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 a General Engineer in the Checkpoint Technology Division (CTD) or Checked Baggage Technology Division (CBTD) within the Office of Security Capabilities (OSC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will serve as the senior technical representative, providing engineering subject matter expertise throughout the acquisition and system lifecycle for multiple, complex technologies to support security screening.

Duties include:

  • Managing the requirements development process by conducting workshops to gain user/stakeholder input for technical, operational, and functional requirements. Designing and developing detailed rationale for system requirements, determining system growth paths, and examining potential deployment options prior to finalizing system documentation.
  • Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders such as Integrated Product Team members, airports, airlines, industry associations, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate to define and implement requirements for next generation capabilities and systems.
  • Conducting modeling and simulation, special studies, and detailed analyses of equipment to evaluate suitability, reliability, and effectiveness trends. Making recommendations for system improvements or enhancements and changes to practices, policies, or standard operating procedures; formulating detailed briefings/discussions of areas/issues for presentation, and briefing senior agency leaders for consideration.
  • Leading continuous improvement activities for equipment. Monitoring key technical developments and operational trends in order to identify potential improvements to existing equipment, the development of new capability/technology, or modification of designs.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of system changes to ensure objectives are achieved. Conducting follow-up evaluations to assess results of related projects, studies, and other management actions geared to improve performance and strategies.
  • Managing engineering projects for all assigned technologies. Planning, directing, controlling, and coordinating all related activities. Identifying resource needs, formulating team membership, and developing specific plans and milestones for completing activities and leading implementation.