Job Overview


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.  

This position is located in the FRC Project, Acquisition Directorate (CG-9), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 


This position will have a first cut off date of May 13, 2013 for the initial review of applicants.  Applications received after 11:59 ET may receive consideration after the final closing date. 


Note:  Currently this position is located at 1900 Half Street, SW, Washington, DC.  In the fall 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, and at GSA's web site


The incumbent will serve as the Technical Director supporting the Fast Response Cutter project within the Acquisition Directorate (CG-9) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. The incumbent will be responsible to the Fast Response Cutter Project Deputy Project Manager.


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

  • Planning and administering design and construction oversight, developmental testing, operational testing, system safety, human engineering and configuration management.
  • Directing support efforts of approximately 35 members of the Project Matrix.
  • Providing technical expertise in the fields of vessel repair, project planning, scheduling, progress monitoring, stability structural strength, resistance and propulsion, hull design and other technical areas.
  • Preparing technical issues and point papers responding to questions from and briefings for Congressional Staff, Office of  Management and Budget staff, Department of Homeland Security staff, Commandant, Vice-Commandant, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS) and members of the Coast Guard Executive Oversight Council (EOC).
  • Evaluating contractor data submittals, reviewing design calculations and analyses, reviewing drawings, reviewing engineering change proposals, reviewing contractor progress and conducting monthly and quarterly design and progress reviews.
  • Serving as the senior engineer on the Project Manager’s staff, responsible to the Project Manager for assistance, advice and recommendations for all technical issues.
  • Serving as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for technical and project management support services contracts.