Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee announces vacancy, seeks applicants

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies.

The Coast Guard will consider applicants with a background in finance or accounting for one position that will become vacant September 30. To be considered, applicants:

  • Must have been recommended to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security by a unanimous vote of the other members of the committee
  • May be appointed without regard to the requirement that each member has five years of practical experience in maritime operations

To be eligible, applicants should have particular expertise, knowledge and experience regarding the regulations and policies on the pilotage vessels on the Great Lakes and at least five years of practical experience in maritime operations.

The application period is open until the vacancy is filled. Anyone who submitted an applicant to the original solicitation in March need not reapply.

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee 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:


Fax: (202) 372-8387 ATTN: Mr. Rajiv Khandpur

Mail: Commandant (CG-WWM-2), U.S. Coast Guard
Attention: Mr. Rajiv Khandpur, Designated Federal Officer
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Stop 7509
Washington, DC 20593-7509

For details, view the Federal Register notice here.

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