Highly motivated professional and proven leader with unwavering loyalty and integrity. The ability to multi-task in high stress environments has been proven throughout my experience in operational, intelligence, and law enforcement environments. Skilled in developing, analyzing and evaluating security programs, policies, and procedures. Extensive knowledge of law enforcement practices, investigation techniques, security operations and the safe handling of classified information.
As an Emergency Preparedness Specialist, I serve as the point of contact in the areas of Emergency Preparedness; Incident Management Training, and Exercises. I am called upon to make recommendations for procedural and process improvements. Current job responsibilities include:
Develop and deliver training courses in Emergency Management to TSA Headquarters employees, Federal Air Marshals (FAMS) and Airport/Field employees.
Develop and facilitate exercises on various threats in order to support the emergency preparedness and operational readiness of TSA employees, equipment and elements, making sound recommendations for improvements as appropriate.
Maintaining training database and student files; documenting training activities, and accomplishments required for the Incident Management Training Program (IMTP) Certification.
Performing as EPS Test Administrator, Exercise Planner or Exercise Controller.
Serve as SharePoint Administrator for the Emergency Preparedness Section (EPS)
As a Transportation Security Specialist at the Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC), my duties included:
Serving as Lead Watch Officer supervising a team of 12 Watch Officers' daily reporting of incidents in the Transportation Security Operation Center (TSOC). Coordinated Watch Officer activities and duty assignments. Verifying information on reports was correctly reported, organized and free of errors.
Trained as Assistant Command Duty Officer (ACDO) assisting the Command Duty Officer (CDO) as a SME on transportation-related security matters, ensuring that he/she is kept abreast of information being reported from the field.
Monitored the Domestic Events Network (DEN), which reports threat indicators and security-related information relating to aviation.
Conducted Daily Turnover Briefs; communicating significant incidents that took place over the previous 12-hours.
Compiled the Executive Summary Report for Senior Leadership Executives and the White House.
Serve as a member of the Crises Incident Management Group (CIMG), providing situational awareness to decision makers and coordinating TSA's response to incidents affecting the security of the Nation's transportation systems.
As a Surface Watch Officer, I maintained situation-awareness for five of the six transportation modes consisting of Rail, Pipeline, Highway, Mass Transit, and Maritime. Receiving and reporting incidents to and from various transportation entities, stakeholders, Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Served as the TSA Liaison/Desk Officer at the National Operations Center (NOC). There, I maintained overall situational awareness of transportation security issues by monitoring, integrating, and reporting information and threats generated from intelligence communities, state and local law enforcement agencies and open source media and material.
Prepared detailed reports regarding aviation security incidents for inclusion in the nightly Border Transportation Security (BTS) report which provides information directly to the White House, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Under Secretary and their staff.
As a contract Transportation Security Specialist (Watch Officer), I provided DHS Senior Leadership, key management officials and responders with information on
real time threats against Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Surface, and critical infrastructures. In this role, I was responsible for:
Supervision over a team of 20 Contract Watch Officers' daily reporting of incidents reported to the Transportation Security Operation Center (TSOC).
Approved time and attendance, leave requests, and authorized disciplinary action if needed.
Conducted on the job training for new contract officers.
Coordinated Watch Officer activities and duty assignments ensuring notification of incidents are received and reported in a timely fashion. Verified information on reports is correct, organized and free of errors.
Assisted the Command Duty Officer (CDO) in determining the significance and reliability of incoming information. Operated and monitored automated systems that identify aircraft inbound to the United States or transiting U.S. airspace for approved TSA Waivers or Standard Security Programs.
Coordinated with JTTF, TSC, and Secure Flight to identify and track TSC No Fly/Selectees.
As an Armed Protective Officer working at the Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC), my primary responsibilities included:
Monitoring the MDI and NICE Video Monitoring Systems to ensure the safety of personnel, visitors and property located at the Freedom Center.
Provided physical security, intrusion detection, crime deterrence and escort duties; composed detailed reports on security related incidents and tracked trends in potential security breach tests.
Conducted surveillance and counter-surveillance activities in and along the installation perimeters, in order to deter or prevent unauthorized personnel from illegally entering the installation or gathering information.
Responsible for ingress/egress control, conducting roving patrol, fixed posts, dispatch, force protection, and administrative support.
Operated detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
Maintained a working knowledge of the access routes and admitting requirements for the facility; providing employees and visitors the proper identification/security badge for access to the facility.
Served as liaison between local law enforcement agencies, Emergency services as well as various Federal agencies; prepared written reports on all security related incidents and submitted the information to the shift supervisor.
As an Armed Security Officer at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), my duties included:
Conducting finger printing for FDIC applicants and employees. Providing the appropriate paperwork for criminal history and background checks.
Issued employee and visitor security/access badges.
Performed personnel security assessments for employment suitability and evaluated the impact of various types of derogatory information on the granting, denying, or revoking of federal employment eligibility, access, and Entrance on Duty determinations for applicants.
Inspected all incoming vehicles for safety; maintained access control by monitoring CCTV.
Scanned all incoming packages using x-ray machine and walk-thru metal detector. Patrolled facility to ensure all safety codes were being enforced.
As an Armed Security Officer at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles:
Enforced facility procedural rules and regulations governed by the VA DMV and ensured the personal safety of staff, visitors and property.
Operated and monitored security control panels, alarms and related security equipment to include Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance.
Notified local law enforcement or other authorities to investigate criminal activity or security violations requiring law enforcement intervention.
Maintained a daily log and record of activities/occurrences as required by standard operating procedures.
Patrolled facility to ensure government policies and procedures were being enforced.
Officer of Quarter-- Securiguard (x2)
Officer of Month--Omniplex (x2)
Spot Award--Professional Solutions (x2)
Spot Award--TSA (x2)
Monetary Awards for Perfect Attendance and Longevity--Securiguard (x3)
Selected to be the TSA Liaison at the National Operation Center (NOC)
Selected for a 60-day detail with the Office of Global Strategies (OGS)
Nominated and selected for Class President - SC Department of Corrections (Academy)
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher), WebEOC, SharePoint, ADAPT, CSX-NOW, ACTIVU, HSDN, HISN, TISS, PARIS, TIDE, and NCIC.
Trained in Defense Tactics, Firearms, ASP Baton, PR-24, Pepper Spray, CPR/First Aid and AED
CDL Class B License (expired)
Former Correctional Officer - 02/1994 to 10/1997
S. C. Department of Corrections
Former S. C. State Trooper - 3/1993 to 12/1993
S. C. Highway Patrol
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