Uscg gs13 - marine transportation specialist


#1

Hi Folks,
I cut this out of the full description. Maybe one of our own will tackle this one!


MTSKIER

This vacancy is being advertised government-wide
and is open to status applicants. The vacancy is
being concurrently advertised under delegated
examining procedures for non-status applicants
under announcement 0-1417-HQ-DC-M. Applicants
who wish to be considered under both delegated
examining and merit promotion procedures MUST
apply to both vacancy announcements.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security,
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, ACO, Commercial Regulations and
Standards Dir. Office of Operating and Environmental Std. Maritime
Personnel Qualification Division.</pre>
Key Requirements:

[ul]
[li]U.S. Citizenship is required.[/li][li]This position requires travel.[/li][li]This position requires a MBI - Minimum Background Investigation.[/li][/ul]

Major Duties:

The duties of the position are to develop national and international
standards for qualification of merchant marine personnel, including
vessel manning. Responsibilities include drafting and interpreting
laws, regulations, policies, guidance documents and international
standards relating to the training, assessment, qualification, and
credentialing (certification, licensing and documentation) of
merchant mariners. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical and administrative support to the U.S.
    Delegation for the Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watch
    keeping for Seafarers (STW) of the International Maritime
    Organization (IMO), and any working groups thereof.

  • Provide technical and administrative support to the U.S.
    Delegation for any other IMO Committees or Sub-Committees, and any
    working group related to merchant mariner personnel qualification
    and manning.

  • Provide technical and administrative support to the
    U.S. Delegation for the International Labor Organization (ILO)
    working groups.

  • Assist with oversight of the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine
    Licensing and Documentation (MLD) Program to ensure
    compliance with the International Convention on the Standards of
    Training, Certification, and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW).

  • Provide assistance with the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory
    Committee (MERPAC), Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC),
    and any other federal advisory committees, as needed.

  • Perform other duties to meet Coast Guard missions and internal and
    external customer needs related to the credentialing of merchant
    mariners and the MLD Program, as assigned by the Chief of the
    Maritime Personnel Qualifications Division in the Office of Operating
    and Environmental Standards (CG-5221).</pre>

Qualifications:

To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have at least 1
year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in
the federal service.

Specialized experience should have included serving as a technical
expert interpreting and applying national and international laws,
regulations, policies, guidance documents and standards related to
the training, assessment, qualification, certification, licensing and
documentation of merchant mariners.

Experience in the following areas is beneficial but not required:
serving as a project manager for statutory and regulatory projects
concerning crew qualifications and manning on merchant ships,
ensuring that an organization’s training, qualification, and
certification for merchant mariners meet the requirements of STCW;
and providing authoritative technical advice to delegations, advisory
committees, or working groups on matters pertaining to crew
qualifications and manning issues for merchant mariners.

Merchant Marine Officer License (Deck or Engine) with minimum 2 years
experience sailing on the license is required.
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#2

It’s been my experience that when the OPEN period is just [U]11 days or less[/U] that [B]‘They’[/B] already have someone in mind…

Just sayin’


#3

[quote=Jolly Tar;8099]It’s been my experience that when the OPEN period is just [U]11 days or less[/U] that [B]‘They’[/B] already have someone in mind…

Just sayin’[/quote]

Not necessarily, it might be a response to the constant complaints about backlogs and a legitimate desire to try and alleviate the problem. Seems like people are willing to grip sometimes no matter what. :slight_smile:

But then again, I always believed that a bitching sailor was a happy sailor!


#4

Where’s the ad for a goddamned DOCTOR to process those 4000 plus goddamned physicals at NMC?!


#5

That is sort of what I was wondering too. That seems to be the critical point stopping the system up.