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Job Title:MARINE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY SPECIALIST, GS-2101-12

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:U.S. Coast Guard

Job Announcement Number:13-1491-HQ-TS-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 18, 2013 to Monday, April 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2101-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and is being advertised under delegated examining procedures.  

For definitions of terms found in this announcement click here

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1491-HQ-TS-M.  APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.  

NOTE:  YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.  

This position is located in U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Fishing Vessels Division, Washington, DC.      

 

Note:  Currently this position is located at 1900 Half Street, SW, Washington, DC.  In the Summer of 2013, this position will relocate to new facilities being constructed at the historic St. Elizabeth's west campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Washington DC 20020.  The historic campus is currently under renovation and will eventually serve as the new DHS Consolidated Headquarters Campus.  Information on this new site can be found on the Coast Guard web page at http://www.uscg.mil/stelizabeths, and at GSA's web site http://www.stelizabethsdevelopment.com.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • This position requires occasional travel.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent of this position serves as a member of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Fishing Vessel Division, and participates in the development, interpretation, and implementation of rules and regulations pertaining to issues such as commercial fishing vessel safety, security and environmental stewardship. Using a thorough knowledge of marine transportation regulatory documents, the incumbent provides recommendations and guidance to managers, inspectors, and examiners regarding laws, regulations, and policies related to safety on commercial fishing vessels.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Assisting in developing rules concerning marine safety and establishing regulatory criteria in the broad area of marine safety
  • Evaluating proposed rulemakings in terms of their foreseeable effect on Coast Guard programs, impact upon commercial fishing vessel safety, national concerns and existing legislation
  • Furnishing technical advice to Coast Guard field personnel and representatives of the maritime industry concerning the intent and application of marine safety regulations
  • Performing outreach through conferences with representatives from industry, private organizations, and state and federal agencies in order to answer technical questions concerning the intent of current and proposed rules and policy
  • Assisting in developing and maintaining legislative proposals, regulations, policy directives, memorandums of agreement/understanding necessary for the implementation of different programs related to commercial fishing vessel safety
  • Drafting authoritative and explicit replies to Congress, other governmental maritime-related agencies, and the general pubic concerning the impact of policies and legislation on the commercial fishing industry vessel safety program
  • Conducting data queries, developing program statistics and maintaining web content.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-12, applicants must complete at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

 

Examples of specialized experience include providing authoritative interpretation of highly complex data, requirements, procedures, and regulations relating to the U.S. commercial vessel safety program; planning and leading implementation efforts for new initiatives and promoting technological advances related to commercial vessel safety; participating in the development and implementation of the national commercial vessel safety program policies and procedures; planning, scheduling and conducting projects and studies involving general transportation management programs and issues; preparing recommendations for legislating regarding marine safety programs, evaluating the content of the new or modified legislation for its projected impact on commercial vessel safety programs and resources, and translating basic legislation into program goals, actions, and services; and website design and maintenance.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.              

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories.  The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are: 

  1. Knowledge of marine operations, safety equipment, and mechanical systems.
  2. Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of marine safety from a systems approach.
  3. Skill in written and oral communication.
  4. Skill in web site development, management, and maintenance.
  5. Ability to evaluate the content of new or modified legislation or regulations for projected impact upon the program's resources and to suggest new or modified legislation to improve the Program.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

1.     Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2.    Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3.    Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.
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BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will not be paid.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6307.  Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement.  There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application

    Resume
    Responses to on-line core questions
    Responses to on-line self-assessment
    Supporting documents, if requested

High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.  

Applicants who are claiming 5-point tentative preference are encouraged to submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy at the time of application.  Claims for 5-point tentative preference will only be granted based upon documentation provided or if the claim is substantiated in your application.  If you are unable to provide the necessary supporting documents for veterans preference at the time of selection it may impact your selection eligibility.

Applicants who are claiming 10-point veterans preference are required to submit proof of eligibility.  Refer to "Required Documents" section of vacancy announcement.  

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

30% Disabled Veterans must submit an SF-15, DD-214 which includes Character of Service, if currently Active Duty you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service AND the VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.  10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.  If documentation is not provided you may receive 5-point tentative preference if substantiated in your application.

Other 10 point Veterans Preference Eligibles must submit a DD-214 which includes Character of Service, if currently Active Duty you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service, and an  SF-15 along with the documentation specified on the reverse side of the form.  10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.  If documentation is not provided you may receive 5-point tentative preference if substantiated in your application.

For more information about veterans preference click here.

CTAP or ICTAP Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility consisting of a copy of your agency notice and a copy of your most recent performance rating.  Applicants who have special priority consideration rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority consideration.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85 or above.

For more information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility click here.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must include the vacancy announcement number on the documents.  A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents.  The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ),
ATTN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL,
US COAST GUARD, 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 800 STOP 7130, ARLINGTON, VA 20598-7130.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: mgshelp@monster.com
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
4200 Wilson Blvd.
Ste. 800
Attn: Human Resource Service Center Headquarters
Arlington, VA
20598
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. To check your application status for this job, please go to My USAJOBS, input your User ID and password, and select "Track your online job Applications".

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Job Announcement Number:

13-1491-HQ-TS-D

Control Number:

339962300