Department:Department Of Commerce
Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Job Announcement Number:OMAO-SHIPS-2012-0025
|$39,120.00 to $39,975.00 / Per Year|
|Friday, February 24, 2012 to Friday, August 24, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|This is a Mixed tour schedule. – Permanent positions in the Excepted Service.|
|Many vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
|Open to U.S. Citizens, including Federal employees.|
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 resources…it’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
FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS March 9, 2012. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE CONSIDERED AS VACANCIES OCCUR. NOTE: Applicants who previously applied for this position under any earlier announcement, MUST reapply.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Medical and dental exams required prior to appointment.
- Applicants must pass a background investigation.
- Must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport.
Duties include: Small boat handling; ship maintenance and upkeep; Line handling and warping during berthing and departing movement of vessels (including coiling and splicing of line and a demonstrated knowledge of basic knots, bends and hitches); handling of deck equipment and supplies (the safe proper operation of cranes, davits, A-frames, stern ramps, winches, and anchor windlass). Fishing gear handling, construction or assembly, and repair, net mending (net mending includes goring, yorking, trimming and mending holes.) 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 record. Salary will be determined by duty location and vessal classification.
MOC duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; Honolulu, HI; San Diego, CA; Newport, OR; Davisville, RI
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications>
There is no occupational or positive education requirement for this position.
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.
Endorsements for Able Seaman-Offshore Supply Vessel, Able Seaman-Sail or Able Seaman-Fishing Industry are NOT qualifying.
NOTE: THE REQUIREMENT FOR A QUALIFYING AB ENDORSEMENT MAY BE WAIVED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO DEMONSTRATE HIGHLY DESIRABLE FISHING EXPERIENCE AND/OR SKILLS. IF HIRED ON A WAIVER, YOU MUST SIGN AN AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL OBTAIN A QUALIFYING AB ENDORSEMENT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OR BE REDUCED IN GRADE TO AN ORDINARY FISHERMAN.
Applicants hired under the AB waiver are still required to possess at least an entry level Merchant Mariners Document or Merchant Mariners Credential.
At least six months of this experience must have been performing fishing activities.
Experience is defined as: 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. Stand watches. Handle, deploy, and recover of a wide variety of fishing gear and associated scientific equipment.