USA Military Sealift Comman (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
$30,799 per Year
CIVMAR Support Center
Military Sealift Command
6353 Center Drive
Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
Who May Apply:
Open to all qualified United States Citizens who are currently not employed with Military Sealift Fleet
Support Command (MSFSC) as civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employees. Relocation expenses are not
authorized for this position.
Responsible for proper Supply Support functions. Follows procurement, receipt, storage, Quality
Assurance (QA) and expenditure procedures for all types of material (End Use BP-28 Material, Depot
Level Repairable (DLR), Sensitive Items, Mail, Fleet Freight, Personal Effects and Classified Material).
This includes proper material identification, handling, inventory management, warehousing, packaging,
and transportation. Procures all shipboard requirements using Government/Commercial sources, Defense
Reutilization and Marketing Offices (DRMO), Reuseable Residual Asset Management System (RRAMS),
and all DOD, DLA, GSA agencies. Ensures proper material identification for both Government and
commercial items using management data lists, allowance lists, load lists, technical manuals, parts lists,
Navy Logistics Library (NLL), Master index of APLs/AELs (MIAPL), HAYSTACK, and commercial off
the shelf technical research systems. Conducts inventories and maintains inventory stocking levels IAW
COMSCINST 4000.2 series. Maintains files, records, correspondence and reports for all types of material.
Assists with configuration validations; processes and updates Allowance Change Requests (ACRs), Fleet
COSAL Feedback Reports (FCFBRs) and Configuration Change Reports (CCRs). Assists with the
handling of Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) as directed. Responsible for the proper use of supply
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a United States Citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid:
1. U. S. Passport with a minimum of 7 months remaining of expiration date,
2. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD), or Merchant Mariner
Credential (MMC), with a minimum of 10 months remaining of expiration date.
3. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with a minimum of 10 months
remaining of expiration date.
4. Must have 1 year specialized experience. Specialized experience includes the administration of
supply operations, and performing receipt, issue, stowage and inventory of all types of material.
Experience must have been at any entry level position aboard a MSC vessel with successful
completion of Storekeeper Basic Course
• Military Storekeeper experience (E-4 or above)
• Equivalent experience obtained in other Government, Commercial, or Merchant Marine
Applicants who meet the Minimum Eligibility 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 to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. A rating determination will be
conducted against the knowledge, skills and abilities to determine your qualifications as reflected by your
responses to the following job related factors:
1. Knowledge of basic material identification processes for standard and non-standard stock
2. Knowledge of Inventory Management.
3. Knowledge and use of Supply automated programs.
Evaluations, awards, training, education, and related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience, etc.,
will also be part of the rating process.
Conditions of Employment
1. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis testing.
2. Able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.
3. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations (arranged by MSC) and maintain MSFSC medical
requirements. Participate in vaccine immunization; including 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.
4. 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.
5. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duty of this position worldwide at all times.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to work in shipboard environmental conditions, and wear protective
equipment worldwide at all times.
7. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an English Language Competency Test.
8. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments.
a. The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled
appointments, fails the physical examination, fails the language competency test, fails drug test, fails to disclose employment information, fails to report to the New Employee Orientation, or is unable to obtain a security clearance.
b. In case by case bases, an applicant who accepts a tentative offer of employment will be required to
provide a VA Rating Decisions and or Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled
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. MSFSC is not responsible
for obtaining documents to include in your package.
The following documents are required and are to be submitted in the following order:
1. A completed, signed and dated Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) to include
social security number, US Citizenship, veterans preference and previous federal employment. For forms
2. A completed, signed and dated Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306), including Applicant’s
Statement of Selective Service Registration Status, for forms visit www.sealiftcommand.com. For
Selective Service information, visit www.sss.gov. If you answered yes to Questions 9 and/or 11; or have
current or pending criminal charges and/or charges for any violation of law, court abstracts from the Clerk
of Courts are required.
3. A current United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD), front and back or
Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), all pages and front and back copy of the Transportation Worker
Identification Credential (TWIC) with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.
4. A front and back copy of your current United States Coast Guard license, and/or STCW certificate with
a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date, if applicable.
5. A current U. S. Passport with a minimum of seven months remaining of expiration date.
6. A copy of professional certificates as applicable for this position.
7. If you are a current federal employee, you must include a copy of your most recent Notice of Personnel
8. If you are a prior federal government employee, you must include a copy of your separation Notice of
Personnel Action (SF-50).
9. If you served in the U.S. Military Service, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Discharge
(DD214) that shows the type of discharge you received. This information is located under the “Character
of Service” block of your DD214. If you are claiming 10 points or higher veteran's preference, you must
provide supporting documentation such as, a completed Application for Preference (SF-15)
(http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf). Additional information on Veterans’ Preference is
available at www.opm.gov/veterans. You will also be required to provide a copy of the VA Rating
Decisions upon accepting the tentative offer of employment.
10. Resume. All resumes will include the following information, type written in Times New Roman, 12
pitch. (See template):
(a) Full name.
(b) Relevant work experience within the last 5 years including paid and non paid public or private
sector work experience related to the job for which applying.
(c) Colleges or universities name, city, and state (with zip code), major(s), type and year of any
degree received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours).
11. A narrative response to each of the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) will be provided. The
KSA responses must also be type written in Times New Roman, 12 pitch.
12. Last 5 years of Performance Evaluations (if available) and training certificates applicable to the
position you are applying to.
13. Job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments; for example, Military, Government or
recognized professional organizations related to the maritime field and performance awards. Submit
Failure to submit any required information to show that you meet the minimum qualifications as
outlined in the JOA will result in the applicant being found ineligible. Failure to provide a Resume
and or KSA’s as directed in the JOA will result in applicant being found ineligible.
All applications and supporting documents will become the property of MSFSC, and will not be returned
to the applicant once submitted. Applicants are encouraged to make copies of all documentation prior to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call our toll free Recruitment
hotline at 1-877-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 (U.S. Code, title 18, section 1001), or other disciplinary action.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department
of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for
retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or re-determined
annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under
section 8336(d)(1)or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense
may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD
Instruction 1404bb at www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.).”
YOU MAY NOT BE HIRED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT:
1. Previous Security Clearance Issues (intents to deny or the revocation of security clearances).
3. Previous felony convictions where actual time was served in jail for more than one year.
Any questions relative to this issue should be directed to the CIVMAR Support Center at 1-866-562-7672.
COMMAND IS AN
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race,
sex, religion, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions,
reprisal 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.