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    NTSB: Independently Advancing Transportation Safety

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Federal agency responsible for investigating significant accidents in the various modes of transportation-aviation, railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of each accident investigated and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.

    Since our inception, we have investigated over 100,000 aviation accidents and surface transportation accidents and over 80% of our safety recommendations have been implemented. A career at NTSB offers the opportunity to contribute to advancing public transportation safety. Become a member of a unique and dynamic organization where you can make a difference in the transportation industry!

    This position is located in the Office of Marine Safety (OMS), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB.) The Office manages marine accident investigations, including those for which go-teams are sent to the accident site. The Office investigates selected accidents and incidents; develops proposed probable cause(s) of accidents; formulates recommendations to minimize recurrence of similar accidents; prepares detailed reports for use by other international and domestic government agencies, Congress, the transportation community, and the traveling public; and improves public safety by advocating changes to international and domestic marine transportation regulations, requirements, policies, practices and systems in government and industry.

    The National Transportation Safety Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Providing this information is voluntary and has no impact on the recruitment or hiring process. This information will be used to determine if our equal employment opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.

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    The incumbent will serve as a Marine Accident Investigator in the Office of Marine Safety (OMS) providing experience and expertise in marine accident investigations, marine operations, and marine safety. This includes organizing and managing the investigation of major marine accidents, the on-scene fact-finding of the investigations, and all related group activities in order to develop all the pertinent facts, conditions and circumstances surrounding the accident.

    At the GS-14, in addition to the duties at the lower level, typical duties may include:

    • Organizing, managing and coordinating the investigation of marine accidents
    • Developing and presenting reports with marine transportation safety recommendations for adoption by the Board
    • Serving as a Group Chairperson or the Investigator in Charge (IIC) in marine accident investigations.
    • Serving as the NTSB representative in public/non-public accident investigations or other marine accident investigations of interest to the NTSB, and as the NTSB representative in international investigations conducted under IMO rules.
    • Conducting analysis and assessments of pertinent issues and developing safety recommendations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485679400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.