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Lead Transportation Security Officer

Transportation Security Administration Dubuque, IA
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Lead Transportation Security Officer

##### Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration


- ##### Open & closing dates

09/03/2019 to 09/12/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade


- ##### Salary

$41,617 to $62,492 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule

Part-Time - This is a part-time permanent position working 32 hours
per week.


1 vacancy in the following location:


Dubuque, IA 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

**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

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

As a Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO) within Security
Operations (SO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA),
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you will be responsible for
leading at least three full-performance level Transportation
Security Officers (TSOs), and as assigned, trainee and apprentice
level TSOs. As an LTSO, you will identify, distribute, and balance
workloads and tasks among employees in accordance with established
workflow and skill level. You will make adjustments to accomplish
the workload in accordance with established priorities. Duties may
include but are not limited to:

- Providing input to supervisors and managers concerning a variety
of human resources matters including, but not limited to,
employee performance, promotions, reassignments, awards, etc.
- Implementing security screening procedures in accordance with
TSA objectives and directives.
- Assisting with investigations of incidents, and preparing
incident reports or other documents that convey required
- Responding to breaches of security and emergency situations.
- Training team members, monitoring and reporting on the status
and progress of work, and representing the team in
communications with the supervisor or manager for the purpose of
obtaining resources (e.g., computer hardware and software,

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

1802 Compliance Inspection And Support

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
- Must pass pre-employment drug screening AND random drug/alcohol
- You must have reached the minimum age (18) at the time of
- Selective Service registration is required.
- See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other
Information" sections.

**Conditions of Employment:** Appointment to this position is
contingent upon a negative drug test result. Any individual
tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to
urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Must
meet and maintain medical requirements for screening work (including
a medical examination and physical abilities assessment) including,
but not limited to, the following:

- You must be able to efficiently and thoroughly manipulate and
lift baggage, containers, and other objects subject to security
- You must be able to repeatedly lift and carry items weighing up
to 70 pounds;
- You must be able to maintain physical agility that would allow
you to squat, bend, and lean to inspect individuals and
- You must be able to maintain the ability to walk up to two miles
during a shift and stand for prolonged periods (e.g., 3-4 hours)
of time;
- You must be able to maintain a measured threshold for sight:
- Distance vision correctable to 20/30 or better in the best eye
and 20/100 or better in worst eye. Near vision correctable to
20/40 or better Snellen binocular;
- You must maintain a measured threshold for hearing: Average
hearing loss of 25 decibels (ANSI) at 500, 1000, 2000, & 3000 Hz
in each ear. No greater than 45 decibels at 4000 and 6000 Hz in
each ear;
- You must be able to distinguish principle colors that will be a
part of images displayed on automated screens: Color perception
(e.g., red, green, blue, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black,
white, gray). Note: Color filters for enhancing color
discrimination are prohibited;
- You must be able to maintain eligibility for a security
- You must be able to maintain proficiency in all facets of
assigned work sufficient to ensure recertification;
- You must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as
- You must be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing,
speaking, comprehending); and,
- You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- You must pass pre-employment drug screening AND you will be
subject to post-employment random drug and alcohol testing.
- Exposure to potentially lethal devices and dangerous chemicals
is inherent in this position.
- This is an Emergency Essential position.

### Qualifications

**To qualify for the SV-F Pay Band** you must demonstrate at least
six months of specialized experience performing the duties of a
Transportation Security Officer at the SV-D Pay Band or GS-5/6 in
the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.
**Specialized experience** is experience that has equipped you with
the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully
perform the duties of this position. Such experience will include:
- Providing front line security protection to air travelers,
airports, and airplanes.
- Wanding, performing pat down searches, operating an x-ray
machine, screening baggage, and reviewing tickets.
- Identifying dangerous objects on passengers and in baggage or
cargo, and preventing these objects from being transported onto
- Using diverse electronic detection and imaging equipment.

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.

**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.

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

**Minimum Entry Age Requirement:** To be determined eligible
applicants must have reached the minimum entry age of 18 years at
the time their application is submitted and, if selected for the
position, will be required to provide such proof prior to

### Education

### Additional information

Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted
Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code,
including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees
(CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not
confer "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

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

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 .

Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not

Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for
consideration on a separate, unranked list.

More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

This position is within the Specialized category of TSA's Core
Compensation Plan.

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

View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Veterans and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique
talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the
DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not
have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your
eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the
documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact
the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this

This position is not covered by Law Enforcement Availability Pay or
Law Enforcement Retirement.

**Bargaining Unit Status:** This position is in the bargaining unit
for which the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is
the exclusive representative.

### 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 and demonstrate
high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all
Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Desirable (Quality
Ranking) Factors as determined by the job analysis.

Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the
minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable
proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs
as determined by the job analysis.

Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum
qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in
most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined
by the job analysis.
**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

**Current TSA employees are not required to submit a SF-50 to
support eligibility for consideration.**

#### 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.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package,
including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care
insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan \[similar to a
401(k)\]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program;
personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may
include flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement;
transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness
programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee
development and offers a variety of employee training and
developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS
Careers website and select "Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will
be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5,
2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of
30 percent or more.

Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees
to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum
accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave
ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position
(e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty
location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not
make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

**Please Note:** All of the following must be received in our office
by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this
announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the
closing date, your application may not be considered.

Your application **must** include:

1. Resume
2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents

Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to
apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the
closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to
apply. The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between
the hours of: 7:00AM - 10:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
ET Saturday, or 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Sunday. If outside these hours,
please email your question or concern to or fax 1-877-872-7993.

When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact
information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are
interested in, and your questions or concerns.

### Agency contact information

### HR Help Desk

##### Phone


##### TDD


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

DHS/Transportation Security Administration
Shared Service Center
6363 Walker Lane
Suite 400
Alexandria, Virginia 22310
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and
will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be
referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and
possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps
when they have been completed. You may also check your application
status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard. We expect to make a job
offer within 30 business days after the deadline for applications.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be
consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including
Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office
of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans
and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Transportation Security Administration


Dubuque, IA