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Small Craft Operator, WG-5786-12 Tug/Barge/LCM

Job ID: 106067
Location: USA Houghton, MI
Salary: 24.35 to 28.40 per Hour
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: DOI-NPS- Isle Royale National Park
Contact: Keith U. Butler
Houghton,MI, MI
Phone: 906-487-7155

Job Description
Job Title: Small Craft Operator, WG-5786-12
Department: Department of the Interior
Agency: National Park Service

SALARY RANGE: 24.35 to 28.40 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: 01/22/13 to 12/02/13
SERIES & GRADE: WG-5786-12

DUTY LOCATIONS: 01 vacancy(s) - Isle Royale National Park, MI
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified United States Citizens.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid in accordance to Federal Travel Regulations.

No guaranteed home sale.

This a Permanent Full Time Seasonal Position Subject to Furlough (STF) for part of each year. The incumbent is guaranteed at least 26 weeks of employment each year, with the remainder subject to non-work, non-pay time. He/She may be authorized to work more each year, depending upon availability of funds. He/She is subject to non-work, non-pay time of up to 26 weeks each year. During periods of employment, the tour of duty is first 40. Evenings, Weekends, Holidays and overtime may be required.

• U.S. Citizenship Required
• Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
• Valid State Driver's License and TWIC Required
• Current USCG Issued License and MMC Required
Major Duties:
Serves as “Master of Towing Vessels” in command of the 325 BHP diesel powered, single screw, 45-foot, 35-ton tug boat vessel “Shelter Bay”. This vessel is used to tow two barges (110-foot construction barge and a 70-foot 34,300-gallon fuel barge) and their equipment across the open waters of Lake Superior (70 miles one-way trip) to various park locations in support of NPS operations. Also serves as a “Captain” of a military-built LCM landing craft, 650-horsepower, diesel powered, twin screw, 78-foot ocean-going vessel “Angelique” with a 60 gross ton carrying capacity.
Incumbent uses a comprehensive knowledge of the United States Coast Guard “Rules of the Road” and must apply the rules in a prudent and safe manner when at anchor, underway and in adverse sea and weather conditions. Incumbent plots courses or locates precise positions in the open water and skillfully anticipates the effect of wind and current change (set and drift) on the behavior and course of the boat. Interprets charts and uses extensive knowledge of bottom characteristics such as depth, bottom hazards, and special local coastal and island landmarks and hazards, to navigate around local waters, harbors, and navigational hazards. Interprets charts to determine vessel location in relation to the island and mainland, as well as to moving hazards such as large freighter/container/oil tankers during periods of fog, storms, and darkness.
Performs routine maintenance required to decks, hull, gasoline and diesel engines, winches, water pumps, 70-gallon water treatment system, compressors, generators, hydraulic pumps, reduction gears, crane and electronic equipment of tugboat, barges and landing craft. Ensures all vessels and equipment meet federal and state regulations for safety. Determines the need and extent of major vessel repairs and develops a cyclic maintenance program; prepares detailed technical specifications for contract repair and alterations during dry-docking including cost estimates. Certifies quantity and quality of contract work and stops work when situations warrant.
Performs construction and repairs on new and existing docks and existing marine facilities. This includes surveying, planning, dredging, carpentry, crane work and welding on docks constructed from metal bin-wall, wooden rock filled cribs and wood, plastic and metal floating docks.
Supervises the daily work of one Marine Maintenance Worker WG-4749-05 including maintenance schedules and priorities, leave use, performance evaluations, and all loading/unloading of fuel, supplies and materials.
Operates a 30-ton stationary lattice boom crane and associated attachments to load/off-load supplies, materials, equipment and vehicles, launch and recover small boats and transfer material to and from vehicles and for all aspects of dock construction. Incumbent is responsible for maintenance and inspection of the crane and associated attachments. Incumbent must be familiar with all OSHA hand signals and safe work practices for crane operation. Incumbent required to operate a 2-1/2-yard rubber tire front-end loader, 8-Ton capacity fork lift, 7.5 Ton Hydraulic Mobile Crane, 5–yard dump truck and one-quarter yard rubber tire loader-backhoe. Incumbent loads and off loads a wide variety of heavy equipment.

Area Information:
Isle Royale National Park is a large, remote and isolated island in northwestern Lake Superior. With numerous lakes and native wildlife such as moose and wolves, the park offers a superb setting for recreational opportunities such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, camping, fishing, hiking and more. Isle Royale is located approximately 70 miles north of the park's administrative headquarters in Houghton, MI. The incumbent will be duty stationed on the island and occupy government quarters. Rent will be paid by the incumbent based on OMB Circular 45 guidelines. Isle Royale is 99% federally-designated Wilderness with no roads, few telephones, no cellular coverage, limited amenities and limited opportunity to travel to the mainland. Internet access for personal business on government computers is permitted during non-business hours. Groceries and other supplies are delivered weekly or bi-weekly depending on incumbent's specific duty station on the island. To protect Isle Royale's fauna from disease and other maladies, pets are prohibited.
(1) JOB INFORMATION: announcement number, and title and grade of the job for which you are applying;
2) PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name, mailing address (with ZIP Code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code); last four of your social security number; country of citizenship; veterans preference; reinstatement eligibility (you must attach SF 50 for proof of your career or career conditional status.); and highest Federal civilian grade held (Also give job series and dates held.)
(3) WORK EXPERIENCE: Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job for which you are applying: (a) job title (include series and grade if Federal job), (b) duties and accomplishments, (c) employer's name and address, (d) supervisor's name and phone number; (e) salary, (f) starting and end dates (month and year). Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
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Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

1. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. You must provide a copy with your application package. Failure to provide will result in you being found not eligible for this position.
2. Applicants must possess a current United States Coast Guard issued 100 Ton Master of Towing Vessel License, Great Lakes-Inland Waters, and Radar Observer Endorsement. You must provide a copy of all documents with your application package. Failure to provide copies will result in you being found not eligible for this position.
3. Have a valid United States Coast Guard issued Merchant Mariner Credential with Tankerman (Person in Charge), Barge, Limited to Dangerous Liquid (DL) Cargoes endorsement or the ability to obtain based on USCG license requirements.
4. Applicant must possess a current Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC). You must provide a copy of all documents with your application package. Failure to provide copies will result in you being found not eligible for this position.
5. New employees of the Department of Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay.
6. Probationary Period: Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period or a two-year trial period, depending on the authority under which you are appointed.
7. NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
8. Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must complete and pass a US Department of Transportation Drug Test. This is a random drug testing position.
9. Government housing is required. The selectee will be required to pay rent for the housing unit.
10. Remote worksite allowance will be provided.
11. May be required to travel up to 12 nights per month.
12. Selectee will be required to complete a background investigation and have a favorable adjudication prior to entrance on duty.

The rater will not make assumptions, guess, or use personal knowledge about your experience or education in the rating process. The rater will use the written information that you provide in your application to verify your responses to the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. Therefore, you should provide detailed evidence and descriptions of your experience, training, education, awards, hobbies, self-development achievements, pertinent unpaid or volunteer work, and any other aspect of your background as it relates to the position. It is important that you indicate the diversity, level of difficulty, and complexity of your experience.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Tasks.
• Ability to do the work of Small Craft Operator without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN OUT)
• Possession of a USCG issued Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), required by vessel tonnage and type. (Selective Factor)
• Current and Valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and State Driver’s License. (Selective Factor)
• USCG Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsement - Tankerman (Person in Charge), Limited to Dangerous Liquid (DL) Cargoes. (Desired)
• Operation of Small Craft and/or Towing Vessels
• Navigation
• Equipment Operation and Maintenance
• Work Practices/Technical Practices
• Safety

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Other Information:
1.If you are entitled to Veterans’ Preference, you should indicate the type of Veteran’s preference you are claiming on your resume, and include you DD-214 that shows type of discharge (member 4 copy), Application for 10 point Veterans’ Preference Form, SF-15 with applicable supporting documentation indicated on the form.

You may direct any questions regarding the duties of this position to Keith Butler, Chief of Maintenance, Isle Royale National Park (906) 487-7155. Applications cannot not be sent to this office “SEE HOW TO APPLY”

All applications and documents must be referenced with announcement # MWRC-13-OC-0025 which is the Open Competitive announcement or # MWRC-13-MP-0026 which is the Merit Promotion announcement.

All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. This verification could occur at any stage of the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
Mailing Instructions:
Mail Complete Application to
National Park Service
Central Servicing Human Resources Office
Attn: MWRC-12-OC-0166
601 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102

Fax your documents to 1-402-661-1985
Attn: MWRC-12-OC-00-0025 or MWRC-13-MP-0026

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS. Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.
The following documents are required:
1. Resume or application
2. Copy of your US Coast Guard issued license and Merchant Mariner's Credential
3. Copy of your current Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
4. Copy of your current/valid State Driver's License
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