Program Analyst, GS-0343-13 FPL 14 (Oil Pollution Act Claims )
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 17-1713-HQ-RF-M-R1M. 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, National Pollution Funds Center, Natural Restoration Damage Division, in 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.
- Occasional Travel
- This position requires occasional travel.
GS-13: To qualify at this grade level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 (in the federal sector). Examples of specialized experience include: Analyzing and resolving complex and difficult natural resource issues involved with the adjudication of natural resource damage and subsistence use claims under the OPA and its implementing regulations; Personally reviewing claims and determining the appropriate course of action to resolve the claim; Providing strategic and tactical advice on cases and issues and considering the weight of the evidence, and necessity of a uniform application of the law throughout the US.
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.
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.
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
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Q - Nonsensitive
In this position, you will become a key member by providing senior level program support and developing policies and nationwide standards, and procedures for guiding industry, state, federal, and tribal claimants seeking compensation for natural resources or subsistence use damages.
Typical work assignments include:
- Reviewing, interpreting, and providing guidance on current USCG policies and procedures pertaining to the adjudication of natural resources damage and lost subsistence use claims submitted to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.
- Coordinating internal business processes, including developing and maintaining the Division's records management process
- Overseeing the Division's standard operating procedures for adjudicating NRD and subsistence use claims, assisting with audits, IT needs evaluations and development of Division's training and the claim.
- Initiating adjudication process by conducting the initial claim review, assigning a project number, and entering key information into the claims database.
- Participating in the adjudication of claims which pose significant questions of policy and procedure and document new policies or precedent-setting determination