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Transportation Security Manager - Military veterans preferred

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* DutiesHelp## Duties### Summary**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 HereAny offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.Learn more about this agency### ResponsibilitiesIf selected for this position, you will serve as a Transportation Security Manager (TSM) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will be responsible for mitigating threats against civil aviation and other transportation security modes. You will manage one or more programs, including, but not limited to, Checkpoints, Coordination Center, and/or Behavior Detection Officer (BDO) Screening of Passengers by Observational Techniques (SPOT) Program, as assigned by the Federal Security Director (FSD), Deputy FSD, or Assistant FSD.Duties include, but are not limited to:* Fostering a collaborative organization that networks freely with each other to accomplish the mission.* Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with TSA Stakeholders.* Supporting a culture that values an exceptional workforce through empowerment, support of risk-based decision making, and coaching/mentoring.* Utilizing appropriate leadership styles and techniques based on evaluation of the situation, in order to effectively guide and direct staff.* Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., STSOs, BAOs, BDOs, airlines, etc.) to ensure communication of up-to-date threat information.* Facilitating and contributing to daily briefing discussions, and using scenarios and examples to clarify appropriate application of Standard Operating Procedures and to engage and empower the workforce.* Monitoring, encouraging, and continually reinforcing principles of critical thinking, specialized communication tactics, and understanding of the security threat.* Assessing security operations and managing resources to reduce stress and encourage use of network to maximize mitigation of the threat.* Responding to and resolving security related incidents, emergency situations, and difficult customer service issues by creating calm, establishing command presence, and using critical thinking and tactical communication.* Creating and reinforcing a work environment that maintains open, respectful communication, values employees, and encourages the use of cooperative problem solving.Supervisory/Managerial duties include serving as a first line supervisor for the organization. This 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; and when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.### Travel RequiredOccasional travel - A minimum of one (1) week of travel in a full-time duty status will be required within 90-days of entry on duty to complete TSA\u2019s in residence New Hire Training. This training will occur away from the employee\u2019s duty station of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy.##### Supervisory statusYes##### Promotion PotentialI### Who May Apply#### This job is open to\u2026All current internal employees of TSA on permanent or competitive temporary appointments with duty locations that are within the hub-spoke configuration of BOS.Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 27.48%.This position is located at Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, MA.Questions? This job is open to 1 group.* #### Job family (Series)1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series* RequirementsHelp## Requirements### Conditions of Employment* You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.* You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).* You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.* This is an Emergency Essential Position.* Selective Service registration is required.* See additional \Conditions of Employment\ and \Other Information\ sections.You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.**CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:*** You must maintain eligibility for a Secret security clearance.* You must maintain proficiency in all facets of assigned work sufficient to ensure recertification, as required.* You must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed.* You must be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, and listening).* You must possess United State's Citizenship or be a U.S. National.* You must pass pre-employment drug screening AND random drug/alcohol testing.### Qualifications**To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band** (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent in the private sector. Such experience includes administering, coordinating, or supervising/managing programs/services providing aviation security; corporate security; or force-protection affecting personnel, equipment, and facilities.National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.**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.### Education### Additional information**Supervisory/Managerial Trial Period Requirements:** Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one-year supervisory trial period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position.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: ****.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.DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual\u2019s employment experience will be used only to determine the person\u2019s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual\u2019s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, click here .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.This position is within the Specialized category of TSA's Core Compensation Plan.TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here .View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.Veterans and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.Exposure to potentially lethal devices and dangerous chemicals is inherent in this position.This position is not covered by Law Enforcement Availability Pay or Law Enforcement Retirement.Read more### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.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.Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures. Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Desirable (Quality Ranking) Factors as determined by the job analysis.Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis.Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis.**To preview questions please click here.**Read more### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceSecret* Required DocumentsHelp## Required Documents**Current TSA employees are not required to submit a SF-50 to support eligibility for consideration.**#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.* BenefitsHelp## BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.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, click here .Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.* How to ApplyHelp## How to Apply**Please Note:** All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.Your application **must** include:1. Resume2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)Click the \Apply Online\ button below and follow the prompts to apply.We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please **** between the hours of: 7:00AM - 10:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Sunday. If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to **** or ****.When contacting the Help Desk please provide your ****##### TDD877-872-7992##### Fax571-258-4052##### ****##### AddressDHS/Transportation Security AdministrationShared Service Center2650 Park Tower DriveMerrifield, VirginiaUnited StatesLearn more about this agency### Next stepsThe questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard. We expect to make a job offer within 30 business days after the deadline for applications.Read more* Fair & Transparent## Fair & TransparentThe Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicantsRead more### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.Read more#### Legal and regulatory guidance* Financial suitability* Social security number request* Privacy Act* Signature and false statements* Selective Service* New employee probationary periodThis job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.*Open & closing dates:* 03/12/2018 to 03/21/2018*Salary:* $78,684 to $122,026 per year*Pay scale & grade:* SV I*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time*Appointment type:* Permanent

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U.S Department Of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
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Following September 11, 2001, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Today, TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.

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