Quick Facts: Transportation Security Manager
|2010 Median Pay||$53,390 per year or $25.67 per hour|
|Entry-Level Education||HS Diploma, or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||One year related experience|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||5,580|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||10% to19%|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||837|
What Transportation Security Managers Do:
Transportation Security Managers may be employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or for a private-sector firm. The TSM manages passenger screenings that comply with ensure TSA security standards are met.
How to Become an Transportation Security Manager:
A high school diploma and one year of previous, related job experience will qualify you to become a TSM.
The employment outlook for Transportation Security Managers is projected to grow by 10% to 19% from 2010-2020.
The Transportation Security Manager is responsible for managing and implementing security-screening procedures that are central to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) objectives and that will serve to protect the traveling public by preventing any deadly or dangerous objects from being transported onto an aircraft.
This is a Non-Exempt position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Managing screening checkpoints that are central to TSA objectives that serve to protect the traveling public by preventing any deadly or dangerous objects from being transported onto an aircraft.
- Recognizing and recommending correction of improper use or application of equipment, providing guidance to subordinates, and answering routine questions presented by subordinates.
- Managing and supporting the collections of various performance metrics in an effort to identify areas in need of process improvement and systemic or individual weaknesses, vulnerabilities, or inefficiencies in the screening process.
- Coordinating national and local crisis management and incident response protocols.
- Recognizing and understanding the customer service needs of the traveling public and balancing these needs with safety and security in mind.
- Working cooperatively with airport stakeholders in furtherance of the TSA mission.
- Monitoring individual performance and providing frequent communication in order to promote screener development.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- One year of full-time related work experience in the security industry, or aviation screening.
- Availability to work various shifts and overtime, as needed.
- Proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, and listening).
- Must possess United States Citizenship or be a U.S. National
- Ability to communicate non-technical information effectively to others.
- You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
- You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
- This is an Emergency Essential position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear both in person and by telephone or two way radio; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and carries objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; read and interpret data; thoroughly analyze and solve problems; exercise sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines; establish priorities and meet intense and changing deadlines.
The employee typically works in interior building conditions; the noise level is usually moderate. However, the employee is occasionally exposed to loud aircraft engine noise, and dust and fumes.