Assistant Administrator, Human Capital

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 21, 2019
Closes
Jun 26, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, we serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, we secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here .

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Responsibilities

The Assistant Administrator for Human Capital functions as the senior official in TSA responsible for managing the effective and efficient delivery of the full range of HR services. He/she serves as TSA's Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO). The AA's responsibilities include: developing and disseminating innovative human capital policy consistent with ATSA authority; managing the Human Capital Office and providing overall direction and expertise on human resources servicing and development matters; managing and evaluating HR services and products delivered via strategic outsourcing; advising management on the full range of HR programs, products, services, and policies, and overseeing the appropriate use of resources

The AA HC serves as the principal advisor to the to the Executive Assistant Administrator and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Enterprise Support, executives, and managers on all issues relating to human resources management including operations, performance, policies and procedures; preparing well researched and comprehensive written materials on a variety of human resources issues to accomplish the work and improve effectiveness of day-to-day operations; identifying, analyzing, and addressing complex human resources issues, office interrelationships and the current and future impact of decisions to ensure adherence to established policies and procedures.

High level duties include:
  • Developing, implementing, and managing the concepts, principles, Federal policies, and regulations of staffing and recruitment, position management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance management, succession planning, agency-wide collective bargaining, and executive personnel, as demonstrated by a comprehensive understanding and/or experience in multiple areas of human resources management (HRM).
  • Responsibility for the day to day operations which includes leading, administering, and coordinating the understanding of and compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and legislation (such as the Aviation and Transportation Security Act) related to HRM.
  • Ensuring that Offices are optimally designed to ensure most efficient use of resources through a comprehensive classification and position management program. Implementing and maintaining a Table of Organization as a tool for managers to use to manage position allocations.
  • Ensuring compliance with TSA human capital policies and practices by component organizations through the implementation of a comprehensive evaluation program.
  • Coordinating with DHS CHCO and counterparts in DHS components on human capital programs, initiatives, and issues
  • Developing the framework for a strategic workforce plan for the Agency. Ensures alignment of plan goals to those of DHS.
  • Developing and executing programs and initiatives to support organizational development and cultural transformation within TSA.
  • Conducting briefings, counsel's management and employees and justifies and defends approaches and decisions in resolving complex human resources issues.
  • Promoting an equal opportunity environment by fostering fairness in selections, encouraging and recognizing achievements, ensuring fair treatment of all employees, and demonstrating sensitivity to the developmental needs of all employees including minority groups, women and the people with disabilities.
  • Providing oversight and management direction of contracted functions to ensure efficient and effective use of alternative resources, both public and private, in support of TSA's mission.


Travel Required

25% or less - Travel may be required up to 25 percent of the time with little advance notice.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
01

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship.
  • You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
  • You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.


You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.

Qualifications

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the Job Opportunity Announcement. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

DRUG TESTING: You must pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, you may be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing during employment.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Secured Compartmentalized Information) clearance that must be completed prior to appointment. You will be subject to a 5-year periodic investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.

MOBILITY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, with nearly 50,000 Transportation Security Officers, each day at approximately 450 airports nationwide. The agency continuously sets the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, technologies and use of intelligence to drive operations.

As a member of the TSES, you may be subject to frequent changes in posts of duty and positions. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, the judgment of your superiors concerning reassignments for operational and/or career development purposes, or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of the Transportation Security Administration.

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.

Education

Additional information

  • The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), on November 19, 2001. ATSA provides TSA with the authority to modify and develop its own human capital program, provided such modifications are consistent with 49 USC 40122.
  • This is an excepted service position. However, there is an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and TSA that enables Career TSES members who have been approved by the Qualifications Review Board at OPM to qualify for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions without additional competition.
  • You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
  • When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and the extent to which your resume shows that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. When describing your qualifications, be sure to furnish examples and describe the context in which you applied your knowledge, discuss how you used skills relevant to the position, indicate the complexity, scope and impact of your work, note the level of people with whom you interacted, and explain the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed. Please see the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this Job Opportunity Announcement for circumstances under which some applicants may be exempt from providing ECQs.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):

1. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, Federal policies, and regulations of staffing and recruitment, position management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance management, succession planning, collective bargaining, and executive human resources programs, as demonstrated by a comprehensive understanding and/or experience in multiple areas of human resources management in accordance with Federal laws, regulations, and legislation (such as the Aviation and Transportation Security Act).

2. Demonstrated ability to direct human resources programs, operations, and promote culture change. Includes the ability to strategically plan and direct day-to-day human resources programs, as well as organize and coordinate complex operational activities, and develop and manage HRM programs in a large multi-layered, diverse, and geographically dispersed organization.

3. Demonstrated experience in providing executive oversight and leadership for large scale strategic outsourcing initiatives and service delivery by third parties.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

In addition to a RESUME and the ASSOCIATED QUESTIONNAIRE, you must submit the following applicable supporting documents:

Certain current or former career SES/TSES members with service in Federal agencies which are not excluded from the Senior Executive Service (statutory exclusions are specified in 5 U.S.C. 3132(a)(1)) as well as graduates of a SES Candidate Development Program which resulted in certification by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) may be EXEMPT from providing ECQ responses. Career SES/TSES members are individuals who have been certified by OPM QRB and who currently occupy an SES/TSES position in an agency not excluded from the Senior Executive Service by statute (5 U.S.C. 3132(a)(1)) or who have left such a position after having successfully completed the SES/TSES probationary period. To exercise this exemption without being disqualified for failure to provide ECQ responses:
  • Current SES/TSES members: Must provide a copy of the specific SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to their current SES/TSES position; OR
  • Former SES/TSES members: Must provide a copy of the specific SF-50 which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to their formal SES/TSES position as well as any Federal agency document which confirms their successful completion of an SES/TSES probationary period. (Note: a second SF-50 dated more than a year after SES/TSES conversion or appointment, which documents continued unlimited assignment to the same SES/TSES position, will suffice to document completion of the SES/TSES probationary period.) To avoid overriding your first SF-50 when submitting a second document to prove SES probationary completion, you may enter the second document as "ECQ"; OR
  • Graduates of an OPM approved Candidate Development Program (CDP) which resulted in certification by the OPM QRB: Must provide a copy of a QRB endorsed program graduation certificate.

These documentation requirements apply to TSA employees as well as others who claim exemption from ECQ submission.

Non-SES/TSES members: Current and former non-SES/TSES federal employees (except current TSA employees) must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 (or an equivalent document).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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