Open & closing dates
10/01/2020 to 10/15/2020
Pay scale & grade
$110,806 to $171,744 per year
San Francisco, CA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes A Fixed Relocation payment is authorized up to $25,000.
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 Federal Air Marshal (SFAM) position is located in the San Francisco Field Office, Field Operations Division, Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected, you will direct the work of subordinate Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) and perform supervisory duties. Additional duties include but are not limited to:
- Establishing and maintaining liaison with other federal, state, and local law enforcement at all levels, including those from private industry.
- Articulating, both verbally and in writing LE/FAMS goals and objectives to local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, as well as a myriad of transportation security stakeholders.
Supervisory/Managerial duties may include serving as a first line supervisor for the organization. This includes but is not limited to: assigning work, setting priorities, and reviewing and evaluating work and performance of subordinates; approving leave; coaching and developing employees; recommending corrective or disciplinary actions; assisting in budget planning and projecting short-term needs; managing projects within assigned resources; resolving routine problems that typically impact the objectives of the organizational unit; when required, coordinating with customers outside the immediate organization.
Occasional travel - Occasional work on weekends and also travel (TDY) for periods of up to two weeks in duration will be required.
Conditions of Employment
- See Qualifications and Evaluations tab for Key Requirements.
- Selective Service registration is required.
- Required to sign Mobility Agreement.
Applications will be accepted from all current internal employees of TSA on permanent or competitive temporary appointments AND which are Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS) FAMs who previously rated and ranked under JOA FAM-19-625279-J1. Applications will also be accepted from FAMs who are eligible for non-competitive position change to a SV-1801-J position.
To qualify for a Supervisory Federal Air Marshal SV-1801-J, you must meet the qualification requirements outlined below:
- Must have been rated and ranked under FAM-19-625279-J1 or be eligible for non-competitive position change (as a current J Band or higher SFAM);
- Be serving as a current, credentialed TSA LE/FAMS Federal Air Marshal;
- Possess a minimum of one year of federal primary/rigorous law enforcement experience at the SV-1801- I Pay Band (GS-13) or equivalent experience;
SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL TRIAL PERIOD: Unless previously completed, individuals selected for this position must satisfactorily complete a one-year probationary period to continue in this supervisory/managerial position.
MOBILITY AGREEMENT: Individuals selected for this position must sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a Top Secret Security Clearance. Selectees must undergo and successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation and credit check as a condition of placement/retention in the position. The background investigation will include a check of credit history and criminal record, interviews with prior employers, and contacts with references, co-workers, and personal associates, family members and friends. A candidate may be disqualified from selection or removed from employment as a Federal Air Marshal based on information obtained during this background investigation. The employee will also be subject to a 5-year periodic reinvestigation.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREENING: Selectees will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing during employment.
PHYSICAL ABILITY: This position requires employees to engage in moderate to arduous physical exertion. Employees must meet and maintain medical requirements for law enforcement officers (including medical examinations and physical abilities assessments). Employees may be required to engage in physically strenuous and stressful activities during potentially dangerous duties that include but are not limited to, the use of defensive tactics.
TRAINING: This position requires employees to successfully complete all relevant training programs.
FIREARMS: Federal Air Marshals are required to carry a firearm and maintain firearms proficiency as part of conducting law enforcement activities. Federal Air Marshals may be required to use deadly force, if necessary.
LAUTENBERG NOTICE: Title 18 USC, Section 922 (g) (9), automatically disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from being appointed to this position.
TRAVEL: Selectees will be required to travel constantly while on duty. Federal Air Marshals are required to travel at various times during the day and night, and this travel routinely requires overnight stays both domestically and internationally. Federal Air Marshals are often required to travel to areas or locations that may be dangerous or present health hazards.
DUTY LOCATION/TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS: Federal Air Marshals must be available for permanent or long-term temporary (e.g. 30-day, 90-day, 120-day, etc.) assignments in any U.S. or international location in which the Federal Air Marshal Service operates.
HOURS OF DUTY: Federal Air Marshals are subject to 24-hour on-call duty. The work day of a Federal Air Marshal is often longer than 8 hours and will include working overtime, extended hours, and/or an irregular schedule as assigned. Federal Air Marshals are subject to changing shifts and assignments based on the needs of the Federal Air Marshal Service. Flexible schedules are not available and candidates must agree to perform the duties and duty tours as assigned.
This position has secondary coverage under 5 USC 8336(c) for applicants covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and 5 USC 8412(d) for applicants covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Applicants covered by CSRS in a primary position under 5 USC 8336(c) must meet eligibility requirements for mandatory separation under 5 USC 8335(b), including coverage in a primary position, before transferring directly, without a break in service exceeding 3 days, to a secondary position. Applicants covered by FERS in a rigorous position under 5 USC 8412(d) must meet the eligibility requirements for mandatory separation under 5 USC 8425(b), including coverage in a rigorous position for at least 3 years, before transferring directly, without a break in service exceeding 3 days, to a secondary position.
Salary range listed includes a locality pay of 41.44%.
This position is covered by the Federal Law Enforcement Retirement System, and the employee is eligible for 25% Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP).
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.
TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Benefits will be authorized.
Selectees who are authorized PCS benefits should relocate and report to their assigned duty stations within 120 days from notification that these funds are accessible.
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 .
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.
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.
TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here .
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
To receive consideration for this position, you must have been rated and ranked under Job Opportunity Announcement FAM-19-625279-J1 or be eligible for non-competitive position change.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required