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Able Seaman

Job ID: 100069
Location: USA
Salary: $32,795 – $38,169 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: CIVMAR Support Center
Contact: Military Sealift Command
Address: 6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
USA
Phone: 877-JOBS-MSC
URL: http://www.maritimerecruiters.com
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Job Description
Announcement #: 05-162-04 EX
Able Seaman WM-9925-8 (162)
Base Salary: $32,795 – $38,169 Per annum
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: 07 October 2005 Open Continuously with periodic cut-offs
Location: MSC Vessels Worldwide
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified United States Citizens.
Duties: Able Seaman will work as a watch stander or day worker in the Deck Department. As a watch stander, you will stand wheel, anchor, and gangway watches as directed, maintaining alertness at all times. During a wheel watch, you must maintain a steady course, properly execute all rudder orders and communicate utilizing navigational terms relating to heading and steering. As a day worker, you will perform general maintenance, repair, sanitation and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas in the Deck Department. The incumbent performs maintenance such as chipping, scraping, soundings, priming, painting and/or cleaning of the ship’s hull, decks, superstructure, cargo gear, smoke stack, lifeboats, rescue boats and/or life rafts, and emergency and damage control gear. Responsible for learning the location and use of emergency equipment, lifesaving equipment, damage control equipment, and safety equipment. Able Seaman performs all operations connected with the launching of life saving equipment and makes security inspections of the ships. Also performs other duties within the scope of the position.
Minimum Requirements
Must be a United States Citizen, minimum age of 18, possess a current U. S. Passport within seven (7) months of expiration, and a current United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Document (USCG MMD) within ten months of expiration.
The following endorsement(s) are required:
AB – Special, Limited, Unlimited or Any unlicensed rating in the deck department including AB.
Must possess STCW 95 Certification with Ratings Forming Part of a Navagational Watch
(RFPNW) Note: If you are requesting a 10-point veteran preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Discharge (member copy 4) the SF-15 Application for 10-Point preference and a copy of your VA letter.
Evaluation Criteria: Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements described above will be further evaluated. Documented experience, education, training, and awards contained in the application package will be reviewed to determine the degree to which you possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are essential for successful job performance. A ranking determination will be conducted against the knowledges, skills and abilities to determine your qualifications as reflected by your responses to the following job related factors:
1. Ability to perform general maintenance and repair on deck equipment.
2. Knowledge of Seamanship
3. Knowledge of shipboard safety and firefighting equipment.
4. Knowledge of helm orders and underway bridge procedures.
5. Knowledge of cargo operations.
To earn the highest rating possible, it is your responsibility to submit detailed information in response to the KSAs listed above. Evaluations, ship assignments, awards, training, education, commercial experience, etc., will also be part of the rating and ranking process.
Employment Requirements:
MSC Civilian Mariner positions are subject to drug urinalysis testing, participation in vaccine immunization programs, require the candidate to pass a physical exam and obtain a security clearance. In addition to successfully completing the medical examination (arranged by MSC), a tuberculosis (TB) screening test is also required. TB screening is not provided at the MSC-arranged medical examination, but can usually be obtained from your personal medical provider or free at any local Public Health Clinic. If you have previously had a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER or REACTOR), another skin test is not required, but you must instead provide the Medical Department written proof that you have completed treatment with medicine (i.e. INH), or that you have started treatment with medicine, or that such treatment is not warranted as determined by competent medical authority. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an English Language Competency Test. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments, fails the physical examination, language competency test, drug local Public Health Clinic. If you have previously had a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER or REACTOR), another skin test is not required, but you must instead provide the Medical Department written proof that you have completed treatment with medicine (i.e. INH), or that you have started treatment with medicine, or that such treatment is not warranted as determined by competent medical authority. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an English Language Competency Test. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments, fails the physical examination, language competency test, drug test, lacks the certification requirements, or is unable to obtain a security clearance. MSC employees are required to participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments. MSC employees are required to attend and successfully complete all mandatory training courses, including Personal Survival, which requires the ability to float in the water for a minimum of 60 seconds.

How to Apply:
ALL documents MUST be POSTMARKED by the cut-off or closing date of
this announcement. Only applications received during the announced timeframe will be considered. Applications received before the opening date or after the closing date will not be processed. Candidates for this announcement must submit the following forms completed, signed and dated:
1. Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612) including social security number, US
Citizenship, veterans preference and previous federal employment. For forms visit
www.sealiftcommand.com.
2. Responses to the job-related factors (KSA’s) identified in Evaluation Criteria above
3. Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306), including Applicant’s Statement of Selective Service Registration Status. For Selective Service information, visit www.sss.gov.
4. A copy of the front and back of your current Merchants Mariners Document (MMD) with a minimum of ten months of validity, US Passport with at least seven months of validity, and licenses, certificates, etc.
5. If you are a current or prior federal government employee, you must include a Standard Form SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action that documents your government service.
6. If claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must provide supporting documentation (SF-15
Application for Preference, DD-214’s Member Copy-4, or VA Certificate verifying disability).
Additional information on Veterans’ Preference is available at www.opm.gov/veteran.
Late and/or incomplete applications will not be processed. We will not return or copy applications and supporting documents once submitted. Applicants should make copies before submitting documents.

How To Contact Us: Please send completed packages to:
Military Sealift Command, CIVMAR Support Center,
6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
If you have any questions, please email us at civmar@marinersupport.com or call our toll free
Recruitment hotline at 877-JOBS-MSC (1-877-562-7672). Please also visit our website at
www.sealiftcommand.com.
NOTE: FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR THIS
POSITION WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY. Federal job applicants who
make a false statement in any part of the application could be turned down for the job; fired after
beginning work; or subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
MILITARY SEALIFT
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Selection for this position will be made solely based on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. The agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Determinations of whether an accommodation is appropriate shall be made by the agency as soon as practicable, after the initial application process and shall be made with regard to all applicable statutes and regulations. If assistance is required to complete the application process, interested applicants should contact the CIVMAR Support Center at the above number and refer to the “How to Apply” section of this
 
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