Supervisory Program Manager (Natural Resource Damage Claims) GS-0340-15
The position serves as Chief of the Natural Resource Damage Claims Division, with overall responsibilities for managing the overall operation of the NPFC's Natural Resource Damage Claims Division, providing day-to-day supervision over the Division's staff, establishing policies for implementing the natural resource damage (NRD) and subsistence use claims provisions of the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), and executing authority to pay NRD and subsistence use claims against the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) as delegated by the Director, NPFC. This position is responsible for implementing sound operating procedures consistent with OPA and the OPA claims regulations, as well as internal controls that accurately account for all income, receivables, and spending from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.Followed with bullets: Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.Typical work assignments include:• Providing day-to-day leadership, supervision, and guidance to Division staff• Reviewing and approves Interagency Agreements (IAA) with federal trustees that obligate funds from the OSLTF for initial assessment activities (INRDA)• Reviewing determinations to pay or deny NRD and subsistence use claims• Serving as an approving authority for the obligation and expenditure of INRDA funds and payment of NRD and lost subsistence use claims• Reviewing requests for reconsideration of determinations• Establishing, implementing, and overseeing policies and procedures for providing INRDA funding and adjudicating NRD and subsistence use claims under OPA Analyzes and resolves extremely complex and difficult questions involving natural resource and subsistence use damages under OPA• Providing authoritative advice, guidance, and assistance to senior USCG leaders on all matters related to NRD and subsistence use claims, which can include confidential and sensitive matters that significantly affect the administration and ·resources of the OSLTF• Analyzing legislative proposals concerning NRD and subsistence use claims and develops and recommends legislative, regulatory, and/ or policy changes concerning NRD and subsistence use claims• Developing and maintains standards and procedures to adjudicate NRD and subsistence use claims presented to the OSLTF• Performing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including approving or disapproving leave requests, establishing guidelines and performance expectations for the staff members that are communicated through the formal employee performance management system.
To qualify for the GS-15: Applicant must possess at least 1 year of specialized experience at the next lowest grade level (GS-14) equivalent to experience gained 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 includes: providing technical information/ guidance to Division staff regarding NRD and subsistence use claims to claims managers; assuring uniform and proper application of OPA requirements, and directs formulation of new requirements to address new developments; developing responses to congressional inquiries associated with claim issues; entering into IAAs with federal trustees that obligate OSLTF funds for initial natural resource damage assessment activities and pay trustee costs incurred under such agreements in accordance with OPA; receiving claims for NRD and lost subsistence use of natural resources; supervising employee; and paying or denying claims, in whole or in part, for NRD and lost subsistence use of natural resources in accordance with OPA, established procedures, and policies adopted by the Director. 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. See Required Documents section for detail.FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment. All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Certain investigation levels may automatically require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been met. For those positions that do not automatically require a credit check, it may later be required if the initial investigation surfaces a potential issue. Visit: OPM MythbusterDHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities at click hereRecruitment incentives may be authorized. Moving expenses will not be paid.This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6262. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
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