Job Overview

Summary

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.  

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 14-1181-HQ-TS-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, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Director of Marine Transportation Systems, Office of Bridge Programs, Permits Division in Washington, D.C.

Duties

This position serves as a Program Specialist in the Permits Division, Office of Bridge Programs, and will conduct research and explore process improvement innovations related to the review and approval of bridge permit applications. The results of the research will be used to develop recommendations and prototypes for improved program guidance. 

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

- Working with Federal Highway Administration partners, reviewing and establishing joint priorities for focused policy attention and identifying work products that aid in achieving consistency and streamlining of the USCG and FHWA permitting processes

- Tracking the USCG permitting process on high priority projects, at-risk projects, innovative project delivery pilots, and major projects advanced by the administration as case studies of how to coordinate complex and sensitive project reviews in the future

- Identifying gaps in interagency training and working with FHWA and USCG to develop modules to close those gaps and refocus on joint priorities

- Establishing communication links, organizing breakout sessions at USCG Bridge Program national meetings, and identifying opportunities at other gatherings for surface transportation-focused discussions

Travel Required

  • 50% or Greater
  • This position requires frequent travel, up to two weeks per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No