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For over two centuries 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 17-1041-HQ-TE-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 the Department of Hpomeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Center, Hull Division, in Washington, DC.
The United States Coast Guard, Marine Safety Center has long been recognized for its marine engineering expertise. This position is located within the Hull Division, the group responsible for the review and verification of structural and stability plans and calculations for domestic passenger and cargo vessels to U.S. and international standards.
Incumbent reviews specifications, plans, and calculations for U. S. merchant vessels to insure compliance with all Coast Guard regulations and to insure that the vessels are safe for intended service with regards to structural adequacy, stability, arrangements, and such other areas under the disciplines of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering that may be regulated. Also performs review of foreign flag vessels in support of the Coast Guard Control Verification program. Conducts oversight review of plans approved on behalf of the Coast Guard by designated third parties.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
-Reviewing the structure on all types of vessels to see that they are safe for the intended use. Where such structure is deemed unacceptable, changes to the design will be needed before allowing it into service.
-Reviewing the arrangements of all vessels to insure compliance with applicable U.S. Coast Guard and Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations.
-Reviews calculations including subdivision, damage, and intact stability for final approval of loading and operating conditions of vessels so that a stability letter can be authorized.
-Witnessing stability tests and dead weight surveys and review calculations for such tests, checking for accuracy and correctness. These tests often require as many as fifty ~en including engineers, naval architects, Coast Guard Inspectors, and shipyard personnel, and they involve many man-hours occupying both Coast Guard and industry personnel.
-Maintaining proficiency in the application of existing computer software. Making recommendations and proposals, as required, on matters concerning computer use and updating of techniques and equipment.
-Occasionally participating in committees as a representative of the Coast Guard and maintains liaison with other government agencies, technical societies, classification societies, and other standards-making organizations.
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