Transportation Security Administration Scheduling Operations Officer in Portland, Maine
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 If selected for this position, you will serve as a Scheduling Operations Officer within Security Operations (SO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will assist with coordinating the day-to-day operational activities related to screening functions at the assigned airport.Typical duties include but are not limited to: Assisting with the scheduling of all screener operations activities. Assisting with the efficient implementation, performance, and enhancement of security and screening standards for airports/airline employees and passengers, their baggage, and all other personnel and goods subject to screening that enter the sterile area. Monitoring daily personnel schedules for all shifts and ensuring sufficient coverage during operating hours. Maintaining personnel check-in/out sheets to ensure appropriate log-ins. Preparing, distributing, collecting, and maintaining all records, reports, files, paperwork and logs for supervisors. Receiving daily briefings from Screening Managers regarding personnel staffing needs, sign-in/sign-out sheets, safety hazards, maintenance needs, incident reports, etc. Performing quality assurance audits as directed. Communicating information concerning personnel policy and procedures, safety hazards, and equipment to leadership. Performing semi-annual screening security risk assessments and stays abreast of local airport emergency plans (e.g., alarms, evacuations, etc.) Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. 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 SV-H Pay Band,(equivalent to GS-12) you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-G Pay Band or GS-11 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. For this position, such experience includes experience developing and implementing program plans, performing liaison functions with local and field operations, performing quality assurance audits, and serving as an information resource regarding personnel policies and procedures.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 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: http://www.opm.gov .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.You must pass pre-employment drug screening AND you will be subject to post-employment random drug and alcohol testing.