Announcement #: 14-331-02EXOC
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Unlicensed Junior Engineer (W), WM-9954-15 (331)
Base Salary: $35,474 Per annum
Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: March 31, 2014 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 not currently employed with Military Sealift Command (MSC) as civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employees. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Duties: The 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 ship’s 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 the 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
firefighting, 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 underway replenishment operations the Unlicensed Junior Engineer will perform all duties as assigned.
Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other 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 seven (7) months remaining of expiration date.
2. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date.
3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD), or Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s): Junior Engineer or Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) – Any Unlicensed Rating in the Engine Department (“Any” indicates mariner holds all ten QMED ratings).
4. Licensing/Certification requirements: Must possess a valid USCG STCW 95 Certification with Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW).
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 applications 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.
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. 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
sixty (60) seconds.
5. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duties of this position worldwide at all times.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard environment 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 the drug test, fails to disclose employment information, fails to report to new employee orientation, or is unable to obtain a security clearance.
b. On a case-by-case basis, 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 applications for employment with Military Sealift Command must be submitted through www.sealiftcommand.com/start-the-process.
To begin the process you must submit an Information
Request Form (IRF).
Your IRF submission will create a secure online profile after which you will receive an email to verify your account. Once verified, you will be able to complete the application process. Applications for this position can only be submitted during the announcement open period. Please note the email address you create will be used by the Command to correspond with you.
In addition to meeting the minimum conditions of employment, you will be required to scan and upload .jpg or .pdf files of the following documents:
1. Front and back of United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), United States Coast Guard license, and/or STCW certificate, and U.S.
2. Relevant professional certificates as applicable for this position i.e. American Culinary Federation (ACF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Security Plus, etc.
3. If you are a current or former federal government employee, a copy of your most recent Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50).
4. If you served in the U.S. military service, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Discharge (DD-214) 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 10 points or higher veteran’s preference you must provide supporting documentation such as a completed Application for
Preference (SF-15) www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. Additional information on veteran’s preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. You will also be required to provide a copy of the VA Rating Decisions upon accepting the tentative offer of employment.
5. Last five (5) years of performance evaluations (if available) and training certificates applicable to the position you are applying for.
6. Job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments; for example, military, government or recognized professional organizations related to the maritime field and performance awards.
You will be able to upload and store versions of these documents in your secure online profile. NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documents scanned and uploaded are legible. You have the ability to crop and view each document that is uploaded.
You will not be able to submit an application unless you have uploaded the required documentation as indicated here.
Applicants may be interviewed prior to being selected for employment.
How To Contact
Us: If you require technical support, please use the support tab located in the top right corner of the Start the Process page www.sealiftcommand.com/start-the-process. This will generate an email a message for you to submit your issue. Emails will be responded to during business hours M-F 0800 – 1700 CST.
If you have any questions regarding the position or to follow up on an application submitted, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our toll-free recruitment hotline at 1-888-891-4072.
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 or participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental 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, Unites 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 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 (1) year.
Any questions relative to this issue should be directed to the CIVMAR Support Center at 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, or other personal condition unrelated to the applicant’s basic ability to perform satisfactorily. Please visit www.msc.navy.mil/civmar/eeo.htm for more information.
Determinations of whether an accommodation is appropriate shall be made by the agency as soon 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.