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: Click Here

This position is also being announced through Government-wide procedure under Announcement #FAM-17-233499-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.


This Supervisory Personnel Security Specialist is located in the Personnel Security Section, Security Branch of the Security Services and Assessments Division, Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the Deputy Chief for the Personnel Security Section, responsible for overseeing TSA’s Personnel security programs, including policy, adjudication, operations, records management, etc., covering TSA employees, contractors, candidates, and affiliates (e.g., FFDOs). Duties also include but are not limited to:

  • Managing multiple subordinate units to accomplish the work.
  • Maintaining a continuous review of TSA-wide personnel security and suitability/fitness processes affecting every organization within TSA as well as its external customers and partners.
  • Developing goals, objectives, and plans for each of the program areas, ensuring consistency with the overall guidelines established by the Chief Security Officer and TSA leadership.
  • Coordinating across TSA Program Offices to anticipate and plan to accommodate existing and new personnel security requirements, such as special requirements for high-volume hiring and other events that affect personnel security resourcing and work planning decisions.
Supervisory/Managerial duties 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; when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No