**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.
- Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
- Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
- Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
- Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
- Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
- Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
- Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more
- Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473
- Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position
- Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721
- Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement
- Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement
- Eligible due to prior employment with specific agencies
- Eligible for Persons with Disabilities
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.
50% or less - Annual travel approximately 50%
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
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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.