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Transportation Security Administration Supervisory Intelligence Operations Specialist in Springfield, Virginia


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


This Supervisory Intelligence Operations Specialist position is the Branch Manager locatedin the Intelligence Analysis Branch (IAB), Threat Assessment Division (TAD), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)is responsible for overseeing a group of intelligence specialiststhat monitor and analyze open source, operational and vetting information and all source intelligence to produce timely intelligence reports relating to adversary tactics, known suspected terrorist (KST), travel and transportation related encounters and threats or risks to the transportation sector both domestically and abroad.Duties include but are not limited to: Exercises a full range of supervisory and personnel management authorities and responsibilities in directing work of subordinate staff, determiningobjectives and strategies in order to meet goals, organizes work, and set priorities.

Supervising and directing the work performed by subordinate managers, senioranalysts, and employees by communicating TSA’s vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing staff and organizational capabilities; approving leave; and taking or approving corrective and disciplinary action, as appropriate.

Collaborating with TSA, DHS, intelligence and law enforcement community partners to ensure comprehensive understanding of threats affecting transportation and any necessary de-confliction and conflict resolution.

Oversees monitoring of reporting, researching, writing and briefing highly complex threat and/or risk information relating to transportation equities for executive-level TSA operational components, private industry and/or foreign transportation security stakeholders.


Conditions of Employment

You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.

You must have reached the minimum age (18) at the time of application.

You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (SSBI).

Selective Service registration is required.

See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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.

  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends.


To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band (equivalent to GS-15), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-J or GS-14 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as: Leading and supervising a staff that conducts intelligence analysis and production on terrorists and other national security threats to national and global transportation sector equities; and

Developing and implementing multisource, fusion methodologies applied in an operational or technical environment to include in products/applications; and Advanced experience developing production plans aligned to Priority Intelligence Requirements and/or Plan of Analysis/Key Intelligence Questions to support collection, analysis and productionefforts. 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.

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.

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.

Resumesmust include the following: Narrative description of duties with start and end dates (including the month and year) for work experience.

State the number of hours worked in a position (i.e. full-time or part-time). If part-time, state the total number of hours worked per week.

Performance level (i.e. band or grade) You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.



Additional Information

This position requires completion and favorable adjudication of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) prior to appointment. There is no provision for a waiver for this position.

This position is subject to the pre-employment /pre-appointment and random drug testing provisions of TSA's Drug and Alcohol-Free Work Place Program.

Salary listed includes locality pay of 30.48%.

SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD REQUIREMENTS: Unless previously completed, you must satisfactorily complete a one- year supervisory probationary period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position.

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: .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.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

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 .

More than one position may be filled from this announcement.If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.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.