Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the 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 />The incumbent of this position provides technical advice on issues of material selection, maintenance, test and evaluation, standardization, application, production and performance. The incumbent is responsible for the management and continuous improvement of the Coast Guard's Corrosion Control and Coatings Program to protect Coast Guard Assets through corrosion prevention and mitigation whichmeet environmental requirements, and have an acceptable functional appearance.<br /><br />Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:<br /><br /><ul> <li>Providing technical and engineering support to program managers, maintenance managers and others on issues of application, repair and removal of marine coatings systems.</li> <li>Ensures Coast Guard coatings and specifications are in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.</li> <li>Serving as technical authority on coatings/corrosion control and provides Coast Guard-wide policy and procedures for coatings systems used on CG facilities, cutters and boats, aircraft and navigational aids.</li> <li>Providing performance requirements, technical restrictions, materials guidelines and information regarding the operational environment to which coatings and materials will be subjected.</li> <li>Collecting, reviewing, evaluating and disseminating existing data governing coatings and corrosion control technology and its effectiveness in USCG applications including life cycle cost, coatings system selection, application, formulation, and alternative corrosion control methods.</li> <li>Maintaining market awareness in order to understand technology trends and industry capabilities by attending symposia, conferences, capability briefs, and other events.</li> <li>Ensuring that assigned budgets are executed in accordance with direction provided by the Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) Comptroller.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 1 – 5 days per month.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /><br />All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS<br /> A. Applicants must show successful completion of a professional<br /> engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in<br /> engineering in an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and advanced courses 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)<br /> thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and<br /> properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.<br /> OR<br /> B. A combination of education and experience – college-level<br /> education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a<br /> thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences<br /> underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good theoretical and<br /> practical understanding of the engineering sciences and techniques<br /> and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The<br /> adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the<br /> following:<br /> 1. Professional Registration: current registration as a professional<br /> engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto<br /> Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those<br /> applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions), are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration.<br /> 2. Written Test: evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-<br /> in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for<br /> professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of<br /> Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of<br /> Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.<br /> 3. Specified Academic Courses: successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering.<br /> These must have included the courses specified in the basic<br /> requirement.<br /> 4. Related Curriculum: successful completion of a curriculum leading<br /> 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 may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the candidate has at least one<br /> (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under<br /> professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above<br /> examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)<br /> ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS<br /> In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements,<br /> applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience<br /> equivalent to at least GS-12. Examples of specialized experience<br /> include: applying extensive, in-depth knowledge of engineering<br /> principles, practices and concepts of coatings technology and related manufacturing processes for cutters and boats; knowledge of latest developments of innovative solutions in coatings technology to engineering problems of national impact.<br /> Please provide an unoffical copy of your degree.<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 /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position does have a positive education requirement. YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS 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. 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.<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 e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here <br /><br />Recruitment incentives may be authorized.<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. See the required documents section of the 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 45 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 vacancy is also open to current and former federal employees and other eligible under 19-2120-NE-AW-M. You must apply separately to each announcement to receive consideration, we cannot automatically consider you under both announcements otherwise. <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 /> <li>Knowledge of marine coatings systems and their properties, processing, uses, and behavior under environmental influence.<br /><br />2. Knowledge of and ability to apply pertinent engineering principles, and practices including considerations such as cost, availability, fabrication, performance, and use.<br /><br />3. Knowledge of advanced concepts, principles, and practices of coating systems technology as it relates to cutter and boat maintenance and repair.<br /><br />4. Knowledge of and ability to evaluate and apply latest solutions in coating systems technology and assess corrosion to mitigate coating system failures of national impact.</li> <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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