Supervisory Federal Air Marshal SV-1801-J
Due to the immense impact of Hurricane Harvey this Job Opportunity Announcement has been extended with the closing date of September 30, 2017.
This announcement serves as the entry point to begin the assessment process to fill Supervisory Federal Air Marshal (SFAM) positions within OLE/FAMS. Applicants will be required to go through a multiple assessment process in order to be eligible to apply to subsequent announcements posted for specific locations with an SFAM vacancy. As such, applicants assessed under this announcement will be eligible to apply to subsequent announcements. Failure to apply to this announcement may result in your application not receiving consideration for SFAM positions. Applicant assessment results and scores will remain active until the next annual J Band assessment process is completed. Applicants who applied under previous J Band announcements must re-apply under this vacancy to be considered for upcoming SFAM announcements.
PLEASE NOTE: No previously used scores will be accepted. All applicants must re-assess and receive a new score to be considered eligible to apply to a subsequent announcement.
Note: Applicants who are eligible for non-competitive position changes, such as a reassignment, may apply to subsequent announcements without having applied to this announcement.
Relocation: Relocation expenses may be authorized and will be specifically addressed in the subsequent announcements.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position on or before the closing date of this announcement.To qualify for the Supervisory Federal Air Marshal SV-1801-J position, applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined below. To qualify, you must:
- Be serving as a current, credentialed TSA OLE/FAMS Federal Air Marshal and
- Applicants must possess a minimum of one year of federal primary/rigorous law enforcement experience at the SV-1801- I Pay Band (GS-13) or equivalent experience.
SFAM positions receive secondary coverage under 5 USC 8336(c) for applicants covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and 5 USC 8412 (d) for applicants covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Applicants covered by CSRS in a primary position under 5 USC 8336(c) must meet eligibility requirements for mandatory separation under 5 USC 8335(b), including coverage in a primary position, before transferring directly, without a break in service exceeding 3 days, to a secondary position. Applicants covered by FERS in a rigorous position under 5 USC 8412(d) must meet the eligibility requirements for mandatory separation under 5 USC 8425(b), including coverage in a rigorous position for at least 3 years, before transferring directly, without a break in service exceeding 3 days, to a secondary position.
DUTY LOCATION/TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS: Federal Air Marshals must be available for permanent or long-term temporary (e.g. 30-day, 90-day, 120-day, etc.) assignments in any U.S. or international location in which the Federal Air Marshal Service operates.
HOURS OF DUTY: Federal Air Marshals are subject to 24-hour on call duty. The work day of a Federal Air Marshal is often longer than 8 hours and will include working overtime, extended hours, and/or irregular schedule as assigned. Federal Air Marshals are subject to changing shifts and assignments based on the needs of the Federal Air Marshal Service. Flexible schedules are not available and candidate must agree to perform the duties and duty tours as assigned.
Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated through multiple assessments. First, applicants will apply using an online application process. Applications will be reviewed to determine the applicant's eligibility to apply for the Supervisory Federal Air Marshal SV-1801-J position. Applicants that are found eligible will be required to take two Computer Based Tests, consisting of a Logic Based Reasoning Test and a Writing Skills Assessment, as well as a Leadership Job Simulation assessment. Additionally, applicants will participate in a Duty Office Assessment, consisting of a panel interview. The interview will be held at the applicant’s Duty Office and conducted by the SAC, a DSAC/ASAC, and the applicant’s direct supervisor. Each assessment will be used to rate applicants according to relative merit for this position. At the conclusion of all assessments, applicants will be provided with their scores.
You are encouraged to review the J Band Supervisory Federal Air Marshal Promotion Process Preparation Manual before taking any of the required assessments. The Preparation Manual can be found at:
NOTE: Computer Based Testing Centers are accessible within 50 miles of each FAMS Duty Office. Travel to and from Testing Centers will be at the expense of the applicant.
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