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Transportation Security Administration Transportation Security Manager in Columbus, Ohio
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 Here Responsibilities As a Transportation Security Manager (TSM) for Security Operations (SO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), your duties will include: Managing screening checkpoints that are central to TSA objectives that serve to protect the traveling public by preventing any deadly or dangerous objects from being transported onto an aircraft. Recognizing and recommending correction of improper use or application of equipment, providing guidance to subordinates, and answering routine questions presented by subordinates. Managing and supporting the collections of various performance metrics in an effort to identify areas in need of process improvement and systemic or individual weaknesses, vulnerabilities, or inefficiencies in the screening process. Coordinating national and local crisis management and incident response protocols. Recognizing and understanding the customer service needs of the traveling public and balances these needs with safety and security in mind. Working cooperatively with airport stakeholders in furtherance of the TSA mission. Monitoring individual performance and providing frequent communication in order to promote screener development. 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. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National. You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI). Must pass pre-employment Drug Screening AND random drug/alcohol testing. You must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance. This is an Emergency Essential position. Please see the "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" sections. You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.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.Conditions of Employment:You must maintain eligibility for a security clearance.You must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed.You must be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, and listening).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.Selective Service registration is required. Qualifications To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to the GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-G Pay Band or the GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. The specialized experience for this position would include: administrating, coordinating, or supervising/managing programs/services providing aviation security, corporate security, or force-protection affecting personnel, equipment, and facilities. 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.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. 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, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "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 .To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position. 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.TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, click here .Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list.More than one position may be filled from this announcement.If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.This position is within the Specialized category of TSA's Core Compensation Plan.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.Veterans and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.