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    **We will accept applications continuously during the 1-year open period of this announcement. The first cut-off date for reviewing applications will be 10 days after the opening date (18 March 2017). Applications received after the initial cut-off date will be considered as vacancies occur**

    About the Position:

    The Dredge Potter is a large dustpan that works at various locations on the Upper and Lower Mississippi Rivers, the lower Ohio River, and lower Illinois River. We work to keep these rivers navigable for commercial traffic. We dredge the river bottom where the sand & silt build shoals, out into the river that reduces the depth of the river channel, causing towboats to run aground & break-up their tows. The unit operates with a crew of 50 employees in various occupations and trades that are quartered and fed on board the vessel to accomplish our mission. There are two lounges with satellite T.V. and computers with satellite internet connections on board.

    Who May Apply:

    Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 

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    Responsibilities

    As a Deckhand you will:

    • Assist in docking and undocking to support water craft movements.
    • Perform line lash-up between water craft and tug to ensure lines are properly secured.
    • Follow radio instruction to ensure safe vessel operations.
    • Maintain cleanliness in work area to ensure a safe work environment.
    • Clean, wash, scrub, and chip rust in connection with daily housekeeping and preparatory to painting.

    * THIS IS A SEASONAL POSITION. THE SELECTEE WILL WORK DURING DREDGING SEASON WHICH IS TYPICALLY AUGUST THROUGH DECEMBER (DEPENDING ON WATER LEVELS) AND WILL RETURN ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.*

    Work Schedule: We work 12-hour shifts; on a 7 days on/4 days off, then 7 days on/3 days off rotating schedule; with mandatory overtime worked during the dredging season.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Annual travel approximately 50%

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    5788 Deckhand

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/465477500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.