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Job Title:  Oiler (Diesel), WM-9960-00
Department:  Department Of Commerce
Agency:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Job Announcement Number:  OMAO-SHIPS-2013-0013

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$37,704.00 to $38,519.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to Friday, September 27, 2013
This is a Mixed Tour Work Schedule. - Permanent positions in the Excepted Service.
FEW 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  (5)
All  qualified U.S. citizen.


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's all in a day's work at the 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!

Having a career as a Wage Marine employee in NOAA is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the ocean and atmosphere. NOAA Wage Marine personnel add a seaman's know-how to NOAA's scientific research by directly participating in the operation and handling of scientific gear in the tumultuous ocean environment. NOAA's fleet of 19 research ships operate world-wide in direct support of NOAA's diverse environmental information programs, environmental stewardship services and applied scientific research. The highly-skilled and technical workforce provides NOAA the ability to achieve success in the conduct of nautical charting, bathymetric mapping, fisheries research, ecosystem assessments, marine environment baseline assessments, coastal-ocean circulation, and oceanic and atmospheric research. Enjoy an exciting career while gaining experience and training to advance your mariner or personal credentials.

As a condition of employment your position will be a Mixed Tour. Mixed Tour is a combination of full time, part time and intermittent work schedules which allows the best utilization of resources based on the requirements of the organization.


FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS April 27,2013.

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS  May 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS June 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS July 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS August 27, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS September 27, 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. Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification. Note: A one-year trial period may be required.


  • 1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • 2. Must possess a valid USCG MMDendorsement for QMED, Oiler or above.
  • 3. Must be able to meet medical , dental , physical requirements.
  • 4. This is a Drug Designated Position (TDP).
  • 5. Must be suitable for Federal Employment.
  • 6. Must be registered for Selection Service if applicable (


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The individual selected for this position will: - Stand engine room equipment watch at sea or in port; - Monitor and record gauge readings; - Assist higher rated engineers in starting and operating machinery and clean around machinery; - Perform routine servicing of machinery, including lubricating and cleaning; - Assist in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of machinery; - Load Engineering Department supplies and assist in the fueling of the ship and boats; - Clean Engineering Department working and storage spaces; - Stand security and/or quarterdeck watches. - Perform other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.


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Applicants must have at least one year of experience. Experience may have been acquired in the performance of recognized trades which include duties aboard ship or in the trades associated with operation of heavy propulsion machinery or stationary engines such as locomotive, power plant, steam generators, etc. Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduation from the US Merchant Marine Academy (engineering) or from the US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, other approved State Maritime Academy, the engineering class of a nautical schoolship approved by the US Coast Guard Commandant, or other equivalent training education may be substituted for a total of three years experience; OR successful completion of full time study in related subjects as a vocational school above the high school level may be substituted on the basis of one month for each month of experience for a maximum of one year.

There is no educational requirement for this position.

MUST possess a valid U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Marine Document for Qualified Member of Engine Department (QMED) endorsement, Oiler or above.


Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated on their responses of the specific questions in the vacancy announcement, and will receive a numerical score based on the responses, which will be validated by human resources and/or the subject Matter Expert against the information provided in your resume. Failure to substantiate your responses within the resume may result in your not being considered for this position.
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The Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Please list any Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers (STCW-95) training/certification you have received in your QuickHire resume. This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). If selected you will be subject to random drug testing which is unannounced and can occur on any workday. If selected for this vacancy, you may 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 does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. 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.


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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 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 and 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 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: Brendia Young Resource Assistant/Specialist at 206-526-6389 or email at between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST no less than 24 hours before the posted announcement closing date.


A complete application consists of the following:

*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. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).

*Copy of a valid U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Marine Document (MMD) for Qualified Member of Engine Department (QMED) endorsement, Oiler or above. Must show date MMD was issued and date of expiration and endorsement pages. 

*Veterans' Preference documentation. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to:

*Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, 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. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to for more information. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. 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 - 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.


Jonathan Ford
Phone: 816-426-3044
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
WFMO/Kansas City Staffing Division A
601 E 12th St
Room 1737
Kansas City, MO
Fax: 000-000-0000


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 and clicking on "Track Your Online Application." The four points of notification are: *Application Received or Application Incomplete; *Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met; *Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and *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

FEW 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
Davisville, RI, USView Map
Charleston, SC, USView Map
Norfolk, VA, USView Map

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