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, we serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, we secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.
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As the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Capital (DAA/OHC), you will serve as TSA's Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer (DCHCO). You will report to the Assistant Administrator for Human Capital. You will be responsible for a $270 million+ annual budget and the management of human capital programs and services for a large, complex, and geographically dispersed organization. You will be expected to personally exhibit an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach to achieving results, and foster and encourage that approach by subordinate managers and staff; utilize a disciplined, problem solving, and (managed) risk taking approach to meet mission needs; and employ creative and innovative approaches to the achievement of organizational and mission goals.
As the DAA/DCHCO, you will provide executive leadership and operational oversight to twelve divisions within the Office of Human Capital. You will utilize your knowledge of the concepts, principles, Federal policies, and regulations pertaining to: recruitment and staffing; compensation and benefits; position management; training and development; workforce and succession planning; Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP); employee relations; conflict management and creating a high performance work place; and executive personnel programs.
In addition, as the DAA/DCHCO, you will be expected to:

  • Lead, oversee and manage the organization in developing strategic workforce planning initiatives and innovative human capital programs and service delivery mechanisms within the flexibilities inherent in TSA's authority under Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) provisions.
  • Ensure compliance with TSA human capital policies and practices by TSA program offices.
  • Provide oversight and management direction of contracted functions to ensure efficient and effective use of alternative resources, both public and private, in support of TSA's mission.
  • Develop and execute programs and initiatives to support cultural transformation and organizational learning within TSA.
  • Conduct briefings, counsel management and employees, and justify and defend approaches and decisions in resolving complex human resources issues.