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    This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, Mariner Training and Assessment Division, Martinsburg, WV.

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    As an Examination Specialist (Engine), you will be serve as an subject matter expert in mariner credentialing with specific emphasis on the examination of merchant marine personnel and the development of knowledge based competency examinations and examination systems.  Serving 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..

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a value member of the Coast Guard team.

    Typical work assignments includes:      

    • Developing assessment questions and modules for all engineering credentials in the US maritime industry, using practical and theoretical knowledge, experience and expertise of marine engineering principles and practices, and comprehensive reference materials provided.
    • Maintaining the quality of assessments on an ongoing basis through analysis of question and module content and ensuring that the questions being tested are pertinent to the endorsement being sought.
    • Reviewing the content of draft Coast Guard policy and directives, advising training industry contacts and program staff about regulatory requirements and policy, and providing input on training and assessment requirements for National and STCW endorsements.
    • Serving as an NMC point of contact for the maritime industry and Coast Guard units to address questions and concerns arising from US mariner assessments. This includes providing guidance to NMC staff and seventeen Regional Exam Centers (RECs) to ensure uniform application of regulations and interpretation of NMC examination policy.
    • Providing customer service to mariners, the marine industry, and program personnel, which often includes responses to challenges and comments brought forward in the examination process.

    NOTE: This announcement, which closes on December13, 2021, has the following cut-off dates: July 14, Aug  13, Sep 13, Oct 13,  Nov 12 and Dec 13, 2021. 

    Applications received by 11:59EST on December 13, 2021 will be reviewed for consideration and those deemed qualified in accordance with merit promotion procedures will be referred to management for consideration. Applications received after the initial cut-off date will be considered as needed.

    If no selections are determined to be made as the announcement closing approaches, the announcement may be extended to obtain additional candidates and a new closing date will be established and posted on USAJOBS.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604646000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.