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Supervisory Transportation Security Officer

Transportation Security Administration Eagle, CO
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Supervisory Transportation Security Officer

##### Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration


- ##### Open & closing dates

08/27/2019 to 09/05/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade


- ##### Salary

$48,711 to $75,471 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time


1 vacancy in the following location:


Eagle, CO 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

If selected for this position, you will serve as a Supervisory
Transportation Security Officer (STSO) for Security Operations (SO),
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland
Security (DHS). You will be responsible for mitigating actual and
potential threats against civil aviation and other transportation
modes. You will also perform and supervise in your area of
specialty, which may include Transportation Security Officers (TSOs)
and Lead Transportation Security Officers (LTSOs) in the performance
of all security functions related to the screening of people,
property, and cargo through the use and application of procedures,
techniques, and technology. In addition, you will make independent,
security-based decisions using intelligence, critical thinking,
experience, observation, and passenger engagement.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

- Conducting and supervising subordinate employees in conducting
pre-board security screening of persons, their carry-on and
checked baggage/cargo.
- Overseeing screening checkpoint(s) and/or baggage screening
operations on a day-to-day basis to include equipment,
personnel, and the scheduling and rotation of personnel.
- Participating in the development of new policies and procedures,
and recommending changes in policy and procedures based on
observation of work, as required.
- Participating in the development of strategic planning
initiatives, workforce planning, succession planning
initiatives, and other reports and documents for TSA and
- Engaging in continuous development of critical thinking skills
necessary to mitigate security threats by identifying,
evaluating, and applying appropriate situational options and
- Preparing various types of communications such as morning
briefings, checkpoint logs, reports, and documents that are
germane to the work performed.
- Developing incident information and reports for Law Enforcement
Officers (LEOs) and superiors.
- Serving as a member of the National Screening Force.

Supervisory/Managerial duties include serving as a first line
supervisor for the organization. This includes, but is not limited
to: assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating
work and performance of subordinates; approving leave; coaching and
developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary
actions; resolving routine problems that typically impact the
objectives of the organizational unit; when required, coordinating
with customers outside the immediate organization; supervising
employees performing special program work; and serving as the
supervisor-in-charge of an assigned airport or other transportation

##### 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).
- You must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.
- Must pass pre-employment drug screening AND random drug/alcohol
- Selective Service registration is required.
- See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other
Information" sections.

**Conditions of Employment:**

- 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 be able to maintain eligibility for a Secret level security
- Must be able to maintain proficiency in all facets of assigned
work sufficient to ensure recertification, as appropriate;
- Must pass and maintain all required BDA certifications and
performance standards when assigned as a STSO over the BDA
- Must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as
- Must be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking,
- Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National; and
- Mandatory travel for training and occasional other travel may be

**Must meet and maintain medical requirements for screening work
(including a medical examination and physical abilities assessment)
including, but not limited to, the following:**

- Must be able to efficiently and thoroughly manipulate and lift
baggage, containers, and other objects subject to security
- Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry items weighing up to
70 pounds;
- Must be able to maintain physical agility that would allow you
to squat, bend, and lean to inspect individuals and
- 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;
- 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;
- Must maintain a measured threshold for hearing: Average hearing
loss of 25 decibels (ANSI) at 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz in
each ear. No greater than 45 decibels at 4000 and 6000 Hz in
each ear; and
- 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.

**Supervisory/Managerial Trial Period Requirements:** Unless
previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one-year
supervisory trial period to continue in this supervisory/managerial

### Qualifications

**To qualify for the SV-1802-G Pay Band,** you must demonstrate at
least one year of specialized experience in or related to the duties
of a Transportation Security Officer or Lead Transportation Security
Officer at the E band level or above (GS-8). Specialized experience
is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge,
skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this


Six months of experience as a work leader, team leader, or
supervisor in any type of work environment which demonstrates the
possession of proficiency, or the potential to develop proficiency,
in tasks such as: identifying, distributing, and balancing work load
and tasks among employees; training or arranging for training of
employees on procedures, use of various electronic equipment, or
similar requirements; maintaining records of work accomplishments
and administrative information; and resolving simple, informal
complaints of employees and referring formal grievances to the
appropriate management official. This experience may or may not have
been gained concurrently with the specialized experience above.

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.

**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

Exposure to potentially lethal devices and dangerous chemicals is
inherent in this position.

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

You must pass pre-employment drug screening AND you will be subject
to post-employment random drug and alcohol testing.

This is an Emergency Essential position.

### 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.

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

### 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

**Salary Information: The salary range listed above includes
locality pay of 15.67%. In order to recruit and retain highly
qualified employees at this location, TSA has also approved the
payment of a bi-weekly retention incentive. The retention incentive
is based on 25% of basic pay. Indefinite continuation of the
incentive payment is contingent upon approved funding.**

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


Eagle, CO