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We appreciate your interest in employment with the Career Evolution Program at TSA. The applicant pool is closed for this round. Although you were not selected, the applicant pool remains open for 1 year from your application date. We anticipate that additional selections will be made for headquarters positions as they become available throughout the year. We also encourage you to contact the Career Coaching Service for any career coaching support you may need at (866) 619-3697. We appreciate your continued service with TSA and wish you success in your future career endeavors.

In addition to addressing the general position qualifications, please make sure that your application includes the following information when you apply:

Personal Information

  • Full name
  • Mailing address (with zip code)
  • Daytime phone number
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • Country of citizenship

Work Experience

  • Job titles, salaries, and dates of employment
  • Highest Federal civilian grade held (if applicable)
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • Employer’s name and address (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)


  • High School name, city, state and date of diploma or GED
  • College/university names, city, and state
  • Majors and GPA
  • Type and year of degrees conferred
  • Awards and honors received

Additional Information

  • Job-related skills (e.g. foreign languages, computer software/hardware)
  • Job-related certificates/licenses
  • Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (e.g. membership in professional organizations, honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, publications)

To apply for the Career Evolution Program please click our application link at:

Please be sure to carefully read the application instructions below before you apply.


TO APPLY for the positions in the Career Evolution Program, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Your résumé.
  3. Your transcript(s) (unofficial version (s) will be accepted).

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing! Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be "complete" by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on the closing date of this opportunity. Applications will be accepted July 21, - August 21, 2009.


To begin:

  • Click this link to begin the process:
  • Follow the instructions for accessing the system. If you are new to the Application Manager system, you will be required to create a User Name and Password before beginning the application process. If you have used the system in the past, please provide your User Name and Password to continue.
  • Insert in the “Vacancy Identification Number” box number that corresponds with the position you are applying for. This box will appear on the left hand side of the screen titled "Start a New Application". Click the "Go" button. Note: If you would like to be considered for multiple positions, you are required to complete the occupational questions developed for each. When you have completed the Online Occupational Questionnaire, click the "Finish" button. You will then be prompted to upload your resume and transcript (if applicable). If you need to fax your resume, transcript and veterans documentation separately, see section B below. The Online Occupational Questionnaire must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on the closing date of this opportunity.

To return to Application Manager at any time, use whichever one of the links you used to begin as described above, or simply go to

B: How to Fax Your Resume and Transcript (if applicable):

  • You may submit your resume, transcript (if applicable) by fax.
  • Always use the official cover sheet which is provided here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.
  • The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
  • Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

TSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Short Position Descriptions for the CRP Website

Contract Specialist
As a Contract Specialist at TSA, you will be responsible for the acquisition of supplies and services of importance to the agency. This includes responsibilities in the areas of solicitation, negotiation, award, and administration of purchase orders and contracts. Additional duties may include developing and implementing acquisition strategies, as well as price/cost analysis and a wide variety of other procurement activities. You will also be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance, and interpretation of federal contracting rules and regulation.

IT Specialist
As an IT Specialist at TSA, you will be an important team member assisting on projects and programs involving the application of standard IT assessment tools and choosing among well-precedence software and hardware. You will also work with other IT Specialists and managers to recommend programming modifications to formats. You will have contact with internal and external IT customers where you will help to provide information, analysis, and project updates. Your position will allow you to evaluate established methods and procedures and prepare recommendations for changes in methods and practices on specific projects.

Transportation Security Specialist
As a Transportation Security Specialist at TSA, you will apply your technical knowledge and experience to perform a mixture of security related assignments as a part of a team. Your work will cover a variety of duties including developing briefings on factual information relative to strategic security priorities from unclassified information; preparing, compiling, and editing portions of TSA’s regulatory plan and semi-annual Regulatory Agenda; as well as collecting, recording and analyzing data, identifying problems and performing analysis related to the transportation security field.

Program Analyst/Management Analyst
As a Program Analyst/Management Analyst at TSA, you will use your knowledge and experience to perform a mixture of duties related to your program office. This is a wide ranging occupation and the duties will cover a variety of work assignments in support of the organization’s mission, vision, and goals. The work of a Program Analyst generally includes working as a part of a team to support programs, studies, and analysis; researching best practices and regulations to recommend approaches or solutions to problems or concerns; providing guidance and advice to internal customers; and assisting higher level workers in the design and conduct of management studies.

Program Specialist
As a Program Specialist at TSA, you will apply general knowledge of business operations and experience to perform a mixture of administrative and organizational assignments. This is a wide ranging occupation and the duties will cover a variety of work assignments in support of the organization’s mission, vision, and goals. The work of a Program Specialist generally includes

  • Compiling, tracking, and analyzing data.
  • Maintaining records/files.
  • Procuring supplies and equipment.
  • Providing written and oral explanations of administrative policies.
  • Maintaining the calendar for a General Manager or Assistant General Manager or other management official.
  • Receiving visitors and telephone calls from high ranking officials of Federal, state and local government, Stakeholders (representatives of industry), and the general public; serving as primary point-of-contact.
  • Preparing materials for conferences, training, and meetings; as required attending conferences or meetings taking notes and composing summary account.
  • Receiving and appropriately handling incoming and outgoing mail.

Human Resources Specialist
As a Human Resources Specialist at TSA, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of TSA policies to affect human resource programs and initiatives. The incumbent may work in one or more functional areas of human capital which includes recruitment, assessment/selection, hiring, placement, position management, compensation (pay, awards/bonuses), benefits, personnel processing, and termination/transfer/retirement. The incumbent will be responsible for providing general human resources services in classification and job design, organizational structuring, realignment, and position management.

Financial Specialist
As a Financial Specialist at TSA, you will have the opportunity to monitor and track obligations and expenditures for office functions throughout the execution phase of the annual operating budget. You will assist with verifying that obligations and expenditures occur on a timely basis per the annual work plan and regulatory controls. Identifies and analyzes trends in receipts, obligations and expenditures. Additionally, the incumbent may monitor budget levels to ensure efficient use of funding and allocate funds to individual activities/functional areas based on analysis of activity budget estimates, projected workload, and approved funding.

Technical Writer/Editor
As a Technical Writer/Editor at TSA, you will use your knowledge of TSA programs and initiatives to perform a mixture of writing and editing duties. Most positions will be employed with the Office of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs where you will be responsible for conveying information to TSA stakeholders and the traveling public. You will be responsible for assisting more senior workers in gathering information and writing or editing portions of larger articles or personally developing short informational articles or news summaries following established procedures and working under detailed instructions.

Latest revision: 18 January 2013