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Regimental Operations OfficerUS Department of Transportation - Kings Point, NY
posted 30+ days ago



    This position is located in Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Regimental Affairs (Commandant of Midshipmen,) United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Maritime Administration (MARAD).

    This position is established as Regimental Officer and is responsible for the developmental planning, execution, and assessment of training pertaining to the Regiment of Midshipmen. The employee is responsible for oversight and supervision of the Academy's Regimental Operation programs.


    As a Regimental Operations Officer, you will

    • Be responsible for planning, prioritizing, and assigning work; collaborating with peers and subordinates to assure effective advisory services; and otherwise ensuring continuous progress toward stated goals. Develop the Regiment’s annual training budget, including training for commissioned USMS officers on the staff. Develop and maintain materials to provide briefings to external agencies on the Regimental Program. Work with the Regimental Management Team to maintain Academy publications, revising when necessary, and ensuring their accuracy and relevance.
    • Instruct, counsel, train, discipline, and evaluate midshipmen leaders who are serving in senior command. Plan and coordinate the execution of all non-athletic Regimental movements to locations outside the Academy. Liaise with the four other federal Service Academies, and with state military and maritime academies regarding leadership development and honor training.
    • Develop, administers, oversee, document, coordinate, and assess the Regimental Training Program. Provide oversight of the USMMA Honor Program, including input in selecting and training the permanent members of the regiment’s Honor Board. Develop and maintain materials to provide briefings to external agencies on the Regimental Program.
    • Be responsible for the development, planning, execution, and assessment of training. Has direct supervisory responsibility for several commissioned Tactical Officers and Command Duty Officers (CDO’s). Supervise the Plebe Indoctrination Program. Supervise the Academy’s Drill and Ceremonies Program. Exercise delegated responsibility for position management; selection and assignment of subordinates; performance evaluation; employee training and development; employee recognition; management-employee communications; leave administration; constructive discipline; and equal employment opportunity.
    • Develop comprehensive lists of relevant metrics used to measure Regimental and individual performance. Administer the performance system within the Regiment. Work with the Regimental Management Team to maintain Academy publications, revising when necessary, and ensuring their accuracy and relevance

    The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and mid to senior level professional possessing integrity, stamina, and ingenuity, and capable of adjusting to various work environments, physical demands, and schedules. The individual must be customer service oriented, with unique skills to supervise/manage, develop, plan, execute, and assess a regimental type training program, preferably on a college/university campus or military installation.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify.
    • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
    • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
    • This is an Excepted Service position.


    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: You will be required to complete a background/security investigation and meet preliminary requirements prior to ; This information will be listed under conditions of employment.


    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

    For the GS-13, to qualify, your experience should include at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

    • Experience in the planning, prioritizing, and assigning work; collaborating with peers and subordinated to assure effective advisory services; ensures continuous progress toward stated goals.
    • Experience exercising direct supervisory responsibility.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (, 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.

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    Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    Additional information

    The Mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is to educate and graduate licensed merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America’s marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war.

    The person selected for this position will be appointed an officer in the United States Maritime Service (USMS) and will be required to purchase and wear a USMS uniform while performing their duties.

    The position is not Telework eligible due to the requirements that the employee is to be on duty within the confines of the academy overseeing regimental elements of non-academic student life.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements.

    All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration.

    Ultimately, the Automated Staffing Office is responsible for determining an applicant's eligibility. Please ensure that your resume provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy.

    The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying. Please review each of the following sections to determine which, if any, additional documents you need to provide with your application.

    VETERANS: Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility. it need not be official.

    • If you are applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214.
    • If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. An SF-15 is desired, but not required.
    • If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) (#veoa), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214, which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

    STATUS APPLICANTS: If seeking eligibility consideration as status/agency/DOT employee, you must provide proof of eligibility in the form of an SF-50. Your SF-50 must verify the highest grade held competitively, full performance level of position, and eligibility as a status applicant. Please do not submit an Award SF-50, as these are often incomplete and do not verify grade or status eligibility.

    NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.

    DISPLACED EMPLOYEES: If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents:

    • your most recent performance appraisal,
    • the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and
    • your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.

    Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


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