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Second Officer

Job ID: 106199
Location: USA Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Salary: $65,520 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: CIVMAR Support Center
Contact: Military Sealift Command

Job Description
Announcement #: 13-106-01EX
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Second Officer, WM-9906-27 (106)
Base Salary: $65,520 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: The Second Officer (Watch) is the Navigation Officer responsible for the navigational operations, reports, equipment, supplies, maintenance and resources of the ship. The 2/O also provides training to all watch personnel on bridge in safe navigational practices and in the proper use of navigational equipment to include deck alarm systems, fixed fire, smoke, flooding systems, security rounds and systems, and gangway watch
procedures. Ensures that all standard navigation day's
work is performed by all watches and that operational checklists are maintained. The Second Officer (Cargo) is responsible for the operational readiness of all rig crews, underway replenishment gear, all running and standing gear, and the stowage and condition of the cargo holds on Cargo Vessels. During vertical replenishment (VERTREP), ensures proper methodology of helicopter cargo and personnel transfer is used, that cargo is properly staged and weighed, readied for transfer, color coded and transferred to appropriate destination. In addition the
2/O onboard Ammunition capable vessels is the Retail
Ordinance Logistics Management System (ROLMS) Administrator and ensures proper entry for the requisitioning, receiving, and issuing of all conventional type ammunition. On Oilers, the Second
Officer will act as Tankerman-PIC (person-in-charge), and
be responsible for the loading/discharging of cargo petroleum products. The Second Officer Operations-Officer

(OPSO) is the designated position replacing the Military Detachment Officer-in-Charge and is responsible for the scheduling of operational tasking and harbor movements, naval message operational traffic, tactical maneuvering coordination and communication underway, and Helicopter Control Officer (HCO). Performs other duties as required.
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 the following endorsement(s): Any Unlicensed Rating in the Deck Department, or Able Seaman Unlimited.
3. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with a minimum of 10 months remaining of expiration date.
4. Licensing/Certification requirements:
• USCG license endorsed as: Second Mate of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans (or higher), and Radar Observer Unlimited.
• STCW certificate endorsed as: Officer-In-Charge of a Navigation Watch, or Chief Mate, or Master; STCW may not include limitations of validity on vessels operating in the GMDSS system, or aboard ARPA or radar-equipped vessels.
• A Federal Communications Commission GMDSS Radio
Operator's License/certificate.
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 navigation methods, equipment and techniques.
2. Skill in oral and written communication to include using shipboard computer systems and programs.
3. Ability to interpret and analyze information, make decisions, plan, organize, evaluate and supervise the work of others.
4. Knowledge of shipboard safety and security programs,

including lifesaving and fire fighting equipment, methods and techniques.
5. Knowledge of cargo operations including those
involving dry stores, munitions, petroleum products and helo operations (VERTREP).
6. Knowledge of ammunition administration, cargo fuel quality assurance and accounting, special mission ship operations, towing and salvage operations, or fleet support operations as Operations Officer (OPSO).

Although not required for consideration, candidates that hold Tankerman PIC (person in charge)/DL (dangerous liquids), or the appropriate Towing credentials as specified in 46 CFR 15.805(a)(5), Towing Officers Assessment Record (TOAR), possess credentials or certificates demonstrating proficiency with unusual and technical shipboard operations systems and programs such as Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems, salvage operations, cable operations, command ship operations, or foreign naval auxiliary operations shall provide that information.

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.
10. Must be eligible to have access to, handle and be qualified in small arms in accordance with OPNAVINST
3591.1 series.

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

(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.

SEALIFT COMMAND 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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