Security Assistant

Posted on May 22, 2020

Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security

Colorado Springs, CO

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 To qualify for the SV-F Pay Band (equivalent to GS-9/10), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-E (equivalent to GS-7/8),Pay Band 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, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Such specialized experience is defined as: Experience interpreting, analyzing,and applyingpolicies and procedures to draw conclusions concerning the vetting of individuals;nExperience resolving customerservice inquiries and briefing supervisors:nExperience tracking applications (such as driver's license applications, passport applications)and preparing statistical reports; andnExperience utilizing computer software applications such asMicrosoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, to prepare presentations, track information, and generate reports.

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.

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.nThe 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.nVeterans and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission.

If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs.

To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.nYou must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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