Homeland Security, US Coast Guard - Curtis Bay, MD

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For 200 years, the United States Coast Guard has answered the call to serve. Every day, our family of 7,000 civilians helps us save lives, protect the environment, safeguard the nation, and stop drug traffickers. In the nation's ports and waterways, along the coast, and on international waters - we are there, always ready.

The U.S. Coast Guard :
  • Protects ports, the flow of commerce, and the marine transportation system from terrorism
  • Maintains maritime border security against illegal drugs, aliens, firearms, and weapons of mass destruction
  • Coordinates efforts with federal, state, and local agencies
This vacancy is open to status applicants and is being concurrently advertised for all U.S. Citizens under announcement 11-1437-NE-KB-D. Applicants who wish to be considered under both public and status procedures MUST apply to both vacancy announcements.


This position is located in the Services Group, Industrial Department of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD.

This position requires a National Agency Check & Inquiries

Applicant is required to meet the physical requirements of the position.

This position requires travel.


Additional Duty Location Info:
Curtis Bay Area, MD

The incumbent will perform all kinds of journeyman rigging tasks involved in the construction, repair, maintenance, overhaul and conversion of a wide variety of types and sizes of marine craft and vessels.
  • Performs and directs placement, removal, or repositioning of machinery, structural members of ships or buildings, heavy equipment, or other loads.
  • Estimates weight and center of gravity of load to be moved.
  • Plans weight distribution and load maneuvering.
  • Directes operators of cranes or other weight handling equipment by standard signals.
  • Installs beam clamps, gin poles, gallows frames, and other supporting structures; and uses jacks, pulley blocks, chain falls, rollers, and similar equipment.
  • Assists in ship docking operations by laying out and handling lines and tackle, snubbing lines on cleats or bollards, hauling on lines with capstans.
  • Inspects masts, booms, yards and gaffs, working aloft as necessary.
  • Splices fiber ropes and makes up various rope assemblies.
Qualifications and Evaluations

Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than the length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope, and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be rated and ranked based on their knowledge of the following job elements:

  • Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (SCREENOUT)
  • Technical Practices
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specfications, etc. (includes bluepring reading)
  • Knoweldge of Materials
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

The U.S. Coast Guard system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA/JOB ELEMENT statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, it is important to support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
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Benefits and Other Info

The Coast Guard offers excellent benefits. For information pertaining to our benefits, visit Coast Guard Civilian Careers

In addition, a newly appointed Federal civilian employee, or Federal civilian employee appointed after a break in service of 90 days or more may receive service credit for prior non-Federal civilian work experience, or experience in a uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. For more information, visit Providing Credit for Annual Leave

You should also visit Working for the Federal Government

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.

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.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

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 Karla Brown, 410-636-3593. Decisions on grantingreasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

How To Apply

Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 EST on the closing date of the announcement. There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application

Responses to on-line core questions
Responses to on-line self-assessment
Supporting documents, if requested

High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may eliminate or impact your consideration.

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date. You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, excluding Federal holidays.

If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" which indicates the type of discharge you received, or other proof of eligibility, as well as an SF-15, "Application for 10-point veteran preference", plus the proof required by that form.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85. We require documentation to support CTAP or ICTAP eligibility at the time of application.

Individuals who are eligible under Executive Order 13473 for noncompetitive appointment of certain military spouses must submit proof of eligibility at the time of application. Proof of Eligibility Information

All documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must indicate the vacancy announcement number on the documents. A fax coversheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The documents may also be mailed to the following address: (Jobs) U.S. Coast Guard, Ofc of Civ Pers, CG-1211NE,
2401, Hawkins Point Road, Bldg 1, Mail Stop 4, Baltimore, MD 21226.

USCG Applicant Support

Phone: 866-656-6830

Fax: 000-000-0000

Email: mgshelp@monster.com

Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard

2401 Hawkins Pt. Rd.

Bldg 1, Mail Stop 4

Baltimore, MD 21226

Fax: 000-000-0000

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. To check your application status for this job, please go to My USAJOBS , input your User ID and password, and select "Track your online job Applications".

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