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 13-1960-WE-KW-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 Administration Division, United States Coast Guard, Training Center (TRACEN) Petaluma, in Petaluma, CA.      

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Fire Chief and performs firefighting, fire prevention, and emergency medical services.   
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Serving as on-scene commander at hazardous materials incidents or other emergency operations
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing fire-related operating policies, preventative maintenance, and training programs
  • Performing, organizing, and/or directing comprehensive on-site inspections and surveying work sites on a recurring basis to identify and evaluate conditions which may be hazardous
  • Serving as Supervisor and responsible for management, discipline, and training of all members of the fire department
  • Providing expert advice, guidance and recommending changes to senior level management officials, architects, engineers, and other program officials and independently planning, managing, and conducting fire protection analyses and surveys
  • Conducting arson investigations on fires that are incendiary or of suspicious origin and coordinating the investigations with appropriate law enforcement agencies