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Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.
For over two centuries
The U.S. Coast Guard
has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian – Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 17-2121-SE-AM-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.
This position is located in DHS/U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Operational Logistics, Base Miami Beach, Personnel Support, Personal Property Shipping Office (PPSO), Miami, FL
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
The purpose of this position is to provide counseling, assistance and ensure timely, economical and procedurally correct preparation of documents to authorize and process transportation services for all DHS and DoD civilian and military personnel.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
*Being responsible for scheduling, and directing all personal property services including: inbound moves, outbound moves, temporary and non-temporary storage, mobile homes, boats/trailers, privately owned vehicles (POVs), personally procured moves (PPMs), one time only (OTO) solicitations, damage claims, and quality assurance inspections within area of responsibility.
*Conducting group or individual orientation and counseling sessions to inform applicants (property owners) of traffic management matters determining the needs and developing the correct combination of entitlements applicable to conditions and restrictions at the new duty station, for discharge, retirement, or deceased personnel.
*Routing and booking shipments using the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) and Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System (TOPS) to compare Transportation Service Provider (TSP) rates and computing cost estimates via various transportation modes.
* Implementing Quality Assurance (QA) programs to evaluate contractor and TSP performance and ensures maximum participation in the Customer Satisfaction Surveys upon delivery of household goods within 30 days.
* Producing a variety of documents using word processing software, working from handwritten drafts, edited copies, or electronic files; making insertions and deletions and moving text within and between electronic word processing files.
- Not Required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and is being advertised under delegated examining procedures.
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- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
- Applicants must be able to type 40 words per minute.
GS-4: Appliants must have one year of general experience – progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
Two years above high school
A combination of post high school education and general experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
GS-5: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 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. Examples of specialized experience include: providing tracking information to customers; preparing documents that allow carriers to clear shipments through customs; planning and providing travel services; using an automated database to track information, identify status of items and generate reports.
Fours above high school
A combination of post-high school education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position
GS-6: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 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. Examples of specialized experience include: determining the ideal combination of personal property shipment and/or storage services from numerous possible entitlements; verifying entitlements for shipment and storage of household goods; analysing shipping data (technical and non-technical for pertinent information required to classify and route frieght.
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.
Applicants qualifying based on their education must 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.
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
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Q – Nonsensitive
What To Expect Next
Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking. The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.
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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. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. 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 an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, 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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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Moving expenses will not be paid.
If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.
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More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.
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