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Unlicensed Junior Engineer

Job ID: 106198
Location: USA Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Salary: $35,474 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: CIVMAR Support Center
Contact: Military Sealift Command

Job Description
Announcement #: 13-331-01EX
Title, Series, Grade (Code): Unlicensed Junior Engineer (W), WM-9954-15 (331)
Base Salary: $35,474 Per annum
Type of
Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: October 01, 2012 Closing
Date Open continuously with periodic cut-offs
Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified United States Citizens who are currently not employed with Military Sealift Command (MSC) as civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employees.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Duties: Unlicensed Junior Engineer works directly under the supervision of the licensed watch engineer that he/she is assigned to, or the First Assistant Engineer if he/she is a day worker. The Unlicensed Junior Engineer is responsible for making rounds of the engine room and outside spaces while on duty recording all plant temperatures, pressures, fuel meters, water meters, and revolution counters as designated by the engine room log book. The Unlicensed Junior Engineer duties will include standing watch on the main propulsion plant, monitoring operating equipment, and making rounds at a frequency designated by the ships standing orders. They will stand watches designated by the Chief Engineer. They report
all abnormal conditions directly to the engineer on watch. The Unlicensed Junior Engineer will take tank soundings, test water, and operate evaporators to fill various water tanks as required. They will take readings on evaporators, fill out evaporator logs, and acid clean evaporators when needed. They will stand by main
throttle while maneuvering and assist the watch engineer
with answering bells from bridge. In addition, they will perform maintenance and repairs as directed by the watch engineer. As a day worker, the Unlicensed Junior
Engineer will perform various maintenance and repair work
as directed by the First Assistant Engineer or his/her designate. They will assist in the taking-on and off- loading of fresh water, lube oil, fuel oil, and connecting and disconnecting all shore services. The
Unlicensed Junior Engineer will know the locations of all
fire fighting, damage control and rescue equipment in the engineering spaces. They will know the locations and how

to operate all emergency remote shut down devices. The Unlicensed Junior Engineer will have a thorough knowledge of all casualty control procedures, main space fire doctrine, and rescue procedures. The Unlicensed Junior Engineer shall know all environmental protection and pollution laws. They will also have a thorough knowledge in the operation of all pollution abatement equipment. During under way replenishment operations the Unlicensed Junior Engineer will perform all duties as assigned.
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 with any of the following Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED)ratings: Junior Engineer or Fireman/Watertender and Oiler (FOWT) or Engineman or Deck Engine Mechanic or Any Unlicensed Rating within the Engine Department.
3. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with a minimum of 10 months remaining of expiration date.
4. Licensing/Certification requirements: Must possess
a valid USCG STCW 95 Certification with Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW) valid for steam and motor propulsions.
Criteria: Applicants who meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirements described above will be further evaluated. Documented knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training, and awards contained in the application package and
resume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degree
to which applicants possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below that are essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which applicants are being considered.

1. Knowledge of ship’s main propulsion plant/engineering plant operation.
2. Ability to maintain and operate the ship’s auxiliary machinery equipment.
3. Knowledge of ship’s boiler and engine operation.
4. Skill in computer, oral and written communication, including demonstrated ability to use common MSC applications such as MS-Office, SAMM, LogBook, ShipClip, etc.

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 MSC 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 environment 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.
9. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing the English language.

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 Awards.
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. MSC 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 visit

2. A completed, signed and dated Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306), including Applicant’s Statement of Selective Service Registration Status, for forms visit For Selective Service information, visit 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 Action (SF-50).

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) ( Additional information on Veterans’ Preference is available at 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 shall be one sided, type written in Courier New (12 pitch), and must show sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which applicants are being
considered; and shall include the following information in its order:(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. Last 5 years of Performance Evaluations (if available) and training certificates applicable to the position you are applying to.

12. Job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments; for example, Military, Government or recognized professional organizations related to the maritime field and performance awards. Submit copies.

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 as directed in the JOA will result in applicant being found ineligible.

All applications and supporting documents will become the property of MSC, and will not be returned to the
applicant once submitted. Applicants are encouraged to
make copies of all documentation prior to submission.
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 1-877-JOBS-MSC (1-877-562-7672). Please also visit our website at

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 1400.25, Volume 300 at”

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 year.

Any questions relative to this issue should be directed to the CIVMAR Support Center at 1-866-562-7672.

IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will receive consideration without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, other personal condition unrelated to the applicant’s basic ability to perform satisfactory. Please visit for more information. 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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