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Job Title:Transportation Industry Analyst, GS-2110-9 (Open to US Citizens) JAC

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Maritime Administration

Job Announcement Number:MARAD.HQ-2013-0053

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2110-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.

A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: MARAD.HQ-2013-0058

JOB SUMMARY:

The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE  AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE  DAY WE RECEIVE THE 150TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

This position is located in the Office of Marine Highways and Passenger Services, Office of the Associate Administrator for Intermodal System Development, Maritime Administration (MARAD). The Office of Marine Highways and Passenger Services oversees the America’s Marine Highway Program which is a Department led effort charged with initiating and growing Marine Highway operations within the navigable waterways of the United States.  The program provides support to the public and private sector to relieve congestion on America’s surface transportation system through more efficient use of America’s waterways as well as expanding opportunities for the U.S. flag fleet and U.S. shipyards and expanding job opportunities for U.S. mariners.

This position is ideal for a candidate who has an understanding in maritime affairs including supply chains, transportation logistics, port development, Intermodal transportation capabilities and practices, and domestic and international shipping requirements and practices.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen and meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Position is telework eligible
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: MARAD.HQ-2013-0058
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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The Transportation Industry Analyst:

  • Manages routine Federal Register announcements, investigation and analysis of industry trends as they relate to Marine Highway development, committee meeting preparation and attendance, controlled correspondence, and the preparation of technical white papers and briefs for senior leadership.
  • Analyzes the contribution of intermodal activities to national, regional, and local economies and the cost elements of intermodal activities in the context of transport logistics costs from origin to destination.
  • Identifies gateway and inland waterway port infrastructure and congestion mitigation development requirements on a coordinated, cost-shared basis with state and local government agencies, other public authorities, and private interests.
  • Assists in the formulation of legislation, national policies, objectives, and plans and conduct programs for the development and utilization of ports and intermodal transportation systems, and provide leadership in national congestion mitigation initiatives.
  • Recommends to the Office Director strategies that will create demand for Marine Highway services for the transport of passengers and freight.  Coordinates and directs studies, surveys, and investigations, including recommending improvements in the program to meet future trends and industry needs.
  • Serves as an agency representative at public hearings, interagency meetings with Federal, State, and local Government officials and with public and private industry representatives.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL To qualify on Education, you must have: To qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 9 master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related
  • Experience coordinating, directing studies, surveys, and investigations of program requirements under direction of a Manager.
  • Experience using data from an array of studies, and analyses relating to the maritime and Intermodal transportation industries to develop and present information to large groups of stakeholders.
  You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over nonveterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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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.

This position is telework eligible.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS - verifying that you meet the stated education requirements, if you are qualifying based on education.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the gold category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Job Announcement Number:

MARAD.HQ-2013-0053

Control Number:

337927700