Director, Deployment and Logistics

Arlington, Virginia
Apr 06, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


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
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The Director for Deployment and Logistics, Acquisition Program Management (APM) reports to the APM Executive Director for Screening Systems. The Director ensures that the deployment, maintenance, and disposal of security equipment and property is structured to meet TSA's overall mission, strategy, and risk-based goals. The Director serves on behalf of the APM Executive Director of Screening Systems, and/or when necessary represents the Assistant Administrator/Deputy Assistant Administrator, APM in all issues impacting broad deployment, maintenance program, and property management activities. The Director assists the APM Senior Leadership in establishing strategic direction and will oversee a full spectrum of security equipment functions related to highly complex deployment and maintenance program operations. The Director leads, administers, and coordinates the understanding of and compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and legislation such as the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 and aviation security screening equipment from acquisition through disposal to ensure effective administration and management of highly complex security programs, operations, and property management. The Director ensures the most efficient and effective deployment and maintenance of security capabilities and provides subject matter expertise on aviation security processes and procedures, as executed in Federalized domestic airports, which apply documented methodologies to schedule, deploy, and maintain security equipment and related property at airport locations.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:
Supervisory/managerial responsibilities include strategic planning, communicating the organization's vision and objectives, setting priorities, assigning tasks and responsibilities, monitoring and evaluating performance of organizational units, managers, and employees, coaching and developing staff, assessing and developing organizational capabilities, approving leave, and taking or approving corrective/disciplinary actions as appropriate.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Tier 5 Investigation (T5).
  • You must pass Drug screening, subject to random drug and alcohol tests.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • Please see "Other Information" for additional Key Requirements.

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


To qualify for the SV-L Pay Band, you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band or GS-15 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:
  • Leading, administering, and coordinating the understanding of and compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and legislation pertaining to aviation security screening capabilities, as well as overseeing highly complex deployment, logistics, and maintenance program operations.

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.

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.


Additional information

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD REQUIREMENTS: Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one-year supervisory probationary period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position.

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. For more information, click here .

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.

TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here .

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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 including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;

Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job; and;

Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must submit copies of the following documents:

1. Resume: Resume. Uploaded resumes will be accepted for this position. If you would like to create and submit your resume using USAJOBS Resume Builder, please follow the link provided. Click Here: USAJOBS Resume Builder . (Uploaded resumes must include contact information and for qualifications determinations your resume should contain hours worked per week, the dates of employment, and the level of your experience.)

2. Self-Assessment Questionnaire for this position.

Click the apply online button and follow the prompts to apply. We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA ServeU Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, live agents are not available to answer telephone calls received at the TSA ServeU Help Desk. Please email your question or concern to or fax 1-877-872-7993, or by phone at 1-877-872-7990 and leave a voicemail. The TSA ServeU Help Desk is open between the hours of 8:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday ET, Closed on Weekends.

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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