The Coast Guard announced the opening of the first installment of civilian Vacancy Announcements for the five new National Centers of Expertise (NCOE). These will be GS-12 and GS-13 positions. The centers will have four to a maximum of nine inspectors/ investigators attached; only two to three CG mildet.
The center employees are marine inspectors or investigators fully engaged in their primary inspections / investigations assignments who will also train student inspectors, advise policy-makers, regulation developers or operational program managers on trends, best practices, leading indicators, problematic issues or other functional area concerns.
The five centers hiring are: Towing Vessel Center, Paducah, KY; Liquefied Gas Carrier Center, Port Arthur, TX; Outer Continental Shelf Center, Morgan City, LA; Vintage Vessel Center, Duluth, MN; and the Investigations Center, New Orleans, LA. The two additional centers presently manned to capacity and not hiring are the Cruise Ship Center and the Suspension& Revocation Center.
The primary purpose of these centers is to cultivate CG expertise in the functional areas of Inspections and Investigations. Employees are expected to have significant experience in the functional areas and connections to commercial, occupational and technical arenas. Applicants should have achieved advanced experience, and possess either licenses, advanced degrees or certificates and possess experience either through long-term work in the commercial sector, the CG inspections program or a combination of both.
Apply for these positions at www.usajobs.gov using key words: Maritime, Coast Guard. Check the CG Marine Safety Blog hosted by RDML James Watson to find out more exciting details of these positions at: http://cgmarinesafety.blogspot.com/2009/06/earn-up-to-six-figures-with-no-college_11.html