Director of Maritime Labor & Training, GS-0301-15 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) HK

Washington D.C.
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

This position is located in the Office of Maritime Labor and Training, Office of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Maritime Education and Training, Office of the Associate Administrator for Strategic Sealift, Maritime Administration (MARAD).

The Office of Maritime Labor and Training is responsible for overseeing (1) all matters relating to service obligations with respect to undergraduates and graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and State Maritime Academies (2) maritime industry related training for shipboard (both licensed and unlicensed, and other personnel intending to work in the maritime industries of the United States; (3) the review and development of policies and programs in the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the State Maritime Academies and Colleges; with particular reference to the graduation of United States Coast Guard licensed officers, (4) the review and development of policies and programs for any educational institution in the United States that trains individuals for work in the maritime industry of the United States,, and (5) emergency preparedness functions relevant to seafarers and maritime workers.

This position is established as Director of Maritime Labor and Training and is responsible for establishing and directing education and training programs and implementing professional standards for sea-going and other maritime personnel with critical skills related to the maritime industry and maritime transportation.

Ideal Candidate Statement- The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of domestic and international requirements in credentialing mariners, technical competence in complex database management, and knowledge of U.S. Merchant marine and its historic role in national defense in economic security, including emergency preparedness functions. The ideal candidate will be a maritime academy graduate or have comparable experience. The ideal candidate will also have been or is currently a licensed mariner or have comparable experience.

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Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: MARAD.HQ-2017-0095.
  • May be used to fill similar positions at DOT within 60 days of closing.

    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
    • You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

    For the GS-15, to qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
    • Experience establishing and directing educational and training programs and implementing professional standards for sea-going and other maritime personnel.
    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.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top-rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.
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