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    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard, Eighth Coast Guard District, Sector New Orleans, Marine Safety Unit Houma, in Lafayette, LA.

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    The selectee will serve as a Marine Inspector, responsible for providing technical expertise and leadership in the enforcement of marine safety, vessel inspection, pollution prevention, vessel manning, regulations, treaties, and international conventions.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    • Conducting reviews of vessel's plans, safety management systems and operating systems to determine compliance with regulations and applicable standards.
    • Determining that vessels being inspected have the proper documents and certificates on board and in effect.
    • Ensuring the required inspection documentation is prepared and appropriate orders drafted specifying required changes, repairs or operational limitations for the vessel and its equipment.
    • Identifying hazardous conditions, notes violations of accepted vessel specifications and operational technology, and prescribes acceptable methods of correction.
    • Conducting complete vessel examinations under the treaty requirements of the SOLAS or other international conventions, or U.S. unilateral regulations.
    • Developing, reviewing, updating, and maintaining unit plans, instructions, policies and guidance as well as ensuring compliance with Department of Homeland Security.
    • Conducting marine inspections on-the-job training as a verifying officer.
    • Consulting and serving as liaison to subunits, industry safety Coordinators, and other governmental agencies.
    • Inspecting vessel hulls, including the hull envelope, internal structural members, protrusions, fittings, appendages, special tanks and special use structure.
    • Inspecting vessel machinery, including propulsion equipment, control machinery, auxiliary machinery, special deck, vessel pumping equipment, damage and fire control machinery, electrical and power general systems.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588598700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.