Job Overview


About the Agency

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 Executive Director, Operations you will develop a multi-million dollar budget and oversee budget reviews for all TSA IT major capital investments for large hardware, telecommunications services, and other applications. You will make budget expenditures, as necessary, to best accomplish the TSA mission.  You will develop acquisition strategy and plans, and communicate the strategy to staff and also build reports to OIT AA/DAA on operations stability (e.g., service disruptions) and the impact on IT operations.  You will collaborate with TSA AAs and DAAs to assess current and project IT requirements to identify and implement creative solutions.  You will partner with TSA Federal Security Directors, Local Airport Authorities, TSA HQ staff, DHS officials, FEMA, Department of State, GSA, equipment manufactures and technology integrators to provide data communications support across TSA’s domestic and international operations.  You will oversee all IT support functions for all contract airports as part of TSA’s Screening Partnership Program.  You will also ensure delivery of IT service align with the DHS mission, vision and goals.  You will identify opportunities and/or risks for delivering IT services, such as leveraging emerging technologies in partnership with stakeholders and headquarters offices.   You will establish governance processes of direction and control to ensure objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately, and the organization’s resources are used strategically in all areas of IT with consideration of emerging technologies within the industry.  You will provide TSA with rapid application design and development capabilities.  You will also provide innovative and expert leadership in the establishment and implementation of IT policies and procedures as it relates to delivery of IT services, in accordance with applicable Federal and Departmental policies, laws and directives.  You will promote an equal opportunity environment by fostering fairness in selections, encouraging and recognizing achievements, ensuring fair treatment of minority group employees, and demonstrating sensitivity to the developmental needs of all employees including minority groups, women and the handicapped.  You will also provide management oversight and direction concerning personnel, policies and programs (e.g., human resources, budget, information technology, facilities, equipment, and procurement) for assigned areas of responsibility; and ensures the efficient and effective acquisition, use, distribution and disposal of Office resources in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws and directives.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No