Homeland Security Careers – Marine Inspector

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Job Description:

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Sector Virginia, Prevention Department (Inspections), Norfolk, VA.

In the position, you will be responsible for the implementation of the unit’s Marine Inspector qualification program, and serves as a subject matter expert providing technical expertise and training leadership in the compliance duties of marine safety, vessel inspection, pollution prevention and vessel manning laws, regulations, treaties, and international conventions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Instructing on, conducting all inspections required concerning vessel navigation, intra-vessel communications, and alarm, lifesaving, firefighting, and pollution prevention systems.
  • Conducting technical reviews of vessel’s plans, safety management systems, operating systems, vessel and crew documentation and certificates to determine compliance with regulations and applicable standards.
  • Working with Marine Inspector Training Officer (MITO) to make qualifications recommendations to unit’s Marine Inspector/Port State Control Officer (MI/PSCO) certification authority after verifications of completion of relevant Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS), industry orientation/indoctrination and other mandatory prerequisite training.
  • Providing recommendations to the MITO on training/qualification lessons learned, policy and procedure updates or changes, and other training/qualification processes
  • Serving as unit’s expert to develop in-house training, on the job training and qualification processes, as well as co-chair of unit’s marine inspection qualification board.
  • Serving as the inspection team leader or specialty team leader (e.g. machinery, hull), in instances of extremely complex or large domestic vessel inspection projects.

Job Requirements:

  • Applicant is required to meet the physical requirements of the position.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • The position requires a valid state driver’s license.

Qualification & Experience:

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, or abilities 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 technical expertise and training to new inspectors, providing input to program planning, and assisting on special more complex projects (ex.- inspections of foreign flagged vessels under the Port State Control program). Developing strategies to train staff through both written and oral examinations. Conducting and/or serving as a lead inspector on marine inspections for a variety of vessels (i.e., passenger, commercial, freight, towing vessels determining compliance with US and International laws). Preparing, drafting and delivering briefings, technical analyses and Marine Inspector qualification presentations.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Norfolk, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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