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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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This Transportation Security Specialist (TSS) position is located in the Policy Evaluation Section, of the Policy Execution Branch, within the Aviation Division, in the Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement (SPIE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  If selected for this position, you will be serving as the senior team lead for major projects in the evaluation of trade-offs and risks associated with all proposed security policy options for domestic and international transportation systems; you will be routinely engaging with Industry Engagement managers, other components, and key industry stakeholders.  Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and evaluating proposed security policies, including evaluation of redundancy and impact to core security operations and workforce, transportation operation, passengers, shipments, and other stakeholders and weighing alternate courses of action to assess the tradeoffs of risk mitigation.
  • Evaluating the urgency of proposed security policies; developing tools to weigh policy risk, cost, and other impacts; working closely with the Economic Analysis Branch to examine the costs and benefits of proposed policies, and develop alternate courses of action as necessary.
  • Drawing on intelligence summaries and other reports to determine what risks are raised and mitigated by proposed policies.
  • Providing analytical fact-base rational to support policy decisions and making recommendations for the most effective and efficient security policy proposals.
  • Facilitating work group meetings focused on developing, evaluating, and coordinating aviation security policies and procedures.
  • Engaging industry stakeholders, at the CEO, COO and Security Director levels, while representing the Policy Evaluation Section.
The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (I Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.