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Category :
Vessel Operations
Full Time
Mid Career

Announcement # 20-322-01EXOC  
Title, Series, Grade, (Code): Electrician – WM-9940-15 (322)
Base Salary: East: $53,195 Per annum
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: January 28, 2020 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 Electrician is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned 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, contested or uncontested environments.

The Electrician is responsible for maintaining, operating and repairing the ship’s electrical system, machinery and equipment.  This includes but is not limited to the ship’s service generators, emergency generators, main and auxiliary switchboards, emergency switchboards, lighting and power distribution panels, power and control transformers, motor controllers and soft start controllers, dial telephone and sound powered phone systems, 1MC and associated loudspeaker and hailing systems, internal and external lighting circuits, general alarm systems and batteries, ground detection systems, metering and monitoring circuits and the various electric motors found onboard.  The Electrician must be proficient in the use of common power tools and light machine shop equipment such as drill presses, pedestal grinders and arbor presses, etc.; and in the performance of fire drills and damage control drills, and in taking initiative to perform emergency drills as required.  When assigned to a ship the Electrician must have a thorough understanding of special characteristics of each ship’s electrical system and special features that may be present for use in emergencies.  The Electrician is also responsible for supervising any Second Electricians that may be assigned to the ship.  The Electrician assists, observes and performs “Quality Assurance” on work done by shipyard or other shore side repair people, as directed.  The Electrician is proficient and skilled in the use of all common shipboard hand tools such as but not limited to; wrenches, pliers, chisels, hammers, saws, hand grinders, files, pneumatic and hydraulically powered tools, chain hoists and hydraulic jacks, etc.  The Electrician effectively uses these tools in the repair, maintenance and installation of new parts to shipboard electrical equipment and machinery.  The Electrician is capable of researching part’s information and using the ship’s supply system to obtain any repair parts required to complete the job.  The incumbent prepares work lists and job orders for subordinates and assists the Chief Engineer in drafting voyage repair requests.  The Electrician maintains accurate machinery history reports in the shipboard SAMM system.  Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates. Ensures continuing application and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all 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. United States Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining of expiration date.

2.  Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) and/or Department (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.

3.  United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s): 

A United States Coast Guard (USCG) License/Merchant mariner Credential (MMC) endorsed as Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED): 
QMED - Any Engine Rating (“Any” indicates mariner holds ALL Unlicensed Engine Department Ratings i.e. Fireman/Watertender, Oiler, Junior Engineer, Electrician/Refrigerating Engineer AND Pumpman/Machinist))
QMED - Electrician
QMED - Electrician/Refrigeration Engineer

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 applicants are being considered.  

1. Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical meters, test instruments and electrical troubleshooting equipment to properly maintain, repair and operate equipment and machinery.

2. Skill in the use of hand tools and shipboard power tools.

3. Skill in the use of and the ability to read and interpret technical manuals, blue prints and electrical schematics.

4. Ability to plan, organize, communicate and supervise the work of others and demonstrated skill in the ability to use common MSC computer applications such as MS-Office, SAMM, LogBook, ShipClip, etc.

To earn the highest rating possible, you are encouraged to submit detailed information of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.  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 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.

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

Job Manager/Contact

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