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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Able Seaman (Day)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Job Announcement Number:OMAO-SHIPS-2013-0015

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$39,120.00 to $39,975.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Thursday, October 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

WM-9924-02

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a Mixed tour schedule. - Permanent positions in the Excepted Service.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

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DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Ketchikan, AK, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Kodiak, AK, USView Map
FEW vacancies - San Diego, CA, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Honolulu, HI, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Woods Hole, MA, USView Map
More Locations  (5)

WHO MAY APPLY:

*All qualified United States citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Having a career as a Wage Mariner employee in NOAA is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the ocean and atmosphere. NOAA Wage Mariner 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.

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. A career as a NOAA Wage Mariner is to be an integral part of understanding the condition of the oceans and atmosphere.

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 an earlier announcement, 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 3, 2013.

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS  June 3, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS July 3, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS August 3, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS September 3, 2013

NEXT CUT-OFF DATE IS October 3, 2013

A one year trial period is required. Must be able to obtain a U.S. passport.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have valid USCG Merchant Marinier Document / Certificate
  • Must be able to meet medical and dental requirements prior to appointment.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position CTDP.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

DUTIES:

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Duties include: Small boat handling; ship maintenance and upkeep; line handling and warping during berthing and departing movement of vessels; and handling of deck equipment and supplies. Serves as a survey and survey-support party member. Stand watches. Performs other mission-related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel as well as conducting fishing operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have one (1) year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower rating in the normal line of promotion aboard a NOAA or other comparable vessel which include such duties: small boat handling, ship maintenance and upkeep, line handling and warping during berthing and departing movement of vessels, and handling of deck equipment and supplies. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The successful completion of high school may be substituted for six (6) months of the required experience. Each successfully completed year of full time studies (beyond high school) level in navigation, seamanship, and/or other maritime studies, may be substituted for six (6) months of experience up to a total of one year.


There is no position education or individual occupational requirement.

Applicants MUST have a U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariners Document or Merchant Mariners Credential endorsed for Able Seaman-Limited, Able Seaman-Unlimited, or Able Seaman-Special. You must include a copy of the required license showing the current expiration date and endorsement to be considered for this position. NOTE: Endorsements for Able Seaman-Offshore Supply Vessel, Able Seaman-Sail or Able Seaman-Fishing Industry are NOT qualifying.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants who meet the Basic Qualification Requirements will be further evaluated on their knowledge, skills and abilities as reflected by their responses to the job-related questions in the online application. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to the online questions. Your score will be compared with other applicants and the best scores will be referred to the hiring official.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.



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: Jasmine Sellers, Human Resource Assistant at (206) 526-6058 or email at Jasmine.Sellers@noaa.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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).

 

* Valide U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document or Merchant Mariners Credential, endorsed for Able Seaman-Limited, Able Seaman-Unlimited, or Able Seaman-Special. You must include the pages showing the current expiration date and the endorsement.  

 

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (Member 4 copy of 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: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

*EducationIf you are using education to substitute for specialized 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. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirementsPlease refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp 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 - http://www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/diplomamills/diploma-mills.html#foreign-credential. 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 documentation 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 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

FEW vacancies - Ketchikan, AK, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Kodiak, AK, USView Map
FEW vacancies - San Diego, CA, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Honolulu, HI, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Woods Hole, MA, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Pascagoula, MS, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Newport, OR, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Davisville, RI, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Charleston, SC, USView Map
FEW vacancies - Norfolk, VA, USView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

OMAO-SHIPS-2013-0015

Control Number:

341029400