Program Specialist

This Program Specialist position is located in the Program Management Division, within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the main point of contact for all Program Management Division (PMD) related taskers, inquiries and other communications with internal and external stakeholders, planning and support for division wide activities and special projects. The work crosses multiple TSA programs and includes initiatives of interest TSA's senior leadership level. Typical assignments will include but are not limited to:

  • Capture, review, assign, coordinate and track all tasks across multiple TSA and OIA offices, including responses to Congress, OIG Office of Inspector General, General Accounting Office (GAO) and industry organizations, information papers, decision papers, briefings and data calls to ensure all internal PMD and OIA coordination is accomplished in a timely and efficient manner; adjust priorities after assessing the time required to complete complex tasks;

  • Apply knowledge of TSA's operating environment to support day-to-day operations of transportation security programs;

  • Formulate well-informed, effective and timely recommendations faced with limited, unclear or contradictory information as it relates to programs operations;

  • Identify and assess problems, issues and concerns that arise across stakeholders and recommend operational and technical solutions to PMD leadership;

  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule high-level meetings, briefings and informational sessions in support of transportation security and other related programs; and

  • Provide direct support to the Director and Deputy Director in the operations and execution of the PMD mission.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

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

  • You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).

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

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening AND random drug testing.

  • Selective Service registration is required.

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

To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such specialized experience is defined as:

  • Experience applying policies, processes, systems and procedures across various programs; and

  • Experience formulating and documenting recommendations for improvement of technical and operational programs.

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.
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Company Description:

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. 

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