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U.S. Coast Guard Shipfitter (Welder), WG-3820-10 in Baltimore, Maryland


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard, Industrial Department, Structural Shop in Baltimore, MD.


You will perform all kinds of journeyman shipfitting and fabricating tasks involved in the construction, repair, maintenance, overhaul and conversion of a wide variety of types and sizes of marine craft and vessels.Being a civilian working for the Coast Guard makes you a valuable team player. Typical duties includes:* Identifying different types of metal and alloys and also determining thickness and popper grade.* Developing templates, layout and fabricates complex and simple sub assemblies to include but not limited to shell plates, frames, water tight and non-watertight bulkheads, deck beams, superstructures, foundations, ladders, pipe rails, rudders, cradles and many other items.* Using plasma arc and oxy-acetylene torch for burning, flushing and heating material.* Using lifting eyes, chain fails, overhead cranes, slings, chains and other lifting gear to move material or regulate it on the job.* Erecting hull components on site in accordance with center line, base line, buttock lines, waterlines, such as struts, shaft tubes, foundations, and other hull appendages.* Performing tack-welding tasks in the 3F and 4F positions to include but not limited to common welding practices using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Applicant is required to meet the physical requirements of the position.

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

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than the length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope, and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired.Applicants will be rated and ranked based on their knowledge of the following job elements:1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREENOUT)2. Knowledge of equipment, structure, materials, etc. (includes constructing, repair, and forging)3. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)4. Layout and pattern development (includes geometric projection and triangulation)5. Ability to use hand tools, power tools, etc. for metal work.6. Dexterity (assembly, disassembly, reassembly, etc.)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.


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. 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

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. 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.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 hereIF NOT APPLICABLE DELETE THIS NOTE Recruitment incentives may be authorized.REMOVE IF NOT A SUPERVISORY This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.IF ANNOUNCING TEMP OR TERM-ADD STATEMENT This is a temporary/term appointment not to exceed __. However, an extension is possible up to 4 years.IF ANNOUNCING AT ONE GRADE LEVEL-DELETE STATEMENT If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. 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 for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or 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 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 410-636-3593. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation