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Job Title:Deputy Program Manager, GS-0340-15

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:U.S. Coast Guard

Job Announcement Number:14-1224-HQ-DC-DHA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 to Friday, April 18, 2014




This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent appointment.




1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map


This position will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA). All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Veterans Preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority:


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About the Agency

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.  

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition (CG-9), Program Executive Office (CG-93), in Washington DC.                                


  • Occasional Travel
  • This position requires occasional travel


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must attain DHS Prog Management Level lll Certification within 18 month.


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The incumbent of this position serves as Deputy Program Manager, responsible for developing strategies for planning and major (Level I and II) and non-major (Level III) programs; ensuring the acquisition program baselines are properly executed within approved budget, cost, schedule and performance ranges, and report adverse trends when observed. The incumbent supports the Aviation, Surface; or Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) domains.

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

  • Developing maintaining and complying with all program related plans and documentation ensuring compliance
  • Translating management goals and objectives into effective operations and establishing control systems and progress reporting that monitor production goals or program priorities
  • Directing all planning, programming and budgeting efforts for the acquisition program
  • Evaluating overall staffing needs and future needs in conjunction with the Program Executive Office (PEO)
  • Supervising employees performing work at the GS-15/14 and/or O-6/5 level
  • Furthering equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals by taking steps to assure accomplishment of affirmative action objectives
  • Planning, establishing and directing a quality improvement program which improves business process and eliminates redundancy
  • Preparing presentation and written argument for key decision points


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Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in Federal service. Specialized experience includes: applying and implementing administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents for an acquisition program; analyzing program issues and proposing solutions for a more effective and efficient program operation; advising senior staff on acquisition management and support issues and/or processes; leading acquisition management studies to improve long range plans and goals; and preparing/contributing to technical reports and/or other documents that are presented to high level audiences on acquisition program planning and evaluations.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

This position does not have a positive education requirement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
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Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will not be paid.

This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to
serve a one-year probationary period.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact (703) 872-6262.  Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation


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Applications  for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement.  There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application

    Responses to on-line core questions
        Supporting documents, if requested

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.


CTAP or ICTAP Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility consisting of a copy of your agency notice and a copy of your most recent performance rating.  Applicants who have special priority consideration rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority consideration.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85 or above.

For more information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility click here.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must include the vacancy announcement number on the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents.  The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ), ATTN CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, US COAST GUARD, 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 800 STOP 7130, ARLINGTON, VA 20598-7130.


USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
4200 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 800
Attn: Human Resource Service Center, CG-1211HQ
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once the announcement is closed, the most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."  You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.   

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