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List of Sample Developmental Activities

Career Toolbox

  • Participate in Committees, Taskforces, Advisory Teams, Focus Groups or volunteer for a Special Assignment (Could be observer, participant and/or collateral duty)
  • Take NETg Courses through TSA Online Learning Center
  • Attend Career Days/Fairs
  • Volunteer Activities Outside of Work (e.g., Take on leadership roles, teaching roles)
  • Informational Interviews
  • Consult with Experts for Information (e.g., Human Resources)
  • Conduct Internet Search
  • Volunteer for Combined Federal Campaign or other Service Projects
  • Investigate Nationwide Career Information in the Department of Labor's Careers and Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Temporary Developmental Assignments at Different Categories of Airports.
  • Internships
  • Temporary Developmental Assignments to FSD Staff
  • Job Shadowing
  • Join Toastmasters
  • Write Journals
  • Mentoring/Coaching Activities
  • Other Agency Training (e.g., federal, state, local)
  • Register at Colleges and Universities and take classes on your own time and at your own expense
  • Attend Adult Education Classes at Local High Schools or Community Centers
  • Rotational Assignments with other DHS Components
  • Temporary Details
  • Take a Bridge Assignment, e.g., Serve as Trainer for Passenger Screening Function (could lead to possibilities for Training Specialist position)
  • Read Books or Professional Journals Related to Field
  • Conference Attendance
Latest revision: 01 January 2013