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 13-2116-SE-PW-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 DHS, US Coast Guard, Eighth District, Sector New Orleans, Vessel Traffic Service Center, New Orleans, LA. 

Duties

The incumbent of this position serves as the Vessel Traffic Management Specialist, supporting all Coast Guard missions, in the area including law enforcement, search and rescue, aids navigation and maritime defense. In addition, the incumbent will provide continuous direct vessel traffic management services in a Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Center on a rotating shift, seven days a week, and twenty-four hours per day.  

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

  • Monitoring, informing, advising and directing the movement of vessel traffic in the assigned sector
  • Gathering, analyzing and disseminating a variety of nautical data, such as current, tide, weather,  wind and storm alerts, visibility and water depth
  • Coordinating advisory information between participating and non- participating vessels and small craft
  • Providing radar tracking or other sensor information in support of other Coast Guard missions, including search and rescue, law enforcement, maritime security, and military missions
  • Operating a variety of surveillance communications and data processing equipment
  • Performing a variety of administrative tasks including: collecting information surrounding an incident, collecting and reviewing vessel transit statistical information, updating reference, publication, and administrative records
  • Participating in training exercises to prepare for maritime accidents or natural disasters