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: Click Here

Duties

This position is located in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the Director, Vetting Operations Division under the general supervision of the Deputy Assistant or his/her designee.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a technical expert and principal vetting and intelligence advisor to the Assistant Administrator (AA) and/or Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA), in addition to the Department of Homeland Security, on highly complex and challenging programs, projects, and operations that impact transportation workers and passengers to mitigate threats to the transportation sector; providing strategic and tactical analyses of all-source intelligence information regarding threats to the United States and specifically to the U.S. transportation sector.
  • Advising the AA/DAA and TSA executive leadership on forecasting trends and formulates effective intelligence policies and programs.
  • Representing TSA as the primary technical authority regarding major vetting and intelligence analytic operation issues.
  • Overseeing subordinate organizations that include multiple 24/7 centers that ensure secure, efficient, and consistent watch lists matching of passenger names for all domestic and international flights into, out of, and within the United States while also providing direct operational support for Secure Flight Operations as well as requirements, development, and contract administration.
  • Performing biographic vetting of the 28 covered program populations against terrorism and criminal-nexus watch lists, comparing individual biographic data to derogatory data sets to determine threats to transportation security.  You will be responsible for deploying the resources necessary to fully execute the mission.  This includes developing budget projections, human resources manning and deployment.  The position impacts across TSA and the transportation sector, in general.  Contacts are both internal and external and include OLE/FAMS, the Terrorist Screening Center, FBI, and may include contacts with NSA, Federal, State and local law enforcement, agencies, CIA and the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC).
  • Directing the production of a wide range of highly-complex intelligence analyses that are delivered through written assessments and notes, position papers, and other documents.  Directs briefings and multi-media presentations for TSA executive leadership on intelligence information of key interest to and impact upon TSA goals and objectives.
  • Overseeing the development of metrics, organizational performance requirements, and program operations to ensure effective and efficient management of all programs and overall conformance with TSA's strategic plans, goals, and objectives.
Supervisory duties includes:  Supervising subordinate managers and indirectly supervising staff.  Participating in strategic planning; communicating the organization’s vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance of organization units, managers, and employees; coaching and developing staff and assessing and developing organization capabilities; approving leave; and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.