Apr 152010


Vacancy No. 10-1566-HQ-DC-M
Department US Coast Guard

Locations: WASHINGTON, DCJob


Department: Department Of Homeland Security

Agency: United States Coast Guard

Salary Range: 105,211.00 – 136,771.00 USD /year

Job Announcement Number: 10-1566-HQ-DC-M

Series & Grade: GS-2101-14/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Open Period: Friday, April 09, 2010 to Friday, April 23, 2010

Position Information: This is a full-time position. This is a permanent appointment.

Duty Locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC

Who may apply
Status Candidates

Who May Be Considered:
Open to Federal Employees with competitive status; reinstatement eligibles. This vacancy is also open to veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; applicants who qualify under special appointing authorities for veterans, such as 30% compensably disabled veterans; other special appointing authorities for persons with disabilities; and current and former federal civilian employees who meet the established criteria in OPM interchange agreement.

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Job Summary:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a background investigation.

Major Duties:
This position serve as a Senior Marine Investigations Program Analyst in the USCG Investigations Division (CG-5451).  The incumbent provides the technical leadership and continuity necessary for the development of a risk based management system and serve as a senior advisor to the Directorate, Office and Division Chiefs on matters related to commercial vessel operations, human performance issues, marine safety and casualties.

Duties entails:
-     Assists in the daily supervision and administration of the Marine Investigations Division to assure that Division programs and projects are technically sound, consistent with US Coast Guard goals and Congressional intent, and that investigation, oversight, and enforcement programs are administered sited uniformly and equitably.
-     Provide expert managerial, technical, and analytical support to the Chief, Investigation Division,  and all other Offices under their directions.
-     Serves as a nationally recognized expert on marine casualties representing the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.
-    Serves as an expert technical representative to international and nation maritime safety organizations.
-    Coordinate Coast Guard marine investigations qualification programs and related planning.
-    Assist with Division regulations proposal development to assure that regulations are responsive to longe-range goals, Congressional mandates, international treaties, inter-agency agreements, and NTSB recommendations.
-    Conduct in-depth technical and managerial studies of marine casualty programs and statistics to identify trends and problem areas.
-    Analyzes and advises on legislative proposal, treaties, and other agency initiatives to determine the effect on the US Federal commercial vessel regulatory program and determines need for US Coast Guard action.
To qualify for this position, applicants must have at least 1 year of experience at the GS-13 level with the mastery of concepts, theories, principles and practices of marine casualty investigation, human factors and performance, a broad background in marine operations both afloat and ashore, budget and human resouce development and management.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.This position does not have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures.   
Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
The U.S. Coast Guard system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA/JOB ELEMENT statements with on-line self-assessment questions.  Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is important to support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience when requested.                                       
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The Coast Guard offers excellent benefits. For information pertaining to our benefits, visit Coast Guard Civilian Careers
In addition, a newly appointed Federal civilian employee, or Federal civilian employee appointed after a break in service of 90 days or more may receive service credit for prior non-Federal civilian work experience, or experience in a uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. For more information, visit Providing Credit for Annual Leave
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Other Information:
Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the "Declaration for Federal Employment" OF-306 form  of-306.="" update="" required="" will="" selectees="" appointment,="" time="" selected,="" if="" made.="" is="" offer="" job="" tentative="">Selective Service Registration
Moving expenses will not be paid.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.
For Veterans’ preference eligibility, visit Veterans’ Employment Resources
Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service.  Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities
More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.
USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 202 475-5282.  Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
How To Apply:
Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 12 Midnight EST on the closing date of the announcement.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
*Responses to on-line core questions
*Responses to on-line self-assessment
*Supporting documents if requested
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, essay response, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from consideration.
If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, excluding Federal holidays.
Required Documents:
If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" which indicates the type of discharge you received, or other proof of  eligibility, as well as an SF-15, "Application for 10-point veteran preference", plus the proof required by that form.  
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85.   We require documentation to support CTAP or ICTAP eligibility at the time of application.  
Federal hiring officials are authorized to use an Excepted Service Hiring Authority, Schedule A, 213.3102(u), to select you without going through the competitive examining process, when considering certain people with disabilities (those who have a severe physical, cognitive or emotional disability or a history of having such disabilities or are perceived as having such disabilities).  Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities
All documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must indicate the vacancy announcement number on the documents. A fax coversheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The documents may also be mailed to the following address:
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7801.

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