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This is a secondary law enforcement position. Under the authority of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (PL 107-71, November 19, 2001), the incumbent functions as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and performs the duties and responsibilities assigned to Federal Air Marshals.
As the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC), Chicago Field Office, Field Operations Division you will provide executive level leadership to a significant and predominately Federal Air Marshal workforce, overseeing the overall planning, direction, and coordination of operations for a large LE/FAMS field office.
High-level duties include:
Establishing and maintaining strategic direction, directing major law enforcement activities in one of the largest LE/FAMS field offices, and advising the LE/FAMS Director and Executive Staff on ongoing investigative requirements and methods to improve security in the aviation domain.
Serving as primary advisor and authoritative consultant to the LE/FAMS Director and Executive Staff on field office investigations and related law enforcement issues, planning and directing the management of activities related to criminal investigations.
Establishing and maintaining liaison with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as with the airline industry, representing the LE/FAMS Director in field office business matters.
Serving as the point of contact for LE/FAMS media and promotion activities.
Providing executive-level leadership, directing the work of subordinate managers and performing a wide range of managerial duties including: planning; communicating vision and objectives; assigning tasks and responsibilities; setting priorities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; and taking, recommending or approving corrective/disciplinary actions, as appropriate.
Establishing and communicating to subordinate managers both short and long range program plans, goals, requirements and priorities.
50% or less - 25-50%, at times with little advance notice
Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
You must possess U.S. Citizenship.
You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.
You must have prior experience in a primary law enforcement position.
You must carry a firearm and obtain and maintain proficiency.
You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.
As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section of the Job Opportunity Announcement. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.
DRUG TESTING: You must pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, you may be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing during employment.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Secured Compartmentalized Information) clearance that must be completed prior to appointment. You will be subject to a 5-year periodic investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position may require the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)). A 'misdemeanor crime of domestic violence' is generally defined under the statue as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibited the possession of firearms or ammunition.
FIREARMS CERTIFICATION: This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm. You must pass a certification at an interval required by the hiring/employing law enforcement component within TSA. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of firearm authorization and any other appropriate administrative action, up to and including removal.
MOBILITY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, with nearly 50,000 Transportation Security Officers, each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. The agency continuously sets the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, technologies and use of intelligence to drive operations.
As a member of the TSES, you may be subject to frequent changes in posts of duty and positions. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, the judgment of your superiors concerning reassignments for operational and/or career development purposes, or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of the Transportation Security Administration.
CURRENT OR FORMER POLITICAL APPOINTEES: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-Career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
This position is a secondary law enforcement position and, as such, provides for the continuation of law enforcement retirement coverage for those currently encumbering a covered position. Provisions for continued law enforcement retirement coverage include: Applicants currently covered by the Civil Service Retirement System who are in a primary or secondary position under 5 USC 8336(c) must transfer to this secondary law enforcement position without a break in service exceeding 3 days, in order to maintain their law enforcement retirement coverage. Applicants currently covered by the Federal Employees' Retirement System in a rigorous position under 5 USC 8412 (d) must have been in that position for at least 3 years before transferring directly, without a break in service exceeding 3 days, to this secondary position. All candidates currently covered by Federal law enforcement retirement coverage as cited in this notice are subject to mandatory separation age requirements in accordance with applicable statues.
DHS TSA employees may be subject to 24-hour on call duty in the event of an emergency. This service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.
FITNESS PROGRAM: Positions filled from this announcement are subject to the Federal Air Marshal Fitness Program to include regular participation in a physical fitness program.
MEDICAL STANDARDS: Selectees are required to meet the entry and recurrent medical standards of the Federal Air Marshal Medical Examination Program.
The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, ATSA, on November 19, 2001. ATSA provides TSA with the authority to modify and develop its own human capital program, provided such modifications are consistent with 49 USC 40122.
This is an excepted service position. However, there is an interchange agreement with the OPM and TSA that enables Career TSES members who have been approved by the Qualifications Review Board at OPM to qualify for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions without additional competition.
You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and the extent to which your resume shows that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. When describing your qualifications, be sure to furnish examples and describe the context in which you applied your knowledge, discuss how you used skills relevant to the position, indicate the complexity, scope and impact of your work, note the level of people with whom you interacted, and explain the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed. Please see the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this Job Opportunity Announcement for circumstances under which some applicants may be exempt from providing ECQs.
Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
1. Demonstrated experience leading, developing, implementing, and administering comprehensive law enforcement and security management programs in a large geographically dispersed organization.
2. Demonstrated experience collaboratively working across organizational lines in implementing law enforcement and security management programs.
3. Demonstrated experience directing or managing international security or related programs and systems that impact multiple organizations, components, or agencies.
4. Demonstrated experience in aviation domain law enforcement issues and operations.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
In addition to a RESUME and the ASSOCIATED QUESTIONNAIRE, you must submit the following applicable supporting documents:
Certain current or former career SES/TSES members with service in Federal agencies which are not excluded from the Senior Executive Service (statutory exclusions are specified in 5 U.S.C. 3132(a)(1)) as well as graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program which resulted in certification by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) may be EXEMPT from providing ECQ responses. Career SES/TSES members are individuals who have been certified by OPM QRB and who currently occupy an SES/TSES position in an agency not excluded from the Senior Executive Service by statute (5 U.S.C. 3132(a)(1)) or who have left such a position after having successfully completed the SES/TSES probationary period. To exercise this exemption without being disqualified for failure to provide ECQ responses:
Current SES/TSES members: Must provide a copy of the specific SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to their current SES/TSES position; OR
Former SES/TSES members: Must provide a copy of the specific SF-50 which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to their formal SES/TSES position as well as any Federal agency document which confirms their successful completion of an SES/TSES probationary period. (Note: a second SF-50 dated more than a year after SES/TSES conversion or appointment, which documents continued unlimited assignment to the same SES/TSES position, will suffice to document completion of the SES/TSES probationary period.) To avoid overriding your first SF-50 when submitting a second document to prove SES probationary completion, you may enter the second document as "ECQ"; OR
Graduates of an OPM approved Candidate Development Program (CDP) which resulted in certification by the OPM QRB: Must provide a copy of a QRB endorsed program graduation certificate.
These documentation requirements apply to all who claim exemption from ECQ submission except TSA employees.
Non-SES/TSES members: Current and former non-SES/TSES federal employees (except current TSA employees) must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 (or an equivalent document).
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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