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The Executive Director, Human Capital Operations reports directly to the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) and Assistant Administrator (AA), Human Capital (HC). As the Executive Director, Human Capital Operations, you will manage and oversee the day to day operations for Recruitment and Staffing which includes three subordinate divisions: Field Hiring Operations, Management, Administrative, and Professional (MAP) Headquarters Hiring Operations, Position Classification, and Personnel Services which includes three subordinate divisions: Program Office Support and Benefits Branch, Payroll Services and the Customer Service Center. You will also be responsible for overseeing and managing TSA position classification. As Executive Director, you will provide expert and sound advice and consultation to the AA and Deputy AA for HC as well as other executives within TSA.
- Managing and overseeing all recruitment and hiring activities for all non-executive positions, to include TSOs, FAMS at 22 field offices, MAP Positions at HQ and the Field which includes approximately 450 Federalized Airports.
- Leading the Agency efforts in recruiting for these positions, including involvement in local and national events to attract candidates to TSA opportunities.
- Serving as the subject matter expertise and support to the field and HQs employees in the areas of Personnel Processing & Transactions, Payroll, Benefits to include Retirements and Customer Service Center, which provides "help desk" support to Agency employees in the areas of Human Capital.
- Responsibility for the day to day operations which includes leading, administering, and coordinating the understanding of and compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and legislation (such as the Aviation and Transportation Security Act) related to human capital programs and operations for TSA.
- Providing policy guidance in the development of HC strategic plans, performance goals and metrics.
- Conducting briefings, participating in conferences/meetings, and presenting information to managers and executives, as needed, regarding all aspects of recruitment and hiring programs; classification and position management; workforce strategy; benefits; payroll; timekeeping; and retirements for TSA.
- Ensuring that human resources strategies and operations are aligned with defined policy and supportive of the organization's business goals.
- Managing and overseeing the recruitment and hiring for uniformed positions to include TSO, LTSO, BDO, etc.; specialized hiring programs to include Student Hiring, Individuals with Disabilities Hiring, and Application questionnaire development for MAP positions; and external detail process for TSA.
- Ensuring that TSA program offices are optimally designed to ensure most efficient use of resources through a comprehensive classification and position management program.
- Providing consulting services to hiring managers regarding hiring for Agency wide positions.
- Providing expert consulting services to Senior Leadership in the areas of Personnel, Benefits and Payroll Services.
25% or less - Travel may be required up to 25 percent of the time with little advance notice.
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0201 Human Resources Management
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.
- You must possess U.S. Citizenship.
- You must complete a favorable Tier 5 Background Investigation.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.
- You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.
- Disclosure of your financial information is required.
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. Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's website, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf for additional information about ECQs.
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. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, Federal policies, and regulations of staffing and recruitment, position management and classification, compensation and benefits, as demonstrated by a comprehensive understanding and/or experience in multiple areas of human resources management in accordance with Federal laws, regulations, and legislation (such as the Aviation and Transportation Security Act).
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively and innovatively lead organizational/functional transformation, provide strategic solutions and provide forward thinking alternatives, and establish metrics needed to enhance/improve the administration and delivery of human resources and human capital products and services.
3. Demonstrated ability to lead, administer, and coordinate the understanding of and compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and legislation related to Personnel processing, payroll and customer service throughout an office/agency/department/organization, and ensuring that sound human resource policies are adhered to throughout the office/agency/department/organization in these areas.
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.
- Veteran's Preference does NOT apply to SES/TSES positions.
- View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated on the quality and extent to which your resume shows that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined in the "Qualifications" section of the Job Opportunity Announcement. Your resume may be evaluated by an SES/TSES rating and ranking panel, and afterwards, highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The TSA Executive Resources Council (ERC) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Only the selectee will be required to write Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) narratives. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by the QRB before appointment can occur.
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Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
- Required Documents
Help Required Documents
1. Your Resume, which incorporates both Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) responses.
2. Associated Questionnaire.
3. Current SES/TSES members: You must provide a copy of the specific SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to the SES/TSES (except current TSA employees).
4. Reinstatement Eligible SES/TSES members: You must provide a copy of the specific SF-50 which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to your formal SES/TSES position as well as any Federal agency document which confirms your successful completion of an SES/TSES probationary period. (Note: a second SF-50 dated more than a year after SES/TSES conversion or appointment, which documents continued unlimited assignment to the same SES/TSES position, will suffice to document completion of the SES/TSES probationary period).
5. Graduates of an OPM approved Candidate Development Program (CDP) which resulted in certification by the OPM QRB: You must provide a copy of a QRB endorsed program graduation certificate.
6. 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.
7. Non-SES/TSES members: You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (except current TSA employees).
NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) does not indicate grade, pay band or level and will not be accepted.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Posting ID: 558253122Posted: 2020-05-21