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Job Title:Supervisory Federal Air Marshal - SV-1801-L

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:FAM-13-571699

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$126,657.00 to $172,550.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-1801-L

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

L

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Salary range includes locality pay of 24.22%.

This position is located in Arlington, VA.

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.                     

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • You may be required to travel overnight occasionally.
  • See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position, you will serve as a Supervisory Federal Air Marshal (Branch Manager) for the Security Services and Assessments Division, Assessments and Support Programs Branch, Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Branch Manager serves under the general supervision of the Division Director for the Security Services and Assessments Division in the OLE/FAMS Office and serves as a technical expert and principal advisor to the Division Director on highly complex and challenging programs, projects, and operations; advises the Director on forecasting trends and formulates effective policies and programs. As the Branch Manager, your responsibilities include:

  • Providing executive-level leadership and direction to a large staff, consisting of law enforcement, technical specialists, and administrative personnel, overseeing the overall planning, direction, and coordination of OLE/FAMS security management and assessment programs.
  • Overseeing multidisciplinary program areas under Support Programs which encompasses the Canine Training and Evaluation Program, Insider Threat, LEO Reimbursement Programs, Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS), Security Assessments, and Operations Compliance.
  • Overseeing the development of OLE/FAMS wide policies and internal controls.
  • Supporting the Director in establishing and maintaining strategic direction, directing major security management related programs, and advising the OLE/FAMS Director and Executive staff on ongoing initiatives to improve organizational security programs.
  • Overseeing the proper implementation of vulnerability assessments to the transportation sector, including aviation, surface and maritime facilities, on a global basis and based on legislative, regulatory, and directed requirements.
  • Establishing and maintaining liaison with other Federal law enforcement agencies, as well as with the airline industry, to ensure up to date information and communication on all transportation security-related business matters.
  • Overseeing the development of operational metrics, organizational performance requirements, and program operations to ensure effective and efficient management of all programs and overall conformance with TSA's strategic plans, goals, and objectives.
Supervisory/Managerial duties include: planning and assigning work, delegating authority as appropriate; setting and adjusting priorities as necessary; developing performance standards and apprising work, giving advice and/or instruction as required. Effecting disciplinary measures, as appropriate. Periodically reviewing job descriptions of subordinates for currency and accuracy. Identifying developmental and training needs of employees, and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures, taking appropriate action to provide those needs. Approving leave. Reviewing and recommending improvements in established work methods, organizational features, and the structuring of positions within subordinate organizations to achieve optimum effectiveness and efficiency. Supporting equal opportunity concepts in all areas of responsibility. Treating employees in a fair and equitable manner and fostering an organization representative of diversity and promoting opportunities for employees to influence their work environment with a focus on continual improvements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the SV-L Pay Band, you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band (GS-15) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes: identifying and analyzing problems; providing solutions to individual and organizational problems; determining objectives, setting priorities and delegating work to deliver high-quality, timely and cost-effective results that comply with established control systems and rules; developing networks and building alliances to achieve common goals; working with teams to encourage and facilitate cooperation to achieve goals; applying procedures, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise; and making sound hiring and capital resource decisions to address training and developmental needs.  Experience in a primary law enforcement position (or equivalent experience outside the Federal government) is a mandatory prerequisite.


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


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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 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE BY 11:59PM 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. 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 contact the TSA HRAccess Executive Services Office (ESO) Help Desk at 1-877-872-7991 (TDD 877-872-7992) between the hours of: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET Monday through 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 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.

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:

HRAccess ESO Help Desk
Phone: 877-872-7991
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7990
Email: ESO@TSA-HRAccess.com
Agency Information:
DHS/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:

FAM-13-571699

Control Number:

337897200