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 13-1512-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 Headquarters, Marine Transportation Systems Directorate, Office of Bridge Programs, Permits Division, Washington, D.C.

 

Currently this position is located at 2100 2nd 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.

 


Duties

This position is responsible for the final review and evaluation of District Commander's findings, conclusions and recommendations concerning the impacts of proposed bridge projects on navigation and the environment, for providing advice and assistance to Coast Guard district bridge staffs, and to effectively discharge the CG Bridge permit statutory and operational obligations under the Bridge Administration Program (BAP).

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

 

- Providing expert technical advice in reviewing and processing recommendations for the issuance or denial of permits.

 

- Drafting legal permit documents which approve the location and plans of bridge projects, and providing program personnel with expert written and oral advice, policy guidance, statutory interpretation, training, and counseling on issues related to the permit function.

 

- Preparing environmental assessments necessary for a given bridge project.

 

- Overseeing field investigations and reviewing and validating navigational conditions.

 

- Providing expert guidance and interpretation relating to bridge administration program policy and program evaluation.

 

- Developing and maintaining close liaison with U.S. Coast Guard field operating units, Captains of the Port, and Marine Safety Offices to identify bridge problems and coordinate major construction projects.