Job Overview


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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If you are selected for this position, you will serve as an Assistant Federal Security Director - Inspection (AFSD - Inspection) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As an AFSD - Inspection, you will serve as the principal advisor to the Federal Security Director (FSD) on all matters concerning enforcement and compliance with aviation security directives pertaining to transportation security. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing, planning, coordinating and managing an inspection program for compliance by regulated parties, tenants and business interests with transportation security policies and requirements.
  • Identifying and responding to security incidents, threats, violations or potential violations. Responding to transportation security incidents and other incidents as defined by the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) or as directed by the FSD. Responding expeditiously on foot, or in a designated vehicle, for incident response to provide command and control presence and technical expertise.
  • Overseeing and conducting assessments and investigations of transportation modes to determine security posture; monitoring compliance with applicable transportation security policies, regulations and agreements. Providing technical guidance to transportation stakeholders on the development and modification of security plans to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Determining when enforcement action should be initiated and recommending the type of action and level of penalty. Reviewing and analyzing assessment reports and testing results with special attention given to identifying trends which appear to have potential for developing a security problem.
  • Gathering, receiving and disseminating transportation security intelligence. Cooperating/participating in the Joint Terrorism Task Force and other Federal, state or local government/law enforcement or industry consortia addressing transportation security as required by agency policy or at the FSD's direction.
  • Conferring with the FSD, Headquarters and project staff personnel to outline work plans, providing technical advice, resolving problems, reviewing status reports and modifying schedules to accomplish duties. Directing the work of supervisors, program managers and other subordinate employees. Hiring, disciplining and mentoring subordinates. Advising FSD on managerial or personnel disciplinary issues as they arise.
  • Exercising discretion and sound judgment in dealing with human resources matters or issues.
  • Maintaining the minimum standards required of Transportation Security Inspectors under your supervision, including experience in at least one primary and secondary mode of specialty as required by TSA Headquarters policy and training plans.