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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 Choose the answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 that is in or directly related to the duties described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed a master's degree, or at least 2 full years of graduate level education leading towards such a degree, in a field directly related to this position.
  • I have a combination of directly related work experience and graduate level education.
  • My experience and/or education does not match the choices above.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 For which vessels have you interpreted and applied regulations and laws affecting vessel design, safety, certification, manning, and pollution prevention? Answer to this question is required
  • Offshore supply vessels
  • Commercial vessels
  • Liftboats
  • Freighters
  • Floating facilities
  • Drilling units
  • None of the above
3 On which topics have you interpreted data and regulations to provide technical guidance? Answer to this question is required
  • U.S. passenger vessel safety programs
  • Offshore vessel safety programs
  • Port state control programs
  • Commercial fishing vessel programs
  • Towing vessels
  • None of the above
4 For which vessels systems or processes do you have experience interpreting and applying regulations and laws? Answer to this question is required
  • Vessel design
  • Vessel structure
  • Safety measures
  • Certification
  • Vessel manning
  • Pollution prevention
  • None of the above
5 For which vessels do you possess a marine inspector qualification? Answer to this question is required
  • T-Boats
  • K-Boats
  • Barges
  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Deep Draft Tank Ships
  • Freight Ships
  • None of the above
6 Which vessel components have you inspected to ensure safe operating condition and regulatory compliance? Answer to this question is required
  • Propulsion equipment, and control (steering) and auxiliary machinery
  • Special deck equipment such as towlines, terminal gear, and anchor gear
  • Fire fighting and detection equipment
  • Electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic power generation systems
  • Oil transfer and monitoring systems
  • Vital machinery piping
  • U.S. and International documents and certificates
  • None of the above
7 Which drills have you conducted to evaluate crew competency and performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Fire drills
  • Abandon ship drills
  • Steering drills
  • Security drills
  • None of the above
8 Which maritime regulations have you interpreted and applied? Answer to this question is required
  • Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS)
  • Maritime Pollution (MARPOL)
  • Standards, Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW)
  • Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code
  • Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code
  • None of the above
9

Describe the level of experience you have interpreting and applying classification society rules.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience conducting health and safety inspections/surveys in industrial work sites/facilities (e.g., shipyards, aircraft repair facilities). Answer to this question is required
  • I have led environmental, health and safety inspections in industrial environments.
  • I have independently conducted environmental, health and safety inspections in industrial environments.
  • I have participated as a team member in environmental, health and safety inspections in industrial environments.
  • I have conducted environmental, health and safety inspections in non-industrial environments.
  • I do not have experience conducting health and safety inspections/surveys.

Grade: 12

1 GS-12 Choose the answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 that is in or directly related to the duties described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have completed a Ph.D., or at least 3 years of graduate level education towards such a degree, in a field directly related to this position.
  • I have a combination of directly related work experience and graduate level education.
  • My experience and/or education does not match the choices above.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
Specialized experience is experience independently conducting, and/or serving as a qualified team member or leader on, marine inspections or vessel surveys on the most complex vessels (must include petroleum industry vessels); determining compliance with laws, regulations, and applicable standards, verifying the existence of proper vessel documentation and the certification and safe and proper operating order of systems (navigation, communication, alarm, lifesaving, firefighting, and pollution prevention systems) and machinery, and the soundness and acceptable parameters of vessel structures and hulls; identifying hazardous conditions and violations and prescribing corrective measures; overseeing new construction of small passenger vessels, implementing Alternate Compliance Program and Self Streamlined Inspection Program requirements, and evaluating International Safety Management Systems; providing technical expertise and training to junior inspectors; providing input to program planning; and writing analytical reports.
2

Which response best describes your highest level of experience providing higher level review, correction, and vigorous oversight of Safety Management Systems and recognized organizations to ensure inspections and investigations are high quality and meet your organization's expectations?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3

Which statements best describes your highest level of experience drafting technical documents for inspection related activities.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4

Which statement best describes your experience in project management with construction and major modifications of inspected vessels.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 Which answer best describes your experience with interfacing with the Coast Guard (CG) and class societies regarding compliance with regulation and classification society rules? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6

Which statement best describes your experience and involvement with trade associations and Federal Advisory Committees (i.e. NOSAC, TSAC, etc.) focused on regulatory compliance and safety improvement?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 For which vessels do you have experience reviewing technical vessel design and construction plans to determine compliance with regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • T-Boats
  • K-Boats
  • Barges
  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Deep Draft Tank Ships
  • Freight Ships
  • None of the above
8 For which vessels have you interpreted and applied regulations and laws affecting vessel design, safety, certification, manning, and pollution prevention? Answer to this question is required
  • Offshore supply vessels
  • Commercial vessels
  • Liftboats
  • Freighters
  • Floating facilities
  • Drilling units
  • None of the above
9 On which topics have you interpreted data and regulations to provide technical guidance? Answer to this question is required
  • U.S. passenger vessel safety programs
  • Offshore vessel safety programs
  • Port state control programs
  • Commercial fishing vessel programs
  • Towing vessels
  • None of the above
10 For which vessels systems or processes do you have experience interpreting and applying regulations and laws? Answer to this question is required
  • Vessel design
  • Vessel structure
  • Safety measures
  • Certification
  • Vessel manning
  • Pollution prevention
  • None of the above
11 For which vessels do you possess a marine inspector qualification? Answer to this question is required
  • T-Boats
  • K-Boats
  • Barges
  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Deep Draft Tank Ships
  • Freight Ships
  • None of the above
12 Which vessel components have you inspected to ensure safe operating condition and regulatory compliance? Answer to this question is required
  • Propulsion equipment, and control (steering) and auxiliary machinery
  • Special deck equipment such as towlines, terminal gear, and anchor gear
  • Fire fighting and detection equipment
  • Electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic power generation systems
  • Oil transfer and monitoring systems
  • Vital machinery piping
  • U.S. and International documents and certificates
  • None of the above
13 Which drills have you conducted to evaluate crew competency and performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Fire drills
  • Abandon ship drills
  • Steering drills
  • Security drills
  • None of the above
14 Which maritime regulations have you interpreted and applied? Answer to this question is required
  • Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS)
  • Maritime Pollution (MARPOL)
  • Standards, Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW)
  • Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code
  • Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code
  • None of the above
15

Describe the level of experience you have interpreting and applying classification society rules.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience conducting health and safety inspections/surveys in industrial work sites/facilities (e.g., shipyards, aircraft repair facilities). Answer to this question is required
  • I have led environmental, health and safety inspections in industrial environments.
  • I have independently conducted environmental, health and safety inspections in industrial environments.
  • I have participated as a team member in environmental, health and safety inspections in industrial environments.
  • I have conducted environmental, health and safety inspections in non-industrial environments.
  • I do not have experience conducting health and safety inspections/surveys.

Grade: All Grades

1 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 or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? If yes, please provide appropriate documentation in your application package to provide proof of your current or most recent political appointment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.
3 Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable. Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I have not received any awards.
4

I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on my marriage to an active duty military member and/or disability or death of my military spouse resulting from active duty service.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No