Transportation Security Administration Supervisory Transportation Security Officer in West Columbia, South Carolina
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 Responsibilities If selected for this position, you will serve as a Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) forSecurity 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 operationson a day-to-day basis to include equipment, personnel, and thescheduling 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 superiors. Engaging in continuous development of critical thinking skills necessary to mitigate security threats by identifying, evaluating, and applying appropriate situational options and approaches. 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 terminal. NOTE: Employees occupying frontline positions, i.e., individuals performing security screening operations and occupying positions that involve contact with the traveling public on a regular and recurring basis, are required to wear TSA approved and issued personal protective equipment (PPE). This requirement is in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic and comply with Executive Order 13991 and TSA’s Pandemic and Emerging Infectious Disease and Workforce Protection Plan. PPE includes TSA issued surgical masks, face shields, and nitrile gloves. At TSA, the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. 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 testing. 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 clearance; 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 program; Must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed; Must be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, comprehending); Must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National; and Mandatory travel for training and occasional other travel may be required. 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 processing; 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 baggage/cargo; 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 position. 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 position. AND 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 appointment. 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: http://www.opm.gov .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 position. 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 responsibilities.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 authorized.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 announcement.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.