Job Description Duties Summary The salary range listed above includes locality pay of 27.13% and COLA pay of 5.80%. 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 50% of basic pay. Indefinite continuation of the incentive payment is contingent upon approved funding. 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: 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 change. Responsibilities If selected for this position, you will serve as a Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO) for the Office of Security Operations (OSO), 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 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. Supervisory status Yes
Mission:Protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.Vision:Provide the most effective transportation security in the most efficient way as a high performing counterterrorism organization.Core Values:Integrity. Innovation. Team spirit.Workforce Expectations:Hard work. Professionalism. Integrity.History:On the morning of September 11, 2001, nearl...y 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, designed to prevent similar attacks in the future. Driven by a desire to help our nation, tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to strengthening our transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce.