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 13-1693-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 the U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, Director of Inspections and Compliance, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Washington, DC.

Note: Currently this position is located at 2100 Second Street, SW, Washington, DC. In the Summer of 2013, this position will relocate to new facilities being constructed at the historic St. Elizabeths 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.


Duties

The incumbent serves as a member of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance that is responsible for developing, interpreting, and implementing rules and regulations concerning merchant mariner credentialing as they relate to the Coast Guard's Commercial Vessel Safety (CVS) Program.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.

As such duties include:

  • Coordinating with National Maritime Center to collect merchant mariner applications and documentation to assist the administrative requirements for processing mariner appeals; and
  • Employing a host of organizational skills to assist the administration of actions related to the Merchant Marine Credentialing (MMC) program.
  • Reviewing all incoming Merchant Mariner Credentialing program appeals for completeness.
  • Preparing the notification of Headquarters receipt letter to the appellant.
  • Preparing completed draft appeal decisions for routing.