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Transportation Security Manager

Full-time
$98,496 – $128,043 Per Year
Closing on Aug 11, 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.

Location:
North Dakota, Bismarck
Requires Relocation:
No
Start Date:
02/08/2023
End Date:
11/08/2023
Offering Type:
Permanent
Hiring Paths:
Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
Service Type:
Excepted
Travel Percentage:
Occasional travel

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 Transportation Security Manager position is located Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS), Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, 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 includes 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. Emergency Essential Position: This position is designated as an Emergency Essential (EE) position. This designation requires the employee to remain in a duty status if an emergency arises.

Requirements

You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National. You must pass pre-employment Drug Screening AND you will be subject to post-employment random drug and alcohol testing. You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI). You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance. Selective Service registration is required. You must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed. 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. 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.

Qualification

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. 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.

Evaluations

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: Human Capital Management Operations Management Program Management Security Directives and Regulations You may preview the questions for this vacancy here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12066121