Friday, January 28, 2011

Job Opening at the Transportation Security Administration

Job Title: Transportation Security Inspector - EDCH - SV-1801-G (South East)
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Transportation Security Administration
Sub Agency: DHS-Transportation Security Administration
Job Announcement Number: HQ-OSO-11-321420 CN-EX-SE
SALARY RANGE: $39,358.00 - $60,982.00 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 to Tuesday, February 08, 2011
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all U.S. Citizens.
HOW TO APPLY:Applications will be accepted online until 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. There are three steps to the application process. You will be required to complete all steps to be considered for this position. PLEASE NOTE: Failure to submit the information outlined below will render your application ineligible for consideration for this position.

Step #1: Applicants will be evaluated and assessed through an online application process. Applicants will be required to answer a series of occupational assessment questions linked to the competencies determined necessary for successful job performance. These questions will be used to rank applicants according to relative merit for this position. Once the online application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet all requirements outlined in the Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement. Qualified applicants will be assigned a score by the automated system depending on possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies required for this position. The numerical rating you receive will be adjusted if it is determined that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience in order to more accurately reflect your abilities as outlined in your narrative responses, resume and supporting documents. Only the most qualified candidates will be referred for further consideration. This score will account for 50% of the total score that will be used to determine your overall ranking.

Step #2: You MUST also submit a resume or other form of application. You have an option of completing a resume within this automated staffing system or submitting a resume that you have in another format or maintained in personal files. Please follow the process outlined at the end of the series of occupational assessment questions regarding submitting your resume or other application form.

Step #3: The highest scoring candidates will then be invited and required to take a writing skills assessment. The invitation to take the writing assessment must be accepted and the test completed by the deadline outlined in the invitation in order to be considered. Candidates that apply will be invited to complete the writing assessment soon after the closing date of this announcement. The score obtained on the writing skills assessment will account for 50% of the overall score used to determine those who are best qualified for consideration. Additional information on the writing skills assessment is contained in the candidate preparation guide. The preparation guide can be obtained by clicking on the following link:

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates eligible for the writing skills assessment will be required to travel at their own expense to the test location. The results for candidates who take the writing skills assessment are good for one year from the date the test was taken.

Please see the "What to Expect Next" section of this announcement for information regarding this process. For additional information about the TSA and employment, please visit:"target=newwin>


In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status, Veterans' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience:

SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - If you are a current or former Federal Government employee, submit your most recent SF-50 that lists your type of appointment, position title, and grade/pay band. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application being treated as "External" (outside the Federal service).

DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference.

SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference.

Transcripts - If you wish to qualify for this position based on your education, submit copies of your transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities for each school attended.

Phone: 877-872-7990
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7992
Email: Agency Information:
DHS-Transportation Security Administration
Shared Service Center
2650 Park Tower Drive
Merrifield, VA 22180
Fax: 571-258-4052

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