Transportation Security Administration Administrative Assistant in San Diego, California
About the Agency
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. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
As an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you will:
- Provide support to a Federal Security Director (FSD) and their staff by providing a range of routine administrative support assignments.
- Support the work of other employees and will contribute to the overall activities of the organization.
- Answer requests from and provide advice to employees, supervisors, timekeepers, financial management specialists, and human resource specialists on rules, regulations, and procedures relating to pay.
- Train staff to enter time-card data and assist timekeepers with difficult time and attendance issues.
- Certify time-cards and corrections each pay period and conducting random audits.
- Act as a point-of-contact for the National Finance Center (NFC) to resolve employee payroll issues.
- Conduct the word processing of documents, letters, memos and reports.
- Collect and organize materials from several sources to support work projects.
- Develop charts and tables for reports and briefings.
- Interact with internal staff, typically in more than one organizational unit, to share information or discuss status of tasks/assignments.
- Work closely with the Human Resource Specialist on pay-impacting personnel actions (e.g., return to duty, leave without pay, and change of work schedules).
- Occasional Travel
- A minimum of one (1) week of travel in a full-time duty status will be required within 90-days of entry on duty to complete TSA’s in residence New Hire Training. This training will occur away from the employee’s duty station of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal employees of TSA on permanent or competitive temporary appointments with duty locations that are within Region 6 (CA, NV, AZ, GUAM, and the HAWAIIAN, N. MARIANA, and SAMOA ISLANDS).
Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 26.98%.
This position is located at San Diego International- Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
- You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- You must complete a favorable Background Information Investigation (BI).
- Selective Service registration is required.
To qualify at the SV-E Pay Band, (equivalent to GS-7/8) you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SV-D or GS-6 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Such experience includes providing payroll support, interacting with staff to exchange information, preparing documents, letters and reports using word processing and developing charts and tables for reports.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard. We expect to make a job offer within 30 business days after the deadline for applications.
Review our benefits
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, click here .
Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.
Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov .
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.
TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, click here .
Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.
Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list.
More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
This position is within the Clerical Support category of TSA's Core Compensation Plan. Positions within this category may have a career progression potential up to the level 3.
TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here .
View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
Veterans and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474592500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-26
Salary: $38,719 to $58,148 / per year
Pay scale & grade: SV E
Series: 0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full Time
Job announcement number: SAN-17-339570
Control number: 474592500