Marine Information Specialist, GS-1361-11

Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 29, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time

This position serves as the Marine Information Specialist providing waterways management services, technical expertise and active leadership in the administration of navigation issues including marine events, bridges, anchorage, aids-to-navigation and processing a full range of complex technical navigational and related operational data for dissemination in official publications

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Providing general advisory or specific technical informational services to, among others, maritime professionals, operations planners/managers and the public who are interested in waterways management.
  • Drafting correspondence, reports or written policies on waterways issues, equipment, marine information broadcasts for command approval.
  • Administering marine event permitting program. Evaluating safety concerns for proposed marine events.
  • Providing administrative guidance, coordination and support to aids to navigation (ATON) servicing units and lighthouse maintenance team.
  • Planning, arranging, and participating in meetings and conferences connected with waterways management, including the briefing or debriefing of representatives of other agencies and/or the public.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • The position requires a valid state driver's license.
  • Unofficial transcripts required at the time of application.
  • You will be required to undergo random drug testing.

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.



Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- navigation, mathematics, physics, astronomy, geography, meteorology, engineering, cartography, or other subjects related to aeronautical or marine navigation and operations.

Graduation from the United States Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine academies, or from one of the State maritime academies meets the undergraduate education requirements.


GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the 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: interpreting statutes, policies, regulations pertaining to the establishment of Limited Access Areas (safety zones, security zones); reviewing marine event permit applications and ensure compliance with regulations; experience in working with port stakeholders (e.g., mariners, recreational boaters, pilot associations and/or other maritime agencies).


3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


Combination of graduate level education beyond the first two years of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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. See Required Documents section for detail.

Applicants qualifying based on education must submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript must reflect the college/university name and/or logo.

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.

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 202-709-8235. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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