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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Engineering Services Division, Baltimore, MD.

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    This position serves as a naval architect and consultant in performing difficult and/or critical aspects and projects of the Branch and in assisting the Branch Chief to administer the functions of the Branch. These functions are associated with sustainment and acquisition of vessels, including design construction, modernization, overhaul, conversion, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of vessels. The Branch supports the Coast Guard Engineering Technical Authority as Technical Warrant Holder for the surface fleet, by developing, maintaining and enforcing the SFLC Technical Standards for sustainment and design.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.
    Typical work assignments include:

    - Conducting conceptual and preliminary design studies for proposed vessels based on operational requirements documents.

    - Determining principal dimensions and hull type, powering requirements, general arrangement layout, preliminary structural arrangement and stability analysis.

    - Recommending compromises or trade-offs to achieve optimum characteristics, and a valid set of requirements.

    - Analyzing, evaluating and developing naval architecture and structural design plans, procurement specifications, hydrostatics, lines and offsets, calculations of hull strength, finite element analysis (FEA) of structure, analyses of ship stability, resistance and propulsion, propeller selection, test and trial data, propulsion machinery selection and auxiliary machinery systems, functional arrangements plans, bills of material, specifications, reports and test data associated with naval architecture.

    - Inspecting the preparations and conducting of inclining experiments of U. S. Coast Guard vessels.

    - Either checking the results of calculations prepared by others or performing the necessary calculations. Making appropriate recommendations in case stability criteria are not met. Using, maintaining and expanding as necessary a limited library of computer programs to aid in the above tasks.

    - Developing statements of work for contracted design projects including cutter alterations. Monitoring progress of contractors; approving or redirecting efforts; and reviewing submittals, plans, and specifications for technical accuracy and adhering to prescribed procedures.

    - Using computer-aided engineering (CAE) and drafting (CAD) software (such as AutoCAD, FEA, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), stability analysis, resistance and propulsion, ship motions, etc.) to develop new designs, create new drawings, or to modify existing drawings.

    - Utilizing knowledge and experience of shipyard construction / repair practices to support acquisition and sustainment programs.

    Duties and responsibilities at lower grade levels will be performed with higher levels of supervision.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 - 5 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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