U.S. Coast Guard Senior Maritime Advisor, GS-0130-15 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG 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 U.S. Coast Guard 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.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of the Deputy Commandant for Operations, Office of International Affairs and Foreign Policy in Washington, DC.

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.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Duties

The position serves as the Senior Maritime Advisor for international capacity building. The selectee is responsible for executing major elements of the U.S. Coast Guard's overseas capacity building program by leading/assisting foreign maritime services (i.e. navies, coast guard, police, and maritime defense forces) with developing the capabilities and capacity to successfully execute their assigned maritime safety and security missions. The selectee typically serves as the principle U.S. Coast Guard interlocutor with foreign partners for the U.S. Coast Guard's most comprehensive and enduring in-country capacity building initiatives.

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

*Conducting and producing technical maritime needs assessments of partner nations maritime governance organizations for wide interagency dissemination.

*Leading development of detailed multi-year master plans to influence/inform U.S. Government and partner nation long-range resource management decisions.

*Liaising directly with senior Embassy staff, foreign government representatives at the Ministerial level, USCG Directorates and the U.S. Government interagency to effectively design programs that improve maritime capability.

*Developing reviews and analyzing project status reports, identifying deficiencies to the critical path and supporting lines of effort.

*Providing expert advice to DHS/Department of Defense/Department of State counterparts on key maritime safety/security initiatives; preparing briefings, presentations, issue papers and decision memoranda to support deliberation and decisions by both U.S. and partner nation leadership.

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel over 25% of the time.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses authorized.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Position requires Top Secret clearance
  • Drug testing is required.
Qualifications

At the GS-15 level, applicants must meet one of the mandatory requirements:

Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods

OR

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR

Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.

In addition to the mandatory requirement, applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes overseeing building program by leading/assisting foreign maritime services (i.e. navies, coast guard, police, and maritime defense forces) with developing the capabilities and capacity to successfully execute their assigned maritime safe and security missions.

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.

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 received 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.

This position has 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

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.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking. The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.

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BENEFITS

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Other 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. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. 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 an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, 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.

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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

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

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. 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 and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and 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 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact (202) 795-6302. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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Salary Range: $131,767.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0130-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to and other eligibles. For definitions of common terms found in this announcement

Control Number: 472425900

Job Announcement Number: 17-1951-HQ-RM-M