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    Apply for this exciting position to support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) 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 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 18-1703-SE-RD-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 DHS/USCG, National Maritime Center, Mariner Training and assessment Division, Martinsburg, WV.

    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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    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a subject matter expert in all manner of knowledge, skills and abilities related to shipboard engineering in the U.S. Merchant Marine. They will serve as a technical expert in providing advisory services and administration of the regulatory provisions and controls for the administration of examinations in support of the merchant mariner credentialing program. Typical work assignments include:

    • Developing assessment questions and examination modules that ensure the proper relationship of material content and examination standards relevant to the credential being sought.
    • Reconciling all inconsistencies and ensuring examinations are properly created, assigned, administered and recorded.
    • Reviewing the content of draft Coast Guard policy and directives, advising industry contacts and program staff about regulatory requirements and policy, and providing input on training and assessment requirements for National and STCW endorsements.
    • Providing recommendations for improving the merchant mariner knowledge assessment process based on experience and implementation of the guiding regulation and policy documents.
    • Identifying and recommending solutions to issues affecting knowledge assessments and the Mariner Licensing and Documentation Program (MLD) that may require regulatory change.
    • Preparing authoritative and explicit responses to Congressional, governmental agency, and public inquiries concerning assessment and training of merchant vessel personnel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional travel

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens. Subject position(s) will be filled through delegated examining procedures.

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