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Transportation Security Administration Supervisory Program Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

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 This Supervisory Program Specialist positionwill belocated within Security Operations (SO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in a large airport or hub/spoke operation.If selected for this position, you will supervise activities that directly impact airport administrative operationsor screening activities.Typical duties may include, but are not limited to: Scheduling and providing oversight to the scheduling of Online Learning Center (OLC) training. Working with Training to ensure accurate and complete OLC records are maintained, and ensuring necessary resources and training materials are prepared and available. Working directly with the Federal Security Director (FSD) to coordinate, implement and maintain an effective program to communicate TSA’s policies, procedures, and directives. Working directly with stakeholders responding to security related questions and concerns and customer service inquiries. Sharing local news related information with the Office of Public Affairs and local (airport) media relations personnel. Creating and managing performance metrics to identify and resolve inefficiencies and areas in need of process improvement. Providing reports to FSD and management group. Developing staffing models based on metrics and data to include throughput projections, authorized FTS, current staff compositions and training requirements. Overseeing equipment needs and ensuring upgrades and reconfigurations are requested and completed as needed. Overseeing lost and found, and coordinating pick-up and disposal of hazardous materials (hazmat) and voluntarily abandoned property (VAP). Ensuring all security clearances, badges, credentials and uniforms are tracked and all related information and items are secured as required. Providing management oversight for all procurement, inventory, fleet, and records management and disposal. Working directly with the Office of Real Estate to facilitate and coordinate space needs to include moves, (re)constructions, etc. Providing in-depth analyses and interpretations regarding airport administrative procedures. Preparing budget estimates and consolidating the estimates into an integrated budget forecast; providing budget justifications by compiling, comparing and correlating information about current and future programs; and submitting budget estimates to the Office of Security Operations (OSO) for approval. Providing management advisory services to the FSD staff, as appropriate, and providing the first line response to airport employee inquiries. Coordinating solutions to information technology (IT) problems; coordinating staff efforts concerning the acquisition and use of specialized software applications. 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; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit; and when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization. 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 may be required to complete a one year Supervisory Trial Period. Selective Service registration is required. You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Qualifications To qualify for the I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes applying principles, concepts, regulations, practices and analytical methods to evaluate program or project execution; documenting and maintaining records of completed training in appropriate systems; and identifying and responding to stakeholders’ questions, problems, and concerns.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. Education Additional Information 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.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 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 Professional 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.