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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Survey Technician, WM-9901-12

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:OMAO-SHIPS-2013-0006

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$40,591.00 to $41,483.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 04, 2013 to Friday, July 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WM-9901-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Mixed-Tour of Duty - Permanent position in the Excepted Service.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Ketchikan, AK, USView Map
Kodiak, AK, USView Map
San Diego, CA, USView Map
Honolulu, HI, USView Map
Woods Hole, MA, USView Map
More Locations  (4)

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to All U.S. Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

NOAA Wage Mariners operate and maintain research ships and conduct survey sampling and fishing operations in direct support of NOAA's diverse environmental information products, environmental stewardship services and applied scientific research.

Wage Mariners add a seaman's know-how to NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operations and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. Having a career as a NOAA Wage Mariner is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the ocean and atmosphere. Unlock secrets in deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine resources...it's all in a day's work at NOAA! Join a dedicated workforce committed to a vital mission: safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy. A career that makes a world of difference! OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS 2/19/2013. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS VACANCIES OCCUR. Once selected, you may be sent to any vessel nationwide. Your duty location will be determined by your home of record. This position is in the Excepted Service and will be filled with a permanent mixed tour work schedule. A mixed tour of duty is a combination of full time, part time and intermittent work schedules which allows the best utilization of resources based on the work requirements of the organization. When there is an increase or decrease in the workload, your work schedule is subject to change and your scheduled hours are subject to being reduced. Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification. 

There is no guarantee that you will be assigned to any particular vessel or geographic location, however, your duty location will be determined by your home of record.  Duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Newport, OR; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; San Diego, CA; Davisville, RI.

A one year Trial period may be required. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be abe to meet medical, dental and physical requirements.
  • This is a Drug Testing Designated Position
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a US Passport
  • Must be suitable for Federal Employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)

DUTIES:

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The individual selected for this position will;

*Perform and assist in preparation for and at the completion of oceanographic and/or survey operations.

*Serve on a ship, launch, or field party engaged in oceanographic or survey operations; operates and monitors instruments; annotates records; and records data.

*Perform oceanographic and/or survey observations, measurements, and calculations.

*Prepare install, deploy and recover oceanographic and/or survey equipment and instruments. Maintains, calibrates, and makes minor repairs to oceanographic and/or survey instruments.

*Collect and process oceanographic and/or survey data.

*Annotate, copy, file, and care for field records and samples.

*Maintain department work and storage areas in a clean and orderly condtition, including scrubbing decks, cleaning, painting, sweeping, swabbing, etc. Takes inventories of supplies and equipment. Loads and off-loads supplies and instruments.

*Stands watches, including quartermaster and security watches as required. Handles mooring lines. Performs other mission-related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification requiremts in the vacancy announcement are based on the NOAA Wage Marine Qualification Handbook.


There is no individual occupational or education requirement for this position.

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the Assistant Survey Technician; or 3 years of experience engaged in oceanographic or fishery research operations performing any of the following duties: operating and monitoring scientific equipment; assisting in the staging and setup for oceanographic or fishery research; performing oceanographic or fisheries observations; assisting in the preparation, installation, deployment and recovery of oceanographic or fishery research equipment and instruments; management of shipboard scientific computing systems; and processing oceanographic or fishery data.

Specialized Experience for this position is defined as: experience where the individual performed oceanographic and/or survey observations, measurements, and calculations. Prepared, install, deploy, and recovered oceanographic and/or survey equipment and instruments.

NOTE: Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions

Substitution of Education for Experience: Successful completion of a 4-year college degree that included at least 10 credit hours in computer science or related classes such as Computer Cartography, GIS, or Auto-Cad or a 4 year college degree with a science or engineering or computer (Information Technology) theme.

If you wish to use your education to meet the qualifications requirements for this position you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information:  name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.


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BENEFITS:

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NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. Applications and faxed documents must be received by 11:59 pm eastern standard time of the closing date of the vacancy. 

The work schedule for this position is Mixed Tour. With a Mixed Tour work schedule, an employee may be changed between full-time, part- time and intermittent work schedules to accommodate fluctuating workloads and is subject to a signed agreement.

If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.

You may be required to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; or you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an exemption. If selected, confirmation of registration status is required. For more information on the Job Applicant process, visit: Applicant General Information

There is no guarantee that you will be assigned to any particular vessel or geographic location, however, your duty location will be determined by your home of record.  Duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Newport, OR; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; San Diego, CA; Davisville, RI.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.govand click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

For instructions on submitting your application in another format, please contact: Cheryl Flayer, Human Resources Assistant at 206.526.6888 or email at cherly.l.flayer@noaa.gov. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application may be considered INCOMPLETE if you do not submit all applicable required documents, which may exclude you from consideration.

he documentation required for this vacancy is listed below.

Note: Documentation requirements are based on vacancy requirements and individual applicant eligibility. Applicants may either Upload or Fax supporting documentation but not both.

Here is a list of the required documents for this announcement, if applicable: 

*REQUIRED Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional.  Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.  Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.

*Veteran's Preference documentation.  Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD214 stating disposition of discharge or characeter of service, VW letter, SF15, etc.) to validate your claim.  For more information regarding eligibility requirments, pelase go to: http://fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

*REQUIRED Education.  This position does not require proof of higher education, however you may substitue education for experience.  You must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information:  name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.  Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. 

*Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities.  Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.  A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education’s website http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.   You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

You are not required to submit official documents at this time; unofficial copies are sufficient. However, you must submit all the required documents or you may lose consideration for this vacancy.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jonathan Ford
Phone: 816-426-3044
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: jonathan.ford@noaa.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
WFMO/Kansas City Staffing Division A
601 E 12th St
Room 1737
Kansas City, MO
64106
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on “Track Your Online Application.” The four points of notification are:

1.  Application Received or Application Incomplete

2.  Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Not Met;

3.  Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

4.  Selected or Not Selected.

By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment.  The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans’ preference, disability, etc.). 

Additional Duty Location Info

Many vacancies in the following locations:
Ketchikan, AK, USView Map
Kodiak, AK, USView Map
San Diego, CA, USView Map
Honolulu, HI, USView Map
Woods Hole, MA, USView Map
Pascagoula, MS, USView Map
Newport, OR, USView Map
Charleston, SC, USView Map
Norfolk, VA, USView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

OMAO-SHIPS-2013-0006

Control Number:

337085500