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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Vacancy Announcement Number: TSA-04-1192
Opening Date: 05/04/04
Closing Date: 05/17/04

POSITION TITLE: Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist (ASI)
SV-1801-J
Annual Salary Range - $66,000 - $102,300

Salary range does not include locality pay of 16.99%

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: One Full-Time Permanent Position
Transportation Security Administration is an Excepted Service agency. Basic
Federal employee benefits remain the same as other Federal agencies.

POSITION LOCATION: U. S. Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Aviation Regulatory Inspection Division
Logan International Airport

DUTY LOCATION: East Boston, Massachusetts

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to All U.S. Citizens
For further information concerning U.S. citizenship, please visit
www.uscis.gov

JOB CATEGORY: Technical

Permanent Change of Station: No relocation expenses will be authorized.

INTRODUCTION: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for
security relating to civil aviation, maritime, and all other modes of
transportation, including transportation facilities and is the lead agency for
security at airports, ports, and on the Nation's railroads, highways, and public
transit systems. TSA is responsible for Federal security screening operations for
passenger air transportation and intelligence information related to
transportation security; managing and carrying out program and regulatory
activities; discovering, preventing, and dealing with threats to transportation
security; research and development activities related to enhancing transportation
security; coordinating inter-modal transportation security, including aviation,
rail, and other surface transportation, and maritime transportation; and
overseeing most transportation related responsibilities of the Federal government
during a national emergency. TSA will manage the airport security workforce and
promote security management for railroads, highways, pipelines, and public
transit systems.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent of this position directs the work of subordinate Aviation Security
Inspectors who are responsible for the administration of the critical and complex
compliance and enforcement program designed to protect the nation's public from
air transportation piracy, and other acts of sabotage to air transportation.

He/she is responsible for the planning, development, implementation,
administration, and evaluation of critical aviation security inspections programs
for compliance by airlines, vendors, and other airport tenants and business
interests with airport and aviation security policies and requirements. Provides
interpretations, technical guidance, and/or assistance to subordinates,
airport(s), air carriers, and other governmental agencies on the development
and/or modification of a large security plan to ensure compliance with regulatory
requirements.

Plans and conducts self-initiated investigations of persons suspected or
convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States and/or
suspicious cargo being shipped through an international airport. He/she is
responsible for the planning, development, implementation, administration, and
evaluation of critical aviation security programs. Provides interpretations,
technical guidance, and/or assistance to subordinate elements and other
governmental agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug
Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office
of Personnel Management, etc.

Conducts comprehensive assessments and investigations of airports to determine
security posture to monitor compliance with applicable civil aviation security
policies, regulations and agreements to identify potential problem areas or
deviations from prescribed standards.

Supervisory/managerial duties include: assigning tasks, setting priorities;
monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employees; and
taking or recommending corrective/disciplinary action, as appropriate.

POSITION SENSITIVITY:
This is a Critical-Sensitive (Level 3) position and requires a Secret Security
Clearance and completion of a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation
(SSBI) or Background Investigation (BI) prior to appointment, unless a waiver is
obtained. The incumbent will be subject to a 5-year periodic re-investigation.
You must also pass Drug and Alcohol Screening and be subject to random testing.

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD REQUIREMENT:
Unless previously completed, the person selected for this position must
satisfactorily complete a one-year Federal probationary period to continue in a
supervisory or managerial position.

METHOD OF EVALUATION:
Applicants will be evaluated on their total background including experience,
education, awards, training, and self-development as it relates to the position.
Responses to the EVALUATION CRITERIA may be ranked according to relative merit
for this position and identified as being "qualified" or "best qualified."
Selection for this position will be made only from among candidates possessing
the best qualifications.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to
that of the next lower pay band/grade level in the Federal Service or private
sector. For the SV-J pay band, applicants must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to the SV-I pay band or the GS-13 grade level. SPECIALIZED
EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the
particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of
the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be
filled. Such experience will include, but is not limited to: implementing and/or
managing security programs; conducting security investigations; evaluating
investigative programs; and applying the provisions of statutes and regulations
that pertain to TSA and other Federal investigative operations.

AVIATION SECURITY INSPECTOR BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM
The selectee will be required to attend a 4-week course in Oklahoma City. The
Aviation Security Inspection Basic Training Program provides the students (Civil
Aviation Security Inspectors) with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary
to conduct Airport, Aircraft Operator, and Screening Assessments, including using
legal and regulatory documents that govern civil aviation security. Successful
completion of the training is a condition of employment.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:
In order to receive further consideration applicants MUST address, in a concise
narrative statement on a separate sheet of paper, each of the knowledge, skills
and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Failure to address any KSA described below
will disqualify applicants from receiving further consideration:

KSAs

1. Functional expertise in various internal and external security programs, e.g.,
investigations, risk management, communications security, operations security,
identification media, etc.

2. Expert knowledge of the statutes, regulations, standards and applicable
interagency agreements that pertain to TSA and other Federal investigative
operations as well as extensive experience in applying that knowledge during the
conduct of investigations.

3. Skill in providing technical advisory services, developing program guidelines,
and evaluating the activities of an investigation program that encompasses
various types of investigations that unfold over a period of time.

4. Ability to manage a diverse workforce and lead others, including planning and
assigning work, improving performance, selecting employees, and promoting EEO,
human relations, and employee participation.

5. Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with all
levels within and outside the agency.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:
You must clearly identify your claim for veterans' preference on your
application. If you are claiming 5-point veteran preference, you must provide a
copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or
other proof of entitlement. If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference, you
will need to submit an SF-15, and the required proof (i.e., Veterans
Administration letter dated within the last year and the latest copy of report of
separation from active duty (DD-214) to establish proof of honorable discharge).
Eligibility requirements for 5-pt and 10-pt Veterans' preference are available in
the VetGuide that may be found on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's
website at www.opm.gov.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male
applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military
Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to
this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements,
please visit www.sss.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:
You may mail your application to: TSA Recruitment Center, 2711 Jefferson Davis
Highway, Suite 601, Code FPMI, Arlington, VA 22202. You may also fax your
application to 1-888-275-5116. To verify receipt of your faxed application,
please call 1-800-887-1895. If you need assistance or have questions, please
contact Elvin Castner, HR Specialist, at (703) 415-7501, Ext. 312. Applicants who
have a hearing impairment may contact TTY 1-800-887-5506 for further assistance.

Application MUST BE RECEIVED by fax, mail or delivered to the above address no
later than the close of business, i.e., 5:00 p.m. EST, on the closing date of
this vacancy announcement.

You may submit either a resume OR Federal application (i.e., OF 612, 'Optional
Application for Federal Employment' or SF 171, 'Application for Federal
Employment'). If using a resume, please include all information required on the
Federal application form. Application page limit is 20 pages. The OF 612 form may
be obtained from the Office of Personnel Management's website at
www.opm.gov/forms.

If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former
Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility and you want to be considered
under both internal and external staffing procedures, please submit two complete
applications. (If one application is received, you will be
considered under the internal staffing procedures only. Under these procedures,
veterans do not receive
ranking advantage that governs the competitive examining process.)

Your application must include the following information:

JOB INFORMATION
* Vacancy Announcement number and Title of the Position

PERSONAL INFORMATION
* Full name
* Mailing address (with Zip Code)
* Daytime phone number
* Social Security Number
* Country of citizenship (Most Federal jobs require United States citizenship)

WORK EXPERIENCE
* Job Title, salary, and dates of employment
* Highest Federal civilian grade held, if applicable
* Duties and accomplishments (DO NOT attach position descriptions)
* Employer's name and address (indicate if we may contact your current
supervisor)

EDUCATION
* High School name, city, state, and date of diploma or GED
* College/University names, city, and state
* Major(s)
* Type and year of degree(s)conferred

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
* Job-related training courses
* Job-related skills (e.g., foreign languages, computer software/hardware, etc.)
* Job-related certificates/licenses (current only)
* Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (e.g., memberships in
professional organizations, honor societies, leadership activities, public
speaking, performance awards, publications) (Give dates)

If you are a current Federal employee, you should submit a copy of your
appointment SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action. If you are a former Federal
employee, you should submit a copy of your separation SF 50, Notification of
Personnel Action.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
TSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will be considered
regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism,
protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. TSA provides
reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If
you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please contact (703) 415-7501, Ext. 331. Determinations on requests for
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Do not submit cover letters, award or training certificates, performance
appraisals, recommendation letters or other pages in excess of the limits set
forth in this vacancy announcement. All application materials become the property
of this office and will not be returned.

Applicants are reminded it is against the law to use Government franked envelopes
or mail services to submit applications (18 U.S.C. 1719).

BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE TSA:

· The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program has many plans to choose from all
at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income.
· The Federal Employees Retirement System is one of the premier retirement
programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement
pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (an employee controlled investment program); and
social security.
· Federal Employee Group Life Insurance offers numerous life insurance policy
options covering employees and dependents.
· The leave program offers exceptional time off benefits including annual leave,
sick leave, family medical leave, and 10 paid holidays per year.
· You may be eligible for career development and enrichment training; family
friendly policies, such as flexible work schedules; and Employee Assistance
Programs.
· If you commute using public transportation, you may be eligible for a transit
subsidy.

Privacy Act Requirements: The forms referenced in the announcement are used to
determine candidates' qualifications for the position and are authorized in 5
U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
 
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