Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
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:
You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
This is an Emergency Essential position.
This Intelligence Operations Specialist position is located in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), Field Intelligence Branch, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will provide intelligence support and threat briefings to the TSA Federal Security Directors, their staffs, and security workforce in your area of responsibility. You will also liaison with the Joint Terrorism Task Force's (JTTFs) and state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, and intelligence fusion centers. Typical assignments will include:
Serving as a technical advisor on intelligence procedures, methodology, techniques, and strategies.
Contributing to the development of high level briefs by applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of real or potential security threats to or problems for program operations.
Contributing to the preparation of detailed and complex studies; anticipating and solving problems; and collecting, organizing, and interrelating large amounts of diversely formatted data drawn from a wide variety of sources.
To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes:
Applying intelligence concepts, guides, and methodologies to identify problems and perform analyses of transportation security threats; and
Experience critically evaluating sources of information, establishing validity of facts, and communicating in emergency situations.
NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee. At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a special sensitive (Level 4) position that requires completion and favorable adjudication of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) prior to appointment. There is no provision for a waiver for this position .
This position is subject to the pre-employment/pre-appointment and random drug testing provisions of TSA's Drug and Alcohol-Free Work Place Program.
Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov.
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.
TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.
Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized. Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
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