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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 13-1908-SE-DB-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 Department of Homeland Security, U S Coast Guard, Director of Logistics, Base Portsmouth, Naval Engineering Department, Industrial Production Facility, Portsmouth, VA.
The incumbent of this position leads and performs welding work involving the assembly, tacking, and welding of the various ship components such as shell plates, frames, watertight and non-watertight bulkheads, deck beams, superstructures, foundations, ladders, pipe rails, and many other items.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
- Erecting hull components on site in accordance with centerline, base lines, buttock lines, and water lines, such as struts, shaft tubes, foundations, and other hull appendages
- Performing flame cutting with plasma cutting handcutting tools and tack welding with coated electrode, metallic are, and gas metal arc processes, to erect or repair vessel
- Testing compartment tightness using air testing or ultrasonic testing and to perform ultrasonic readings of the thickness of the hull plating
- Making work assignments to welders and as necessary demonstrating the appropriate work procedures and techniques to be used
- Providing instructions on the work to be done, checking on work in progress and reporting progress to the supervisor
- Ensuring that all required supplies and materials are ordered in a timely manner
- Making adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities and timelines
- Initially handling informal grievances, employee complaints, performance issues/problems, and recommending appropriate actions to supervisor or other management official