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."
This position is a secondary law enforcement position, and as such, provides for 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. 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.
Selectee is entitled to Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of up to 25% of base pay for availability to work substantial amounts of "unscheduled duty."
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 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.
- This position requires the selectee to carry a firearm and maintain firearms proficiency as part of conducting law enforcement activities. In addition, selectee must be proficient in the use of hand weapons and be knowledgeable in unarmed combat. Failure to maintain firearm proficiency may result in either assignment to another position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.
- Must meet qualifying medical and physical fitness standards.
- Incumbent is expected to successfully complete all agency-required training.
- 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 FAM Medical Examination Program.
- This position requires Financial Disclosure.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card.
- This is an Emergency Essential position.
SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD REQUIREMENTS: Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one-year supervisory probationary period to continue in the supervisory/managerial position.
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position may require the selectee to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or 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. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Applicants under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by applicants is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001).
MOBILITY AGREEMENT: The individual selected for this position must sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
RELOCATION: Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) expenses will be authorized. Selectees who are authorized PCS benefits are expected to relocate and report to their new duty station within 120 days from the date relocation expenses are authorized.