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Title:

Chief Radio Electronics Technician

Category :
Vessel Operations
Salary
$59,426
EmploymentType
Full Time
Experience
Mid Career
Description
Announcement #: 16-210-02EXOC **AMENDED MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
                AND EVALUATION CRITERIA**
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Chief Radio Electronics Technician WM-9995-10
(210)
Base Salary: $59,426 Per annum
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: February 29, 2016 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: Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  Fully proficient with operating radio cryptographic equipment. The incumbent must be skilled in interpretation of electronics technical manuals, drawings, specifications and schematic drawings.
  Required to observe all safety rules and take appropriate precautions to ensure personal safety and safety of co-workers.   Incumbent may be assigned as the department tag out/lock out coordinator. Proficient in the performance of shipboard emergency drills, and working aloft.
1. Supervises allocated watchstanding personnel. Prepares and coordinates planned maintenance schedules as required by the SCO. Provides technical assistance and conducts necessary training.  Maintains technical publications and files. Ensures COMSEC procedures and instructions related to crypto security, transmission security, and emissions security are complied with. Ensures compliance with safety procedures.
2. Supervises IT personnel in a computer environment (CE) performing vulnerability scans on information systems utilizing tools mandated by Department of Defense (DOD) and or private sector industry.  Performs system back-ups, scanning for computer viruses, implementing security measures when tasked by industry mandates and/or DOD requirements.  Manage computer assets.  Maintains a ship’s or industry company Local Area Network (LAN).
3. Manages the transfer of information technology using Military or commercial satellites, Tactical LOS, HF, UHF, VHF and HF Longhaul. Operations are routinely performed within a battle group with specific circuits and protocol that must be utilized. Complies with COMSEC requirements on both transmission and receipt of communications messages.
4. Trouble shoots LAN outages and or computer systems.  Diagnoses system faults to isolate failures between hardware, system software and application programs.  Investigates and reports CE issues or Information Assurance (IA) security violations to higher authority for resolution.
5. Manages the operation of information systems in support of worldwide telecommunications network.  Assigned systems include, but not limited to MDU/MDS, NAVMACSII, GATEGUARD, NIPR/SIPRNET, ADNS and COMPOSE SYSTEMS.
6. Advises the SCO on capabilities, limitations and condition of equipment.  The incumbent may be required to work aloft and over side to ascertain equipment condition.
7. Interacts with technical support personnel and peers to resolve technical hardware and software problems.  Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in system programming and hardware selections.  Performs customer service assistance and/or training in response to mission/companies needs and requirements. 
8. Operates Command, Control, Communications, Computer and (C4) Systems including equipment used for communication, tracking, recognition and identification. Systems to be kept fully operational include ship’s capability to handle two secure Fleet Broadcast Satellite Communications (FLTBROADCAST) channels for classified traffic, CUDIXS full period termination to send and receive genser traffic and tactical information via GCCS-M and BEST if equipped.
9.

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. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.
 
3. Must have three (3) years cumulative experience sailing on MSC Vessels as a permanent First Radio Electronics Technician (RET1) or temporary Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET). Experience must have been aboard at least two (2) ship class types, i.e. AO, AKE, AOE, ARS, ATF, AS, etc...
 
OR
 
 

5. Current Security Plus Certificate within last 3 years of announcement from an accredited test facility. Note: Security Plus Certification not required with application.  However, employment is contingent upon receipt of current Security Plus Certification.  Any Security Plus certification from 2010 or earlier will not be accepted.                                                          

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.
 
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Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience, etc., will also be part of the rating process.
1. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis testing.
2. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.
3. A CIVMAR who occupies this rating or position while sailing on MSC Government Owned, Government Operated (GOGO) vessels is required to use Fall Protection Arrest System (FPAS) safety equipment in order to carry out essential functions of their rating or position.  Therefore, the incumbent is required to maintain a mass body weight of no more than 295 pounds.
 
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duties of this position worldwide at all times.
7. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at all times.
8. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an English language competency test.
9. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments.
10. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing the English language.
NOTE:
a. 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. 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 1. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis testing.
2. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.
3. A CIVMAR who occupies this rating or position while sailing on MSC Government Owned, Government Operated (GOGO) vessels is required to use Fall Protection Arrest System (FPAS) safety equipment in order to carry out essential functions of their rating or position.  Therefore, the incumbent is required to maintain a mass body weight of no more than 295 pounds.
 
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duties of this position worldwide at all times.
7. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at all times.
8. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an English language competency test.
9. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments.
10. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing the English language.
NOTE:
a. 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. 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. Compensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.
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 [email protected] or call us at (757) 341-4610 or (757) 341-4611, or our toll-free recruitment hotline at 1-877-562-7672 during the hours of 0700 to 2000 EST.
 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.
 
Employment of Federal Civilian Annuitants:  Selection of CIVMAR annuitants for MSC positions must be approved by the Director for Civilian Human Resources.  Annuitants serve at the will of the appointing officer.
 
Benefits Information: 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 reemployed period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United Stated 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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
 
Annuitants are not eligible for recruitment and retention incentives.
 
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 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.
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