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 13-1924-SE-VK-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 at the U. S. Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, Regional Examination Center, Houston, TX.

Duties

The incumbent serves as a Legal Instruments Examiner at the Regional Examination Center (REC)in Houston, TX., providing administrative support in the area of collecting payments for user fees charged by the Coast Guard for various merchant mariner credentialing (MMC)functions and licensing and documentation of merchant mariners. Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:

* Receiving, safeguarding, accounting, verifying, and forwarding Mariner Credentialing Program collections in accordance with prescribed collection policies and procedures.

* Initial reviewing and processing of applications for Coast Guard Merchant Marine Credentials for deck and engineering officer endorsements, all applications received for rating endorsements, and all applications received for international and domestic endorsements.

 * Examining applications identifying non-conformities prior to their submission to the National Maritime Center.

 * Responding to inquiries, both oral and written from the public and other governmental agencies and is responsible for the accurate entry of applicant information and examination results into the Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MMLD) system.

 * Assisting the examiner in the administration of appropriate Coast Guard examination modules in accordance with the deck and engine guides to merchant mariner applicants who have been approved to test for particular credentials.

* Scheduling mariners for appointments to submit applications or examinations with applicants who have been approved to test for MMCs.

* Traveling as part of a Traveling Examination Team, to remote locations throughout the AOR to administer group examinations and to assist in the auditing of Coast Guard - approved maritime training courses, personnel, and equipment.