Supervisory Marine Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-13

    Department Of Homeland Security
    Martinsburg, WV
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    • Duties
      Help Duties Summary

      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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      Responsibilities

      As a Marine Transportation Specialist, this position serves as a maritime subject matter expert for all mariner credentialing examination requirements. The selectee supervises a team of subject matter experts in the analysis, development, maintenance, and production of all mariner knowledge examinations necessary to obtain and maintain a Merchant Mariner Credential.

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

      • Providing leadership and direction for the Examination Branch and to other National Maritime Center staff as needed.

      • Evaluating and overseeing all aspects of merchant mariner examination activities, to achieve the effective and economical operation of this vital mariner program.

      • Planning, assigning, and reviewing work according to the capabilities and limitations of the staff.

      • Providing authoritative and explicating replies to other government agencies and the general public on all matters concerning the regulations, policy and other guidelines related to the NMC's management of merchant mariner examination records.

      • Reconciling contradictions, conflicts and inconsistencies in the handling and processing of merchant mariner examinations.

      • Developing, analyzing, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of work methods and procedures, organizations, budget, manpower utilization, distribution of work assignments, and management controls pertaining to branch activities.

      • Monitoring the effectiveness of applicable laws and regulations, and preparing recommendations for amendment, revision, or initiation based upon industry and Coast Guard needs.

      • Developing program policy, providing innovative methods and new approaches, and is a subject matter expert for the agency.

      • Implementing EEO policies and communicating support of theses EEO policies to subordinates.

      NOTE: This announcement, which closes on October 27, 2020, has the following cut-off dates: May 11, 2020, June 10, 2020, July 10, 2020, August 10, 2020, September 9, 2020, and October 9, 2020. Applications received by 11:59EST on May 11, 2020 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

      Yes

      Promotion Potential

      13
    • Job family (Series)

      2101 Transportation Specialist
    • Requirements
      Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
      • U.S. Citizenship is required.
      • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
      • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
      • A one-year Supervisory Probationary Period may be required.
      All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

      Qualifications

      AT THE GS-13 Level: Applicant must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level (in the Federal sector). 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.

      Specialized experience includes:
      • Experience in mariner training development and delivery, assessment, and leadership.
      • Experience leading and/or supervising a staff in the maritime industry.
      • Experience serving as a subject matter expert in mariner credentialing.
      Selective placement factor(s) must be met in order to receive further consideration: Applicant must hold or have held a U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential in the grade of Master, Any Gross Tons or Chief Engineer of Unlimited Horsepower, including international Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers certification or equivalent military experience as Commanding Officer or Engineer Officer/Chief Engineer of vessels of more than 3,000 Gross Tons or 4000HP.

      National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

      Education

      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. See Required Documents section for detail.

      FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

      Additional information

      Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

      DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

      Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

      This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

      All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

      The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

      More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

      If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6350. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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      How You Will Be Evaluated

      You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      We will review your rsum and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories.

      The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
      1. Knowledge of maritime transportation program principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques.
      2. Knowledge of federal government processes and U.S. merchant marine operations and regulations, vessel organization and operations, and the Coast Guard's Mariner Credentialing program processes and policies.
      3. Knowledge of international law, federal laws, statutes, and regulations, agency policies, practices, and concepts, and professional standards governing merchant marine operations, as they relate to the mariner credentialing program.
      4. Knowledge of personnel assessment and the analytics necessary to determine the effectiveness of assessment
      5. Knowledge of government personnel management and budgeting processes.
      6. Ability to analyze situations and prepare solutions to problems.
      If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
      1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
      2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
      3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

      If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

      Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.

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      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance

      Not Required

      Drug test required

      No

      Position sensitivity and risk

      Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

      Trust determination process

      Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness
    • Required Documents
      Help Required Documents

      1. Your resume
      2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
      3. If qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here.
      4. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
      5. If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.
      a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
      b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
      c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of the SF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
      d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
      6. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

      All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123SE) ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

      Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
    • Benefits
      Help Benefits

      A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

      DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(K)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits". Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
    Posting ID: 556642436Posted: 2020-05-21