Job Overview

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:
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Duties

This Transportation Security Specialist position is located in the Airspace Waivers Unit, Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC) Section, Operations Branch, Flight Operations Division, Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing airspace waivers for flight restricted zones, which includes determining eligibility for the four waiver categories and making recommendations for approval, denial or rejection of airspace waivers.
  • Maintaining familiarity with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notices to Airman (NOTAMS) published on FAA website, permanent and temporary.
  • Maintaining and coordinating as necessary with U.S. Secret Service, FAA, TSA's National Capital Region Coordination Center (NCRCC), Colorado Springs Operations Center (CSOC) and stakeholders on airspace waivers and requirements.
  • Generating necessary communications with FAA and stakeholders on the approval, denial or rejection of airspace waivers.
  • Analyzing airspace waiver applications and coordinating the vetting of the pilot, crew members and passengers with CSOC to determine eligibility to fly in restricted airspace, and coordinating the redress of derogatory information.