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 13-1788-HQ-TS-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 U.S. Coast Guard, National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC), Natural Resource Damage Claims Division, in Arlington, VA.

Duties

The incumbent of this position provides senior level program support and develops policies and nationwide standards and procedures for guiding claimants seeking compensation for natural resource and subsistence use damages resulting from the discharge or substantial threat of discharge of oil into navigable water of the U.S.

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

  • Providing timely resources to initiate the assessment of natural resource damages resulting from OPA incidents
  • Adjudicating claims for natural resource damages
  • Promoting NPFC policies, procedures, and requirements that enhance the ability of claimants to prepare compensable claims and initiate funding requests
  • Coordinating internal business processes, including: developing and maintaining Division's records management processes; assisting with audits; IT needs evaluations; developing the Division's training and travel plans
  • Coordinating responses to Congressional inquiries, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inquiries, and other inquiries