Job Title: Carpentry Worker WG-4607-8Job Announcement Number: 13-1374-SE-PW-D
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: U.S. Coast Guard
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
This is a full-time position. -
This is a permanent appointment.
1 vacancy -
New Orleans, LA, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and is being advertised under delegated examining procedures.
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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 13-1374-SE-PW-M-R. 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 at DHS/U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Operational Logistics, Naval Engineering Unit, Industrial Production Facility, New Orleans, LA.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
- Applicant is required to meet the physical requirements of the position.
- This position requires travel.
- The position requires a valid state driver's license.
- May be required to work overtime.
DUTIES:Back to top
This position is that of a Carpentry Worker who performs a variety of work in the construction, altering and repairing of building structures, fittings, panels, partitions, and other wood or wood substitute articles. The position also makes repairs to damaged plastic boat hulls by preparing and applying fiberglass patches to restore original contour and strength.
Being a Coast Guard (CG) civilian employee makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
* Assembling items with a variety of joining techniques (miters, rabbet, etc) and using glue and adhesive secure wood pieces, veneers, and counter tops.
* Treating wood and materials prior to installation to protect them from termites, rot, wood borers and other such damage.
* Applying paint, covering, and coating to complete work.
* Fabricating and repairing wood articles such as benches, tables, lockers, and cases, repairing furniture, and repairing wharves, docks and/or other waterfront properties.
* Building concrete forms with proper reinforcement steel material as required.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than the length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope, and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be rated and ranked based on their knowledge of the following job elements:
1. Measurement and Layout
2. Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
3. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
4. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
5. Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen out)
6. Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The U.S. Coast Guard system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former JOB ELEMENT statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is important to support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the qualification requirements. If you meet the qualifications, we will use the on-line assessment questions to place you in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category. For information on veterans' preference, click here.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
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."
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.
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.
For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources
Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service. Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities
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 703-872-6330. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement. There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application
Responses to on-line core questions
Responses to on-line self-assessment
Supporting documents, if requested
High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.
Applicants who are claiming 5-point tentative preference are encouraged to submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy at the time of application. Claims for 5-point tentative preference will only be granted based upon documentation provided or if the claim is substantiated in your application. If you are unable to provide the necessary supporting documents for veterans preference at the time of selection it may impact your selection eligibility.
Applicants who are claiming 10-point veterans preference are required to submit proof of eligibility. Refer to "Required Documents" section of vacancy 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.
30% Disabled Veterans must submit an SF-15, DD-214 which includes Character of Service AND the VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more. If currently Active Duty and you do not have a DD-214 you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service.
The SF-15 can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
For more information about veterans preference click here.
Eligibles under Executive Order 13473
(noncompetitive appointment of certain military spouses) must submit proof of eligibility. At a minimum to confirm eligibility for purposes of appointment based on relocation under these provisions a spouse of a service member must provide a copy of the marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and a copy of the military PCS orders assigning the service member to a certain post. The PCS orders must state the member's spouse was authorized on the military orders. Proof of eligibility based on disability and deaths resulting from active duty service is outlined here.
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.
Schedule A Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility. Federal hiring officials are authorized to use an Excepted Service Hiring Authority, Schedule A, 213.3102(u), to select applicants without going through the competitive examining process, when considering certain people with disabilities (those who have a severe physical, cognitive or emotional disability or a history of having such disabilities or are perceived as having such disabilities). Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities
All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must indicate 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 but must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is:
(Jobs) U.S. Coast Guard
Ofc of Civ Human Resources, CG-1211SE
4200 WILSON BLVD STE 800
ARLINGTON, VA 20598-7130
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking. The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
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