Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist - SV-1801-L
Transportation Security Administration - Arlington, VA

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JOB SUMMARY: 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.
  • Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • Must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • Must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening and be subject to random drug tests.
  • May require travel away from duty location.
  • May require night, weekend, holiday and shift work (7 day/24 hr schedule).

DUTIES: This Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist position is located in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), Risk Analysis Division, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the Director responsible for representing OIA as the primary technical authority regarding major risk analytic issues.

You will also serve as TSA’s Assistant Chief Risk Officer who shares responsibility with the TSA Chief Risk Officer for supporting the Deputy Administrator and other TSA senior executives on extremely sensitive and highly complex issues that require expert analysis and seasoned judgment to fully recognize all relevant issues.

Your duties will include but are not limited to:
      • Advising TSA’s Office of Risk Based Security (ORBS) and its Executive Risk Steering Committee on all aspects of TSA’s intelligence-driven, risk-based security initiatives.
      • Providing expert input into the creation of actionable capabilities and processes to assess risk to inform tactical operational decision-making, as well as Agency strategic planning activities.
      • Directing the coordination and integration of all risk management activities across all modes of transportation including the centralized collection, analysis, and sharing of risk-informed data to support TSA’s risk-based decision-making process.
      • Executing the completion of Transportation Sector Security Risk Assessments (TSSRAs) required by statue.
      • Directing Transportation Sector Security Risk Assessments Branch (TSSRAB) which is responsible for congressional mandated, cross-modal risk assessment defined in several Public Laws and DHS appropriations.
      • Directing the production of a wide range of highly complex risk assessments and analyses that are delivered through written assessments and notes, position papers, and other documents.
      • Leading the development of risk analysis from across TSA and industry; developing highly skilled risk and intelligence analysis that perform substantive intelligence-gathering and analysis functions to meet TSA risk and operational intelligence needs.
      • Overseeing the development of metrics, organizational performance requirements, and program operations to ensure effective and efficient management of all programs and overall conformance with TSA’s strategic plans, goals, and objectives.
Supervisory duties includes: Supervising subordinate managers and indirectly supervising staff. Participating in strategic planning; communicating the organization's vision, goals and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance of organizational units, managers, and employees; coaching and developing staff and assessing and developing organizational capabilities; approving leave; and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for the SV-L Pay Band , you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band or GS-15 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in state or local government or 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 would have required you to demonstrate advanced risk-based security knowledge and expertise of all transportation modes including aviation, freight rail, mass transit, highways and pipelines sufficient to analyze and resolve highly complex and challenging risk scenarios and problems in transportation while analyzing all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and precedents related to each mode as well as in an intermodal context in support of transportation risk-based, intelligence-driven security initiatives.

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.

BENEFITS: You can review our benefits at:!benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum=102186

OTHER INFORMATION: Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code; therefore, employment with TSA does not confer the "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: .

You will be required to serve a supervisory probationary period of one year unless one has previously been completed.

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.

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