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Job Title:Federal Security Director, SV-0340-K

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ-OSO-13-647540-ESO

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$97,391.00 to $150,962.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Thursday, August 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-0340-K

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

K

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Moline, IL, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Salary listed includes Locality Pay of 14.16%.

This position is located at Quad City Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL.

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 complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
  • You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • This is an Emergency Essential position.
  • Disclosure of your financial information is required.

DUTIES:

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As a Federal Security Director (FSD) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), your duties will include:

  • Providing day-to-day direction for Federal airport security staff and operations.
  • Organizing and implementing crisis and incident management response plans and preparing the Federal Security Crisis Management Response Plan.
  • Providing oversight and management of passenger, baggage and air cargo security programs.
  • Developing and maintaining a collaborative environment within TSA and with TSA stakeholders to effectively manage security operations.
  • Providing risk assessments, tactical planning, execution and operating management for coordinated security services.
  • Supporting security evolution and ensuring the deployment, management and oversight of people, processes and technology to improve security operations.
  • Providing optimal communication to the workforce to ensure they have the information needed to effectively make decisions regarding passenger security.
  • Ensuring the application and promotion of the Integrated Conflict Management System (ICMS) core principles and standards into all operational plans, processes and practices.
  • Providing oversight and management of security programs and operations as well as having responsibility for business management functions including human resources, finance and procurement.
  • Enhancing the experience of the traveling public and the work experience of the airport workforce.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band (equivalent to GS-15), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-J Pay Band or GS-14 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 and/or competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position which involve providing day-to-day oversight of a Federal airport and other modes of transportation security operations and staff. The one year of qualifying experience must demonstrate you performed work that is in or related to the duties of this job and demonstrates you have the ability to perform the critical competencies necessary to lead a complex operation or manage complex programs. Competencies may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:

  • Apply guidance, such as policies, directives, and/or regulations as well as an understanding of how to implement policies, directives and/or regulations to a complex program;
  • Perform critical thinking by analyzing and evaluating information gathered by observation, experience, reasoning, etc.;
  • Maintain a command presence by demonstrating confidence and credibility while interacting with various entities such as the public customers or higher level officials;
  • Analyze, evaluate and apply risk information to your decision making process;
  • Apply business and management principles involved in strategic planning and the oversight of an operating staff.

  • You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity 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:

    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 Relocation Incentive to an individual who must relocate to accept the position.  Permanent Change of Station relocation expenses will be paid to relocating Federal employees.

    When you enter on duty, you will be required to comlete 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 Veteran's Preference and/or on current or former Federal Government status.

    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
    DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
    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-13-647540-ESO

    Control Number:

    347873300