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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Jan. 25, 2021

Reservists: New opportunities available

New reserve voluntary opportunities are available through the the parental leave program.

The U.S. Coast Guard surge staffing section (SSS) of the personnel services division (PSD) provides reservists opportunities to fill-in for active duty members who are on parental leave.

If you’re interested in the below opportunities, apply using the Mobilization Resume hyperlink in Direct Access, using the request and requirement numbers listed next to each position shown below.A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot response boat-medium boat crew assisted three people aboard a 50-foot white sport fisher vessel, Legasea, taking on water, Saturday, approximately 5 miles south of Tavernier, Jan. 2, 2020. The crew used a dewatering pump to remove the water, identify the source of flooding, and escorted the vessel to the Postcard Inn in Islamorada. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.)

Officer opportunities

March 10, 2021 – June 12, 2021 
Sector Miami Incident Management Division (IMD)
Rank: O-3
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008172-10001

March 22, 2021 – July 19, 2021 
Sector St. Petersburg 
Rank: O-2 – O-4
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008173-10001

Operations Specialist or Officer specific

ASAP – April 21, 2021
District 17 Command Center (DRMC)
Rate/Rank: OS2 – OSC or O-1 – O-2
 Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008001-10001

April 11, 2021 – August 8, 2021
Sector Key West
Rate/Rank: OS3 – OS1
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008145-10001


ASAP – May 14, 2021
Air Station Savannah
Rate/Rank: SK3 – SK2
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008017-10002

Feb. 5, 2021 – Jun. 6, 2021 
Marine Safety and Security Team (MSST) New Orleans 
Rate/Rank: SK3 – SK1, or any rate with desired skills
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008092-10001

March 1, 2021 – June 28, 2021 
Training Center (TRACEN) Cape May 
Rate/Rank: SKC, SKCS, SKCM, F&S (2-4)
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008143-10001


ASAP – March 31 
Sector Northern New England 
Rate/Rank: YN3 – YN2
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10007853-10001

April 17, 2021 – Aug. 12, 2021 
In support of Aviating Training Center (ATC) Mobile 
Rate/Rank: YN1 – YNC 
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10007991-10002

April 18, 2021 – Aug. 12, 2021 
Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS)
Rate/Rank: YN2 – YN1
Direct Access request/requirement number: 10008162-10001

These positions are not teleworking positions and will require travel to the unit of assignment. 

Additional information can be found in DA under the Mobilization request number provided. 

If a start date has passed but the position is still showing open in DA, it is still open for volunteers. If interested, please apply.

Help guide and webinars with instructions on how to use Mobilization in Direct Access are located here: