Naval architect position open at Coast Guard

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by CDBarry, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. CDBarry
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    A position for a senior naval architect is open at the Surface Forces Logistics Center, Engineering Services Division, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Branch, Baltimore, MD.

    There are two procedures to apply depending on your federal status:

    1) Current eligible federal employees, veterans and others with federal status:
    Merit Promotion: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/353832100

    To determine status eligibility see:
    http://www.uscg.mil/CIVILIANHR/staffing/docs/pdf/status_definitions_permanent.pdf

    2) Other U.S. citizens without federal status:
    Delegated Examining: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/353831100
     
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  2. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    So, who was this job description written for?

    It was not written to be posted ad hoc on the internet in the hopes of finding a real Naval Architect ....

    GS14? Somebody wrote themselves a promotion .....
     
  3. CDBarry
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    Remember that there are a lot of ship type NAs that look at this board because they are interested in boats but working on ships. It might be just the thing for one of our contributors from PSNS, for example, or Norfolk, BIW or along the Gulf.
     
  4. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    I guess you really do not understand GS14?
     
  5. dskira

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    GS 14 is a level in the US government job.
     
  6. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Obviously you don't. GS-14 is a pay grade in government (US) service (General Schedule). A GS-14 is $85k to $110k depending on which "step" you're at. There are a number of exceptions and modifications, but this is the jist of it.
     
  7. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    Salary range in the announcement is stated as $105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year.
     
  8. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    It's a decent salary for a position that appears to require little experience, only states minimum 1 year!
     
  9. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    PAR, quit trolling and apply yourself.

    This job is the equivalent of a LTC.

    The ONE YEAR experience you mention is at the GS13 level, that is the equivalent of Major.

    You will notice the fine print.

    "ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS IN ADDITION, applicants must have at least 1 full year of experience (equivalent to the GS-13 or higher level in the Federal service) planning, developing, coordinating and accomplishing large, complicated projects which require multiple manpower and funding, such as cutter design studies"

    Unless you work for the Government in that current job, how would you get the equivalent experience?
     
  10. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    They are trolling for the minimum number of applicants, so they can promote from within.
     
  11. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I didn't read the position announcement, but GS-14 at the highest step is $110, unless this just (what David saw) reflects the "locality pay adjustment" which in the DC area, is one of the higher areas in the country (somewhere in the neighborhood of 25% - 26%) which could account for the $137k. They'd be starting at the highest step, which doesn't seem reasonable with one year's experience. Was this ad written by a headhunter firm or the USCG?

    Nor did I make any mention of any of the job requirements, so take your attitude and stick it in a none speaking orifice El_Guero. You're the one that didn't understand the original post, again taking an opportunity to knock something and someone you don't know or understand (about the USA I presume), which is you usual approach. I don't understand you insistence at this disdain - why bother. The rest of us are her to offer help, but your posts seem continuously lased with contentious and disingenuous BS about how bad the USA is, usual because you don't understand something. Find a reasonable way to contribute without insult or go someplace else. I guess I'm still on your "Ignore List" . . . more BS from you I guess.
     
  12. FMS
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    Working as a NA for a major shipyard.
     
  13. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    How many 'Cutters' does the average NA work on in any major shipyard?
     
  14. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    2013 Federal salary ranges by locale are available at http://archive.opm.gov/oca/12tables/html/dcb.asp which is a US government website. The table which covers Baltimore, the location of the job in this thread is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2013/general-schedule/dcb.pdf
     

  15. DCockey
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    I interpret the use of "such as cutter design studies" as an example of the type of experience required, not an absolute requirement.

    "applicants must have at least 1 full year of experience (equivalent to the GS-13 or higher level in the Federal service) planning, developing, coordinating and accomplishing large, complicated projects which require multiple manpower and funding, ....." Anyone with at least 1 year of experience as described in the preceding extract from the requirements will have a significant number of years of relevant experience before they moved into a position where they gained the required experience.

    My understanding is Chris Barry, the original poster, works for the USCG in Baltimore as a naval architect.
     
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