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Job opening: Command Center Watchstander, GS-0301-11

Salary: $80 006 - 104 005 per year
City: Detroit
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard, District 9, Sector Detroit in Detroit, Michigan.


The position serves as a Coast Guard Sector Command Center (SCC) Operations Unit Watchstander, responsible for maintaining information management, situational awareness, and command and control over all Coast Guard operations in the Sector area of responsibility.  Stands duty in the SCC serving as the direct representative of the Sector Commander, and provides mentoring and training to other SCC watchstanders.Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The applicant is subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Applicant is required to meet the physical requirements of the position.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • Unofficial transcripts required at the time of application.


GS-11 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal sector.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience include:  Overseeing and monitoring the Sector's response to Search and Rescue (SAR) cases in order to minimize loss of life and property at sea; Developing search action plans while investigating and coordinating ongoing activities and operations within the Area of Responsibility (AOR); Providing command and control over assets in maritime law enforcement operations within the Sector AOR; Overseeing responses to reported marine casualties, ensuring proper notification, response, and documentation procedures are executed within SCC responsibilities; Analyzing and disseminating a variety of nautical data such as current, tides, weather, and interacting with federal, state, and local government agencies while coordinating response to SAR, Law Enforcement, Ports Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS), Marine Environmental Response (MER). ORat least one of the following if using education to qualify at this grade level:(A) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degreeOR(B) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if relatedOR(C) A combination of specialized experience equivalent to the CG-09 level in or related to the work of this position AND education graduate level education that provides the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position and experience.  Experience and education combination 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.National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):  Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here


  • Address United States Coast Guard 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE STOP 7120 Washington, District of Columbia 20593-7120 United States
  • Name: USCG Applicant Support
  • Phone: 866-656-6830
  • Email: [email protected]


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