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Company: Transportation Security Administration
As a Transportation Security Inspector - Surface within the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you will be responsible for ensuring security compliance of persons, freight and surface transportation systems regulated under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR). In addition, TSA\'s TSI-Surface employees are responsible for the administration of critical and complex compliance and enforcement programs designed to ensure secure surface transportation and to protect the nation\'s public from terrorism, piracy, or other acts of sabotage to surface transportation systems, facilities, and networks. As a TSI-Surface, you will utilize your training, experience, and expertise to perform the full range of functions in your specialty area. These duties include:
To qualify for the SV-H pay band, (equivalent to GS 11/12), all applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined below. For those applicants qualifying using experience, your application must clearly outline experience at/or equivalent to the SV-G Pay Band or the GS-9 grade level. 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.
To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band, you must possess:
A. Education: A Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in any field; or possess three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lowest level (G Band or GS-9) performing duties such as conducting inspections and investigations, engaging in testing security systems, determining when enforcement action should be taken, and documenting the results to monitor compliance with policies, regulations and agreements to identify potential problem areas and deviations from prescribed standards in a surface transportation environment;
C. Combination of education and experience. Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements, and may be computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the band level; then determining the education as a percentage of the education required for the band level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal 100 percent to qualify for that band level.
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.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Conditions of Employment: Working conditions include but are not limited to arduous conditions such as traversing rough terrain and uneven surfaces, prolonged standing, bending, and stooping to observe work operations, ability to climb into aircraft baggage holds, rail cars, aircraft and other transportation equipment. Other conditions include: