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 is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT of vacancy announcement 13-1113-HQ-TS-D. Applicants MUST RE-APPLY to this announcement for consideration.**
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1113-HQ-TS-M-R1. 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 Department of Homeland Security, U. S. Coast Guard, Ft Lauderdale, FL.
The physical demands of marine inspection are significant. The Marine Inspector is required to climb vertical ladders, often 100 feet or greater in length, to enter confined spaces such as boilers, double bottom craft and cargo holds, to walk for prolonged periods in a stooped position, and to work at a considerable height above the ground (tank areas) or sea on slippery platforms or scaffolding or beneath deck below the water line. Marine Inspectors must have good sight and hearing to ensure that any regulatory deficiencies are detected and to preclude personal injury. The job requires moderate periods of lifting, pulling, reaching, standing, kneeling, crawling, etc.
The individual in this position serves as a Marine Inspector/Port State Control Officer and Center of Expertise Associate Instructor.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.
As such, duties include:
- Providing technical expertise and leadership in the enforcement of international and domestic marine safety, security and environmental protection standards related to foreign passenger ships, also referred to as cruise ships; and
- Serving as a civilian resident Center of Expertise source for continuity of foreign passenger vessel examination policies, practices, technical issues, special program support activities, and a primary vessel examination representative with the segment of the cruise shipping industry responsible for shipboard safety.