Thursday, February 18, 2010

Transportation Security Administration Open Position

Job Title: Federal Air Marshal
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Transportation Security Administration
Job Announcement Number: FAM-F10-F008

SALARY RANGE: 47,541.00 - 73,660.00 USD /year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, February 01, 2010 to Thursday, September 30, 2010
DUTY LOCATIONS: many vacancies - Miami, FL
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to All U.S. Citizens. Visit for questions on citizenship.

This is an open continuous announcement, which means that applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the closing date, or until positions are filled. Applications received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Monday, February, 15, will be considered first. Applications received after the first cutoff date will be considered as they are received within subsequent bi-weekly cutoff dates.

Relocation: No relocation expenses will be authorized for this position.

The mission of the TSA Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal
Service (OLE/FAMS) is to promote public confidence in the security
of our nation's transportation domain. To achieve this mission,
OLE/FAMS deploys Federal Air Marshals on U.S. aircraft worldwide;
conducts law enforcement operations, protection, response, detection, and assessment activities in airports and other transportation systems; maintains TSA's state of preparedness and coordinates incident management; trains and manages all armed pilots; and coordinates all TSA canine assets.

As federal law enforcement officers, Federal Air Marshals are responsible for policing and securing the nation's transportation systems, protecting U.S. commercial aviation assets in foreign countries, making arrests (with and without arrest warrants), participating in criminal investigations, seeking and executing arrest and search warrants, testifying in court proceedings, conducting interviews and interrogations, representing the U.S. government in foreign countries, and working closely with other U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies. Federal Air Marshals are deployed worldwide on passenger flights of U.S. carriers to detect, deter, and defeat hostile acts targeting U.S. carriers, airports, crews, and passengers.

The employee serves as an entry level Federal Air Marshal for the
Department of Homeland Security, TSA, Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service. The primary duties and responsibilities of a Federal Air Marshal involve deployments worldwide protecting U.S. air carriers on passenger flights to deter or counter the risk of terrorist activity, aircraft piracy, and other crimes in order to meet national security concerns. Other duties may include protection of the nation's transportation infrastructure. Federal Air Marshals travel frequently, carry out their missions independently and with minimal supervision, and are trained and prepared to operate in a highly stressful environment with little or no back-up available. Under the authority of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, PL 107-71, November 19, 2001, the employee functions as a federal law enforcement officer and performs the duties and responsibilities assigned to Federal Air Marshals, who:

Carry firearms; make arrests without warrants for any offense
against the United States committed in their presence, or for any
felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if there is
probable cause to believe that a felony is being or has been
committed; seek and execute warrants for arrest or seizure of
evidence issued under the authority of the United States upon
probable cause that a violation has been committed; and identify and
interview witnesses and suspects.

Work for long periods without a break; are on call 24 hours a day; participate in a mandatory physical fitness program and maintain required physical fitness and medical standards.

Administer, coordinate, or perform law enforcement, investigative, analytical, or advisory work to ensure compliance with federal laws, regulations, or other mandatory guidelines.

Present information regarding the above law enforcement activities to the appropriate U.S. Attorney, as necessary. Such enforcement activities may involve matters of extreme sensitivity with difficult planning and coordination problems because of jurisdictional concerns involving other nations, and federal, state, county, and local governments.

Participate, as needed, in multi-agency task forces and in investigative assignments involving other federal, state, and local agencies in support of an integrated federal law enforcement and intelligence approach to proactively fight terrorism at all

The online process and the submission of your application materials will be accepted online until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement at

HR Help Desk
Phone: 877-872-7990
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7992
Email: Or write:
DHS-Transportation Security Administration
Contact the TSA HR Help Desk at
1-877-TSA-7990; TTY 1-877-TSA-7992
Vienna, VA 22180
Fax: 571-258-4052

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