Job Description Job Overview 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: 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. Duties As a Transportation Security Inspector -Aviation (TSI-Aviation) for the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you will: Work to ensure security compliance of persons and aviation transportation regulated under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 1500 series. Assist in the administration of critical and complex compliance and enforcement programs designed to ensure secure aviation transportation and to protect the nation's public from terrorism or other acts of sabotage to aviation systems, facilities, and networks. Will be cross trained to perform support functions in Cargo and/or Surface Inspection. Respond to transportation security incidents and other incidents as defined by the National Incident Management Systems or as directed by the Federal Security Director (FSD). Conduct comprehensive inspections of all parties, airports, aircraft operators, and indirect air carriers subject to Federal regulations involving transportation security. Perform tests and audits and validate and inspect security processes, procedures, systems, and equipment in connection with compliance inspections and vulnerability assessments. Determine when enforcement action should be initiated, prepare enforcement investigation reports and recommend to TSA counsel the type of action and level of penalty commensurate with the nature and severity of the violation. 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 hold a valid driver's license. Selective Service registration is required. See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" sections. Qualifications To qualify for the SV-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 particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes conducting inspections and investigations; engaging in testing aviation security systems; determining when enforcement action should be taken; documenting the results to monitor compliance with policies, regulations, and agreements to standards; and identifying potential problem areas and deviation from prescribed standards. 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 expe
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.