Equipment Specialist, Gs-1670-12
SummaryThis position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Engineering Services Division, Baltimore, MD. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent's duties broadly encompass the management planning, development and implementation of the Life Cycle Management program for all Gun Weapon Systems (GWS's) and provides fleet and shore based technical support to USCG activities as necessary for continued and maximum operational availability of GWS's for Navy Type Navy Owned ordnance systems installed on Coast Guard Platforms. The incumbent works on major ordnance weapon system projects that are developed and installed on several classes of cutters or other vessels, or on shore installations.Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:- Incumbent serves as Senior Equipment Specialist for critical Navy Type, Navy Owned Gun Weapon Systems under development (new construction) or undergoing various phases of alterations, retrofit or modification. As necessary, directs and oversees the work of several lower graded Equipment Specialists, each of whom is responsible for life cycle management for specific Gun Weapon Systems.- Incumbent serves as the Navy's Maintenance and Material Management (3M) system coordinator in support of executing maintenance and supply elements for Navy Type Navy Owned systems on Coast Guard platforms. He/she is responsible for conducting system data analysis to ensure information recorded in the 3M system is synchronized with Coast Guard IT systems requiring critical data input.- Incumbent provides assistance and input for the development and submission of budgetary requirements and proposals for NTNO equipment. Provides input for yearly Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submission and prepares and submits purchase requests, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR's), Funds Transfer Authorization (FTA) and CG Yard project request as required.- Incumbent is responsible for maintaining and updating the Gun Weapon System Life Cycle Management process and desk guides. He/she will provide training to ensure processes are being followed IAW established Navy and Coast Guard policies and procedures.- Incumbent will provide continuity and guidance to GWS Life Cycle Managers in the performance of Ordnance Technical Inspections (OTI's) including scheduling, coordination, special tools and test equipment. He/she will validate the OTI process to ensure lower level Equipment Specialists and Life Cycle Managers (LCMs) are properly trained and following established processes. This will include traveling to shipboard and shore activities as necessary.- Incumbent is responsible for the collection, interpretation and or development of specialized logistics support information on Gun Weapon Systems/Equipment as part of the Coast Guard's overall management scheme to provide a cost effective means to maintain entire ship classes continuously throughout their life cycles. Provides technical advice to the fleet, CG Headquarters, and other government agencies based on extensive experience and practical knowledge to resolve complex equipment support problems encountered.Travel Required Occasional travel - 1 - 5 days per month.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Job family (Series) 1670 Equipment Services Help Requirements Conditions of Employment 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.QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-12: Candidates must have at least 1 full year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service in performing work involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and development of specialized information concerning GWS systems. This experience may have been gained by working as a skilled mechanic or maintenance worker, sales or service engineer, or planner or estimator dealing with manufacture, utilization, repair, or operation of equipment; reviewing and applying technical specifications and requirements; analyzing equipment and forecasting spare parts requirements; applying various calculation techniques used in the provisioning process to determine the range and depth of item selection with complex equipment and systems; reading and interpreting engineering change orders, equipment requisitions, shop orders, and work orders; analyzing contract specifications and examining pertinent equipment to determine if specifications are met; and analyzing or supervising maintenance, repair or production operations to determine methods of improvement. 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.EducationThis 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 US 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 hereAdditional informationApplicants 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 hereRecruitment incentives may be authorized.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR | 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR | 315.707. 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 for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or 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 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 AccommodationRead more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.We will review your rsum 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:Knowledge and skills necessary to manage Navy Type, Navy Owned weapon Gun Weapon Systems (GWS'S) Life Cycle Management program. Includes knowledge of configuration management practices and DOD and Coast Guard logistics elements (eg design interface, technical data, maintenance planning, supply support, computer information, support and test equipment, facilities, packaging, handling and transportation, man power and personnel and training). Knowledge of the Navy and Coast Guard's configuration and logistics management policies, procedures and applicable operating systems. Practical knowledge of instructions that direct the generation of data, reporting requirements and associated forms, and in-depth understanding of the database data elements, data manipulation and information flow.Extensive knowledge of the parts, tools, training devices and technical documentation required to support Navy-Type Coast Guard-Owned ordnance Gun Weapon System equipment and system throughout its life cycle. Ability to read and interpret technical support documentation, circuit schematics, blueprints, work orders, change orders, supply and technical production manuals for making logistics support and other delineations.4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of internal personnel and various organization-level representatives of other agencies on wide ranging controversial, sensitive or serious equipment support problems involving complete equipment systems. subsystems and groups of commodity classing requiring broad-reaching corrective action.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. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Secret Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness Help Required Documents1. Resume 2. Completed online questionnaire3. Current or former federal employees, submit a copy of most recent SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, which demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, eg, 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 US 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 (eg, 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 US 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 US 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 US 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. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(K)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits". Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.