Maritime Administration Careers – Security Specialist

Website Maritime Administration

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance to internal staff on vetting timelines, processes, and requirements. Offers feedback on interpretation of complex regulation or precedent setting issues involving the discretion in approach. Directs the preparation and distribution of vetting results reports provided to outside entities.
    Interprets vetting match results produced by an automated vetting system; uses, and directs use of, operational or similar type Background Investigative Systems (BIS) to perform research and analysis in determining whether an identity being vetted is a match to an identity on terrorism-related watch lists, taking action to obtain the proper intelligence and law enforcement information to support accurate security threat assessments.
  • Supervises open source research and analysis using government and other databases to develop comprehensive understanding of potential threats to transportation and Homeland Security.
  • Supervises the production of high quality reports, presentations, and briefings in support of transportation security and Homeland security issues, often with time constraints, and with minimal supervision; supervises substantive analysis to identify vetting results that are significant in the identification and mitigation of threats to the transportation infrastructure.
  • Supervises and manages military and contractor personnel in a 24×7 congressionally mandated national security watch operation that conducts automated and manual vetting for submitted subjects and passengers to ensure that only cleared individuals are allowed access to and the ability to participate within critical aviation, surface and maritime sectors of the U.S. multi-modal transportation infrastructure.

Job Requirements:

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You may be required to complete a one year Supervisory Trial Period.
  • You must have reached the minimum age (18) at the time of application.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • See additional “Conditions of Employment” and “Other Information” section
  • You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Selective Service registration is required.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening AND random drug/alcohol testing.

Qualification & Experience:

  • To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Job Details:

Company: Maritime Administration

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Hagerstown, MD, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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