Transportation Security Administration Coordination Center Officer in Kansas City, Missouri

Transportation Security Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Kansas City, MO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Sunday 10/23/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

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


If selected for this position, you will serve as a Coordination Center Officer (CCO), performing all activities necessary for the successful implementation for all Coordination Center (CC) core functions for the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will also hold primary responsibility for inputting data and creating basic reports. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting security from functions and operations such as Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR), Playbook, Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) operations, Transportation Security Specialist - Explosives (TSS-E) operations, Travel Document Check (TDC) operations, and other activities and applicable operations.
  • Coordinating and tracking the readiness status and maintaining working relationships with other related entities throughout TSA, including Headquarters and other airport operations to ensure effective coordination and sharing of necessary information, as determined by the Federal Security Director (FSD).
  • Reviews emergency call information (e.g., bomb threat, breach, applicable Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC) incidents, etc.) and transferring information in accordance with local procedures.
  • Reviews incident reports for accuracy and completeness to ensure proper reporting procedures have been followed. Inputting incident report data using various systems such as PARIS. Assisting senior employees or supervisor in preparing reports and briefings on issues related to significant security incidents such as bomb threats, on-board disturbances, security access control events, airport screening operations, airport statistical data, and inspection and law enforcement activities.
  • Determines the significance of events, follows incidents reporting guidelines (per TSOC guidance) and ensuring the delivery of information to appropriate recipient(s). Ensuring that superiors are aware of ongoing activities and recognizing the need to call to their attention important new information which may require further examination or action.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening AND random drug/alcohol testing.
  • This is an Emergency Essential Position.
  • You must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.
  • Selective Service registration is required.
  • See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" sections.

To qualify for the SV-F Pay Band (equivalent to GS-9), y*ou must have one year of aviation security screening work equivalent to at least the SV-E Pay Band or GS-7/8in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience* is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. For this position specialized experience includes:

  • Screener duties under only general supervision, only referring issues that may represent changes in policy, approach, or unusual situations to the supervisor for review and decision;
  • Providing immediate response to breaches of security and emergency situations;
  • Taking appropriate steps to secure unauthorized weapons and/or potentially hazardous materials and devices in order to prevent entry to secure areas;
  • Assisting superiors and law enforcement officers with investigations of incidents (e.g., providing accurate information regarding incident, preparing clear and concise incident reports); and
  • Making suggestions to improve security screening processes and procedures. 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: Applicants who have performed aviation security screening duties at the SV-F Pay Band or higher will receive credit towards this position’s specialized experience requirement. 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.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • Any individual tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Requires successful background investigation for a Secret level security clearance and must maintain eligibility for designated clearance.
  • You must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed.
  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • This position is not a law enforcement position and therefore, is it not covered by Law Enforcement Availability Pay or Law Enforcement Retirement.
  • Subject to post-employment random drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard. We expect to make a job offer within 30 business days after the deadline for applications.


Review our benefits

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, click here .

Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.

Other Information

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: .

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 & successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.

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.

TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.

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 .

Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.

Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list.

More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.

This position is within the Specialized category of TSA's Core Compensation Plan. Positions within this category may have a career progression potential up to the level 5.

TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here . View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Veterans 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.

Bargaining Unit Status: This position is not within the Collective Bargaining Unit.

This position is not covered by Law Enforcement Availability Pay or Law Enforcement Retirement.

Salary Range: $39,666.00 to $59,562.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: SV-0086-F/F

Promotion Potential: F

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. Citizens. Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 14.49%. This position is located at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Kansas City, MO.

Control Number: 453443400

Job Announcement Number: MCI-16-193238