Transportation Security Inspector - Surface - Transportation Security Administration - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Company: Transportation Security Administration
As a Transportation Security Inspector (TSI) 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 and transportation systems/entities regulated under the Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1500 series. You will perform selected assignments and progressively responsible inspection work such as:
- Conducting regulatory inspections/investigations and supports criminal investigations related to alleged or suspected security violations.
- Identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence used to support enforcement actions. Assisting in determining when enforcement action should be initiated, preparing enforcement investigation reports, and recommending to TSA counsel the type of action and level of penalty commensurate with the nature and severity of the violation.
- Providing testimony and participating in enforcement proceedings. Entering data pertinent to investigations, inspections, and incidents into the national database Performance and Results Information System (PARIS).
- Responding to threats, violations or potential violations and security incidents as defined by the National Incident Management Systems or as directed by the Federal Security Director (FSD) or appropriate authority.
- Providing overt and covert presence, including at high visibility activities, to detect and reduce identified security threats/vulnerabilities.
- Reviewing and analyzing assessment reports and testing results with specific attention to identifying unusual trends and actions that appear to have the potential for developing a security/safety problem.
- Assisting in formulating recommended or alternative courses of action to pursue by regulated parties in order to satisfy security requirements.
- Participating in activities designed to identify security threats through appropriately deployed technology or techniques as directed by Headquarters (HQ), FSD or Assistant Federal Security Director (AFSD).
If selected for a Transportation Security Inspector - Surface position, in addition to the duties assigned to all TSIs outlined above, you will also be responsible for: Administering surface transportation security initiatives across the Nation\'s Transportation System. Coordinating preventive measures, safeguards, and rapid response initiatives to ensure the secure and free flow of surface transportation assets across the Nation and to prevent instances of terrorism or other incidents. Assisting surface transportation system stakeholders in solving problems and addressing concerns relative to the applicable security programs as well as current and relevant TSA Security Directives and regulatory requirements. Also responsible for conducting, reviewing, and analyzing assessments reports and testing results with special attention to identifying unusual trends or actions that appear to have potential for developing a security problem. Assisting in the development of security mitigation measures for transportation systems. Establishing goals and tracking progress for required inspection/assessment activities within assigned area of responsibility. Providing technical input to the AFSD, FSD and HQ staff, as applicable.Note:
The duties of this position are performed under close guidance and supervision using basic technical inspection knowledge acquired in formal core training and OJT. Assignments typically include inspection work in which established policies and procedures cover virtually all of the work, with little or no room for discretion.
To qualify for the SV-G Pay Band, you must meet one of the qualification requirements (A, B, OR C) as outlined below:
A. Experience: For those qualifying using experience, your application must clearly outline three (3) years of progressively responsible general experience, one (1) year of which was equivalent to at least the SV-F or GS-4 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent in the private sector. Such experience will demonstrate the ability to: analyze problems, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
B. Education: Bachelor\'s or higher-level degree in any field from an accredited college or university.
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 position; then determining the education as a percentage of the education required for the position; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the position.
Note: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses from an accredited college or university, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. The information must be provided with the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, the applicant must supply a transcript or certification of degree.
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:
- Work may require driving or traveling by motor vehicle and occasionally involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risk or discomforts that require special safety precautions.
- Be willing to undertake extensive travel, at times overnight, as required.
- You must pass a Background Investigation (BI) and maintain eligibility for a clearance at the Secret level.
- You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- You must pass pre-employment drug screening AND you will be subject to post-employment random drug and alcohol testing.
- You must successfully complete the Basic Security Inspections Course.
- You must hold a valid driver\'s license.
- You must be available for on call work and be available for duty within the U.S. and possibly worldwide to protect U.S. transportation interests.
- You must be available to work various shifts, including frequently changing and uncommon tours of duty.
- You must be physically able to work outdoors often under adverse weather conditions. May have to lift and carry heavy items or supplies up to 100 feet. Work requires walking, bending, and standing.
- This position is not covered by Law Enforcement Availability or Law Enforcement Retirement.
Basic Security Inspections Course (unless previously successfully completed): The selectee will be required to attend a 4-week course in Oklahoma City, OK. The Basic Aviation Security Inspections course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to conduct Airport, Aircraft Operator, and Screening Assessments, including using legal and regulatory documents that govern civil aviation security.
Department Of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
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