Marine Inspector (Traveling), GS-1801-14
50% or less - Travel is required approximately 50% of the time.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation/PCS is authorized.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.To qualify for the GS-14, applicants must possess at least one full year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 level if 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 oversight of national compliance programs for commercial vessel safety, security and environmental programs;
- Assisting in the development and revision of law, regulation, policy, manuals and doctrine for commercial vessel compliance programs;
- Preparing and delivering lectures and training sessions on compliance and enforcement of commercial vessel standards;
- Serving as a technical advisor and providing analysis for commercial vessel casualty reports in support of casualty investigations;
- Providing technical consultation and field augmentation support for completion and program consistency of vessel inspections enrolled in various programs;
- Applying auditing standards and strategies for maritime safety and security used in vessel operation and management for national and international standards.
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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
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.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment. All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Certain investigation levels may automatically require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been met. For those positions that do not automatically require a credit check, it may later be required if the initial investigation surfaces a potential issue. Visit: OPM Mythbuster
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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.
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 one (1) selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6351. 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 assessment to place you in one of three categories.
The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
- Knowledge of the laws, treaties, conventions, regulations, and directives relating to marine vessel safety and security, vessel inspection, vessel auditing, operating systems and pollution prevention.
- Knowledge of concepts, theories, principles, and practices of Marine Engineering and Quality Management Systems in order to develop, revise, or maintain international conventions, legislative proposals, federal regulations, Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars, Commandant Instruction and other policy documents.
- Knowledge of nondestructive testing, destructive testing and associated diagnostic methods.
- Knowledge of classification society rules, standards of industry and professional engineering societies.
- Skill to evaluate technological developments in mechanical and marine engineering and to incorporate them in technical policies and regulations.
- Ability to interpret vessel blueprints, records, technical manuals and test data to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
- Knowledge of and skill in using computers and computer programs and the Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database and evaluate new programs/updates for analysis and recommend improvements.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.
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