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Job Title:Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist SV - 1801 - L

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ-OSO-13-597279-ESO

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:

Monday, March 18, 2013 to Monday, April 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:

Area of Consideration: Open to all U. S. citizens. 

This position is located in Arlington, VA.

Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%.

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: Click Here

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, be subject to random drug tests.
  • Must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • May require domestic and international travel.
  • Supervisory Probation Period may be required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If you are selected for this position, you will serve as the Deputy Director in the Office of Compliance and will be responsible for overseeing OSO inspection activities for field Transportation Security Inspectors (TSI's) initiatives in the Aviation, Cargo, Surface and Canine Inspection Programs. In this capacity, you will report to the Division Director of the Office of Compliance. You will serve as an expert in current TSA policy, programs and strategies and provide cohesive, consistent, and effective advice and assistance to the Assistant Administrator (AA), Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) and Division Directors within OSO. You will provide the support necessary to meet mission requirements and expectations within established timelines. You will facilitate communications among the OSO Divisions and facilitate working relationships between the OSO Division Directors and other TSA operating offices. You will identify and resolve highly complex security operations problems and issues which often cross organizational lines, and will be associated with accomplishing program objectives. You will perform complex, in-depth studies, and direct and coordinate working groups on significant organizational and program issues that impact TSA at the national level. Assignments are often multi-jurisdictional in nature and require the interpretation of legal requirements. You will be required to adapt, advocate, and defend TSA policies and procedures. You will perform significant liaison duties and coordination with stakeholders, other Federal agencies, and foreign government counterparts. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring compliance of TSA policies for the programs assigned.
  • Participating in continuous development, coordination, and implementation of transportation security procedures as mandated by the Aviation Transportation Security Act of November 19, 2001.
  • Establishing and maintaining close and continuous contact with key representatives inside and outside of TSA to include, but not limited to, the Administrator's staff, Budget and Finance, Office of Acquisitions, Public Affairs, Legislative Affairs, other Federal Agencies, State and local officials, Transportation Organizations, foreign government points of contact, and the public.
  • Developing and issuing a national annual work plan for the TSls, incorporating the Inspections, Testing, Aviation Screening Assessment Program (ASAP), Playbook, Visual Intermodal Protection Response (VIPR), and Special Experience Identifier (SEI) Programs.
  • Overseeing the Flight School and Repair Station Programs and the Notice of Violation (NOV) Administrative Processing Office and the Special Enforcement Program Office (SEPO).
  • Maintaining a significant role in Surface and Aviation VIPRs and providing the assistance of headquarters subject matter experts (e.g., inspection, policy, enforcement, and oversight analysis) to the field TSls.
  • Maintaining the extensive incident, inspection, and investigation PARIS data base and developing and executing extensive training programs for TSIs.
  • Providing management guidance and direction in the interpretation, application, and implementation of inspection and enforcement laws, guidelines, policies, and procedures applicable to external activities (e.g., the transportation security industry stakeholders and contractors) which have impact and relationship to the TSA's mission in multi-modal operations.
  • Establishing and maintaining an operations communication system capable of sharing information rapidly with participants in the overall inspection organization structure.
  • Advising the Division Director on inspection management programs, enforcement requirements, and methods in each mode of responsibility.
  • Making presentations and providing support for OSO interests at formal and informal meetings with key representatives by communicating the AA's viewpoint on programs, operational issues, and other related matters.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the SV-L Pay Band, you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band or GS-15 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in state or local government or the 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 work of the position to be filled. Such specialized experience includes managing transportation security inspection activities which requires in-depth knowledge of TSA security policies, procedures, programs, and strategies; identifying and resolving complex transportation security problems and issues; and coordinating TSA inspection activities with Federal, foreign government, and industry stakeholders. 


Applicants 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.


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; 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:

NOTE: This position requires domestic and possibly international travel, and is subject to deployment to DHS-TSOC and incident sites to participate in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD REQUIREMENT: Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one- year supervisory probationary period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position.

Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code; therefore, employment with TSA does not confer the "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.

You will be required to serve a supervisory probationary period of one year unless one has previously been completed.

This is an Emergency Essential position.

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.

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 11:59PM 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: 877-872-7992
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:

HQ-OSO-13-597279-ESO

Control Number:

339968300