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Job Details

Bridge Management Specialist

Company name
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Salary
$68,036.00 to $126,062.00

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

Opening and closing dates

04/13/2018

to

05/04/2018

Salary

$68,036 to $126,062 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 11 - 13

Work schedule

Full-Time - This is a full-time position.

Appointment type

Permanent - This is a permanent appointment.

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

Relocation has been authorized for this position.

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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Announcement number

18-1665-HQ-RB-D

Control number

496601500

Duties

Duties

Summary

Apply for this exciting position to support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the USCG has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 18-1665-HQ-RB-M. APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS MERIT PROMOTION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Directorate of Marine Transportation Systems, Office of Bridge Programs, Bridge Permits Division, Washington, DC.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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Responsibilities

As a Bridge Management Specialist, the selectee will be responsible for final review and evaluation of District Commander’s findings, conclusions and recommendations concerning the impacts of proposed bridge projects on navigation and the environment, providing advice and assistance to the Coast Guard district bridge staff, and effectively discharging the Coast Guard bridge permit statutory and operational obligations under the Bridge Program.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

Providing expert technical advice in reviewing and processing recommendations for the issuance or denial of permits, for transportation bridge projects.

Drafting legal permit documents which approve the location and plans of bridge projects.

Preparing letters of denial of permits when applicable.

Providing program personnel with expert written and oral guidance, statutory. interpretation, training and counseling on issues related to the permit function.

Overseeing the investigations, reviewing and validating data on the navigational problems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens. Subject position(s) will be filled through delegated examining procedures.

For definitions of common terms found in this announcement click here

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

2101 Transportation Specialist

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).

Completion on a one (1) year probationary period required.

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

Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-09 in the federal service. 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. Examples of specialized experience include:

Conducting navigational or environmental reviews of recommendations for issuance/denial of bridge permits;

Developing decision analyses, records of decision, or legal permit documents; providing advice, policy guidance or training on related issues;

Examining case file documentation concerning bridge permits (e.g., location, design type, project plans, navigational orientation, environmental consequences);

Performing environmental work in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);

Applying extensive reference materials (e.g., tide tables, hydraulic data, waterway guide clearances, environmental control laws);

Performing program and tasks necessary to respond to program management changes generated by external factors, i.e., new or revised laws, or organizational changes; and

Conducting various budgeting, workload measurement or evaluation functions; or performing work in areas similar to those described above such as other comparable federal, state or local regulatory approval/permit programs.

OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

OR LL.M., if related.

To qualify as the GS-12 level, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-11 in the federal service. 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. Examples of specialized experience include:

Conducting comprehensive navigational or environmental reviews of recommendations for issuance/denial of bridge permits;

Developing decision analyses, records of decision, and legal permit documents;

Providing written/oral advice, policy guidance and training on related issues;

Examining case file documentation concerning bridge permits (e.g., location, design type, project plans, navigational orientation, environmental consequences);

Performing environmental work in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);

Interpreting or applying extensive reference materials (e.g., tide tables, hydraulic data, waterway guide clearances, environmental control laws); performing program or policy development tasks necessary to respond to program management changes generated by external factors, i.e., new or revised laws, or organizational changes; and

Conducting various budgeting, workload measurement and evaluation functions; or performing work in areas similar to those described above such as other comparable federal, state or local regulatory approval/permit programs.

To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-12 in the federal service. 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. Examples of specialized experience include:

Conducting comprehensive navigational and environmental reviews of recommendations for issuance/denial of bridge permits;

Performing environmental work in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);

Developing decision analyses, records of decision, and legal permit documents; providing substantive written/oral advice, policy guidance, statutory interpretation and training on related issues;

Examining case file documentation concerning bridge permits (e.g., location, design type, project plans, navigational orientation, environmental consequences);

Interpreting and applying extensive reference materials (e.g., tide tables, hydraulic data, waterway guide clearances, environmental control laws); conducting critical programming, budgeting, workload measurement and/or evaluation functions; and

Representing the agency/organization, negotiating, and resolving bridge permit issues that may be unpopular or controversial with supervisory assistance.

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.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-12 and GS-13 grade levels.

Education

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. 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 here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

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.

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 one (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.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6351. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:

1.Application of a range of techniques and methods for assessment and improvement of transportation program effectiveness.

2.Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of public transportation programs.

3.Knowledge of inter-relationships with other programs and key administrative functions within the agency, or in other agencies.

4.Ability to apply knowledge to the design and implementation of complex projects or comprehensive studies with broad and undefined boundaries.

5.Ability to negotiate recommendations for legislative changes to transportation programs.

6.Skill in planning, organizing, and directing team study work.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

1. Your resume

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire

3. If 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.

4. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), 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.

5. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Complete applications for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign in to USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire and submit the required documents to provide proof of qualifications. If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you will be required to submit proof. See Required Documents section for more detail regarding a complete application package.

High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.

Agency contact information

USCG Applicant Support USCG Applicant Support

Phone

866-656-6830

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

mgshelp@monster.com

Address

United States Coast Guard

2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE

STOP 7912

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking. The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on Application Status, and then click More Information. You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.

For more information on applying for federal employment click here

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Website : http://www.cga.edu

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