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Job Title:Program Analyst - SV-0343-H/I

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ-OGS-14-747122

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$60,231.00 to $113,815.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 18, 2014 to Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-0343-H/I

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

I

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA View 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.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

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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TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • International or domestic travel may be required.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • You may be required to travel international or domestic up to 40%.
  • See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section

DUTIES:

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This Program Analyst position is located in the Office of Global Strategies (OGS), Integrated Plans and Support Division, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  If selected for this position, you will serve as the internal and external point of contact for the regional capacity development program for OGS.  You will be responsible for analyzing global aviation security risks and providing mitigation through regional delivery of assistance, and coordinating with senior level foreign government officials, U.S. government officials, and industry or multilateral organization contacts. Typical assignments will include but are not limited to:

  • Participating in the OGS capacity development strategic policy framework and managing the alignment of capacity development priorities to OGS, TSA and DHS strategic priorities of initiatives.
  • Serving as a technical specialist for the OGS capacity development prioritization model, which provides OGS with an integrated, risk-based approach to prioritizing foreign locations for assistance.  Identifying available resources and assessing the ability of partner nations to meet needs through their existing resources.  Formulating strategies to leverage existing resources to better meet needs and identifying additional solutions to address needs.  Presenting findings to partner nation officials and TSA management.
  • Participating in meetings with host country government officials up through the Ministerial level, subject matter experts in TSA and other partner security organizations and other stakeholders.  Developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders to successfully execute capacity development initiatives.
  • Developing new plans and programs for on-going initiatives and special studies.  Planning, scheduling, and conducting projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations, reporting metrics, current or new methods of conducting TSA's international missions in order to measure results, recommend efficiencies or improvements, and lay the foundation to build new processes, systems, and programs.
 
The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (H Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-G Pay Band or GS-11 in the Federal service 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.  Such experience includes applying quantitative and qualitative analytical and evaluative methods (including metrics, fact-finding, and investigative techniques) to assist in assessing program operation efficiency, effectiveness, and viability; detailed knowledge of international transportation standards, policies and programs, including security standards developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); drafting detailed memos, briefings, reports, and other technical documentation.

To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service 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.  Such experience includes applying quantitative and qualitative analytical and evaluative methods (including metrics, fact-finding, and investigative techniques) to assess program operation efficiency, effectiveness, and viability; advanced knowledge of standards, policies and programs, including security standards developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); experience leading bi-lateral or multi-lateral engagements with foreign governments; and experience analyzing complex data and drafting high quality memos.

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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OTHER INFORMATION:

Conditions of Employment:
  • Approximately 0-40% international or domestic travel may be required.  This may include travel to developing countries.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
 

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.

Transcripts - If you wish to qualify for this position based on your education, submit copies of your transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities for each school attended.

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-14-747122

Control Number:

367499200