Department of Homeland Security/ Transportation Security Administration
Behavior Detection Officer - F Band
June 2009 — January 2014
• Perform passive observation and engage in voluntary encounters with the public to determine whether individuals may be involved in harmful activities against transportation systems.
• Use seasoned experience and knowledge of the work and governing law, regulations, policy, and procedures, to independently complete the majority.
• Develop an understanding of the anticipated composition of travelers associated with flights or other modes of transportation, and the behaviors to be expected and assess deviations from those behaviors.
• Assess multiple individuals simultaneously and use defined methods to detect unusual behavior.
• Use established factors to determine whether elevated suspicion exists that might indicate an individual is involved in harmful activities against transportation systems.
• Refer individuals for additional screening through casual conversation, selectee screening and/or Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) intervention.
• Work closely with team members to assess individuals.
• Document identified behaviors as the basis for referrals.
• Prepare incident reports when law enforcement is involved.
• Ensure that superiors are aware of all ongoing activities.
• Perform pre-board security screening of persons, carry-on and checked baggage.