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 13-1759-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, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Asst Commandant for Response Policy, Director of Incident Mgmt & Preparedness Policy, Ofc of Marine Env Response Policy, Industry & Interagency Coordination Division in Washington, DC.

 Note:  Currently this position is located at 2100 2nd Street, SW, Washington, DC.  In the Summer of 2013, this position will relocate to new facilities being constructed at the historic St. Elizabeth’s west campus located at 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Washington DC 20593.  The historic campus is currently under renovation and will eventually serve as the new DHS Consolidated Headquarters Campus.  Information on this new site can be found on the Coast Guard web page at http://www.uscg.mil/stelizabeths, and at GSA's web site http://www.stelizabethsdevelopment.com.

Duties

The primary function of the National Response Center (NRC) is to serve as the sole national point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological, and etiological discharges into the environment anywhere in the United States and its territories.  In addition to gathering and distributing spill data for Federal On-Scene Coordinators and serving as the communications and operations center for the National Response Team, the NRC maintains agreements with a variety of federal entities to make additional notifications regarding incidents meeting established trigger criteria.  The NRC also takes reports of maritime terrorism, suspicious activity, and security breaches, and railroad incident reports for the Federal Railroad Administration.  The Environmental Coordination Assistant provides continuous environmental response and maritime transportation services at the NRC on a rotating shift, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. 

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

  • Coordinating and disseminating reports of emergency response and hazardous material transportation incidents to federal, state, and local entities anywhere in the United States and its' territories, and international government agencies
  • Ensuring that response agencies are properly informed and advised in order to mitigate and reduce catastrophic damage to human life and the environment
  • Maintaining a readiness posture and monitoring various environmental intelligence network systems to inform or advise federal, state and local officials of incidents within their jurisdictions
  • Supporting various Coast Guard mission areas, including marine protection, law enforcement, aids navigation, security, and maritime defense
  • Supporting all mission areas of the National Response Team which consists of fifteen different federal agencies
  • Monitoring and utilizing communication and notification equipment to provide critical information and guidance to federal, state, and local entities anywhere in the United States and its' territories, and international government agencies
  • Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating a variety of environmental data, such as vessel and facility characteristics and capabilities, current, tide, weather, fatalities, visibility, and material involved
  • Briefing other information gathering and intelligence centers on aspects of environmental and maritime transportation operations when incidents have the potential to impact their area of responsibility
  • Performing a variety of administrative tasks in support of environmental and hazardous material transportation operations including, but not limited to, collecting information surrounding an incident, collecting and reviewing statistical information, updating applicable reference publications and administrative records
  • Operating a variety of networks, databases, data processing, mapping, telephone and other computer-based systems