5/18/2018: Navigation Safety Advisory Council vacancies

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, through the commandant of the Coast Guard, on matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety; and aids to navigation systems.

Completed applications should be submitted to the Coast Guard on or before July 17, 2018.

The Coast Guard will consider applications for seven positions that will be vacant on Nov. 4, 2018, in the following membership categories only:

a. Commercial vessel owners and operators
b. Professional mariners

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the Navigation Safety Advisory Council that also identifies which membership category the applicant is applying under, along with a resume detailing the applicant’s experience via one of the following methods:

By Email:
George.H.Detweiler@uscg.mil (preferred)
Subject line: The Navigation Safety Advisory Council

By Fax:
202-372-1991, ATTN: Mr. George Detweiler, Alternate Designated Federal Officer

By Mail:
Commandant (CG-NAV-2)/NAVSAC
Attn: Mr. George Detweiler, Alternate Designated Federal Officer
2703 Martin Luther King Avenue SE, STOP 7418
Washington, DC 20593-7418

The Navigation Safety Advisory Council normally meets twice a year. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government. The only exception to this policy is when attending the Navigation Safety Advisory Council meetings members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem in accordance with federal travel regulations.

Each member will be appointed to represent the viewpoints and interests of one of the groups or organizations, and at least one member will be appointed to represent each membership category. All members serve as representatives and are not Special Government Employees as defined in Section 202(a), Title 18, U.S.C.

To be eligible, you should have experience in one of the categories listed above. Members serve terms of office of up to three (3) years. Members may be considered to serve up to two (2) consecutive terms.

For more information, review the Federal Register Notice, or contact Mr. George Detweiler, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Navigation Safety Advisory Council at 202-372-1566 or by email at George.H.Detweiler@uscg.mil.

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