Technical Information Specialist, GS-1412-13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Oct 20, 2020
Closes
Oct 24, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Engineering Services Division, Technical Information Management Branch, Baltimore, MD

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Responsibilities

The purpose is to provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in technical information management in various functional area fields as it pertains to management, engineering, financial, contracting, logistics, maintenance, configuration, Test & Evaluation, business improvements, research efforts and Surface HM&E and ELEX systems & equipment. Perform all assignments as directed by the Branch Chief necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

Performing expert-level review, analysis and validation in support of the management of Surface technical information to include: Engineering Drawings, 3D Models, Technical Publications, Maintenance Procedure Cards (MPC), Illustrated Parts Breakdowns (IPB), Equipment Integrated Logistics Support Plans (EILSP) and Equipment Support Sheets (ESS).

Providing subject matter expertise, analysis, and validation of engineering and logistics products as it pertains to development and sustainment of fully functioning IETMs, 3D Technical Data Packages and the infrastructure necessary to support it within the Coast Guard Data Network (CGDN). Specialized knowledge of complex standards to include: S1000D, MIL-DTL-31000, MIL-DTL-24784, M9085.1 and M9000.6.

Developing contract specifications/requirements in collaboration with Coast Guard acquisition community to procure integrated technical data packages. Collaborate daily with customers to determine specific needs and requirements and to counsel within the expertise area; including oversight and task execution.

Resourcing is highly proficient in all existing policies and guidelines that direct the execution of a technical information management program.

Developing and maintaining short-range plans that establish priorities and set goals for system planning on the system assigned.

Evaluating program needs and determines where changes to existing guidelines are required and develops or recommends changes required to accomplish these plans.

Leading Branch resource in development of USCG and SFLC Directives to include: Commandant Instructions, Technical Standards, Process Guides and Desk Guides. Act as project officer for the Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System - Surface Technical Information Portal (STIP).

Interfacing with various technical and logistics personnel to exchange information and coordinate Policy/Guideline development to ensure all elements of logistics are accounted for.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 - 5 days per month is possible.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


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.

Qualifications

Candidates must show successful completion of a full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in engineering or related fields,

OR,

Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of naval engineering; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the naval engineering field. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum,

OR,

A combination of education and experience described above.

Additional Experience Requirements: In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government. 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.

Examples of specialized experience would include: analyzing and organizing miscellaneous engineering technical information or materials; knowledge of printing, publishing and distribution requirements; gathering information from a wide variety of sources; planning, organizing and assisting team study work and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations of proposals involving substantial resources that require extensive changes in established procedures or may be in conflict with the desires of the activity.

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.

Education

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.

You MUST provide transcripts at the time of application.

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.

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. See the required documents section of the 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 410-636-3504. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

How You Will Be Evaluated

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:

1. Knowledge of Hull, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics equipment and systems;

2. Knowledge and ability to employ both traditional drafting techniques and Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications to incorporate engineering changes within drawings which reflect configuration changes executed on surface and shore assets;

3. Knowledge of printing, publishing and distribution requirements in order to assure the proper preparation of engineering drawings for dissemination and publication;

4. Knowledge of the policies, missions and functions of the Naval Engineering program in order to properly identify guidelines and regulations used in the preparation of technical publications and to update technical publications in response to engineering changes.

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.

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.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed online questionnaire
3. Current or former federal employees, submit a copy of most recent SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, which demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade. Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade increases, NOT performance awards.
4. If qualifying based on education, 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. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, official transcripts are required prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that it is comparable to education received in U.S. accredited institutions. Provide proof with your application. Please see click here.
5. If claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
6. If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.
a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted.
b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of 10 point preference described on the back of the SF-15 . 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
7. If requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 , you must submit proof. To confirm eligibility for appointment based on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 (NDAA), submit a copy of the marriage certificate to the military member and a copy of your spouses' active duty military orders (e.g., most recent military orders, PCS orders, etc.). Spouses of military members who are on retirement or separation PCS orders from active duty are not eligible to be appointed unless the member was injured with a 100% rating; or was released/discharged from active duty due to the member's death while on active duty. Widows or widowers, who are not remarried, of military service members who were killed on active duty must submit a DD-1300.
8. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.
All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system with fax number and instructions. Required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is U.S. Coast Guard, Attn: Office of Civilian Human Resources (Jobs), CG-123NE, 2401, Hawkins Point Road, Bldg 1, Mail Stop 4, Baltimore, MD 21226.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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