Deputy Director, Operations Performance Division
Transportation Security Administration

Arlington, Virginia
No longer open

Permanent - Full Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 8, 2016 ()
    Close: April 22, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: HQ-OSO-16-105395-ERD
  • Organization Details
    Transportation Security Administration
    Department Of Homeland Security
  • Salary Information
    $131,084.00 - $177,779.00 Per Year
    85% above average

    Pay Band: SV-1801-L/L
  • Who Can Apply?
    Open to all U. S. citizens. This position is located in Arlington, VA. Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 24.78%.
Position 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


To qualify for the SV-L Pay Band, You must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-K Pay Band or GS-15 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in state or local government or the private sector. Specialized Experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such specialized experience includes managing transportation security operational activities which requires in-depth knowledge of TSA security policies, procedures, programs, and strategies; identifying and resolving complex transportation security problems and issues; and coordinating TSA operational activities with Federal, foreign government, and industry stakeholders.

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. You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Permanent change of station relocation expenses will be paid to relocating Federal employees.

This position is located in the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If you are selected for this position, you will serve as the Deputy Director in the Operations Performance Division and will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise in operations metrics standard operating procedures compliance, checkpoint and checked baggage efficiency while ensuring overall management and program efficiencies for OSO operations are met, as well as attaining the level and quality of support necessary to meet mission requirements and working relationships among OSO Division Directors and other TSA operating offices. You will provide the support necessary to meet mission requirements and expectations within established timelines. You will facilitate communications among the OSO Divisions and facilitate working relationships between the OSO Division Directors and other TSA operating offices.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Managing performance and driving improvement across programs by leveraging assets and established professional relationships.
  • Exercising supervision through subordinate managers of the Division.
  • Serving as principal senior advisor to the Director and at his/her direction representing the interests and committing resources for projects and programs, including building meaningful relationships with the commercial airline and air cargo industries.
  • Managing special projects and task forces that support organizational goals through special assignments and programs relating to their programs, and other projects.
  • Providing OSO with the tools and support required to effectively allocate and utilize its security workforce.
  • Providing management oversight and direction concerning personnel, policies and programs for assigned program areas.
Supervisory Managerial Responsibilities include: strategic planning, communicating the organization?s vision and objectives; setting priorities, assigning tasks and responsibilities, monitoring and evaluating performance of organization units, managers, and employee. This includes supporting equal employment opportunity concepts in all areas of responsibility. Treating employees in a fair and equitable manner and foster an organization representative of diversity and promoting opportunities for employees to influence their work environment with a focus on continual improvements.

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Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code; therefore, employment with TSA does not confer the "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.
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When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.

You will be required to serve a supervisory probationary period of one year unless one has previously been completed.

TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here.

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