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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 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 in the local commuting area under announcement 13-1417-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, Seventh Coast Guard District, Sector San Juan, San Juan, PR
There is a 4.20% (of basic pay) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) authorized for this position location. Please see Nonforeign Area Cost-of-Living Allowances for more information.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- The position requires a valid state driver's license.
- This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
Incumbent is responsible for the accomplishment of broad management functions associated with the operation and utilization of family and unaccompanied personnel housing (UPH) and housing referral services at the installation.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
* Developing management plans and directives concerning the operation and utilization of housing assets, planning, scheduling, and coordinating of all major activities for housing projects and facilities associated with the installation.
* Developing or directing preparation of plans, procedures, and instructions related to the inspection of housing facilities.
* Reviewing and coordinating with facilities engineering short and long range plans and procedures for the maintenance/repair of housing assets, including required surveys, reviews, and inspections to determine current and future housing maintenance, repair and/or improvement requirements.
* Monitoring utility consumption of occupants in leased housing to ensure that proper conservation measures are being observed.
* Preparing correspondence, technical reports, status reports and schedules are required to implement and complete project assignments.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experince equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line work.
Examples of specialized experience include: independently managing leased and owned housing; developing and implementing a housing inspection program; planning, scheduling, monitoring and coordinating activities of a housing program (e.g., occupancy requirements, lessor maintenance, occupant relations, etc.); developing an occupant relations program; administering a maintenance and repair program for housing; and coordinating a housing referral program.
OR at least one of the following if using education to qualify at this grade
(A) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
(B) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to
such a degree or LL.M., if related.
(C) A combination of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of this position AND education graduate level education that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position and experience. Experience and education combinations are computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the total of qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at that grade level.
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.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé 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 assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
1. Knowledge of a wide range of housing management principles, concepts, and methodology to complex work assignments to develop and implement a variety of comprehensive housing programs, such as housing inspection, occupant relations, housing assignment, eligibility, referral and maintenance and repairs.
2. Knowledge of budget/funds management principles, concepts, and methodology in complex work assignments involving housing budget activities to develop and execute the operations and maintenance budget.
3. Knowledge of area ordinances, laws, and codes governing the use and operation of housing facilities.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
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.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.
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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 developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."
Please be aware that 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. If selected, 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 e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration
Moving expenses will not be paid.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.
For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources
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.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors.
USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6287. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
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