Transportation Security Officer Job

Vacancy No. 12148853 OWB-PAH-PT Department Transportation Security Administration
Salary $37,696.00 to $52,559.00 Grade D to D
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Part-time
Open Date 9/29/2023 Close Date 4/2/2024
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
Owensboro, KYPaducah, KY


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Summary

Transportation Security Officers are responsible for providing security and protection of travelers across all transportation sectors in a courteous and professional manner. Their duties may also extend to securing high-profile events, important figures and/or anything that includes or impacts our transportation systems. Learn more about the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) role on the TSA Careers Website.

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Open to All U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals

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 based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures. Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

  • Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies as determined by the job analysis.
  • Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies as determined by the job analysis.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. (This position is not considered scientific/professional.) Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on Veterans' Preference.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies that are relevant to the duties of this position:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Conscientiousness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Visual Observation

For more information on TSO medical requirements, please Click Here.

For more information on TSO eligibility standards and background requirements, please Click Here.

You may preview the questions for this vacancy here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12148853

The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.


Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.