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    The Executive Director, Screening Systems, Acquisition Program Management (APM) serves as a principal advisor on matters regarding designated acquisition program (by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Transportation Security Administration (TSA), certification requirements of program management staff, and ensures that security technologies and processes delivered to end users meet the overall mission, vision, goals, and objectives of TSA and DHS. The Executive Director is a key management official responsible for leading TSA acquisition programs throughout the acquisition lifecycle needed to meet TSA and DHS mission requirements. Additionally, the Executive Director serves as executive acquisition career manager, responsible for implementing DHS acquisition workforce guidance as well as unique TSA acquisition career field environments.

    High level duties include:

    • Acquisition responsibility and management accountability for all major programs and those non-major programs integrally related and critical to the performance of assigned major programs.
    • Responsible for current program assignments, multiple department oversight and non-oversight programs.
    • Exercising centralized program authority, assuring that individual programs are being managed in consonance with current program management and acquisition management policies, procedures, and approved baselines.
    • Managing acquisition programs, develops effective acquisition strategies that include determining and applying flexibilities that ensure TSA interests are fully represented and integrates the expertise of employees and contractors developing new acquisition programs and initiatives.
    • Applying knowledge of transportation security program areas, policies and procedures that acquisition programs must support.
    • Providing a strategic look across the Program Management Offices (PMO) in the directorate to ensure priorities are aligned with executive goals.  Acting with the authority of the APM and reviews acquisition activity across the PMOs.  Provides a high level of strategic services to the APM and PMOs.
    • Serving as an authoritative guide for planning federal government acquisition programs to include but not limited to creating program management plans, acquisition program baselines, work breakdown structures, integrated master schedules, risk management plans, requirements traceability matrixes, test and evaluation master plans, integrated logistics support plans, and life cycle cost estimates and in leading development of coherent acquisition program documentation that accurately represents the program strategy, risks inherent with the acquisition and time and costs associated with broad acquisition programs that impact TSA-wide strategic goals and objectives. Allocates and defends program and project manager resources.
    • Collaborating with APM, PMOs and staff to develop and implement effective acquisition strategies to meet operational needs. Working with other executives and program representatives to identify best acquisition options, industry engagement and address/resolve various complex issues that arise in relation to product quality, operability, maintenance, scheduling impacts, return on investment, etc.
    • Providing leadership and strategic direction in addressing and resolving complex acquisition issues.  Assessing impact of the issue taking into account legal requirements, impact on operations, political implications, and options available.
    • Managing budget formulation and builds processes each year and ensures the effective execution of annual budgets approved by Congress and allocated through appropriated programs.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required up to 25 percent of the time with little advance notice.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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