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Job Title:Director, Vetting Operations Division - SV-0132-L

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ-OIA-13-671939-ESO

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$126,657.00 to $172,550.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-0132-L

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

L

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Annapolis Junc, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Salary listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%.

This position is located in Annapolis Junc., MD.

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

  • Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • Must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • Must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening and be subject to random drug tests.
  • May require travel away from duty station.
  • May require night, weekend and shift work (7 day, 24 hour schedule).

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the SV-L Pay Band, you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band or GS-15 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 you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience would have required you to demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in the vetting and intelligence operations at the Executive level that provided knowledge of technical programs, security and intelligence polices, applicable legislation, statutes and regulations in regards to the transportation sector.  Experience may include developing written policy, assessments, briefing and position papers to provide to Executive Leadership on intelligence operations, programs and projects that affect the vetting process; forecasting trends and formulating intelligence policies or programs as it reflects to the vetting operations for transportation programs.


You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy 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.

When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee.  At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
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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; uniform allowance; 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 a Relocation Incentive to an individual who must relocate to accept the position.  Permanent Change of Station relocation expenses will not be paid to relocating Federal employees.

When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete 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. 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 current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee) and/or Veterans' Preference.

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 your current or previous permanent Federal employment status, 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-HRAcess.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-OIA-13-671939-ESO

Control Number:

352373700