for potential threats ensuring a high level of security.
  • Trained to constantly remain vigilant while screening passengers and baggage for potential threats.
  • Checked passenger's bags through the x-ray machine to watch for potential threats.
  • Screen passenger for potential threats and provide safety for all the traveling public.

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43. Hazardous Materials

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Here's how Hazardous Materials is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Operated screening equipment and utilized x-ray machines to identify potentially hazardous materials or possessions not permitted within airport.
  • Verified appropriate checkpoint procedures are followed if prohibited items or hazardous materials are discovered during a referral.
  • Documented and handled hazardous materials and forwarded required paper work to appropriate law enforcement and federal agencies.
  • Received Hazardous Materials, Workplace Violence Prevention, Situation Awareness, Environmental Baseline and Behavioral Detection training.
  • Maintain calibration logs, alarm records, and documentation of confiscated hazardous materials and prohibited items.
  • Participate in training on screening process changes, safety updates including hazardous materials and transportation security.
  • Relied upon to transport hazardous materials and prohibited items to the voluntary abandoned property accumulation area.
  • Confiscated dangerous items and hazardous materials found in opened bags.
  • Make responsible decisions regarding alarmed objects and hazardous materials.
  • Promoted to the position of Hazardous Materials Coordinator.
  • Confiscated; dangerous items and hazardous materials.
  • Take appropriate steps to secure unauthorized weapons and/or potentially hazardous materials and devices and prevent entry to secure areas and aircraft.
  • Review and submit information on official forms for passenger counts, PMIS reports, SOP audit logs, and hazardous materials.
  • Conducted the training and guidance on the handling of hazardous materials to subordinates, lead officers, and supervisory officers.
  • Confiscated dangerous items as well as hazardous materials found in opened bags turned them over to airlines for disposal.
  • Screen passengers and their carry-on baggage and check baggage for prohibited items and hazardous materials.
  • Screened for hazardous materials, explosives and their components, ensured safety by 100%.
  • Identified and removed hazardous materials located in baggage, cargo holds and on passengers.
  • Identified hazardous materials with x-ray machines, completed baggage searches and pat downs.
  • Conduct training for local staff members on hazardous materials and emergency spill response.

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44. Security Breaches

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Here's how Security Breaches is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Participate in informative briefings concerning security-sensitive or classified information as well as security breaches.
  • Provided immediate response to security breaches and emergencies.
  • Respond immediately to security breaches/emergencies.
  • Report any security breaches and safety issues through the proper channels of command.
  • Secure all prohibited items rendered by the public to avoid security breaches.
  • Serve in critical role of alleviating and preventing security breaches.
  • Enforced local and federal laws to prevent security breaches.
  • Close entry areas following security breaches or reopen areas after receiving notification that the airport is secure.
  • Prevented security breaches by accurately checking approximately 1500 3000 pieces of baggage and cargo.
  • Enforced TSA Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to prevent security breaches.
  • Mediate all trainings for officers after security breaches.
  • Trained in alarm resolution procedures, security breaches, and how to respond in emergency situations.

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45. Transportation Security Threats

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Here's how Transportation Security Threats is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Analyze and investigate suspicious activity to prevent transportation security threats and violations of State and Federal Aviation Laws.
  • Mitigated risks by preventing potential transportation security threats, utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
  • Discover and stop emerging transportation security threats, gather intelligence.
  • Served in a high-stakes environment to protect passengers, discover and stop emerging transportation security threats.
  • Stopped emerging transportation security threats utilizing state of the art technology.
  • Act swiftly and with integrity to: Discover and stop emerging transportation security threats, utilizing state of the art technology.
  • Assist in the discovery and deterrence of emerging transportation security threats using state of the art technology.
  • Discover and stop emerging transportation security threats by using state of the art technology.
  • Discover and stop emerging transportation security threats,utilizing state of the art technology2.
  • Discover and stop emerging transportation security threats Screen passengers and cargo Educate and provide friendly customer service to travelers
  • Identify potentially high-risk passengers.Utilized state of the art technology to discover and stop emerging transportation security threats.

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46. Passenger Flow

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Here's how Passenger Flow is used in Transportation Security Officer jobs:
  • Reported passenger flow and Sensitive Security Information to headquarters of Department of Homeland Security.
  • Monitor passenger flow and request additional staffing when necessary.
  • Collected information and input passenger flow data and reported to Supervisors using radios, Email, Direct report spreadsheets.
  • Shared information with co-workers regarding changes in procedure, passenger flow and schedule to enhance checkpoint security and efficiency.
  • Monitor passenger flow and adjust duties assignments among the team to cope with passenger flow requirements.
  • Conduct real time risk assessments while observing passenger flow throughout the entire screening process.
  • Facilitate passenger flow through the screening checkpoint in an orderly and efficient manner.
  • Provide Security and Protection of passenger Flow and Commerce infrastructure of ORD.
  • Monitored passenger flow, carry-on & checked baggage & cargo screening checkpoints.
  • Achieved order and efficiency while monitoring passenger flow through screening checkpoints.
  • Monitor passenger flow through screening checkpoints to ensure order and efficiency.
  • Assist with daily passenger flow of incoming and outgoing flights.
  • Control the passenger flow through the walk through metal detector.
  • Control passenger flow with clear and precise detailed instructions.
  • Monitor passenger flow through screening checkpoints.
  • Monitor passenger flow for efficient screening.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Transportation Security Officer

Angry Passengers22.3%
Bag Searches13.6%
Security Procedures7.7%
Transportation Security Administration6.1%
Dangerous Objects6.1%
Customer Service4.8%
Security Checkpoint4.8%
X-Ray Machines4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Transportation Security Officer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Angry Passengers
Angry Passengers
18.8%
18.8%
2
2
Bag Searches
Bag Searches
11.5%
11.5%
3
3
Security Procedures
Security Procedures
6.5%
6.5%
4
4
Transportation Security Administration
Transportation Security Administration
5.2%
5.2%
5
5
Dangerous Objects
Dangerous Objects
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Customer Service
Customer Service
4%
4%
7
7
Security Checkpoint
Security Checkpoint
4%
4%
8
8
X-Ray Machines
X-Ray Machines
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Exit Points
Exit Points
3%
3%
10
10
Stressful Environment
Stressful Environment
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Effective Decisions
Effective Decisions
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Routine Situations
Routine Situations
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
Terminal Entry
Terminal Entry
2.1%
2.1%
14
14
Detection System
Detection System
2%
2%
15
15
Air Travelers
Air Travelers
2%
2%
16
16
Tso
Tso
2%
2%
17
17
Explosive Trace Detection
Explosive Trace Detection
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Crowd Distractions
Crowd Distractions
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Professional Ability
Professional Ability
1.7%
1.7%
21
21
Information Briefings
Information Briefings
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Efficient Processing
Efficient Processing
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Vulnerable Area
Vulnerable Area
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Basic Security Equipment
Basic Security Equipment
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
ETD
ETD
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Incident Reports
Incident Reports
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Sterile Area
Sterile Area
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Continuous Development
Continuous Development
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Physical Interaction
Physical Interaction
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
New Information
New Information
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Appropriate Situational Options
Appropriate Situational Options
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
SV Grade
SV Grade
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Dependable Behavior
Dependable Behavior
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Travel Documents
Travel Documents
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Emergency Situations
Emergency Situations
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Situational Awareness
Situational Awareness
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
AIT
AIT
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Job Training
Job Training
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
X-Ray Equipment
X-Ray Equipment
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Dangerous Items
Dangerous Items
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
OJT
OJT
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Potential Threats
Potential Threats
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Security Breaches
Security Breaches
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Transportation Security Threats
Transportation Security Threats
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Passenger Flow
Passenger Flow
0.3%
0.3%

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