Transportation Security Manager-Screening Checkpoints (PAX/BAGS/CARGO)

Transportation Security Administration
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Job Type
Full Time
About the Agency

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

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, 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.


As a Transportation Security Manager (TSM) for the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), your duties will include:

* Managing screening checkpoints that are central to TSA objectives that serve to protect the traveling public by preventing any deadly or dangerous objects from being transported onto an aircraft.

* Recognizing and recommending correction of improper use or application of equipment, providing guidance to subordinates, and answering routine questions presented by subordinates.

* Managing and supporting the collections of various performance metrics in an effort to identify areas in need of process improvement and systemic or individual weaknesses, vulnerabilities, or inefficiencies in the screening process.

* Coordinating national and local crisis management and incident response protocols.

* Recognizing and understanding the customer service needs of the traveling public and balances these needs with safety and security in mind.

* Working cooperatively with airport stakeholders in furtherance of the TSA mission.

* Monitoring individual performance and providing frequent communication in order to promote screener development.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

* Occasional Travel

* A minimum of one (1) week of travel in a full-time duty status will be required within 90-days of entry on duty to complete TSA's in residence New Hire Training. This training will occur away from the employee's duty station of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy.

Who May Apply This job is open to? Current Federal employees of TSA on permanent or competitive temporary appointments.

Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 29.65%.

This position is located at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

* 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 testing.

* You must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.

* Selective Service registration is required.

* Please see the "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" sections.


To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to the GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-G Pay Band or the GS-11 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. This specialized experience for this position would include: administrating, coordinating, or supervising/managing programs/services providing aviation security, corporate security, or force-protection affecting personnel, equipment, and facilities.

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.

Conditions of Employment:

* You must maintain eligibility for a security clearance.

* You must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed.

* You must be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, and listening).

* You must possess United States 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.

Security Clearance

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