Historian, US Coast Guard

United States Coast Guard

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: April 22, 2016

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian – Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, Vice Commandant, Director of Governmental & Public Affairs, Office of External Outreach and Heritage, in Washington, DC.


The incumbent will serves a Historian for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Authoring historical materials; independently developing historical research studies and projects; writing historical materials for publication.
  • Directing historical research projects with office staff for dissemination and publication.
  • Responding to inquiries from the public, government agencies, and Coast Guard personnel related to historical matters, including Freedom of Information Act inquiries; researching and developing responses as required.
  • Encouraging the study of Coast Guard history by developing contact with the general public, via social media, television, print and radio media, the historical/academic communities, museums, veterans associations, the Coast Guard community and other federal agencies to gather research material and disseminate Coast Guard historical information.
  • Making informed decisions to determine which documents, audio and visual material, as well as drawings, plans and blueprints should be transferred to the permanent custody of the national Archives and Records Administration or should remain in the Historian’s office collection.
  • Conducting oral history interviews of individuals important to Coast Guard history and preparing background material and research for speeches.

Occasional travel is required.

For more info, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/435420300

Posted: April 12, 2016