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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-0343-12/13, TERM NTE 3 YEARS

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:U.S. Coast Guard

Job Announcement Number:14-1181-HQ-TS-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, May 08, 2014 to Monday, June 02, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full-time position. - This is a TERM appointment limited to 3 years.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and is being advertised under delegated examining procedures.  

For definitions of terms found in this announcement click here

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB 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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

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

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position may require overtime.

DUTIES:

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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


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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At the GS-12 level: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service.  Specialized experience includes knowledge of the principles, concepts, case precedents and administrative practices relevant to administration and management of an agency/organization's bridge permit program; knowledge of agency, organization and/or Federal Highway Administration activities, agency missions, policies, and objectives as they relate to bridge permit applications; experience conducting National Environmental Policy Act evaluations and reviews; preparation of regulations and agency policies; liaison and interagency coordination; conducting research into issues related to the review and approval of bridge permit applications; and effective oral and written communications.

At the GS-13 level: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service.  Specialized experience includes thorough knowledge of the principles, concepts, case precedents and administrative practices relevant to administration and management of an agency/organization's bridge permit program; knowledge of agency, organization and/or Federal Highway Administration activities, agency missions, policies, and objectives as they relate to bridge permit applications; experience conducting National Environmental Policy Act evaluations and reviews; preparation of regulations and agency policies; liaison and interagency coordination; conducting research into issues related to the review and approval of bridge permit applications; and effective oral and written communications.

Specialized experience also includes experience with Federal infrastructure permitting; effectively responding to environmental inquiries; cooperating effectively with partner review agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers and the FHWA to lead and direct studies involving use of analytical and statistical tools, techniques and methods.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories.  The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:



  1. Expert knowledge of the statutory, regulatory and policy material governing an agency/organization's Bridge Program
  2. Thoroughly versed in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related policies, laws, regulations, and guidance
  3. Familiarity with policies, laws, regulations, and guidance of the FHWA and/or Federal government agencies associated with infrastructure project approvals
  4. Expert knowledge to identify and describe problems to solve; analyze data to learn about the problem; recommend solutions and plans; develop and achieve organizational goals, implement plans, monitor results and make appropriate adjustments
  5. Skill in written and oral communications to identify and discuss key issues, express thoughts clearly, coherently, and extemporaneously with credibility
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

1.     Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2.    Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3.    Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.

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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor.  However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

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.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources

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.

This is a term appointment not to exceed 3 years.  However, an extension is possible up to 4 years.

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 703-872-6307.  Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and job specific questions) 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

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

High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.  

Applicants who are claiming 5-point tentative preference are encouraged to submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy at the time of application.  Claims for 5-point tentative preference will only be granted based upon documentation provided or if the claim is substantiated in your application.  If you are unable to provide the necessary supporting documents for veterans preference at the time of selection it may impact your selection eligibility.

Applicants who are claiming 10-point veterans preference are required to submit proof of eligibility.  Refer to "Required Documents" section of vacancy announcement.  

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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

30% Disabled Veterans must submit an SF-15, DD-214 which includes Character of Service, if currently Active Duty you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service AND the VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.  10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.  If documentation is not provided you may receive 5-point tentative preference if substantiated in your application.

Other 10 point Veterans Preference Eligibles must submit a DD-214 which includes Character of Service, if currently Active Duty you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service, and an  SF-15 along with the documentation specified on the reverse side of the form.  10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.  If documentation is not provided you may receive 5-point tentative preference if substantiated in your application.

For more information about veterans preference click here.

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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: mgshelp@monster.com
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
4200 Wilson Blvd STE 800
Stop 7130
Attn: Human Resource Service Center Headquarters
Arlington, VA
20598-7130
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking.  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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Job Announcement Number:

14-1181-HQ-TS-D

Control Number:

369553200