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 13-1999-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 at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, Training Center (TRACEN) Petaluma, Training Division, in Petaluma, CA.

Duties

The incumbent serves as an instructional systems specialist, working within the C4ISR environment on sensitive instructional materials and classified training environments. 
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignment include:

  • Developing job aids, criterion-referenced performance tests, practice exercises, memory-building exercises, pre-requisite instruction, preview instruction, remedial instruction, student materials, and instructor guides
  • Collecting information from job, task, and job aid analyses to develop instructional design plans for complete, full-length courses
  • Evaluating, selecting, and recommending procurement of appropriate electronic delivery systems including media and courseware from government operations, commercially developed software, and contractor-developed materials
  • Developing a wide variety of training devices such as computer-based training/instructional materials
  • Designing and developing process models and tools to facilitate front-end analysis, performance gap analysis, occupational analysis, job and task analysis, contact analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and media selection