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Job Title:General Vessel Assistant, WM-9901-28

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:OMAO-SHIPS-2013-0023

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$32,532.00 to $33,245.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 01, 2013 to Monday, September 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WM-9901-28

POSITION INFORMATION:

Mixed Tour. - Permanent Positions in the Excepted Service.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

28

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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)

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified United States citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

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 work requirements of the organization. There is no guarantee that you will be assigned to any particular vessel or general geographic location, however, your duty location will be determined by your home of records. Duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Newport, OR; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; Honolulu, HI; San Diego, CA; Davisville, RI. 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: Applicants who previously applied for this position under any earlier announcements for General Vessel Assistant MUST reapply.

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS VACANCIES OCCUR.

FIRST cut-off date is May 1, 2013.

SECOND cut-off date is June 1, 2013.

THIRD cut-off date is July 1, 2013.

FOURTH cut-off date is August 1, 2013.

FIFTH cut-off date is August 31, 2013.

*Multiple selections may be made from this job opportunity announcement.

*A one year trial period may be required.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 3. Must be a U.S. citizen.,
  • Must have a valid USCG, MMD/MMC.
  • Must be able to meet medical and dental requirements prior to appointment.
  • This is a Testing designated position (TDP).
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).

DUTIES:

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The General Vessel Assistant (GVA) is an entry rating.  The GVA may be utilized in the Deck, Engine and Steward Departments.  When utilized in the Deck Department, the GVA performs work described in the position for Ordinary Seaman or Ordinary Fisherman.  When utilized in the Engine Department, the GVA performs work described in the position description for the Wiper.  When utilized in the Steward Department, the GVA performs work as follows:  Prepares tables for meals and cleans up after meals. Serves meals and assists with the daily meal count logs. Washes dishes, silver, pots, pans and glassware. Maintains mess in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition. Cleans galley, pantry, refrigerators and storage areas as required; disposes of galley and mess garbage. Performs laundry duties as required. Assists in the handling and storage of mess provisions and other Steward Department supplies.  As required, assists in the galley, not to include cooking. When assigned to any department, the GVA performs other mission-related as assigned, including duties relating to the safety of the vessel and personnel.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the NOAA Wage Marine Qualification Standards handbook.


There is no positive education or individual occupational requirement.

This position requires a valid U.S.C.G. MMC/MMD endorsement.  Please visit www.USCoastGuard.gov.  When submitting your documentation you must provide proof of an unexpired certificate or endorsement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

There are no experience requirements for this position.
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BENEFITS:

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NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees by Clicking Here.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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 work requirements of the organization. There is no guarantee that you will be assigned to any particular vessel or general geographic location, however, your duty location will be determined by your home of records. Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification.



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.gov 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 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: Debra Decker, Human Resources Assistant at 206-526-6052 or email at Debra.M.Decker@noaa.gov between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT no less than 24 hours before the posted announcement closing date.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following: - 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 and must include the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment, the number of hours worked per week, your salary, and grade (for federal positions only). Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). - REQUIRED-When submitting your documentation you must provide proof of an unexpired certificate or endorsement. - REQUIRED, If applicable, Veterans Preference documentation, If applicable, 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: Veterans Information - REQUIRED, If applicable, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation. See "Other information" - 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. If the education requirement includes a specified number of credit hours in specific disciplines, your transcript must reflect the required coursework. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; unofficial 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.

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 USAJobs 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 Requirement 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

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 AFB, SC, USView Map
Norfolk, VA, USView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

OMAO-SHIPS-2013-0023

Control Number:

340855300