Quality Assurance, IT Security, Technology Management
Less than 5 years
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, we serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, we secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.
The Executive Director, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Division (IACSD) in Information Technology (IT), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) responsible for TSA’s cybersecurity strategy, policy and operations for information technology. IACSD will develop and implement cybersecurity strategy and policy for all information technology within TSA under the auspices of the respective DHS framework. IACSD is responsible for security operations, oversight and governance of security authorization processes, and assuring compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). The IASCD will be responsible for oversight of the development of training plans for all security staff and provide ongoing guidance for all security staff. You will have oversight of the development and implementation of security tools and procedures to ensure the proactive protection of applications, networks, servers, workstations, and other information technology. IACSD is responsible for securing the TSA information technology (IT) environment by assessing security risks and vulnerabilities and developing methods to deal with the risks and vulnerabilities in a proactive manner. The Executive Director, IACSD will run the TSA Security Certification and Accreditation Program.
Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.
Conditions of Employment
You must possess U.S. Citizenship.You must complete a favorable Tier 5 Background Investigation (T5).You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.Disclosure of your financial information is required.
You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.
As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Professional/Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including results of your actions.
The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Therefore, evidence of each ECQ and PTQ must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.
If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES/TSES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST address all PTQs in your resume.
Current and reinstatement eligible SES/TSES members please include with your application a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting your career appointment to the SES/TSES. SES CDP graduates, please include a copy of your OPM certificate.
Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
1. Expert knowledge of IT Security theories, practices, and emerging issues to plan, develop, and coordinate TSA-wide information assurance, information security or cybersecurity programs and strategies.
2. Expert knowledge of the use of information technology, including knowledge of logical and physical data architectures, network communications, protocols, operating systems, applications, databases, and telecommunications.
3. Skill in conducting a variety of IT security disciplines such as audits, reviews, risk assessments, contingency planning, forensic analysis, vulnerability scans, penetration testing, and other information systems vulnerability and protection methodologies.
4. Ability to establish organizational performance measures/metrics that ensure accountability, evaluation, and continuous improvement. Ability to promote and communicate program goals and requirements to agency leadership, management and staff, explain and defend program operations and operating policies and procedures.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS EACH EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE RESUME WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
CURRENT OR FORMER POLITICAL APPOINTEES: The 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.
DRUG TESTING: You must pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, you may be subject to random drug testing during employment.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a TS/SCI (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) clearance that must be completed prior to appointment. You will be subject to a 5-year periodic investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
MOBILITY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, with nearly 50,000 Transportation Security Officers, each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. The agency continuously sets the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, technologies and use of intelligence to drive operations.
As a member of the TSES, you may be subject to frequent changes in posts of duty and positions. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, the judgment of your superiors concerning reassignments for operational and/or career development purposes, or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of the Transportation Security Administration.
NOTE: TSA Headquarters is relocating to Springfield, VA in August 2020. If you are selected for this position, your duty location will change due to the TSA HQ Consolidation Plan.
The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), on November 19, 2001. ATSA provides TSA with the authority to modify and develop its own human capital program, provided such modifications are consistent with 49 USC 40122.
This is an excepted service position. However, there is an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and TSA that enables Career TSES members who have been approved by the Qualifications Review Board at OPM to qualify for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions without additional competition.
You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.