SUBJ:  SOLICITATION FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SUPPORT THE COAST GUARD NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE TASK FORCE

Volunteer Community Service, DHS Directive 254-01
1. The Coast Guard will host an exhibit at the National Scout Jamboree (NSJ), which will be held 21–30 July 2021 at the Bechtel Summit Reserve in Beckley, West Virginia. This high-visibility event presents a great opportunity for the Coast Guard to educate and inform a target audience of future leaders from around the nation about the missions and objectives of our Service. The NSJ brings together male and female Scouts, co-ed contingents of Venturers and Sea Scouts, and adult leaders for training and outdoor adventures and experiences. Scout attendance is expected to exceed 40,000, with an additional 10,000 day visitors. During previous Jamborees, the Coast Guard’s exhibit required 80–100 volunteers. This cadre was comprised of active duty, Reserve, auxiliary, civilian, and retired personnel.
2. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a joint task force, working directly with members of the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and the National Guard in a Department of Defense exercise environment. Interested volunteers have the opportunity to complete portions of their Incident Command System Personal Qualifications Standards.
3. Volunteers are needed immediately to fill various leadership, liaison, and staff positions.

For more information please read the BSA2021JamboreeVolunteerRequest.

SUBJ:  Request 2019-027 for one member to liaison with Sector Delaware Bay Command Center concerning derelict boats.

  1. Description of Duties: Liaison between the Command Center and D5North Aux about derelict boats. Ask D5North members to help find derelict boats and report to you. You will submit pictures to the Command Center of the derelict boats and all information that D5 North AUX provide you. You may liaison in person, by email, OR by phone. Basically, you will be the one point of contact between Sector Delaware Bay Command Center and D5North Aux.
  2. Skillset/Competency Needed: Knowledgeable in prevention. Knowledge of the Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area.
  3. Timeline Needed: Ongoing job. Needed ASAP.
    Sector Delaware Bay
    1 Washington Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
  4. Point of Contact:
    CWO Dan Capestany
    Daniel.A.Capestany@uscg.mil
  5. Number of Aux requested: 1

If interested in this position, please email CWO Dan Capestany.

Posted 6DEC2019

SUBJ: Request 2019-026 for watchstanding at Air Station Atlantic City

Request 2019-026 for watchstanding at Air Station Atlantic City. This request is a long-standing request, meaning that we need the member to come in at least once a week for several months / years. Basically, this job can be a temporary job or a permanent job depending on what is good for the member volunteering.

  1. Description of Duties: Stand watch during the day. Monitoring flight schedule, manning the phone/radio (comms watch). Coordinating initial response to Search and Rescue (SAR) launch.
  2. Skillset/Competency Needed: Proficient on phones/radio. Familiar with Search and Rescue. Station will train if needed. Member will need a secret clearance, which they can apply for through us.
  3. Timeline Needed: Monday – Friday. Basically, pick one of these days and stick with it. You can work one day or more a week.
    0800-1500
    Air Station Atlantic City
    William J. Hughes Technical Center
    Building #350
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
  4. Point of Contact:
    LT Tyler Bittner
    Tyler.J.Bittner@uscg.mil
  5. Number of Aux requested: 1-3

If interested in this position, please email LT Bittner.

Posted 6DEC2019

Miss cooking for your kids? We have the perfect opportunity for you.

The Auxiliary Food Services program is looking for members interested in cooking to be trained and qualified to serve at local Coast Guard stations, at CG Change of Commands, VIP events and aboard cutters in their galleys as the need arises. The Coast Guard is short personnel and the Auxiliary is being asked frequently to assist.

The program began post 9/11 in 1st Southern to support the Gold side. In 2006, AUXCHEF was officially established as a National program and 5th Southern took the lead in developing the program. In 2013, the name was changed to AUXFS

Training consists of 20-22 hours of classroom, hands on practical training and PQS completion within 1 year. A health screening form, a Hep. A shot and booster. This can be provided at a CG health clinic.

Current SOP requires completed Core Training, Annual Sanitation Training and Intro to Risk Management. Effective 2020, AUXFS will be required to complete 12 hours of support to USCG units.

Upcoming classes:

January 18, 2020 at Sector Delaware Bay 0800 – 1800

Classes will take place on Saturday only, once this is completed you will need to work with a station to complete your PQS signoffs. ODU’s required for Saturday.

If you are interested, please fill out the AUXFS class registration – SDB and send it to Noreen Schifini, DSO-FS at Schifiniuscgaux@aol.com.

Posted 6DEC2019

Subj: AUXILIARY SUPPORT FOR ANT PHILADELPHIA

Description: The Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) in Philadelphia, PA is seeking Auxiliary volunteers to provide operational and administrative support for team operations in the following areas:

  • Administrative and maintenance support for rescue and survival systems
  • Support for routine servicing of aids to navigation (ATON)
  • Response to reports regarding aids that are not watching properly
  • Participating as a boat crew member aboard specialized ANT work boats
  • Basic engineering, maintenance, and shop work

Qualifications, Skill Sets, and Competencies Needed:

  • Interested Auxiliarists should be prepared to participate in rigorous training programs under the tutelage of experienced, Command-designated USCG and Auxiliary personnel.
  • Auxiliarists must also be sufficiently computer literate to compose and answer emails, assist in making reports, and entering results of inspections in associated databases.
  • Only Auxiliarists with current boat crew or coxswain qualifications will be allowed to train for operational support missions aboard specialized work boats.
  • Qualification as an Auxiliary Assistant Aid Verifier (AUX-AV w/ PQS) and Advanced Coastal Navigation Specialist (AUX-ACN) is highly desirable but not required.
  • Participants in this program must be reasonably fit. To work in the field, they must be able to climb ladders, lift 40 pounds, and have a full range of movement in their extremities.

Number of Auxiliarists Requested: Three to four

Timeline Needed:

  • Volunteers can begin training almost immediately.
  • Again, this qualification involves an extensive training program. The duration of that training will vary for each individual based on prior experience and the time commitment that the Auxiliarist is willing to make.
  • Volunteers selected for this program should be prepared to commit to at least four days per month to their training and, later, work at the unit.
  • Coast Guard and Auxiliary trainers are prepared to make an extensive investment of time and effort to assist new volunteers in the qualification process. While unforeseen events happen to everyone, the normal expectation is that volunteers will participate in the program for at least two years after completion of training.

Point of Contact: The point of contact for interested Auxiliary volunteers is Tom Roberson at tomroberson@verizon.net.

We have a request for AUX support. Request 2019-19 – Linguist

  1. Description of Duties: Proficient in a foreign language and able to teach this language to the Active Duty. Any foreign language
  1. Skillset/ Competency Needed: Proficient in a foreign language and able to teach this language to the Active Duty.
  1. Timeline Needed: Start the end of September for several weeks to teach in Washington, DC – USCGHQ for one hour per week.
  1. Point of Contact: LCDR Donald Edmon, Donald.W.Edmon@uscg.mil
  1. Number of AUX requested: Several

Subject: Solicitation for Incident Command Post Augmentees           

 

1.  The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting Auxiliary volunteers from D5NR to augment active duty and reserve personnel during response operations requiring activation of the Sector Delaware Bay Incident Command Post (ICP).

2.  Auxiliarists selected for this duty must have completed all core training and must have a current, favorable PSI.  Those selected must agree to attend the Incident Management Auxiliary Support Team (IMAST) Basic Orientation Class and to complete ICS 200, 210, and 800 (online) as well as the Federal Cyber Awareness Challenge (online) within one (1) year, if they have not already done so. 

3.  Selectees should expect initial assignment to Check-In/Status Recorder duties working under the supervision of and with other Auxiliarists.  After successful participation in two (2) training or actual incidents, and completion of the IMAST Level 1 Team Member Position Qualification Standard (PQS), these Auxiliarists will be eligible for other ICP assignments for which they have Coast Guard or equivalent Auxiliary certification. 

4.  The people who manage these programs make every effort to coordinate well in advance for team member participation in scheduled exercises.  Although not a requirement for participation, Auxiliarists who wish to participate should have a candid conversation with any employer(s) concerned in order to resolve potential work conflicts that might arise in an unscheduled (emergency) activation scenario.

5.  Auxiliarists on this team will receive priority consideration for selection to attend Coast Guard ICS courses with open slots for D5NR Auxiliarists.  They will also have an opportunity to participate as equal partners in a management team charged with coordinating regional response and recovery from maritime disasters or assuring public safety during National Special Security Events (NSSE) such as the recent Democratic National Convention. Ultimately, the only lasting reward Auxiliarists who participate in this program can expect to receive will be the opportunity to work with some of the finest men and women who have ever donned a Coast Guard uniform.

6.  Interested Auxiliarists should apply by email to thomas.v.roberson@uscg.mil and include their name, employee identification number (EMPLID), and membership status (AP, IQ, BQ, AX, etc.). 

Subj:  SOLICITATION FOR AUXILIARY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SUPPORT FOR OPERATION ABOVEBOARD INFORMATION AWARENESS

 

USCG Sector Delaware Bay is seeking Auxiliary volunteers to support Operation ABOVEBOARD, a targeted enforcement operation to disrupt illegal charter operations.

Description: The summer months see a sharp increase in recreational boating traffic use of our nation’s waterways. This influx of vessel operators and their passengers varying degrees of knowledge of the laws governing passenger safety and licensing. As a result, many operators carrying passengers for hire do so without meeting important safety requirements, which pose a serious risk to the public. The first goal of Operation ABOVEBOARD is to educate boaters, and any paying passengers, by providing guidance on applicable laws before they head out on the water. Auxiliary support is requested to assist with developing visually appealing informational publications to increase awareness of regulations.

Number of Auxiliarists Requested:  Unlimited

Skill Sets and Competencies Needed:

  • Graphic design experience, any program

Time Commitment:

  • As requested leading up to the operation start date 27MAY19

Point of Contact:  The point of contacts for interested Auxiliary volunteers are LT Charles Taylor Charles.W.Taylor@uscg.mil and LTJG Hunter Stowes at Hunter.D.Stowes@uscg.mil

Downloadable version of this opportunity

Added 15 APR 2019

Subj:  SOLICITATION FOR AUXILLIARY GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST (GIS) SUPPORT – REQ 2019-012

USCG Sector Delaware Bay is seeking Auxiliary volunteers to provide periodic Geographical Information Specialist (GIS) support for a variety of projects.  While the current need is for Auxiliary support for the command center, it is anticipated that there will be a recurring need for GIS support throughout the Sector

Description:  Part-time Auxiliary volunteers are needed to provide periodic support for GIS projects throughout Sector Delaware Bay.

Number of Auxiliarists Requested:  Unlimited

Skill Sets and Competencies Needed:

  • Auxiliarists providing GIS support should be able to create custom GIS data (points/lines/polygons) in both .shp and .kml/kmz formats.
  • A background with ESRI, ARcGIS, ArcMap, and Google Earth software is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with CGOne network is highly desirable.

Time Commitment:

  • Most projects will require 2-4 hours of effort, depending upon the complexity of the project, augmentee proficiency, and other operations.
  • Participating Auxiliarists will have the option to decline specific GIS projects that they consider to be too complex for their skill sets and those that would require more time than they have available.

Point of Contact:  The point of contact for interested Auxiliary volunteers is LT Kieran Clayton at (215) 271-4865.

Downloadable copy of this request

Added 9 Apr 2019