Executive Assistant Administrator for Law Enforcement / Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Springfield, Virginia
Posted
Jan 25, 2022
Closes
Feb 02, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a member of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) executive team, the Executive Assistant Administrator (EAA) for Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service reports directly to the TSA Deputy Administrator. The Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service is a major component of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This position also serves as the Director of the Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service promoting public confidence in our Nation's transportation system. The Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service's primary focus is to detect, deter and defeat terrorist or other criminal hostile acts targeting the U.S. air carriers, airports, passengers, crew and when necessary, other transportation modes within the Nation's transportation system. In this position you will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, supporting and implementing the TSA Administrator and Deputy Administrator's vision, strategy, and direction for TSA.
  • Advising the Administrator and Deputy Administrator on matters affecting the strategic and operational direction of TSA in all areas of law enforcement and security operations, programs and policies, infrastructure, and internal processes.
  • Managing the planning, programming, budget, and execution (PPBE) for Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service.
  • Directing the strategic deployment of Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) on domestic and international flights and other scheduled law enforcement duties in the aviation and transportation domain.
  • Overseeing TSA's 24x7 Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC) which processes information for incident management from numerous worldwide coordination centers for collaboration on intelligence and domain awareness for all DHS transportation-related security activities.
  • Leading efforts to provide ongoing law enforcement support to counterterrorism and investigative activities in airports and other transportation modes.
  • Serving as the lead office for the TSA Insider Threat Program and Federal Flight Deck Officer Program.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship.
  • You must complete a favorable Tier 5 Background Investigation (T5).
  • You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
  • You must have prior experience in a primary law enforcement position.
  • You must carry a firearm and obtain and maintain proficiency.


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

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate:

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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 under the Professional/Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. 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.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including results of your actions. Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's website, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf for additional information about ECQs.

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Therefore, evidence of each ECQ and PTQ must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.

If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES/TSES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST address all PTQs in your resume.

Current and reinstatement eligible SES/TSES members please include with your application a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting your career appointment to the SES/TSES. SES CDP graduates, please include a copy of your OPM certificate.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) :

1. Demonstrated senior level experience leading, developing, implementing, and administering comprehensive law enforcement and security management programs in a large geographically dispersed organization.

2. Demonstrated senior level experience developing and monitoring systems to manage both complex operational and programmatic work.

3. Demonstrated senior level experience in transportation domain law enforcement issues and 24x7 operations.

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.

FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS EACH EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE RESUME WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

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.

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

SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented 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 more than 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.

LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)). A 'misdemeanor crime of domestic violence' is generally defined under the statue as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibited the possession of firearms or ammunition.

FIREARMS CERTIFICATION: This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm. You must pass a certification at an interval required by the hiring/employing law enforcement component within TSA. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of firearm authorization and any other appropriate administrative action, up to and including removal.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • This position is a secondary law enforcement position and, as such, provides for the continuation of law enforcement retirement coverage for those currently encumbering a covered position. Provisions for continued law enforcement retirement coverage include: Applicants currently covered by the Civil Service Retirement System who are in a primary or secondary position under 5 USC 8336(c) must transfer to this secondary law enforcement position without a break in service exceeding 3 days, in order to maintain their law enforcement retirement coverage. Applicants currently covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System in a rigorous position under 5 USC 8412 (d) must have been in that position for at least 3 years before transferring directly, without a break in service exceeding 3 days, to this secondary position. All candidates currently covered by Federal law enforcement retirement coverage as cited in this notice are subject to mandatory separation age requirements in accordance with applicable statues.
  • DHS TSA employees may be subject to 24-hour on call duty in the event of an emergency. This service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.
  • FITNESS PROGRAM: Positions filled from this announcement are subject to the Federal Air Marshal Fitness Program to include regular participation in a physical fitness program.
  • MEDICAL STANDARDS: Selectees are required to meet the entry and recurrent medical standards of the Federal Air Marshal Medical Examination Program.
  • The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, 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 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.
  • Veteran's Preference does NOT apply to SES/TSES positions.
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.