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Job Title:Assistant Federal Security Director (Generalist) - SV-0340-I

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Hiring Organization:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:RAP-12-441077

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$66,778.00 to $103,563.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 12, 2012 to Monday, February 6, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-0340-I

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

I

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rapid City, SDView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement has been extended through 2/6/2012

Open to all U.S. Citizens.  

Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 14.16%.

This position is located at Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) in Rapid City, SD.

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life.  In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please:
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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • This is an Emergency Essential position.
  • Disclosure of your financial information is required.

DUTIES:

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The Assistant Federal Security Director (Generalist) is responsible for supporting the Federal Security Director (FSD) by providing day to day direction for airport security and operations at airports with multiple checkpoints and a workforce ranging up to 125 employees.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing support in the following areas: tactical planning, execution and operating management for coordinated security services.
  • Participating in briefings concerning sensitive security information.
  • Serving as a Principal Advisor to the Federal Security Director (FSD) on all matters concerning operational support.
  • Developing, planning, coordinating and managing support operations that include customer service/stakeholder programs, training and engineering services.
  • Conferring with FSD and/or appropriate staff personnel to outline work plans, to provide technical advice to resolve problems, to review status reports and to modify schedules in order to meet workload fluctuations.
  • Organizing and implementing the Federal Security Crisis Management Response Plan.
  • Implementing performance and enhancement of security and screening standards for airport employees and passengers, oversight of passenger, baggage and air cargo security screening, airport security risk assessments, security technology implementation and maintenance within established guidelines; crisis management, data and communications network protection and recovery as it impacts on Federal security responsibilities, employee security awareness training; and coordination of applicable Federal, state and local emergency services and law enforcement.
  • Assisting with providing guidance in monitoring and evaluating existing security operations and related programs and in developing and implementing innovative approaches for long term improvements.
  • Making major recommendations concerning significant internal and external program policy issues affecting the overall operation of the airport.


  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-H Pay Band or the GS-12 grade level or higher gained in the Federal government or private sector.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in, or related to the duties of the position to be filled.  Such experience at the SV-H level includes providing management, direction and/or program oversight of policies and procedures; administration of programs for security, aviation security, force protection, or corporate security; and administration of human resources, equipment, and other resources at an airport facility.


    You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation.  You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position.  We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

    When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee.  At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies.  Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov.

    To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.  

    TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.

    Moving and relocation expenses will not be paid for this recruitment.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. This includes both online and mailed application materials. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.

    Your application must include:

    1. Resume
    2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
    3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)

    Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply.  If you are unable to access the automated application system, we may need to reset your password.  Please call the TSA HR Access Help Desk at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday.  

    If you are unable to apply online, please call the Help Desk at the number listed above for a printed Employment Packet which will be sent to you for completion and return to this office.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee), Veterans' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience:

    SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - CURRENT TSA EMPLOYEES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 TO SUPPORT ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNAL/STATUS CONSIDERATIONS.

    IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT TSA EMPLOYEE:  YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR MOST RECENT PERSONNEL ACTION SF-50
    (or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration.  If you elect Status for the consideration of your application without submitting an SF-50 demonstrating a tenure code of "1" or "2" in block 24 of your SF-50, and you are not a current TSA employee, your application may not receive Status consideration.

    DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference.

    SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    HR Help Desk
    Phone: 877-872-7990
    Fax: 571-258-4052
    TDD: 877-872-7992
    Email: Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com
    Agency Information:
    Transportation Security Administration
    Shared Service Center
    2650 Park Tower Drive
    Suite 201
    Merrifield, VA
    22180
    US
    Fax: 571-258-4052

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    RAP-12-441077

    Control Number:

    306969500