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    The Director, Air Cargo Division, Policy, Plans, and Engagement (PPE) is a senior executive-level management official in TSA primarily responsible for actively engaging air cargo transportation sector partners to implement policies and programs to reduce the terrorism risks associated with air cargo operations for domestic and international air carriers operating under US jurisdiction and to raise the global baseline for air cargo security. The responsibilities of the position include the formulation of air cargo-related security policy and program oversight to ensure the effectiveness of air cargo stakeholders in comprehensively addressing air cargo security issues, processes, and programs. These responsibilities have agency-wide impact and influence, with national and international impact and scope. Responsibilities include providing innovative and expert leadership in the establishment and implementation of comprehensive air cargo security and communication strategies through collaboration with stakeholder partners and in accordance with applicable laws, policies, directives, and procedures.

    Duties include:

    • Facilitating and maintaining a network of air cargo partners for purposes of ensuring that there is current and consistent information regarding TSA policies and activities and their impact on domestic and international air cargo transportation stakeholders. Ensuring that regular, recurring, and current air cargo-related security information is shared within the air cargo transportation network, including, but not limited to industry stakeholders and organizations within TSA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other government agencies. This information network is critical to effectively addressing both day-to-day activities and responding to crises. As appropriate, the you will be responsible for pursuing industry partner buy-in and establishing mutual accountability.
    • Serving as the principal interface with the air cargo industry and government partners for air cargo security. Providing expert security guidance to industry and government stakeholders on air cargo security policy issues. Works closely with air cargo partners to coordinate national and international policy development. Providing expert-level transportation security information at industry-sponsored conferences/meetings.
    • Serving as the air cargo security policy expert for TSA. Understanding and appropriately interpreting transportation security regulations, and developing air cargo policies and regulations and facilitates their implementation; maintaining awareness and/or knowledge of the most current, impacting and proposed/enacted legislation in the area of air cargo security.
    • Testifying and briefing Congressional staff and members of Congress on air cargo security policies.
    • Serving as the principal advisor to the Assistant Administrator of PPE on matters related to the air cargo industry. Keeping Assistant Administrator apprised of overall operations, current status, and anticipated challenges.
    • Overseeing the coordination, development, interpretation, and dissemination of domestic and international air cargo transportation security policies including, but not limited to security programs, security directives, emergency amendments, guidelines, agreements, and regulations incorporating industry input, as appropriate. Monitoring and reviewing all outstanding security policies affecting the industry for relevance. Continually assessing the effectiveness of policy, programs, and operations and adjusts, as needed, to meet emerging priorities. Ensuring a risk-based methodology is used to establish and develop security regulations, policies and directives to reduce measurable risk in the air cargo industry.
    • Implementing policies and programs to strengthen air cargo security capabilities to include expanding and fully executing TSA cargo screening and vetting authorities and coordinating across other DHS agencies with air cargo equities.
    • Driving continuous, measurable air cargo risk reduction. Establishing organizational performance metrics in accordance with TSA's mission, vision, goals, and strategic objectives. Utilizing metrics to assess security improvement over time for the industry.
    • Collaborating with all organizational elements within TSA that have air cargo security equities, which are interconnected and interdependent, to ensure consistency and coordination of policies and programs needed to accomplish TSA's air cargo mission. This involves understanding the roles and responsibilities of each of TSA's organizational components and sharing key information between and among these components and air cargo industry operators to assure robust communication throughout the sector.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523744500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.