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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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This Safety and Occupational Health Manager position is located in the Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment Division, within the Office of Finance and Administration; Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  If selected for this position, you will be responsible to plan, organize, direct, lead, and evaluate TSA's comprehensive nationwide occupational safety and health program affecting more than 500 geographically dispersed workplaces and over 60,000 employees, ensuring compliance with a broad range of occupational safety and health standards and regulations. 

The work is carried out through constant and extensive contacts with technical specialists, project managers, mission planners, training specialists, and contract personnel.  Contacts are both internal and external to the agency, and require effective negotiating skills and technical expertise to resolve unique and controversial occupational safety and health issues.  You will also provide technical guidance and expert advice to TSA leadership, various program offices, subordinates, and the labor union, ensuring effective implementation and regulatory compliance of the TSA occupational safety and health program. 

Duties include:

  • Supervising more than one unit, project, or program within the Occupational Safety and Health Branch, which encompasses 11 subordinates of which 5 are geographically dispersed.
  • Serving as the principal point of contact with authority to make recommendations in the development and application of new occupational safety and health policies and procedures at stakeholder meetings, interagency meetings, and national conferences.
  • Formulating and recommending positions on major occupational safety and health projects, policies, and issues to senior management.
  • Develop briefings to internal and external audiences on TSA strategic vision and policies.
  • Drafting, editing, and reviewing policies and procedures, project papers, statistical reports, and correspondence within the framework of current goals and objectives, legislation, and Executive Orders.
  • Identifying operational needs and managing the procurement, development, integration, modification, and operations and maintenance of a safety information system.


Supervisory/Managerial duties include serving as a first line supervisor for the organization. This includes but is not limited to: assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work and performance of subordinates; approving leave; coaching and developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary actions; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit; when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.