Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist (Nedctp)

Employer
Transportation Security Administration
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Oct 20, 2020
Closes
Oct 28, 2020
Ref
1315656586
Hours
Full Time
Overview Open & closing dates 10/07/2020 to 10/21/2020 Service Excepted Pay scale & grade SV K Salary $122,196 to $184,225 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Help Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Arlington, VA 1 vacancy Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy Duties 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 Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This Supervisory Transportation Security Specialist position is located in the Aviation Coordination Division, Domestic Aviation Operations, Security Operations, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The incumbent serves as the Branch Manager for the National Explosive Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP), advising Field and Headquarters personnel on all canine matters related to the day-to-day operations of the Branch, and reporting directly to the Division Director, Aviation Coordination Division. Duties include but are not limited to: Provides daily oversight and program guidance on policy development, budget management, canine team resource allocation, and strategic initiatives. Supports the evolution of canine modernization of over 1,000 federally funded and state/local participating law enforcement officer canine handlers. Reviews program allocations to ensure that costs, schedules, and performance goals are appropriately executed. Manages all canine programs, contracts, technology, and information. Responsible for coordinating and monitoring over 200 Transportation Security Specialist -Explosive Detection Canine Handlers (TSS-EDCH), Training Instructors (TIs), and Supervisory Transportation Security Specialists - Canine (STSS-C) personnel who provide day-to-day program oversight in order to maintain the high standards associated with the program. Engages with executive-level Federal Security Directors (FSDs) to respond to requests for assistance in deploying canine personnel for operational threat detection/deterrence in the areas of aviation, surface, and/or maritime environments nationwide. Supervises employees assigned to the branch involving a mixture of routine and complex functions, projects, and/or programs based on the Division objectives. Supervisory/Managerial duties include 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; when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization. This position is also being announced through Government-Wide procedures under Announcement #HQ-SO-AO-20-769716-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements. It is anticipated that all TSA Headquarters personnel within the Washington, DC metropolitan area will begin relocating to Springfield, Virginia beginning Summer 2020. If you are selected for a Headquarters position currently located in this region, your duty location will change due to the TSA Headquarters Consolidation Plan. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required to ensure proper program oversight. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential K Requirements Conditions of Employment You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI). You must possess US Citizenship or be a US National. You must have reached the minimum age (18) at the time of application. Selective Service registration is required. See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. Conditions of Employment: Position requires a Secret Clearance. Testing Designated Position subject to entry and random drug testing. Position requires the filing of OGE-450. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. Qualifications To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band (equivalent to GS-15), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-J 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. Specialized experience is defined as: Conducting program oversight and understanding of methods involved in canine training and assessment; Applying program standards and guidelines pertaining to the detection and handling of explosives and improvised explosive devices; Experience managing a program's budget such as projecting short-term and long-term future needs, and/or justifying resource requirements. Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, ie, 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 (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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. National Service Experience (ie, volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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. 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. Resumes must include the following: Narrative description of duties with start and end dates (including the month and year) for work experience. State the number of hours worked in a position (ie full-time or part-time). If part-time, state the total number of hours worked per week. Performance level (ie band or grade) You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement. 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: . 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 . Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses are not authorized Relocation expenses are not authorized 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. 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. 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 based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures. Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories: Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies as determined by the job analysis. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies as determined by the job analysis. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies as determined by the job analysis. Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. (This position is notconsidered scientific/professional.) Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference . To preview questions please click here. Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness

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