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Job Title:Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Maritime Administration

Job Announcement Number:MARAD.SES-2012-0006

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Friday, September 28, 2012 to Monday, October 29, 2012




Permanent - Career


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. Citizens.



The Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance will assist the Maritime Administrator in the formulation, direction and coordination of national policies and programs designed to find solutions to maritime industry operational challenges concerning safety, security and environmental sustainability.  You will also be responsible for conducting compliance activities in support of other Agency programs (i.e., NEPA reviews).


You will be responsible for developing conclusions and recommendations relating to safety, compliance, environmental management, rules, regulations and applicable standards, and to related R&D activities for the Maritime Administrator.

You will also ensure proper coordination between subordinate offices and the Associate Administrator for National Security in order to ensure all National Defense Reserve Fleet assets exceed national and international standards for safety, security and environmental management.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Background and /or Security Investigation required.


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As the Associate Administrator for Environment and Compliance, you will direct the programs described below through subordinates and participate fully in the management and coordination of the activities of the following offices:

  • Office of Safety has broad responsibilities in addressing the growing regulatory and compliance challenges relating to domestic and global maritime safety issues now facing the maritime community as it operates and competes in the international, commercial marketplace.
  • Office of Environment is a multidisciplinary staff including environmental protection specialists, engineers, and scientists directed to provide management and leadership in the development and implementation of national and international policies, regulations, guidelines, standards, procedures and techniques to (1) assure that Agency programs comply with environmental laws and regulations and (2) promote economically and environmentally sound marine transportation and international trade.
  • Office of Security is responsible for the formulation, direction, coordination and application of private sector and government resources to promote and affect a more secure global transportation system to include people, cargoes, vessels, and infrastructure while encouraging and facilitating efficient, effective U.S. maritime business practices.

In addition to the management of the above listed offices, you will also be responsible for overseeing research and development plans through the subordinate offices as directed.

You will interface with industry and stakeholders to ensure effective communication and collaboration to build support for key Maritime Administration and Departmental goals and objectives.

Promote diversity in the workforce by supporting EEO and diversity efforts through effective leadership and actions. 


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As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.


PTQ 1 - Comprehensive knowledge of safety, compliance and environment management to create, advise and evaluate transportation programs for MARAD. 

PTQ 2 - Knowledge of domestic and international commerce as they relate to economically and environmentally sound marine transportation and trade.  

PTQ 3 - Demonstrated executive level experience effectively communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to build support for key Maritime Administration and Departmental objectives.


In addition to the above professional/technical qualifications, all new entrants into the SES under a career appointment will be assessed for executive competency against the following five mandatory executive core qualifications.  If an applicant is a member of the SES or has been certified through successful participation in an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), he or she meets the ECQ’s definition. 

ECQ - 1 Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.  Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions:  This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website


Before You Go Any Further, Here Are Some Other Things You Need To Know

  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a secret clearance. Selectee must possess or be able to obtain this level of clearance.
  • CITIZENSHIP: Applicants must be a citizen of (or owe allegiance to) the United States of America.  New appointees must present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • DRUG TESTING: Selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and randomly testing thereafter.
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Selectee is subject to the Department’s standards of conduct and will be required to file an Executive Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male selectees born after December 31, 1959, must certify their Selective Service registration status using forms available at the agency Human Resources Office.


An SES rating panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo a structured interview and a reference check. If selected, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here.


Veterans' preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.


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The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME ONLY. Within your resume, you should address all of the ECQ's and the Technical Qualifications. Application packages must be received online no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.
  • Create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  • Upload your resume and supporting documents.

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at


The following documents must be provided by the close date:


  • RESUME: You must submit a resume which cannot exceed five (5) pages. 
  • SF-50: Current & former Federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade.)
    • Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status
  • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE: Individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You will receive online confirmation that your application package has been received, as well as the final outcome regarding the hiring decision. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status

All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you.

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