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For over two centuries the USCG 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 18-1348-HQ-CB-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 Homeland Security (DHS), USCG, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy (CG-5P), Director of Inspections and Compliance (CG-5PC), Foreign and Offshore Vessels Division (CG-CVC-2) located in Washington, DC.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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As a General Engineer, you will serve as the technical advisor to the Chief, Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division (CG-CVC-2) and at times may be expected to serve as the Acting Division Chief in his/her absence. You will participate in the CG development of Risk Based Technology Management Program and advise Office/Division Chief on the use of risk based technology as a marine safety management tool. You will be responsible for the administration of Federal programs related to the development, applicability, interpretation, and enforcement of international treaties, laws, policies, commercial vessel safety standards, and regulations relating to the marine inspection, marine environmental protection, port safety, port security, national defense, and passenger vessel safety programs.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
- Developing Port State control policy, conducting quality control and oversight of complex Port State control activities, international maritime organization detention case review, appeal adjudication, and development and maintenance of quality shipping.
- Providing technical recommendations, expert advice, guidance and consultation to the Division Chief, high-ranking officials, managers, other engineers, and marine inspectors of the CG, other agencies, classification societies, and the marine industry in areas of expertise.
- Initiating, developing, maintaining and revising international conventions, legislative proposals, Federal regulations, navigation and vessel inspection circulars, Commandant Instructions and other policy documents.
- Reviewing draft legislation for impact on marine safety programs and provided drafting assistance to Congress when requested.
- Developing and maintaining standard methods, procedures, and training for educating CG marine inspections for the implementation and enforcement of commercial vessel safety program and controlling verification program for domestic and foreign passenger vessels enforcement of commercial vessel safety across all foreign vessel type with emphasis on being a subject matter expert foreign passenger vessels due to myriad of complexity/compliance aspects centered around passenger safety.
- Formulating U.S. policy and preparing national position papers on policies for presentation to international bodies such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and serving as a member of the US delegation to IMO Subcommittees.
- Providing expert advice and guidance to field units in conducting commercial vessel inspections and foreign examinations especially on passenger vessels to ensure compliance and enforcement of international and domestic commercial vessel safety standards.
Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.
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