- Category :
- Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
- Full Time
- Mid Career
Announcement #: 19-108-01EX
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Third Officer (W) WM-9907-26
Base Salary: $62,452
Type of Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: August 28, 2019 Closing Date September 30, 2019
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.
Applicants for this position apply with the understanding that they may be required to train at MSC expense, qualify for, and serve aboard T-EPF and/or T-ATS class ships, and maintain respective credentials as long as such ships remain in the MSC Fleet.
Duties: The Third Officer 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, in contested or uncontested environments.
The Third Officer is a member of the Deck Department. Serves as a deck Watch Officer and assists the Master and senior deck officers in carrying out their responsibilities; and in their absence may assume command of the ship. May be called upon to assist the Navigation/Operations Officer or Operations personnel with conducting various duties associated with communicating with military units. May be required to stand watch during naval operations that require the securing of electromagnetic navigation aids such as radar and bridge to bridge radio, or the extinguishing of navigational lights. May be required to maneuver and conduct Naval operations; these may include underway connected replenishment and vertical replenishment evolutions, tactical signaling, formation steaming, torpedo evasion tactics, and other plans. May be assigned collateral duties of Assistant Damage Control Officer, Chemical, Bioglogical, and Radiological Defense Officer, or Special Service Officer or others as directed.
As directed/designated by the Chief Mate: (1) makes timely and frequent inspection of all lifesaving equipment onboard the vessel, including lifeboats, life rafts and associated securing devices, and any other equipment; (2) performance duties of CBR-Readiness Officer, provides direct input to the First Officer about CBR training and readiness of the vessel/crew to counter all threats; keeps informed on all matters concerning radiacs, the ship’s fire main system and any other material condition reports having a direct impact on the ship’s CBR status.
Assists with the timely and accurate update of the ship’s navigational publication library and electronic chart system under the direction of the Second Officer (W). Make chart corrections or post chart correction cards only with the permission of the Master and under the supervision of the Second Officer (W). Must be able to effectively use applicable shipboard software applications. Must be able to use, inspect, and monitor all bridge navigation equipment using GMDSS. Must be able to properly communicate with radio telephone.
During at sea periods; (1) maintains the watch in accordance with USCG, COMSC, and the Master’s instructions or standing orders; (2) ensures that the Watch is properly trained in standard helm commands and lookout duties and; (3) respond to a steering casualty scenario, a man overboard incident, ship’s security violation, and emergency maneuvering situations.
Maintains a proper lookout and an accurate ship’s position at all times while on watch. Provides the Master information immediately about ship’s position, course, and speed, using any and all means available. Adheres to the Collision Regulations (COLREGS) Rules of the Road unless directed by the Master or Commanding Officer to divert from one or more of them for military operational reasons. Unless directed by the Master, maintains a continuous radar/surface plot of all surrounding traffic to a scale appropriate to the traffic situation. During periods of restricted visibility, heavy traffic, any emergency or when in doubt, contacts the Master, providing him/her ample time to survey the situation and make an informed decision.
During in port periods conducts the watch in a proper and safe manner, including the safe and appropriate lighting of the vessel at night. Maintains a proper security posture, properly tended mooring lines; and, an alert, attentive gangway watch. Ensure accurate communications between the Deck and Engine Watch so as to remain alert for conditions of fire or flooding, or any incidents that may hamper damage control efforts. Perform duties consistent with Federal, Local and Command oil and environmental pollution regulations whenever fuel is being transferred during his/her watch. As a deck officer must maintain a proper uniform IAW CMPI.
Ensures continuing application of & compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates.
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. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s):
• Third Mate of Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans (or higher), and Radar Observer – Unlimited,
• Any Unlicensed Rating in the Deck Department, or Able Seaman – Unlimited,
• STCW endorsed as - Officer-In-Charge of a Navigation Watch; STCW may not include limitations of validity on vessels operating in the GMDSS system, or aboard ARPA, ECDIS, or radar-equipped vessels.
3. A Federal Communications Commission GMDSS Radio Operator's License/certificate.
Note: Although not required for consideration, candidates that hold Tankerman PIC (person in charge)/DL (dangerous liquids), or the appropriate Towing credentials as specified in 46 CFR 15.805(a)(5), Towing Officers Assessment Record (TOAR), possess credentials or certificates demonstrating proficiency with unusual and technical shipboard operations systems and programs such as Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems, salvage operations, cable operations, command ship operations, or foreign naval auxiliary operations shall provide that information on the Promotion Application form.
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 Plan, Organize, Interpret, and/or Analyze Information and Supervise the work of others.
2. Knowledge of cargo/shipboard operations and missions including those involving hybrid and High Speed Craft operations, special missions, towing and salvage, dry stores, munitions, petroleum products, UNREP and HELO operations.
3. Knowledge of bridge watch keeping, navigation methods, equipment, and techniques to include naval operations and tactics.
4. Knowledge of Shipboard Safety, Lifesaving, CBR-D, Damage Control, Security Procedures, Firefighting Equipment, and Programs.
5. Ability to lead others, communicate orally and in writing, to include using shipboard computer systems and programs.
6. Knowledge of Naval Warfare.
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. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations (arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical, dental and mental 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.
c. MSC reserves the right to withdraw tentative offers if employment requirements change.