Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Engineering Services Division, Baltimore, MD.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />This position serves as a General Engineer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC), Engineering Services Division (ESD), Survivability and Sustainment Branch (SSB), Maintenance Programs Section. The Section includes responsibility for the SFLC Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs for Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) as well as ordnance and electronics equipment installed on all cutters and boats.<br /><br />Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.<br /><br />- Oversees RCM analyses for new system acquisitions. Works with acquisition stakeholders to ensure analysis methodology, quality, and content is compliance with established standards. Ensures results provide the required information to develop maintenance procedures for new assets and equipment.<br /><br />- As a RCM and Maintenance Procedure card (MPC) development subject matter expert, the incumbent analyses system and identifies maintenance that will enable optimum system performance and reliability.<br /><br />- Coordinate and conduct technical investigations such as Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) or in-depth analysis of machinery failure data as it relates to cutter, class, or fleet wide reliability and mission readiness.<br /><br />- Implement and oversee completion of corrective actions resulting from RCFA or other reliability analyses and assess their effectiveness.<br /><br />- Performs Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) to support risk assessments and maintenance decisions. <br /><br />- Oversees accomplishment of quarterly Maintenance Effectiveness Reviews (MER). Compiles information and reports MER results and corrective actions to Senior Management.<br /><br />- Develops and revises process guides used to define and administer fleet RCM programs and procedures.<br /><br />- Provides quality assurance and policy oversight, and confirms that SFC Division/Product Lines and other organizational entities are in compliance with RCM policies.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 1 – 5 days per year<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship is required.</li> </ul> <br /><br />All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must show that they possess a knowledge of professional engineering principles, methods and procedures as evidenced through the following: Completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited school or that included courses in differential and integral calculus and courses (beyond first year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR registration as a professional engineer by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. OR successfully passing the Engineering-in-Training (IT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from an ABET- accredited program. OR a combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in the first paragraph above. (NOTE: The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.) OR successfully completing a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) AND have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer. 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. <br /><br />IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE Completed at least 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service). Specialized experience must have demonstrated a mastery of the concepts and principles of general engineering to resolve novel or obscure problems, mastery of planning analytical methods, alternative analysis techniques and praces, and business decision modeling including financial and economic analysis, mastery of a multi-disciplinary engineering theory, principle, and practices. Knowledge of commercial vessel plan reveiws, marine safety, marine environmental, vessel security and technical programs. Experience serving as a highly technical point of contact on major engineering programs. 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position has a positive education requirement. YOU MUST INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION. 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.<br /><br />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 <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment. All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Certain investigation levels may automatically require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been met. For those positions that do not automatically require a credit check, it may later be required if the initial investigation surfaces a potential issue. Visit: OPM Mythbuster <br /><br />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 your rights and responsibilities at click here <br /><br />Recruitment incentives may be authorized. <br /><br />Moving expenses will not be paid. <br /><br />All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 410-636-3504. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation <br /><br />This position is also open to the general public under 19-2039-NE-AW-D. You must apply to both vacancy announcements to receive consideration for each respectively. We cannot automatically transfer your submission. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />We will review your résumé 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. <br /><br />The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are: <br /><br />1. Expert knowledge of and demonstrated skill in General Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Marine Engineering and/or Naval Architecture) and expert engineering knowledge of the systems and equipment.<br /><br />2. Expert knowledge of electrical engineering/marine engineering to resolve conflicts and define the required functions to establish Product Line policies in the development of class programs and Engineering Changes appropriate to the effective operation of cutters and boats.<br /><br />3. Knowledge of the following systems in order to effect installation, maintenance, repairs, or modifications : propulsion control , ship service and emergency power generation , shore power, etc.<br /><br />4. Mastery of engineering principles, theories, practices, regulations, and procedures covering both complex and a broad range of engineering disciplines, including marine, mechanical, electrical, electronics, production and logistics is essential in this position.<br /><br />5. Knowledge of vessel propulsion systems, auxiliary systems, their operations, maintenance requirements and standard methods of repair required for interfacing with electric controls, alarms and supporting systems.<br /><br />If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: <br />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. <br />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. <br />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. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Q Access Authorization <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />1. Your resume<br />2. Your responses to the online questionnaire<br />3. If you are 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. <br />4. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must 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. <br />5. If you are claiming veterans' preference, please submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail. <br /> 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.<br /> 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. <br /> 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.<br /> 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.<br />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. <br /><br />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 U.S. Coast Guard, Attn: Office of Civilian Human Resources (Jobs), CG-123NE, 2401, Hawkins Point Road, Bldg 1, Mail Stop 4, Baltimore, MD 21226.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.


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