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    Jeff Ribeira
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    Job Title: Able Seaman

    Department: Department Of Commerce

    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sub Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Job Announcement Number: OMAO-SHIPS-2010-0028

    SALARY RANGE:

    $35,018.00 – $35,770.00 /year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 to Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    SERIES & GRADE:

    WM-9924-01/01

    POSITION INFORMATION:

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

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

    01

    DUTY LOCATIONS:

    many vacancies – Throughout the Nation

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

    Public Non-Status Positions (DE):

    – Open to all qualified candidates, including Federal employees.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    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!

    OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS OCTOBER 6, 2010. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE WILL BE
    CONSIDERED AS VACANCIES OCCUR.

    Once selected, you may be sent to any vessel nationwide. Your duty location will be determined by your home of record. Note: Seattle based vessels are scheduled to relocate to Newport, Oregon, July, 2011.

    Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification.

    NOTE: Applicants who previously applied for this position under any
    earlier announcement, such as OMAO-SHIPS-2010-0015, MUST reapply.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    • All qualified U.S. citizens.
    • Applicants must pass a background investigation.
    • Must have valid, current USCG MMD or MMC endorsed AB (Unlim, Lim, or Spec.)
    • Medical and dental exams required prior to appointment.
    • Urinalysis for illegal drug use required prior to appointment.
    • Must be able to obtain and retain a U.S. Passport.

    Duties

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    many vacancies – Throughout the Nation

    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.

    All new hires are assigned to NOAA’s Marine Operations Center. 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. MOC duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Seattle, WA; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; Honolulu, HI; San Diego, CA.

    Note: Seattle-based vessels are scheduled to relocate to Newport, Oregon, July, 2011.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    Applicants must have one(1) year of experience. One year must have
    been at the next lower rating in the normal line of promotion aboard
    a NOAA or other comparable vessels. EXPERIENCE includes such
    activities 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.

    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.

    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 fax a copy of the required license to be considered.

    Applicants MUST be able to obtain and retain a U.S. Passport.

    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 and Other Info

    BENEFITS:

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Applicants must be able to meet physical requirements.

    A one year trial period is required.

    Must be able to obtain and retain a U.S. Passport.

    Salary will be determined by duty location and vessel classification.

    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.

    Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

    Applications and faxed documents must be received by 11:59 pm
    eastern standard time of the closing date of the vacancy. If you are
    an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or
    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)applicant,
    you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this
    position. Individuals who have special selection priority rights
    under the CTAP or the ICTAP must be well qualified for the
    position. To be well qualified, applicants must meet all
    qualification requirements for the position, and when evaluated
    against the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) for the position,
    must be excluded from the minimally qualified category of applicants.

    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 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

    Visit USAJobs original posting here for further information.

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