Job opening: Transportation Security Specialist
Salary: $99 200 - 153 354 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: 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.
This Transportation Security Specialist position is located in Operations Support (OS) Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Vetting Analysis Division, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Additional duties include but are not limited to:
Performs cargo information threshold targeting responsibilities to enhance security measures, respond to threats, address risks and identified vulnerabilities used in air cargo operations in collaboration with other government agencies.
Assists senior level TSS's with supply chain entity information in a variety of other TSA and other government agency databased and information retrieval systems, such as, but not limited to PARIS, KSMS, IACMS, TECS, NCIC, and NEXUS, to resolve or reduce the potential threats, vulnerabilities and discrepancies.
Assists in conducting extensive research on air cargo related threats and applies technical knowledge to research targeted activities and ongoing project development to include targeting standard operation procedures and industry standard operation procedures.
Analyzes and disseminates complex intelligence information and air cargo data rapidly; learns and applies basic technical knowledge of transportation security laws, concepts, operational practices, security programs, and techniques in order to the accomplishment of the overall mission and objectives.
The major duties described reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (H Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.
To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to GS-11-12), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-G or GS-11 Pay Band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to be filled. Specialist experience is defined as:
A. Education: 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree,
B. Experience: You must have three (3) years of progressively responsible general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates the ability to:
Experience as a vetting analyst, or experience as a counterterrorism analyst in another organization that evaluates vetting results against terrorism, criminal, or immigration watch lists; AND
Experience utilizing Background Investigative Systems in order to evaluate and interpret data that may reveal possible terrorist activities; AND
Experience preparing and distributing vetting reports to internal and external government agencies; AND
Experience analyzing and interpreting multi-source data.
C. Combining of Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade level and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level.
If you are attempting to qualify based on education, in whole or in part, you MUST submit a copy of your transcript(s) from an accredited college or university (for each school attended) to establish qualifications based upon education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts may be required at a later date.
To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such specialized experience is defined as:
Experience applying security policies, procedures, and practices related to the biographic vetting of cargo entities; AND
Experience analyzing vetting and/or credentialing programs to modify or develop new programs and/or procedures.
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.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.
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 (i.e. full-time or part-time). If part-time, state the total number of hours worked per week.
Performance level (i.e. band or grade)
Utilizing the USAJOBS Resume Builder and completing all available fields is strongly encouraged.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses from an accredited college or university, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. The information must be provided with the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, the applicant must supply a transcript or certification of degree.
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6595 Springfield Center Dr
Springfield, VA 22150
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