Marine Inspector Training Officer, GS-1801-13 (Mito)
U.S. Coast Guard

San Francisco, California
No longer open

This is a permanent appointment. - This is a full-time position.

  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 19, 2016 ()
    Close: May 3, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: 16-1453-WE-GP-D
  • Organization Details
    U.S. Coast Guard
    Department Of Homeland Security
  • Salary Information
    $100,246.00 - $130,325.00 Per Year
    42% above average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-13/13
  • Who Can Apply?
    This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and is being advertised under delegated examining procedures. For definitions of common terms found in this announcement click here
Position Summary

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG 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 U.S. Coast Guard 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 16-1453-WE-GP-M-R1. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT. This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Area (PACAREA), District Eleven, Sector San Francisco, in San Francisco, CA.


AT THE GS-13: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Training and qualifying unit personnel as marine inspectors and port state control examiners from resident training to on the job qualification programs, independently conducting, and/or serving as a team leader, marine inspections, on a variety of vessels (i.e., passenger, pleasure, commercial, freight, floating facilities, drilling units); determining compliance with laws, regulations, and applicable standards, existence of proper vessel documentation and certification, safe and proper operating order of systems (navigation, communication, alarm, lifesaving, firefighting, and pollution prevention systems) and machinery, and soundness and acceptable parameters of vessel structures; identifying hazardous conditions and violations; prescribing corrective measures; and writing analytical reports. Applicants must also show experience providing technical expertise and training to junior inspectors, providing input to program planning, and assisting on special, more complex projects (ex.- inspections of foreign vessels).

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

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • This position requires occasional travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation/PCS is authorized.

The incumbent will serve as a Marine Inspector Training Officer (MITO), responsible for implementation and management of the unit's Marine Inspector/Port State Control Officer (MI/PSCO) training program, and serves as a Senior Marine Inspector (SMI) providing technical expertise and training leadership in the compliance duties of marine safety, vessel inspection, pollution prevention and vessel manning laws, regulations, treaties, and international conventions.

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

  • Developing and maintaining written, unit-level MI/PSCO training program guidance and procedures in alignment with applicable Coast Guard District, Area and Headquarters-level directive.
  • Performing sufficient marine inspections and port state control examinations to maintain currency, and expertise at the subject matter expert (SME) level.
  • Setting qualification goals and timelines, and tracking trainee progress towards certification or recertification of MI/PSCO competencies.
  • Chairing the unit MI/PSCO Qualification Board. Recommending qualification of personnel to the unit's MI/PSCO certification authority.
  • Conducting technical reviews of vessel's plans, safety management systems and operating systems to determine compliance with regulations and applicable standards.
  • Instructing and conducting all inspections required on vessel navigation, intra-vessel communication, alarm, lifesaving, fire fighting, and pollution prevention systems.

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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 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

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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

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 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact: HR SPEC PHONE # 202-795-6268. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
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