U.S Department Of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
* 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 HereLearn more about this agency### ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent serves as an Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC) in the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), Field Operations Division, Chicago Field Office. The OLE/FAMS is a component of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The OLE/FAMS promotes public confidence in our Nation\u2019s civil transportation systems through effective risk-based strategic deployment of Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) and other OLE/FAMS law enforcement resources in both air and land based mission related assignments in the U.S. air carriers, airports, passengers, crew and, when necessary, other transportation modes within the Nation\u2019s general transportation systems. As an ASAC, the incumbent provides senior level leadership to a significant and predominately Federal Air Marshal (FAM) workforce, overseeing the overall planning, direction, and coordination of operations for an OLE/FAMS field office. The ASAC reports directly to the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC), Chicago Field Office, who outlines broadly stated objectives and priorities.Duties Include:* Establishing and maintaining liaison with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as with the airline industry.* Articulating both verbally and in writing the OLE/FAMS assigned Field Office goals and objectives to local, state and federal law enforcement partners, as well as a myriad of transportation security stakeholders.**Supervisory Managerial Responsibilities include:** strategic planning, communicating the organization\u2019s vision and objectives; setting priorities, assigning tasks and responsibilities, monitoring and evaluating performance of organization units, managers, and employee. This includes supporting equal employment opportunity concepts in all areas of responsibility. Treating employees in a fair and equitable manner and foster an organization representative of diversity and promoting opportunities for employees to influence their work environment with a focus on continual improvements.### Travel Required75% or less - Extensive travel may be required.##### Supervisory statusYes##### Promotion PotentialK### Who May Apply#### This job is open to\u2026Current internal employees of TSA on permanent or competitive temporary appointments, TSA-wide.Salary range includes locality pay of 27.47%.This position is an Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC) and is located in the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), Field Operations Division, Chicago Field Office, IL.Current internal employees of TSA on permanent or competitive temporary appointments, TSA-wide.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 Top Secret Clearance.* You must pass Drug screening, subject to random drug tests.* You must have prior experience in a primary law enforcement position.* See additional \Conditions of Employment\ and \Other Information\ sectionYou must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.### Qualifications**To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band**you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-J Pay Band 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 the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined as:* Experience leading law enforcement and security management programs in a large, geographically-dispersed organization; collaboratively working across organizational lines in implementing law enforcement and security management programs at the senior level;* Experience demonstrating competency in the application/implementation of law enforcement and security management laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; AND* Experience applying the provisions of the Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA) and demonstrating executive level experience in aviation domain law enforcement issues and operations.The one year of qualifying experience must demonstrate you performed work that is in or related to the duties of this job and demonstrates you have the ability to perform the critical competencies necessary to lead a complex operation or manage complex programs. Competencies may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:* Apply guidance, such as policies, directives, and/or regulations as well as an understanding of how to implement policies, directives and/or regulations to a complex program;* Perform critical thinking by analyzing and evaluating information gathered by observation, experience, reasoning, etc.;* Maintain a command presence by demonstrating confidence and credibility while interacting with various entities such as the public customers or higher level officials;* Analyze, evaluate and apply risk information to your decision making process;* Apply business and management principles involved in strategic planning and the oversight of an operating staff.LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position may require the selectee to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g) (9)). A \misdemeanor crime of domestic violence\ is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term \convicted\, as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set-aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Applicants under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by applicants is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001).**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.### Education### Additional 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: http://www.opm.gov.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.This position is a secondary law enforcement position, and as such, provides for the continuation of law enforcement retirement coverage for those currently encumbering a covered position. Provisions for continued law enforcement retirement coverage include the following:All candidates currently covered by Federal law enforcement retirement coverage as cited in this notice are subject to mandatory separation age requirements in accordance with applicable statutes.Under the authority of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (PL 107-71, November 19, 2001), the incumbent functions as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and performs the duties and responsibilities assigned to Federal Air Marshals. Selectee is entitled to Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of up to 25% of base pay for availability to work substantial amounts of \unscheduled duty.\CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:* Selectee must be willing to undertake extensive travel, at times overnight, as required.* Employees may be subject to 24-hour on call duty in the event of an emergency. This service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.* This position requires the selectee to carry a firearm and maintain firearms proficiency as part of conducting law enforcement activities. In addition, selectee must be proficient in the use of hand weapons and be knowledgeable in unarmed combat. Failure to maintain firearm proficiency may result in either assignment to another position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.* Must meet qualifying medical and physical fitness standards.* Incumbent is expected to successfully complete all agency-required training.* This position requires Financial Disclosure.* Must sign Mobility Agreement.You will be required to serve a supervisory probationary period of one year unless one has previously been completed.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.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.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.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 including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;**Well Qualified**- applicants possessing experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job; and;**Qualified**- applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.**To preview questions please click here.**Read more### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceTop Secret* Required DocumentsHelp## Required DocumentsIn addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on being a current eligible TSA employee (which includes permanent employees and 5 year temporary employees), or education or a combination of education and experience:**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, go to the DHS Careers website and select \u201cBenefits.\u201d Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.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 contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply. The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 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 Helpdesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov or fax 1-877-872-7993.When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.Read more### Agency contact information### HRAccess Help Desk##### Phone877-872-7991##### TDD877-872-7992##### Fax571-258-4052##### EmailHelpdesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov##### AddressDHS/Transportation Security AdministrationShared Service CenterDO NOT SEND POSTAL MAILMerrifield, 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.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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491196700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.*Open & closing dates:* 02/13/2018 to 02/27/2018*Salary:* $114,745 to $176,101 per year*Pay scale & grade:* SV K*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time*Appointment type:* Permanent
U.S Department Of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
Website : http://www.tsa.gov
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.