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Transportation Security Specialist - Explosives job in Lihue

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Country:  United States
State:  Hawaii (HI)
City:  Lihue
Job Category:  Transportation

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.
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This Transportation Security Specialist - Explosives (TSS-E) position is located within the Office of Security Operations (OSO), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected, you will serve as technical consultant for the assigned Federal Security Director (FSD) and subordinate managers on all issues involving explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats and coordinate the intermodal explosives security program within your assigned area.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Responding to and assessing all unresolved checkpoint alarms involving possible explosives, IED components or actual IEDs.
  • Assessing the interrelationships between initiators, power supplies and chemicals and determining if devices are improvised explosives, commercial explosives or homemade explosives as part of the overall determination that the alarm is negative or positive.
  • Developing and providing training to Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) and other appropriate staff concerning the detection of explosive devices, chemicals, power supplies and initiators that terrorists may attempt to carry onto aircraft.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with Federal, state and local law enforcement personnel along with airlines, airports and other personnel from various transportation sectors to improve the overall security of air and other transportation systems.
  • Developing and facilitating implementation of emergency safety and security procedures to enhance detection of explosive devices and other destructive weapons that may be encountered through various transportation systems.
  • Conducting incident analysis and operational tests of checkpoints and terminals.
  • Working to ensure minimal disruption to passengers and transportation systems.
  • Conducting explosives vulnerability assessments in all modes of transportation (inter-modal).
  • Assisting in the development of mitigation plans based on explosives vulnerability assessments in all modes of transportation (inter-modal).
  • Conducting training and developing, conducting and evaluating exercises to test explosives mitigation plans in all transportation modes (inter-modal).

Travel Required
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.

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Employer:  Transportation Security Administration

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