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Job Title:Supervisory Administration and Program Specialist - SV-0301-K

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ-OGS-13-675609

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,973.00 to $164,265.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 26, 2013 to Wednesday, October 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-0301-K

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

K

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. Citizens.
Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%. 
This position is located in Arlington, VA. 

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:
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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • You may be required to complete a one year Supervisory Probation Period.
  • This is an Emergency Essential position.
  • See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section.

DUTIES:

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This Supervisory Administration and Program Specialist position is located in the Office of Global Strategies (OGS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  If selected for this position, you will serve as Director, Business Management Office (BMO), reporting to the Assistant Administrator (AA) or Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA), providing management oversight  and direction for BMO staff and serving as a principal advisor to the AA and Deputy Assistant Administrator in matters involving administrative programs, policies and procedures; human capital management; budget information technology support, acquisitions system management; facilities and property management; procurement management; travel system management; and records management controls.  Typical assignments include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing organizational performance metrics in accordance with the TSA and program office mission, vision, goals, and strategic objectives.  Reporting and assessing compliance with strategic objectives and program performance metrics to the AA recommending areas for improvement.
  • Exercising broad management responsibilities in the evaluation, designing, developing, an implementing of office human capital functions in the areas of classification, recruiting and staffing, career development, performance management, incentive awards, employee retention, pay and leave administration, training management, and employee relations.
  • Manages a comprehensive financial management program to include budget formulation, presentation, and execution functions; travel management, and government purchase card program.
  • Managing a comprehensive acquisitions strategy program to include developing, executing, and managing contracts including contractor performance.  Assessing the effectiveness of acquisitions strategies, operations, and processes, and provides recommendations to the AA and management regarding acquisitions issues, policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Coordinating the review and preparation of internal and external correspondence to TSA senior executive management, DHS, members of Congress, the general public, program office stakeholders, and employees regarding program office programs.

Supervisory duties include: supervising and directing a subordinate staff; carrying out a full range of management and supervisory responsibilities; coordinating and managing projects; setting priorities; assigning work; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employees; approving leave; and taking or recommending corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate. 


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 at the SV-J Pay Band or GS-14 in the Federal sector or equivalent experience in 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, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Such experience includes managing administrative program activities related to human capital management, budget, and acquisition services; providing advisory services and policy interpretations on administrative issues; and preparing and reviewing correspondence to executive management, stakeholders, and employees.
 
NOTE:  Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek.  Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience.  No additional credit is given for overtime.


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:

Conditions of Employment:
  • Financial disclosure is required.
Supervisory/Managerial Probationary Period Requirements: Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one-year supervisory probationary period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position.
 
Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "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.

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.

Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized. Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.

Your application must include:

1. Resume
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.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply.  The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday.  If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com or fax 1-877-872-7993.  

When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.  


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), Veterans' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience:

SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for internal/status consideration.

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:

HR Help Desk
Phone: 877-872-7990
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7992
Email: Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com
Agency Information:
DHS/Transportation Security Administration
Shared Service Center
2650 Park Tower Drive
Suite 201
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-OGS-13-675609

Control Number:

352484600