GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH AMERICA’S TSA

By Chris Westbrook, FCC Curriculum Director

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Feb. 19 that it is seeking to hire over 6,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) by this summer 2021.

TSA has an awesome mission to protect our nation’s traveling public and air commerce. In fact, I have worked with hundreds of TSA employees and found them universally dedicated to their mission and their TSA teammates.

And according to Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations, “TSOs are a critical first-line defense in security of our nation’s commercial air transportation system. Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers, ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely.

The reason for the expected hiring surge of TSOs is because of TSA’s preparation for an increase in airline traffic as the summer months approach and the general public is increasingly vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

TSA has already launched targeted recruitment efforts and job fairs in cities across the country to meet staffing needs at about 430 airports nationwide. 

This is a great opportunity for competitive applicants who have a passion for public service and hard work. They will also need to be adept at solving problems and managing conflicts that arise in a busy and dynamic workplace.

Jobs are available for both full-time and part-time positions, and benefits include access to medical coverage, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plans.

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Chris Westbrook, FCC Curriculum Director

Author: Chris Westbrook is a talent development professional with a passion for career development, leadership, and change management. In 2018, she recently retired from the federal government after 38 years of service in the executive and legislative branches. Chris spent the bulk of her career in the Central Intelligence Agency. Her last position was Deputy Director of the CIA’s foreign-language school.

PROTECT AMERICA IN THE CYBERSPACE BATTLEFIELD

“Terrorists, criminals, and foreign adversaries continue to threaten the physical security of our people. However cyberspace is now the most active battlefield, and the attack surface extends into almost every American home.” (Written testimony of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Threats to the Homeland”, October 10, 2018)


By Alex Harrington, FCC Program Director

Recent cyberattacks across the federal government and its partners in the public and private sectors highlight the U.S. Government’s need for cybersecurity professionals to help protect their networks from data breaches by malicious actors within our country and, more so, by foreign cyber threats.

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IT HAS BEEN 7 MONTHS NOW: IT’S TIME TO SWITCH TO HIGH GEAR AND BECOME A TELEWORK ACE

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By Alex Harrington

For the past 7 months, many of us have been bunkered down ‘quarantine-style’ due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before the pandemic only about 5 or 6 percent of the U.S. workforce worked from home, but today there’s roughly 37 to 45 percent teleworking. And when COVID-19 is finally behind us and our economy is back to full production, working from home will no longer be seen as a perk, but instead, a critical weapon in our fight against future pandemics

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LEARN MORE INSIGHTS OF HOW TO APPLY FOR A FEDERAL JOB

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By Alex Harrington

One can’t have enough information on how to navigate the federal hiring landscape. In fact, in one of my past blogs (Get ‘in The Know’ About The Federal Workforce), I underscored the importance of keeping a pulse on the federal workforce by reading…on a daily basis…the top media outlets that track and report on the federal workforce. 

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NEW OPM GUIDANCE SET TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO SET APART APPLICANTS’ EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

By Alex Harrington

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently published a memo to executive department heads and agencies regarding the implementation of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order) on improving the federal hiring process by placing more emphasis on candidates’ relevant knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities.

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