Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), 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.
This position serves as a Transportation Security Administration Representative (TSAR) assigned to International Operations (IO), Security Operations (SO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a TSAR, you will serve as the on-site Transportation Security Representative for assignments located outside and/or inside the continental United States. You will serve under the administrative supervision of the Regional Director for an Area of Responsibility (AOR) and have overall responsibility for developing and maintaining effective and professional relationships with U.S. and foreign government officials to promote consistency with international security standards, foreign government requirements, and TSA regulatory programs. You will be considered a technical subject matter expert in a broad range of highly complex transportation security issues for host countries within the assigned AOR. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Conditions of employment:
50% or less - TSAR’s are required to conduct frequent international travel.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.
To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band (equivalent to 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 knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is defined as experience interpreting, developing, and applying transportation security policy or programs in an enforcement, investigation, inspection or compliance arena.
Candidates will also be rated and ranked based on their possession of the Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below. Evidence of the Professional/Technical Qualifications should be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.
Professional/Technical Qualifications** :**
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. 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.
Current or Former Political Appointees: 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.
Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code; therefore, employment with TSA does not confer the “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: .
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.
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TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information: Click Here
Applicants may identify preferred locations. TSA will attempt to place employees based on identified locations but cannot guarantee placement in the identified location. Final determination will be made at the discretion of TSA.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent to which your resume shows that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) outlined in the “Qualifications” section of the Job Opportunity Announcement. Your resume may be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and afterwards, best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The TSA Executive Resources Council (ERC) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.
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Current federal employees of this agency.
All TSA employees, includes permanent employees & 5 year temporary employees, TSA-Wide. TSAR positions are not permanent assignments; the max length of a duty assignment is generally two consecutive tours of duty. The initial tour is 36 months, with agency approval a second tour up to 24 months. Within the last year of the tour, HC will work with the employee to transition into another role based on skills and agency leadership needs. For more info please see Conditions of Employment section.
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