At the full promotion potential, the incumbent will be required to manage projects and lead teams while performing professional architectural, engineering and scientific work relating to the form, strength, stability, performance, and operational characteristics of Coast Guard ships and boats. At the lower levels, they will participate in a team.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
- Designing the functional external and internal layout of Coast Guard ships and boats including: considerations for compartmentalization and access which involve the allocation of interior and exterior shipboard space; functional studies of the stability and safety of the ship for various spaces (e.g., machinery rooms, repair shops, crew quarters; recreation spaces; storage and cargo spaces); and determination of locations for deck machinery (such as winches, cranes, and cargo handling gear).
- Developing or revising drawings in Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems such as AutoCAD or Solidworks.
- Integrating all design elements (e.g., structural, equipment, systems, and their components) of Coast Guard ships and boats to provide the desired characteristics of the vessel as a whole.
- Determining buoyance and stability of ships and boats, during their design, construction, and operation including: stability studies; inclining experiments; reporting of damage control data; and stability calculations and studies for launching, dry-docking, mooring, or towing vessels.
- Managing and complete Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTO), design, production or other projects as directed.
- Understanding and using scheduling methods such as Critical Path Method, GANTT, and Work Breakdown Structures.
- Writing technical reports that support project decisions.
- Being certified as a Department of Homeland Security Contracting Officer Representative.
- Developing Formal Procurement process procurement packages for systems and equipment.
- Developing Acquisition Plans, Advance Acquisition Plans, Independent Goverment Estimates, Source Selection Plans, Technical Evaluation Reports, Justifications for Other than Full and Open Competition, specifications, performance work statements and other documents as directed by the Contracting Officer.