Supervisory Security Programs Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time

Serves as a senior management official with the Office of National Security and Incident Response (AXE). As such, the incumbent is responsible, through subordinate supervisors, for the day-to-day direction and supervision of operations. Assists the Deputy Director with providing leadership and oversight for the planning, coordination, direction, implementation and assessment of FAA's National Security Programs and Incident Response activities. Assists in planning, programming and managing the budget and prioritizes and reallocates resources within the organization as required, and advocates and constructs business cases for additional resources as needed.

Manages information flow within the Directorate and to FAA, industry and interagency partners. In addition, oversees the collection, analysis, and dissemination of air transportation security classified and unclassified information and intelligence coordination with other FAA Lines of Business, as well as other U.S. Government agencies, such as the DHS, DOJ, DOE and DoD to include their components (Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, the Intelligence Community, and Law Enforcement Community partners). Communicates directly with FAA Senior management as well as heads of other government agencies regarding threats to aviation; supports rapid responses to urgent security situations; provides rapid, reliable and effective methods of obtaining, analyzing, verifying, summarizing, and presenting critical information to key FAA, DOT and National Security Council officials as well as other Federal agencies. Ensures the FAA incident preparedness programs are successful by overseeing the development and coordination of FAA preparedness policies, orders and guidance; oversees the development, execution and after-action process for intra- and interagency incident preparedness and response exercises. Represents FAA at interagency fora. Coordinates and executes FAA wide incident response exercises; convenes and supports Crisis Response activities.

Manages the FAA intelligence analysis and coordination activities in accordance with Intelligence Community directives to meet the needs of FAA leadership, Lines of Business, and interagency partners; manages the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information and intelligence relating to aviation emergencies or incidents. Ensures cybersecurity threat analysis supports FAA, the Cybersecurity Steering Committee and coordinates with interagency efforts and the intelligence community.

Coordinates the development of national-level plans, policies and strategies for achieving shared awareness across Communities of Interest; provides timely response to National Security Council requests regarding threats and concerns to commercial aviation. Supports Congressional engagement by providing technical assistance and subject matter expertise on legislative policies involving aviation security and incident response; supports development of responses to Congressional inquiries, to include developing and delivering briefings and Congressional testimony.

Exercises a full range of leadership and managerial duties, including strategic planning, resource allocation, establishing priorities, and communicating the organization's and agency's vision and strategic goals and objectives, assigning tasks and responsibilities, monitoring and evaluating performance of organizational units, managers and employees, coaching and developing staff and organizational capabilities, approving leave, and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate. The work supports the ability of ASH to accomplish critical mission responsibilities and support agency key goals and objectives in ensuring the protection of FAA facilities, national security information, secure telecommunications, ensuring a safe and secure work environment for the agency, and maintaining the safety of the National Airspace System.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • This Level 4 (Special Sensitive; TS/SCI) position requires favorable adjudication of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.
  • Unless previously completed, the incumbent must satisfactorily complete a 1-year probationary period to remain in this supervisory or managerial position.


Candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (FV-K or FG/GS-15) that is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: (Candidates must have at least two of the four following specialized experiences to be deemed qualified).
  • Experience responding to Congressional and Inspector General inquiries;
  • Experience working with the National Security Council, to include attending meetings, providing reports and updates;
  • Experience working with the Intelligence Community;
  • Experience building and presenting project and program reviews.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Leadership & Management Dimensions and/or Technical Requirements listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.


1) As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical Requirement.

In lieu of providing a narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension and/or Technical Requirement, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: .

3) This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-ASH-22-6122SC-80653. Please review both vacancy announcements before making application to determine your eligibility to apply.

4) Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

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