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 13-1907-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. 

Duties

The incumbent of this position leads and performs welding work which includes working on lighthouses, aids to navigation (AtON), barges, boats, ships and small vessels and their associated equipment. And provides technical oversight and control of the work of five journey level welders and sheet metal mechanics.

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

  • Welding various components of a ship including the shell, broken or cracked engine parts, framing, inner bottoms, tanks, boilers, decks, bulkheads, superstructures and similar components 
  • Welding pre-fabricated subassemblies, buoys, davits, pressure vessel tanks, piping and similar items
  • 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