Supports the Administrator in fulfilling MARAD’s responsibilities in connection with the acquisition, maintenance, disposition management of a reserve fleet of vessels for sealift support for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and Emergency Support Functions.
Formulates, oversees and manages policies and programs for the operation, maintenance and repair of Maritime Administration-owned or acquired ships.
Represents and speaks for the Maritime Administrator at professional meetings and at conferences with senior government, military, and industry officials, including representing MARAD in relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other foreign governments in the area of civil sealift support for military contingencies and other national emergencies.
Provides executive oversight and support through Senior Executive subordinates to oversee and manage MARAD’s statutory responsibilities in connection with the acquisition, operation, and management of vessels, and with the disposal and transfer of vessels. This includes the management and oversight of MARAD’s Federal and commercial strategic sealift programs. The AA also has statutory responsibilities for oversight of maritime workforce development and cadet at-sea training safety.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are the descriptions of the mandatory technical qualifications for this position. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet these technical qualifications.
TQ 1:Demonstrated executive level experience providing leadership and guidance on the application of U.S. laws and regulations in the operations (including ownership, costs, cargo capacity, management, and manning practices), shipping economics, ship management, corporate finance, marine insurance, and shipbuilding of U.S. commercial and government-owned- merchant fleets.
TQ 2:Demonstrated executive level experience leading negotiations and policy planning efforts with high-level officials from industry, labor, or government.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment (Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision). ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts (Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building). ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks (Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility). ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically (Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management). ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals (Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating).
FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.
As the DOT agency responsible for America's waterborne transportation system, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) is busy. At our core, we support the technical aspects of America's maritime transportation infrastructure -- things like ships and shipping, port and vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety. We promote the use of waterborne transportation and ensure that its infrastructure integrates seamlessly with other methods of transportation. MARAD also maintains a fleet of cargo ships in reserve to provide surge sealift during war and national emergencies and is responsible for disposing of ships in that fleet, as well as other non-combatant Government ships as they become obsolete.
Beyond that, we work hard to maintain the overall health of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Commercial mariners, vessels, and intermodal facilities are vital for supporting national security, and so the agency provides support and information for current mariners, extensive support for educating future mariners, and programs to educate America’s young people about the vital role of maritime operations in the lives of all Americans.
MARAD at a Glance
Missi...on: To foster, promote and develop the maritime industry of the United States to meet the nation’s economic and security needs.
Workforce: Approximately 800+ employees
Headquarters: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590