Policy and Doctrine Specialist, GS-0301-13

Portsmouth, Virginia
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time

This position will serve as the lead In matters Involving Nuclear Ballistic Submarine (SSBN) Transit Protection System (TPS) strategy; policy; doctrine; and tactics, techniques and procedures {TTP). This function Includes responsibility for leading the development, Implementation, measurement, and refinement of SSBN TPS strategy, policy, doctrine, and TIP; and leading the development of Atlantic Area guidance.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.

Typical work assignments include:
  • Providing technical support and subject matter expertise to Atlantic Area by providing clarification, advice, assistance, and recommendations to senior staff on SSBN TPS Issues and represents Atlantic Area's position to external peer commands and subordinate districts on matters relating to the development and execution of SSBN TPS policy, doctrine, and TTP.
  • Analyzing proposals for new or revised policy, doctrine, and TTP and determines their impact on Atlantic Area resources and mission execution.
  • Developing supporting data and materials for various forum.
  • Developing annual budget proposals for presentation to the US Navy resource managers and internally reviews unit (District/MFPU) funding levels.
  • Establishing and tracking measures of effectiveness to determine the degree to which the TPS program is achieving Its mission goals and the costs of achieving these goats.


Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position may require a one-year probationary period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Drug/Alcohol Test Required.
  • Physical Required
  • State Drivers License 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.

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to provide information on your vaccination status and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination, or seek a medical or religious exemption to the requirements of E.O. 14043.


GS-13 Level: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level (in the Federal sector). 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. Knowledge of program analysis methods and techniques sufficient to establish and track measures of effectiveness, and to determine the degree to which the TPS program Is achieving Its mission goals.

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.


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

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.

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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.

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