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Job Title:Naval Architect, GS-0871-14

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:U.S. Coast Guard

Job Announcement Number:13-1582-HQ-DC-DHA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 26, 2013 to Saturday, May 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0871-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

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

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA). All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Veterans Preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority: http://www.opm.gov/directhire/factsheet.asp

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.  

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 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 Secret clearance.
  • This position requires some travel.

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements for GS-14: Applicants must show that they possess a knowledge of professional engineering principles, methods and procedures as evidenced through the following: Completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited school or that included courses in differential and integral calculus and courses (beyond first year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statistics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR registration as a professional engineer by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. OR successfully passing the Engineering-in-Training (IT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from an ABET- accredited program. OR a combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in the first paragraph above. (NOTE: The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.) OR successfully completing a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) AND have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer.

 

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE: at least 1 year of full time specialized experience as a naval architect (equivalent to the GS-13 or higher level in the Federal service), which has equipped you with the particular ability, skill and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include:  applying the principles, practices and techniques of naval architecture and associated engineering disciplines in activities related to the design, construction, management and support of commercial vessels and offshore facilities; development of criteria and standards for domestic and international applications regarding marine structures, stability, load lines and oil outflow; coordinating studies to establish basic design data or determining the feasibility of ship design characteristics; and providing technical advice relating to the applicability, interpretation and enforcement of marine safety regulations and principles to highly unusual and complex situations. 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.


This position has 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:

All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.


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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.

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 703-872-6262.  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 any supporting documentation) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the 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:

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
COMMANDANT
4200 Wilson Blvd STE 800 Stop 7130
Attn: Human Resource Service Center Headquarters
Arlington, VA
20598-7130
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application. To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."  You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.   

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Job Announcement Number:

13-1582-HQ-DC-DHA

Control Number:

342543700