Job Overview


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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As a Supervisory Transportation Security Inspector - Canine for TSA, your duties will include:

  • Planning, developing, implementing, administering and evaluating critical transportation inspections programs for the compliance of persons and transportation under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 1500 series.
  • Serving as a technical expert to the Federal Security Director (FSD), FSD staff, and industry stakeholders on the administration of critical and complex compliance and enforcement programs designed to ensure secure transportation and to protect the nation's public from terrorism, piracy, or other acts of sabotage to transportation systems, facilities, and networks.
  • Supervising and mentoring a team of Transportation Security Inspectors (TSIs) in more than one specialty (Aviation, Canine, Cargo and/or Surface).
  • Conducting and supervising subordinate TSIs in conducting inspections of all transportation regulated parties, including, but not limited to, airports, aircraft operators and indirect air carriers, mass transit, trucking, freight/passenger rail, and other transportation personnel subject to Federal regulations involving transportation security.
  • Conducting and supervising subordinate TSIs in performing complex and technical inspections of all regulated parties to determine overall security posture and compliance.
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable laws, security policies, regulations, and agreements to identify potential problem areas or deviations from prescribed standards.
  • Performing technical reviews, analyzing and making appropriate recommendations concerning security measures promulgated through TSA approved security programs.
  • Identifying and responding to security violations or potential violations. Responding to transportation security incidents and other incidents as defined by the National Incident Management Systems or as directed by the FSD.
  • Determining when an enforcement action should be initiated, preparing enforcement investigation reports and recommending to TSA counsel the type of action and level of penalty commensurate with the nature and severity of the violation.
  • Providing testimony and participating in enforcement proceedings.
  • Entering data pertinent to investigations, inspections and incidents into the national database Performance and Results Information Systems (PARIS).
  • Reviewing and approving data pertinent to investigations, inspections and incidents entered into the national database PARIS by subordinate TSIs.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and approving assessment reports and testing results with specific attention to identifying unusual trends or actions that appear to have the potential for developing a security/safety problem.
  • Reviewing and formulating recommended or alternative courses of action to be pursued by regulated parties in order to satisfy security requirements.
  • Coordinating, performing, or reviewing evaluations of the integration of new technology, traditional measures, and human factors to assure operational effectiveness and efficiency of the overall security system.
  • Coordinating and performing tests and audits, validating and inspecting security processes, procedures, systems and equipment in connection with compliance inspections and vulnerability assessments.
  • Preparing and reviewing written analyses of inspections, assessments, and determining the adequacy of corrective measures required to improve security posture or to restore compliance.
Supervisory/Managerial duties include serving as a first line supervisor for the organization. This includes but is not limited to: assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work and performance of subordinates; approving leave; coaching and developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary actions; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit; and when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.