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Entry Level

Job ID: 106182
Location: USA Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Salary: $24,188 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Entry Level
Company: CIVMAR Support Center
Contact: Military Sealift Command
Phone: 1-877-JOBS-MSC

Job Description

Announcement #: 13-000-01EX
Title, Series,Grade (Code) Supply Utilityman(848), WM-9985-09, and Ordinary Seaman(W)(163), WM-9928-07
Base Salary: $24,188 Supply Utilityman and $24,994 Ordinary Seaman perannum
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: April 10, 2013 Closing Date Open continuously withperiodic cut-offs
Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified United States citizens who are not currently employed with Military Sealift Command (MSC) as civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employees. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Duties: The Supply Utilityman is an unlicensed entry grade member of the ship's Supply department crew. SU performs general hotel service work such as food handling and preparation,serving meals, busing tables and laundry. The SU is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of thestaterooms, bathrooms, passageways and common areas ofthe ship, and assisting the Chief Steward with dailyprovisions and manning underway replenishment rigs on allclasses of MSC civil service crewed ships. Performs otherduties as assigned. The Ordinary Seaman will perform and/or aid othercrewmembers in work pertaining to general maintenance,repair, sanitation, and upkeep of material, equipment, andareas that are the responsibility of the Deck Department.General maintenance consists of, but is not limited to:chipping, scaling, scraping, priming, painting, soundingand or cleaning of the ship’s hull, decks, superstructure,cargo gear, smokestack, rescue boats, lifeboats and orlife rafts, emergency and damage control gear. Further,the incumbent will become familiar with general nauticalterminology, boxing the compass, navigational runninglights, rules of the road, including day shapes, soundsignals and all distress signals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum EligibilityRequirements:

Must be a United States Citizen of at least 18 years ofage and possess and maintain a valid:
U. S. Passport with a minimum of 7 monthsremaining of expiration date,

Transportation Worker Identification Credential(TWIC) card with a minimum of 10 monthsremaining of expiration date.

United States Coast Guard (USCG) MerchantMariner’s Document (MMD), or Merchant MarinerCredential (MMC), with a minimum of 10 monthsremaining of expiration date with the followingendorsement(s): Ordinary Seaman, Wiper andSteward Department (FH).

Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirementsdescribed above will be further evaluated. Documented knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training,and awards contained in the application package andresume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degreeto which applicants possess the required knowledge,skills, and abilities listed below that are essential toperform the duties and responsibilities of the positionfor which applications are being considered.
Knowledge of general housekeeping, janitorial,
cleaning services and sanitation.

Knowledge of dining room service; formal and
informal settings.

Knowledge of basic receipt, stow, issue/breakout andinventory processing for subsistence items and stockmaterial

Ability to perform general maintenance and repair ondeck equipment.

Knowledge of shipboard safety, including lifesavingand firefighting equipment, methods, and techniques.

Knowledge of cargo operations, including such itemsas dry stores, munitions, petroleum products andhelicopter operations (VERTREP).

Ability to operate UNREP gear and equipment(winches, cranes, booms, Material Handling Equipment(MHE), etc.).

Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience,etc., will also be part of the rating process.
Conditions of Employment
CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysistesting.

Able to obtain and maintain security clearanceeligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.

Able to successfully pass the physical examinations(arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medicalrequirements. Participate in vaccine immunization;including a tuberculosis (TB) screening test is alsorequired. TB screening is not provided at the MSC-arranged medical examination, but can usually beobtained from your personal medical provider or free atany local public health clinic. If you have previouslyhad a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER orREACTOR), another skin test is not required. You mustinstead provide the medical department written proofthat 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.

Attend and successfully complete all mandatory trainingcourses, including personal survival, which requiresthe ability to float in the water for a minimum ofsixty (60) seconds

Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform theduties of this position worldwide at all times.

Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboardenvironment and wear protective equipment worldwide atall times.

Entry-level positions require candidates to pass anEnglish language competency test.

Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transferas the standard method of payroll payments.

Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writingthe English language.

The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded ifthe selectee fails to report to any of the scheduledappointments, fails the physical examination, fails thelanguage competency test, fails the drug test, fails todisclose employment information, fails to report to newemployee orientation, or is unable to obtain a securityclearance.

On a case-by-case basis, an applicant who accepts a3

How to Apply:
tentative offer of employment will be required toprovide a VA Rating Decisions and/or Office of Worker’sCompensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.
To begin the process you must submit an Information Request Form (IRF). Once submitted you will be able toaccess a link to download the application package.
All documents MUST be POSTMARKED by the cut-off orclosing date of this announcement. Only applicationsreceived during the announced timeframe will beconsidered. MSC is not responsible for obtainingdocuments to include in your package.
The following documents are required and are to besubmitted in the following order and can be downloadedonce an IRF is submitted. If you have already submittedan IRF, please contact the CIVMAR Support Center at 1­877-JOBS-MSC (1-877-562-7672) and they can provide you alink to download all required application forms.
A completed, signed and dated Optional Application forFederal Employment (OF-612) to include social securitynumber, U.S. citizenship, veterans preference andprevious federal employment.

A completed, signed and dated Declaration of FederalEmployment (OF-306), including Applicant’s Statementof Selective Service Registration status. ForSelective Service information, visit If you answered yes to questions 9 and/or 11; or havecurrent or pending criminal charges and/or charges forany violation of law, court abstracts from the Clerkof Courts are required.

A current United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD), front and back or Merchant Mariner’sCredential (MMC), all pages and front and back copy ofthe Transportation Worker Identification Credential(TWIC), front and back with a minimum of ten (10)months remaining of expiration date.

A front and back copy of your current United StatesCoast Guard license, and/or STCW certificate with aminimum of ten (10) months remaining of expirationdate, if applicable.

A current U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7)months remaining of expiration date,

A copy of professional certificates as applicable forthis position.

If you are a current federal government employee, youmust include a copy of your most recent Notice ofPersonnel Action (SF-50).

If you are a prior federal government employee, youmust include a copy of your separation Notice ofPersonnel Action (SF-50).

If you served in the U.S. military service, you mustprovide 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 DD-214. If you are claiming 10points or higher veteran’s preference you must providesupporting documentation such as a completedApplication for Preference (SF-15) Additional information on veteran’s preference is available at You will also be required to provide a copy of the VA Rating Decisionsupon accepting the tentative offer of employment.

Resume. All resumes shall be one-sided, type-writtenin Courier New (12 pitch), and must show sufficientexperience and/or education, knowledge, skills, andabilities to perform the duties of the specificposition for which applicants are being considered;and shall include the following information in itsorder (See template):

Last five (5) years of performance evaluations (ifavailable) and training certificates applicable to theposition you are applying for.

Job related honors, awards, and specialaccomplishments; for example, military, government orrecognized professional organizations related to themaritime field and performance awards. Submit copies.

a. Full name.
b. Relevant work experience within the last five (5)years including paid and non-paid public orprivate sector work experience related to the jobfor which applying.
c. Colleges or universities name, city and state(with zip code), major(s), type and year of anydegree received (if no degree, show total creditsearned and indicate whether semester or quarterhours).

Failure to submit any required information to show thatyou meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the
JOA will result in the applicant being found ineligible.Failure to provide a resume as directed in the JOA willresult in applicant being found ineligible. All applications and supporting documents will become theproperty of MSC, and will not be returned to theapplicant once submitted. Applicants are encouraged tomake copies of all documentation prior to submission.
How To Contact Us: Please send completed packages to: Military Sealift CommandCIVMAR Support Center6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202Norfolk, VA 23502 If you have any questions, please email us or call our toll-free recruitment hotline at 1-877-JOBS-MSC (1-877-562-7672).You can also visit our website at
NOTE: FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION REQUESTED FORTHIS POSITION WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY. Federal job applicants who make a false statement in anypart 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), orother disciplinary action. In accordance with Section 9902(h) of Title 5, UnitedStates Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department ofDefense shall receive full annuity and salary uponappointment. They shall not be eligible for retirementcontributions or participation in the Thrift SavingsPlan, or a supplemental re-determined annuity for thereemployment period. Discontinued service retirementannuitants (i.e. retired under Section 8336(d) (1) or8414(B) (1) (A) of Title 5, Unites States Code) appointedto the Department of Defense may elect to be subject toretirement provisions of the new appointment asappropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300 YOU MAY NOT BE HIRED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT: 1. Previous security clearance issues (intents to deny or the revocation of security clearances). 2. Debts. 3. Previous felony convictions where actual time was served in jail for more than one (1) year. Any questions relative to this issue should be directed

to the CIVMAR Support Center at 866-562-7672.
MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND IS AN EQUALOPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All applicants meeting minimum qualifications willreceive consideration without regard to age, sex, race,color, religion, national origin, lawful politicalaffiliation, non-disqualifying disability, maritalstatus, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other personalcondition unrelated to the applicant’s basic ability toperform satisfactorily. Please for more information. Determinations of whether an accommodation is appropriateshall be made by the agency as soon practicable, afterthe initial application process and shall be made withregard to all applicable statutes and regulations. Ifassistance is required to complete the applicationprocess, interested applicants should call our CIVMARSupport Center at the above number and refer to the “Howto Apply” section of this announcement.

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