Transportation Security Specialist - Explosives


Posted on Jul 31, 2020

Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security

Twin Cities Airport, MN

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 Specialized Experience Requirement: For the SV-H Band: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the SV-G Pay Band or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector) that includes performing duties such as:Assisting with bomb program management responsibilities such as participating as a team member on a bomb squad to include ensuring program requirements were followed, making recommendations on procedures or helping implement processes under the direction of a program manager.Responding to alarms involving possible explosives, IED components, or actual IEDs.

Assessing the interrelationship between initiators, power supplies, switches, and chemicals to determine if the device is an improvised explosive, commercial explosive, or homemade explosive.Basic Qualification Requirement: You must be a graduate from an accredited IED/bomb disposal course coupled with field experience as a military or civilian EOD technician or Hazardous Devices Technician.

The accredited bomb disposal schools are Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (the joint service military EOD school) or the Hazardous Devices School (civilian).

Graduation certificate must be attached to the application or certification in electronic applications with class number and date along with all assignments to squad and military EOD units.Quality Ranking Factor: Specialized experience acquired within the last five years immediately preceding application has been identified as a Quality Ranking Factor for this position.

This means that applicants who have specialized experience within the last five years will receive additional credit for this experience as part of the candidate evaluation process.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.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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