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Regional Security Director, Surface Operations


Transportation Security Administration


Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Queens, NY; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA


As the Regional Security Director (RSD), Surface Operations, you will serve as the senior management official and technical expert for TSA on matters involving surface transportation security operations within the assigned geographic area of responsibility (AOR). As the RSD, you will place particular focus/attention in creating the most effective and efficient adaptive security solutions for the surface transportation network within your AOR. Your oversight will include Mass Transit and Passenger Rail; Freight Rail; Highway and Motor Carrier; Pipeline Sections and a supporting role to USCG in Maritime branches. In this regard, you will be responsible for strategic input for surface transportation security operations management and services across the surface transportation sector within your AOR. The responsibilities of the position not only have agency-wide impact and influence, but national impact and scope. As the Regional Security Director, you will provide innovative and expert leadership in the implementation of surface transportation security operations policies, procedures, and operational activities in accordance with applicable Federal and Departmental policies, procedures, laws, and directives.

Major duties include:

  • Serving as a principal advisor to the Assistant Administrator (AA), Surface Operations on surface transportation security management programs, Federal regulation requirements and methods as it relates to U.S. surface transportation networks.
  • Building strategic industry partnerships, engaging trusted industry operators and advisory groups on a regular basis.
  • Providing expert security guidance to executive industry association partners and government sectors on surface transportation security operations issues. Working closely with surface industry partners to coordinate national surface transportation security operations development.

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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.
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