Command Center Watchstander Job in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Vacancy No. 18-1969-WE-KF-M Department U.S. Coast Guard
Salary $61,218.00 to $79,586.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/11/2018 Close Date 8/12/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 07/11/2018 to 08/12/2018

  • Salary

    $61,218 to $79,586 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - This is a full-time position.

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - This is a permanent appointment.


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Relocation/PCS is not authorized.

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  • Duties



    Apply for this exciting position to support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

    For over two centuries the USCG has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S Coast Guard, District 11, Sector San Francisco, Command Center, San Francisco, CA.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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    The incumbent will serve as a Coast Guard Sector Command Center (SCC) Operations Unit Watch stander, responsible for maintaining information management, situational awareness, and command and control over all Coast Guard operations in the Sector area of responsibility.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments 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 Coast Guard assets in all maritime law enforcement operations within the Sector AOR.
    • Maintaining command and control of Coast Guard assets conducting Ports Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS) missions, including those accomplished by other government agencies (OGAs).
    • Analyzing and disseminating a variety of nautical data such as current, tides, weather.
    • Interacting with federal, state, and local government agencies while coordinating response to SAR, Law Enforcement, PWCS, Marine Environmental Response (MER), and other Coast Guard missions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Merit Promotion, Status Candidates, Current Federal Employees, Former Federal Employees, Overseas Employees, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% Disabled, Schedule A, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, Americorps, Vista

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