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Job Title:Supervisory Federal Air Marshal

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:FAM-12-553192

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 31, 2012 to Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SW-1801-02

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Herndon, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. Citizens.

This position is in the Transportation Security Executive Service (TSES) and is located in the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), Flight Operations Division in Herndon, VA.

Note: This job opportunity announcement has been extended until 1/16/2013.

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, we serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, we secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship.
  • You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
  • You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • See "Other Information" section for additional important requirements.
  • You must have prior experience in a primary law enforcement position.

DUTIES:

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Under the authority of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (PL 107-71, November 19, 2001), the incumbent functions as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and performs the duties and responsibilities assigned to Federal Air Marshals.

As the Branch Manager, Flight Operations Division, you will report directly to the Division Director for the OLE/FAMS Flight Operations Division and serve as the primary advisor and authoritative consultant to the OLE/FAMS Assistant Administrator and Executive Staff on aviation domain awareness, incident readiness and management, and situational awareness across the transportation infrastructure.

You will ensure the effective scheduling and deployment of Federal Air Marshals on both international and domestic high-risk flights. You will be responsible for overseeing planning, direction and coordination of operations and functional programs areas of the Transportation Security Operations Center and the Systems Operation Control Section. These include the TSA Incident Management Process, Command Duty Officer Program, National Capital Regional Coordinating Center (NCRCC), and coordinating directly with the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center. You will also oversee the operations and functional program areas of the Emergency Preparedness Division, and be responsible for the development, execution and administration of TSA's emergency preparedness and continuity of operations (COOP) and Devolution plans. You will maintain watch over the national transportation infrastructure through management of a round-the-clock, fully operational security operations center, and maintains operational awareness of the nation's critical infrastructures and key resources. You will provide physical infrastructure connectivity required by NCRCC participating agencies responsible for providing air space security for the nation's capital region. You will direct programs and processes to maximize law enforcement resources that are responsive to a dynamic, risk-based management strategy, and deploys appropriate OLE/FAMS assets in accordance with the Concept of Operations. You will provide leadership, guidance and direction throughout TSA to ensure the agency's ability to protect against, respond to, and recover from a variety of multi-modal transportation incidents. You will provide effective tactical operations, domain and situational awareness, immediate notification and initial response actions for threats and incidents involving the security of the transportation sector. You will ensure TSA preparedness to prevent, respond to and recover from complex incidents and events. You will implement a comprehensive exercise and evaluation, and Continuity of Operations and Devolution strategy that supports the TSA mission. You will provide executive level leadership to establish and maintain strategic direction and direct major law enforcement and security activities.   You will communicate a clear vision, defining short and long range program plans, goals, requirements and priorities. You will lead efforts to provide ongoing intelligence gathering support to counterterrorism and investigative operations impacting the transportation domain.  You will coordinate efforts with law enforcement and intelligence agencies and international counterparts, and participates in multilateral law enforcement and counterterrorism efforts. You will represent the OLE/FAMS in matters involving DHS, Congress, TSA, other government agencies, and the private sector.  Creates a robust information sharing environment and conducts high-level briefings to DHS and TSA officials. You will relate equal employment opportunity (EEO) concepts and policies to overall leadership responsibilities, and maintains a work environment supportive of employee development, open communication, and opportunity for employee contribution and participation in setting organizational goals and objectives.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the level of the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful performance. You would typically gain this experience by working within this field or a field of work that is closely related. Such experience may include applying TSA/Federal law enforcement and/or security laws, directives and regulations on aviation domain awareness, incident readiness and management, and situational awareness across the transportation infrastructure.  This could also include providing ongoing intelligence gathering support to counterterrorism and investigative operations impacting the transportation domain.  

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the Job Opportunity Announcement. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

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

DRUG TESTING: You must pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, you may be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing during employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Secured Compartmentalized Information) clearance that must be completed prior to appointment. You will be subject to a 5-year periodic investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.

LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position may require the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)). A 'misdemeanor crime of domestic violence' is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term 'convicted' as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition.

MOBILITY

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, with nearly 50,000 Transportation Security Officers and approximately 2,800 Behavior Detection Officers, each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. The agency continuously sets the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, technologies and use of intelligence to drive operations.

As a member of the TSES, you may be subject to frequent changes in posts of duty and positions. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, the judgment of your superiors concerning reassignments for operational and/or career development purposes, or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of the Transportation Security Administration.


 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the mandatory factors listed below. When describing your qualifications, be sure to furnish examples and describe the context in which you applied your knowledge, discuss how you used skills relevant to the position, indicate the complexity and scope of your work, discuss the impact of your work products and services, note the level of people with whom you interacted, and explain the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):

The Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below must be addressed; failure to address all PTQs precisely as worded in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration. Number each of your responses with the PTQ number you are addressing and provide specific examples of your experience, education and accomplishments that are applicable. Please limit your responses to no more than two pages for each PTQ. Please DO NOT incorporate your PTQ responses into your resume; instead submit your answers separately from your resume. Please DO NOT put any part of your Social Security Number (SSN) on your PTQ responses.

1. Demonstrated executive level experience and ability to lead law enforcement and security management programs in a large, geographically dispersed organization.

2. Demonstrated executive level experience and ability to collaboratively work across organizational lines in implementing law enforcement and security management programs.

3. Demonstrated experience and ability to lead, develop, implement and administer comprehensive programs in a law enforcement environment.  

4. Ability to apply the provisions of the Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA) and knowledge of, and/or demonstrated executive level experience in, aviation domain law enforcement issues and operations. 

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

You will also be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Please DO NOT incorporate your ECQ responses into your resume; instead submit your answers separately from your resume. Please DO NOT put any part of your SSN on your ECQ responses. Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's website, http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf, for additional information about ECQs.

Former and current SES/TSES members in a Career SES/TSES position and graduates from a Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board are EXEMPT from providing ECQ responses.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.


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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; 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:

  • This position will provide the continuation of law enforcement retirement coverage for those currently encumbering a covered position. Provisions for continued law enforcement retirement coverage include: Applicants currently covered by the Civil Service Retirement System who are in a primary or secondary position under 5 USC 8336(c) must transfer to this secondary law enforcement position without a break in service exceeding 3 days, in order to maintain their law enforcement retirement coverage. Applicants currently covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System in a rigorous position under 5 USC 8412(d) must have been in that position for at least 3 years before transferring directly, without a break in service exceeding 3 days, to this secondary position. All candidates currently covered by Federal law enforcement retirement coverage as cited in this notice are subject to mandatory separation age requirements in accordance with applicable statutes.
  • DHS TSA employees may be subject to 24-hour on call duty in the event of an emergency. This service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.
  • FITNESS PROGRAM: Positions filled from this announcement are subject to the Federal Air Marshal Fitness Program to include regular participation in a physical fitness program and quarterly physical fitness assessments.
  • MEDICAL STANDARDS: Selectees are required to meet the entry and recurrent medical standards of the Federal Air Marshal Medical Examination Program.
  • The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), on November 19, 2001. ATSA provides TSA with the authority to modify and develop its own human capital program, provided such modifications are consistent with 49 USC 40122.
  • This is an excepted service position. However, there is an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and TSA that enables Career TSES members who have been approved by the Qualifications Review Board at OPM to qualify for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions without additional competition.
  • You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
  • TSA may pay a Relocation Incentive and/or a Permanent Change of Station travel allowance to a current Federal employee who must relocate to accept the position, or may pay a Recruitment Incentive to an individual who is a new Federal appointee.
  • When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.


HOW TO APPLY:

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PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE BY 11:59 PM ET (Eastern Time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS INCLUDES BOTH ONLINE AND MAILED APPLICATION MATERIALS. IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION BY THE CLOSING DATE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Your application MUST include:

1. Resume.  Uploaded resumes will not be accepted for this position. You must create and submit your resume using USAJOBS Resume Builder. This resume may be reused for future applications. Click Here: USAJOBS Resume Builder

2. 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 HRAccess Executive Services Office (ESO) Help Desk at 877-872-7991 (TDD 877-872-7992) between the hours of: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday.

If you are unable to apply online, please call the ESO Help Desk at the number listed above for assistance.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to a resume, you must submit the following applicable supporting documents:

  • PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs)
  • EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs), if applicable. If you are a current or former SES/TSES member in a Career SES/TSES position, or a graduate from a SES Candidate Development Program certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board, you are EXEMPT from providing ECQ responses. To exercise this exemption without being disqualified for failure to provide ECQ responses, you must provide one of the two following documents:
    • Candidate Development Program certificate, if applicable. If you are a graduate of a SES Candidate Development Program, which resulted in certification of your executive qualifications by the Qualifications Review Board, please include a copy of your OPM Candidate Development Program graduation certificate.
    • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - If you are a current or former SES/TSES member in a Career SES/TSES position, please submit a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating your Career SES/TSES status. This is required of TSA employees as well as all others who wish to claim exemption from ECQ submission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRAccess ESO Help Desk
Phone: 877-872-7991
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7992
Email: ESO@tsa-hraccess.com
Agency Information:
DHS/Transportation Security Administration
DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
Merrifield, VA
22180
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

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Job Announcement Number:

FAM-12-553192

Control Number:

334678200