Career path information and tools help employees build skills to progress to other TSA jobs or band levels; assist supervisors in career development coaching of employees; and provide job information that can serve as a basis for TSA to better recruit, select, coach, develop, train, and reward highly qualified staff.

How to Use Career Path Tools

If you know which job you are interested in, go to the job list below and click on the title. This will take you to the overall job profile for a particular position. Once in the job profile, you can obtain more details on a particular function or competency.

TSA Job List

  • Executive Federal Security Director (EFSD) and Executive Deputy Federal Security Director (EDFSD)
  • Federal Security Director K Band
  • Federal Security Director J Band
  • Deputy Federal Security Director J Band
  • Deputy Federal Security Director I Band
  • Assistant Federal Security Director (AFSD) Generalist
  • Assistant Federal Security Director (AFSD) for Screening
  • Assistant Federal Security Director (AFSD) for Inspections
  • Assistant Federal Security Director (AFSD) for Operations
  • Assistant Federal Security Director (AFSD) for Law Enforcement
  • Training Coordinator
  • Scheduling Operations Officer
  • Supervisory Transportation Security Officer
  • Lead Transportation Security Officer
  • Transportation Security Manager
  • Transportation Security Officer
These guides are for career planning purposes only. They are not intended to be used as a job description, as job analysis tools, or for performance purposes.


For assistance in assessing your skills and interests, contact one of the TSA's professional career coaches.