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Title:

Able Seaman

Category :
Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
Salary
$43,190
EmploymentType
Full Time
Experience
Mid Career
Description

Announcement #: 20-162-01EXOC
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Able Seaman (M) WM 9925-8 (162)
Base Salary: $43,190 Per annum  
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: October 1, 2019 Closing Date Open Continuously with Periodic Cutoffs
Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide

Who May Apply: All United States citizens and current Military Sealift Command Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) eligible to apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).   Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) must submit a certification (i.e., statement of service) at the time of application which certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.  
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties: The Able Seaman is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned warships worldwide, in peace and war.  MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations.  MSC provides on time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. 

Able Seaman (M) will work as a watch stander or day worker in the Deck Department. As a watch stander, you will stand wheel, anchor, and gangway watches as directed, maintaining alertness at all times.  During a wheel watch, you must maintain a steady course, properly execute all rudder orders and communicate utilizing navigational terms relating to heading and steering. As a day worker, you will perform general maintenance, repair, sanitation and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas in the Deck Department.  The incumbent performs maintenance such as chipping, scraping, soundings, priming, painting and/or cleaning of the ship’s hull, decks, superstructure, cargo gear, smoke stack, lifeboats, rescue boats and/or life rafts, and emergency and damage control gear.  Responsible for learning the location and use of emergency equipment, lifesaving equipment, damage control equipment, and safety equipment. Able Seaman performs all operations connected with the launching of life saving equipment and makes security inspections of the ships.  Also performs other duties within the scope of the position.

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 Workers Identification Card (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expirations date.

3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s
Credential (MMC) and medical certificate with no lookout limitations, with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s): Able Seaman Unlimited, or any unlicensed rating in the deck department and, 

4. Current STCW endorsed as: Able Seafarer – Deck and Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW).
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. Ability to perform general maintenance and repair on deck equipment.

2. Knowledge of Seamanship.


3. Knowledge of shipboard safety and firefighting equipment.

4. Knowledge of watch standing to include helmsman, lookout, and underway bridge procedures.

5. Knowledge of cargo operations.

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. 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, dental and mental health 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. 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.

Military Sealift Command

Job Location

6353 Center Drive building 8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502
USA

Job Manager/Contact

Work Phone : 757-341-4610
6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502
United States