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U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management and Response Specialist, GS-0301-12 in Seattle, Washington

Summary This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard,Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Incident Management Branch,District Response Advisory Team in Seattle, Washington. Responsibilities In this position as the Incident Management and Response Specialist, you provide support in implementing incident management and environmental resource protections during pollution incidents as well and manmade or natural disasters. You will function as an Advisor Team Coordinator in the District Response Group as specified by the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan (NCP). Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include: Monitoring changing incident, disaster and natural resources protection laws, regulations and policies at the federal level to determine requirements for compliance. Serving as an advisor on alternate response techniques such as dispersants, surface washing agents and in-situ burning. Participating as an exercise designer/player in required Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) as appropriate. Serving as the District Program Manager for training and compliance with OSHA Hazardous Substances and Emergency Operations Regulations. Interacting with and providing technical assistance to the pollution response community to evaluate and determine their capability to properly respond to discharges of oil and/or hazardous substances. Advising regional response leaders of identified existing or potential environmental compliance issues and associated resource and training needs to correct deficiencies. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship is required. Position is subject to 24 hour-call and recall to work This position requires a Secret clearance. 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. Qualifications You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level performing duties such as: Implementing training programs to improve federal, state and local capabilities, plans, procedures, training and exercises as they relate to emergency management system processes; Developing training materials and curricula for an exercise or incident response program; providing advice and guidance to the government agencies on the training program that would satisfy emergency management requirements and formulating emergency management policy; Applying legislation, regulations, conventions, protocols, treaties, and agreements to emergency management and environmental protection tasks; educating the public on emergency management programs by presenting information at meetings and conferences; training others in maritime incident management techniques; Documenting and tracking environmental program compliance/pollution prevention standards and exercise effectiveness; developing and implementing environmental management programs for compliance with the National Contingency Plan (NCP), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Properties Act (NHPA), and various other laws and regulations that may be applicable during response planning, training, and operations; Providing on-scene assessment and advice, assists in planning and as needed, responds to discharges of oil and/or hazardous substances, maritime emergencies or natural disasters. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 410-636-3500. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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