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Job ID: 100257
Location: USA
Salary: $35,945 – $36,942 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: Military Sealift Command
Contact: Civmar Support Center
Address: 6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 877-JOBS-MSC

Job Description
Announcement #: 05-332-01EX

Title, Series, Grade (Code)
Pumpman WM-9955-15 (332)

Base Salary: $35,945 – $36,942 Per annum

Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-

Conditional Opening: 13 June 2005, with periodic cut-offs

Location: MSC Vessels Worldwide

Who May Apply:
Open to all qualified United States Citizens.

Duties: The Pumpman performs all work necessary for the safe and proper operation of the liquid cargo transfer system. This includes but is not limited to; liquid cargo transfer pumps, liquid cargo stripping pumps, liquid cargo coalesces and separators, strainers, filters, associated piping, valves, fittings, and deck machinery directly related to the transfer of liquid cargo. The Pumpman is responsible for performing routine required maintenance, repairs, SAMM; Condition based monitoring repairs and maintenance actions. These activities include but are not limited to; correcting leaks, packing valves, greasing fittings, glands, bearings and reach rods. The incumbent shall be fully capable of overhauling, repairing and rebuilding valves, pumps, reach rods, packing glands and stuffing tubes. The incumbent is required to be proficient in the performance of shipboard engineering casualty drills, fire drills, and collision drills, performing all duties as assigned. The incumbent must have the ability to perform assigned duties and carry out instructions safely and efficiently. The incumbent must take the initiative to perform emergency duties without specific orders or instructions. The Pumpman shall have a complete knowledge of MSC safety policies and practices, specifically including handling of flammable/dangerous liquids and confined space entry procedures, as well as the MSC Lockout/Tag-out program and policies. Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States Citizen, minimum age of 18; possess a current U. S. Passport within seven 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: Pumpman or Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) any rating. Also must hold the endorsement of Tankerman Assistant or higher on the Merchant Mariners Document. Note: If you are requesting 10-point preference, you must provide DD-214 Certificate of Discharge and the SF-15 Application for 10-Point preference and supporting documentation. 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 (KSA’s) 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. Knowledge and ability to operate, maintain, repair liquid cargo, and ballast systems and associated equipment. 2. Ability to use hand tools, measuring instruments to maintain and repair pump room equipment. 3. Knowledge and ability to use, read, and effectively interpret technical manuals and blue prints. 4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. To earn the highest rating possible, it is your responsibility to submit detailed information in response to the KSA’s 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. 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.

How to Apply: ALL documents MUST be POSTMARKED by the cut-off or closing date of this announcement. 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
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
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 (at, DD-214’s Member Copy-4, or VA Certificate verifying disability). Additional information on Veterans’ Preference is available at

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 or call our toll free Recruitment hotline at 877-JOBS-MSC (1-877-562-7672). Please also visit our website at

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 (U.S. Code, title 18, section 1001), or other disciplinary action.).

MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 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, 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 call our CIVMAR Support Center at the above number and refer to the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.
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