Skip to content

Supervisory Federal Air Marshal (Asac)

$144,571 – $189,998 Per Year
Closing on Aug 16, 2023

About Transportation Security Administration

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Georgia, College Park
Requires Relocation:
Start Date:
End Date:
Offering Type:
Hiring Paths:
Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
Service Type:
Travel Percentage:
75% or less

Job 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.

Major duties

This Supervisory Federal Air Marshal (ASAC) position is located in the Atlanta Field Office, Field Operations Division, Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The LE/FAMS promotes public confidence in our Nation's civil transportation systems through effective risk-based strategic deployment of Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) and other LE/FAMS law enforcement resources in both air-and land-based mission assignments aboard U.S. air carriers, and in airports and other transportation modes within the Nation's general transportation systems. As the Supervisory Federal Air Marshal, the incumbent duties will include, but are not limited to: Serves as an Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC) and advisor to the field office Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC) and other senior leadership and functions as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, performing duties and responsibilities assigned to the Federal Air Marshals (FAMs). Plans and directs field office FAMs activities including planning, scheduling, implementing short and long-term strategic planning, resource management, and all aspects of FAMSs law enforcement and investigations. Establishes and maintains liaison with other Federal, State and local law enforcement at all levels, as well as within the organizational and higher-level components. Directs the work of subordinate Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) and performs supervisory duties including assigning tasks, setting priorities, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and developing employee capabilities, approving leave, and taking and recommending appropriate corrective/disciplinary action, as necessary. Defines plans and organizes assigned resources (staff, budget, equipment, etc.) to accomplish objectives; manages budget and reallocates resources along components and/or projects or requests additional resources, as necessary. Supervisory/Managerial Probationary Period Requirements: Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one-year supervisory probationary period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position. Supervisory/Managerial responsibilities include: strategic planning, communicating the organization's 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 fostering an organization representative of diversity and promoting opportunities for employees to influence their work environment with a focus on continual improvements.


You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National. You must have reached the minimum age (21) at the time of application. You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI). Selective Service registration is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance based on a Special Background Investigation (SBI) Extensive travel will be required. Must be able to travel 75% of the time or less, at times overnight, as required. Must successfully pass drug and alcohol test (negative result) and subsequent random drug/alcohol testing in accordance with TSA policy. Financial disclosure filing required: OGE Form 450 Selectee is entitled to Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of up to 25% for availability to work substantial amounts of "unscheduled duty." This position is emergency essential. DHS TSA 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. Must carry a firearm and maintain proficiency. Must meet qualifying medical standards. This is a supervisory position and is subject to the supervisory probationary period, unless the selected incumbent has already completed it. May also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within one year of assignment to this position. If you fail to meet the conditions of employment or any other pre-employment requirements, such as missing any of the scheduled appointments, the hiring agency may rescind their tentative offer of employment. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for TSA to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. Any 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.


To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band (equivalent to GS-15), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-J or GS-14 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 this position. Specialized experience is defined as: Applying knowledge of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS) mission, and related managerial and operational training principles; AND Applying law enforcement functions, laws, policies, and procedures to include familiarization with judicial process, criminal statues, rules of evidence, precedent court decisions, and legal aspects of investigations; AND Implementing technological solutions, and the creation of new methods and procedures to solve complex management problems. 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). 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. 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. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Resumes must include the following: Narrative description of duties with start and end dates (including the month and year) for work experience. State the number of hours worked in a position (i.e. full-time or part-time). If part-time, state the total number of hours worked per week. Performance level (i.e. band or grade) Utilizing the USAJOBS Resume Builder and completing all available fields is strongly encouraged. You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses from an accredited college or university, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. The information must be provided with the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, the applicant must supply a transcript or certification of degree.


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 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 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 as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume: Law Enforcement Proficiency Operations Management Oral Communication Organizational Awareness Project Management Security Directives and Regulations Written Communication You may preview the questions for this vacancy here: