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Second Assistant Engineer

Job ID: 106820
Salary: 64,026 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: Military Sealift Command
Contact: CIVMAR Support Center
Phone: 1-888-891-4072

Job Description
Announcement #: 14-306-01EXOC

Title, Series,
Grade (Code)
Second Assistant Engineer (W), WM-9933-26

Base Salary: $64,026 Per annum

Type of Appointment:
Excepted Service Career-Conditional

Opening Date: June 09, 2014 Closing Date Open continuiosly 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 Second Assistant Engineer is responsible for the
proper operation, maintenance, upkeep and conditions of
the fire room, boilers and auxiliary equipment and
machinery, which may include UNREP cargo systems. Aboard
Steam vessels is responsible for the condition,
maintenance and operation of boilers and appurtenances,
testing boiler water chemistry, maintaining test records,
calibrating combustion control equipment, operating
evaporators, and the maintenance of feed and condensate
systems. Aboard Diesel or Gas Turbine vessels is
responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, and
repair of auxiliary boilers and appurtenances, propulsion
and auxiliary diesel engines, and auxiliary system
machinery and equipment; and for the operation and
condition of the fuel oil system, including transfer
pumps, strainers, heaters, heating coils, and storage
tanks. Carries out duties in accordance with all
environmental and pollution instructions and is required
to be proficient in the performance of shipboard
engineering, fire, and collision drills to carry out
instructions safely and efficiently, taking the
initiative to perform emergency duties without specific
orders or instructions. 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): Any Unlicensed
Rating within the Engine Department.
4. Licensing/Certification requirements:
• USCG license endorsed as: Second Assistant
Engineer or above – Steam, Gas Turbine, or Motor
of unlimited horsepower,
• STCW certificate endorsed as: Second Assistant
• Federal EPA Universal refrigerant handling
certificate/card reflecting document number.

Evaluation 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. Applied knowledge of engineering to ensure proper
operation, monitoring, repair and maintenance of engine
machinery, equipment and spaces.
2. Ability to organize, coordinate, direct, evaluate,
assess the work of others.
3. Analytical skills to troubleshoot, operate and
repair assigned ship equipment and to interpret technical
manuals, blueprints, etc.
4. Skill in the use of power and hand tools and the
ability to weld and braze.
5. Skill in computer, oral and written communication
including demonstrated ability to use commom MSC
applications such as MS-Office, SAMM, LogBook, ShipClip,

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
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 MSCarranged
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
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
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
(Eastern Standard Time). Please note the email address
you create will be used by the Command to correspond with

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)
Additional information on veteran’s 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.
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

Applicants may be interviewed prior to being selected for

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
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 or call our toll-free
recruitment hotline at 1-888-891-4072.

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

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.


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 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.
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