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U.S. Coast Guard Equipment Specialist, GS-1670-11 in Baltimore, Maryland




The incumbent functions as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) performing work involved in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and developing specialized information about complex equipment, and providing such information together with advisory services to those who design, test, produce, procure, supply, operate, repair or dispose of equipment and/or maintenance programs and techniques.Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.Typical work assignments include:- Recommending sources of supplies including procurement, outside repair and in-house manufacture.

  • Providing technical advisory services related to marine equipment design, production, operational and maintenance requirements with regard to major components of new/extensively modified equipment systems and/or commodity classes.

  • Collecting, interpreting and developing specialized information about assigned major components of new/extensively modified equipment systems or commodity classes.- Applying thorough trade knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in the repair, procurement, maintenance, modification of assigned classes of equipment or vessels.- Overseeing quality control issues related to major components of new of modified systems.


Conditions of Employment

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

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.


QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-11: Candidates must have at least 1 full year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service performing work involved applying an intensive knowledge of the characteristics, properties, and uses of marine equipment. This experience may have been gained by reviewing and applying technical specifications and requirements; analyzing equipment and forecasting spare parts requirements; determining appropriate configuration control authority;reading and interpreting engineering change orders, equipment requisitions, shop orders, and work orders; analyzing contract specifications and examining pertinent equipment to determine if specifications are met; and analyzing or supervising maintenance, repair or production operations to determine methods of improvement.

Candidates may also meet the qualification requirements of the position through completion of a Ph.D., or at least 3 years of graduate-level education towards such a degree, in engineering or technology.

COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described above, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements.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 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.


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.FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at 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. 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.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 hereRecruitment incentives may be offered.

Moving expenses will not be paid.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 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.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