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Supervisory Federal Air Marshal (Field)

Transportation Security Administration • Chicago, IL

Posted 4 days ago

Job Snapshot

$126,148.00 - $182,071.00 /Year
Transportation, Law Enforcement
Management, Government - Federal, Strategy - Planning

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Job Description

As the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC) for the TSA Field Operations Division’s Chicago Field Office, you will provide executive-level leadership to one of the largest Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS) Field Offices, made up predominantly of Federal Air Marshals. 

You will oversee the office’s overall planning, direction and coordination of operations, establishing and maintaining strategic direction, directing major law enforcement activities and advising the LE/FAMS Director and executive staff on ongoing investigative requirements and methods to improve security in the aviation domain.

This is a secondary law enforcement position. Under the authority of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (PL 107-71, November 19, 2001), you will function as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and perform the duties and responsibilities assigned to Federal Air Marshals.

Major duties include:

  • Serving as primary advisor and authoritative consultant to the LE/FAMS Director and executive staff on Field Office investigations and related law enforcement issues, planning and directing the management of activities related to criminal investigations.
  • Establishing and maintaining liaison with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as with the airline industry, representing the LE/FAMS Director in Field Office business matters.
  • Serving as the point of contact for LE/FAMS media and promotion activities.
  • Providing executive-level leadership, directing the work of subordinate managers and performing a wide range of managerial duties including: planning; communicating vision and objectives; assigning tasks and responsibilities; setting priorities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; and taking, recommending or approving corrective/disciplinary actions, as appropriate. 
  • Establishing and communicating to subordinate managers both short- and long-range program plans, goals, requirements and priorities.    

Benefits and Other Information


Homeland Security career opportunities feature competitive starting salaries and the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle. You will enjoy a range of comprehensive and competitive employment benefits that include:

• Health benefits, insurance and retirement.

• Medical

• Dental and vision.

• Thrift Savings Plan

• Flexible spending accounts.

• Life insurance.

• Long-term Care Insurance

• Retirement plan.

• Pay (including locality pay), vacation and leave.

• Personal leave days for vacation, illness and family care.

• Paid federal holidays.

• Flexible work schedules and work/life balance (e.g. Maxiflex and Gliding Schedules).

• 720 hour annual leave ceiling.

• Free enrollment in, and streamlined application process for, TSA Pre✓®.

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Additional benefits may include:

o Employee recognition program.

o Training and development.

o Tuition reimbursement.

o Transportation subsidies.

o Uniform allowance.

o Health and wellness programs.

o Fitness centers.

o Telework

Job Requirements

The Series/Grade for this position is: SW 02

Travel required is 25 percent to 50 percent, at times with little advance notice.

Other Information:

  • The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), on November 19, 2001. ATSA provides TSA with the authority to modify and develop its own human capital program, provided such modifications are consistent with 49 USC 40122.
  • This is an excepted service position. However, there is an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and TSA that enables Career Transportation Security Executive Service (TSES) members who have been approved by the Qualifications Review Board at OPM to qualify for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions without additional competition.
  • You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
  • When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.

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