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Job opening: Program Assistant

Salary: $59 966 - 77 955 per year
City: Jackson
Published at: Mar 06 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 Program Assistant position is located Jackson International Airport (JAN), Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Duties include but are not limited to: Providing a range of diverse administrative support assignments that include spending a minimum of 25% of time assisting managers in evaluating programs and their effectiveness in delivering services. You will perform a combination of routine and multiple and varying assignments in support of management efforts to evaluate, administer, and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of organizations and programs. Providing assistance to a program area which may include finance, human resources, model workplace, scheduling, or other core functional area. Work activities typically support multiple projects/programs and contribute to one or more organizational units and major subdivisions. Assisting managers and other employees in day-to-day operations of the office. Compiling, tracking, and analyzing data. Applying analytical techniques and methods to perform a variety of administrative and analytical duties in support of TSA field operations. Coordinating the implementation of new office policies and systems and writing policy and internal procedural guidance after clarifying applicability of past practice, emerging guidance, and established policies and procedures with seniors or subject-matter experts. Interacting with internal staff and external customers including managers and employees. Contacts involve exchanging information, tracking status, and coordinating efforts. Acting as a lead for other support staff to coordinate multiple assignments. Preparing complex and sensitive correspondence including evaluation and assessment of the impact of changes to policy, practices, or program characteristics in assigned area. Providing advanced computer assistance. Undertaking complete analytical studies of limited scope under the direction of a senior, supervisor, or manager Reviewing work of lower level administrative support staff for accuracy and completeness. Scheduling meetings including conducting analyses of agenda items and proposing recommendations for a range of administrative or program matters for which precedents have been established. Providing advice and guidance to employees, timekeepers, supervisors, financial management specialists, and human resource specialists on rules, regulations, and procedures relating to pay, including unusual situations where the guidelines require considerable interpretation and/or research of past precedents. Training staff to enter time-card data. Certifying time-cards and corrections each pay period and conducting random audits, to include the most difficult payroll issues. Acting as a point-of-contact with the National Finance Center (NFC) to resolve employee payroll issues.



To qualify for the SV-F Pay Band (equivalent to GS-9-10), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-E Pay Band or GS-8 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. Such experience includes: Providing payroll or timekeeping support, AND At least two (2) of the following: Assisting with the development of reports; Formulating recommendations based on findings of analyses or reports; Monitoring metrics; OR Researching files, records, and electronic systems 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.


  • Address Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International - JAN DO NOT MAIL Jackson, MS 39298 US
  • Name: HC ServeU Customer Care
  • Email: [email protected]


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