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TSA – Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist SV - 1801 - L – Arlington, VA

TSA – Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist SV - 1801 - L – Arlington, VA

Job Title: Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist - Arlington, VA
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Transportation Security Administration

$105,973.00 to $164,265.00 / Per Year
Close Date: 6/6/13
Location: Arlington, VA

Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.     
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 visit http://www.tsa.gov/join/index

•You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
•You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
•You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
•You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
•You may be required to complete a one year Supervisory Probation Period.
•See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section

This Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist position is located in the Proprietary Operations Section, National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program, and Threat Assessment Division, within the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  You will supervise and direct the work of subordinate specialists who plan and carry out complex tasks in securing commercial transportation sector, including cargo, surface conveyances, and people, through the deployment of Explosives Detection Canine Teams (EDCT).  Duties include:
•Providing subject matter expertise in the national program direction and oversight.
•Providing authoritative support and policy guidance for senior leadership, subordinate staff, and other stakeholders on proprietary EDCT operations.
•Overseeing policy and standard operation procedures (SOPs) development for several hundred EDCTs nationwide.
•Supporting national canine operations and local airports with policy, programmatic/logistic and operational oversight, and allocation management.
•Coordinating with the Office of Law Enforcement canine training and evaluation section on training development and delivery.
•Providing goals and metrics to local airports on risk-based approaches to security, and participating in the development of national policy and strategic operational direction.
•Representing TSA with industry groups, and international government agencies.
•Responding to Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Congressional inquiries.

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; when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.

To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band (equivalent to the GS-15), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-J Pay Band 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 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 includes applying experience with Explosives Detection Canine Teams (EDCT) and canine operations as related to the security of the transportation sector, including cargo, surface conveyances, and people; experience in aviation security, explosive detection, and canine operations; and experience with regulations and programs regarding aviation security and regulatory compliance oversight methodologies.
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.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

TSA will only accept applications submitted via USAJobs. To view the full job description and apply online, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetail/3442240300

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