Bridge Management Specialist, GS-2101-11/12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 07, 2022
Closes
Oct 13, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Bridge Management Specialist, you 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 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.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.
  • 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.

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. Specialized experience includes:
  • Conducting navigational or environmental reviews of bridge permits applications, or other applications of a similar type,
  • Managing transportation-related projects;
  • Developing decision documents, administrative records, records of decision, or legal permit documents; providing advice, policy guidance or training on related issues;
    Developing navigation, environmental, or similar policy for a program or office;
  • Examining case file documentation concerning bridge or other transportation-related projects (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 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
  • Providing guidance and interpretation of technical requirements for a program or office, or to federal, state and local agencies, engineers, bridge owners, consultants and contractors for bridge or transportation-related projects;
  • 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. Specialized experience includes:
  • Conducting navigational or environmental reviews of bridge permits applications, or other applications of a similar type;
  • Managing transportation-related projects;
  • Developing decision documents, administrative records, records of decision, or legal permit documents; providing advice, policy guidance or training on related issues;
  • Developing navigation, or environmental, or similar policy for a program or office;
  • Providing written/oral advice, policy guidance and training on related issues;
  • Examining case file documentation concerning bridge or other transportation-related projects (e.g., location, design type, project plans, navigational orientation, environmental consequences);
  • Performing environmental reviews in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
  • Providing guidance and interpretation of technical requirements for a program or office, or to federal, state and local agencies, engineers, bridge owners, consultants and contractors for bridge or transportation-related projects;
  • 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
  • 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. Specialized experience includes:
  • Conducting navigational or environmental reviews of bridge permits applications, or other applications of a similar type;
  • Managing transportation-related projects;
  • Performing environmental reviews in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
  • Developing decision documents, administrative records, records of decision, or legal permit documents; providing advice, policy guidance or training on related issues;
  • Providing guidance and interpretation of technical requirements for a program or office, or to federal, state and local agencies, engineers, bridge owners, consultants and contractors for bridge or transportation-related projects;
  • Examining case file documentation concerning bridge or other transportation-related projects (e.g., location, design type, project plans, navigational orientation, environmental consequences);
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 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. 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 here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

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 202-795-6358. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation