Job Overview

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 13-1457-SE-DB-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 at DHS/U.S. Coast Guard, Atlantic Area, CG Incident Management Assistance Team in Norfolk, VA.

Duties

The Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team (CG-IMAT) rapidly deploys response teams comprised of incident management response specialist to provide Type-1/2 surge capability in support of complex national level incidents and events such as natural disasters, a spill of national significance (SONS) or national special security event (NSSE).

 

Documentation Unit Leader: The position oversees the Documentation Unit activities within the Planning Section for incidents of the highest complexity levels, including incidents caused by natural hazards, oil and hazardous material emergencies, terrorist acts radiological hazards, technological incidents, Incumbent implements the directions of the Incident Commander who is under a delegation of authority from the Agency Administrator(s). Candidate must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities listed in the Incident Management Handbook.

 

 

Being a Coast Guard (CG) civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team.  Typical work assignment include:

  • Setting up work area and organizing incident files such as: the incident action plan, incident reports, injury claims, situation status reports, etc.
  • Developing a documentation plan including creating archives of all incident specific information data as defined in the Information Management Plan. 
  • Ensuring appropriate level of documentation storage is maintained based on the level of classification of the information being stored.
  • Reviewing records for accuracy and completeness; inform appropriate units of errors or omissions.
  • Developing some internal CG-IMAT contingency and operational plans.
  • Maintaining and improving established information and knowledge management processing, and procedures necessary to support planning and preparing activities.

NOTE:  The incumbent may be exposed to intense physical and mental stress until the response mission is accomplished.  This environment will require irregular working hours which may be under austere filed environments that include:  living and working in temporary facilities such as tents, warehouses, or other expediently established facilities, significant damage to critical infrastructure that prevents ready access to potable water.