Job opening: Executive Director, Training Centers Division
Salary: $147 649 - 212 902 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
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.
The Executive Director, Training Centers Division (TCD), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Enterprise Support (ES), Training and Development (T&D) provides senior level leadership and management direction to a workforce comprised of transportation security officers and instructors, federal law enforcement officers, professional/technical employees and other mission support personnel; and oversees the overall planning, direction and coordination of operations for the Training Centers Division in Training and Development. Works closely with the T&D Division Directors and is a principal advisor on matters relating to operational, developmental and technical training programs affecting all TSA employees and stakeholders who receive or benefit from TSA's training activities.
High level duties include:
Overseeing training delivery centers and operations, establishing and maintaining strategic direction, directing major security management activities, and administering related programs for a complex workforce having a unique transportation security mission.
Advising the Assistant Administrator (AA) and Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA), T&D on on-going program initiatives and providing policy advice and guidance on broad, technical training programs and approaches for improving program and operational efficiency and achieving critical program goals. Representing the DAA and AA in functional matters and responsibilities of the directorate to which assigned both within TSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Establishing and maintaining liaison with executives administering associated programs in TSA, DHS and other federal law enforcement agencies to promote best practices and implement innovative approaches for delivering optimum levels of service.
Leading, developing and implementing programs and processes for four Division branches (TSA Academy East, Glynco, GA; TSA Academy West, Las Vegas, NV; TSA Training Center, Atlantic City, NJ and the Canine Training Center, San Antonio, TX) to provide effective learning environments and opportunities, utilizing current and relevant curricula and training methodologies, to enable and challenge transportation security professionals to perform their duties and responsibilities in a highly effective manner.
Overseeing and directing the Division's activities related to the development and delivering of training materials concerning Transportation Security Officer training, Federal Air Marshal training and other operational training including Canine Training. Developing initial, recurrent and in-service training. Updating training based on evaluations of the effectiveness of training and measures of student learning. Devising and implementing solutions and process changes when issues are identified.
Preparing for and maintaining Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation for key courses at T&D training centers thereby ensuring a disciplined approach and methodology to the development and implementation of training to professionalize the TSA workforce. Determining, planning and overseeing State, local and international and law enforcement training when appropriate.
Working with TSA Leadership to continue to expand the TSA training footprint.
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.
Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
1. Demonstrated experience leading law enforcement and security management training programs in a large, geographically-dispersed organization.
2. Demonstrated experience designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating comprehensive training and development programs and activities and developing innovative and effective solutions to complex training issues.
3. Demonstrated experience undertaking unique training and development challenges, as well as the operational needs and requirements, for a diverse and dispersed workforce to develop effective learning, employee development, and technical training programs.
4. Demonstrated experience evaluating complex training and employee development programs and operations agency-wide.
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.
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