Engineering Psychologist (HFE & Habitability Specialist) , GS-0180-12/13 (Human Factors Enginee
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 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.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS), Assistant Commandant for Human Resources CG-1B3, Strategy and Capability Office, in Washington, DC.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 17-2256-HQ-GS-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 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.
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 - Occasional Travel
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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.You qualify for the GS-12 grade level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level performing duties such as:
-Assisting in strategic planning, development and implementation of tools, best practices, metrics, and resources to foster an efficient and effective HFE program for the Coast Guard
-Identifying HSI human factors engineering and habitability concerns in Coast Guard acquisition and in-service programs, assigning risk assessment codes, determines the required level of effort, and implementin risk mitigations and controls
-Collaborates and coordinates with major and non-major acquisitions as well as system design activities to ensure humans are effectively integrated into the design, operations and maintenance of systems and human performance requirements are achieved
Degree: major or equivalent in Psychology
You qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary $94,796) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing duties such as:
-Researches, develops, derives, and defines acquisition required documentation for human factors engineering and habitability including but not limited to operational, functional and technical requirements documents, Human Engineering Program Plans (HEPPs), and Human Engineering Test Plans and Analysis Reports (HETPs/HETARs).
- Facilitates and manages the implementation of human factors engineering and habitability within the agency
-Provides technical leadership to promote and integrate HSI human factors engineering and habitability considerations into Coast Guard programs
Degree: major or equivalent in Psychology
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 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
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.
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Recruitment incentives will not be authorized.
Moving expenses will not be paid.
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 202-795-6312. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
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 self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
- Substantive knowledge of HSI aspects of major Coast Guard acquisitions, to serve as an expert advisor to management on the implementation of HSI human factors engineering and habitability
- Knowledge of HSI human factors engineering and habitability applications in a military environment and maritime systems supporting afloat, aviation, shore or Command, Control, Computers, Communications Information Technology (C4IT) platforms to develop programmatic principles, theories, concepts, practices, methods, requirements, and techniques that are relevant to operational users
- Ability to develop acquisition-related documentation including but not limited to operational, functional and technical requirements, Human Engineering Program Plans (HEPPs), and Human Engineering Test Plans and Reports (HETPs/HETRs).
- Measure the effectiveness of HSI human factors engineering and habitability initiatives, and develop metrics to assess program performance
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.
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