Deckhand (Shipkeeper) – Virtual Hiring Fair Job in Jersey City, New Jersey – Department of the Army



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Deckhand (Shipkeeper) – Virtual Hiring Fair – Jersey City, New Jersey
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army
Job ID: 406710
Start Date: 02/16/2021
End Date: 03/01/2021

Qualification Summary
Positions will be filled under the Department of Defense Direct Hire Authority forfor Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce. Deckhand (Shipkeeper): * Position will be filled at the full performance grade of XF-06. About The Operations Division: The Operations Division provides Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the Corps’ Civil Works projects. It oversees projects and programs related to water navigation, flood damage reduction, geospatial data, recreation, environmental stewardship and coastal management. The division provides guidance for developing designs, plans, and specifications for mechanical systems in support of the District’s operations and maintenance program. Deckhands performs general maintenance work; repairing and painting decks, hulls, superstructure and interior spaces of vessels; operating cargo gear and deck machinery; rigging booms; handling lines during docking, moving and towing operations; mending lines and canvas; standing lookout, security and wheel watches; connecting and disconnecting hoses and pipelines; operating fishing gear; and similar work. Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Minimum Qualifications: Ability to do the work of an DECKHAND (SHIPKEEPER) without more than normal supervision which includes: docking and undocking to support water craft movement, collecting drifting debris from waterways, maintaining the upkeep of the interior and exterior of the vessel, setting and deploying buoys & ranges, handling and fastening hawsers and mooring ropes, skilled in waterway missions and floating plant maintenance, use of the pike pole, safe vessel operations, minor repair jobs, cleaning, painting and vessel upkeep. Physical Effort: Moderately heavy physical effort is required in lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds; work in stretched and cramped positions. Working Conditions: Works both inside and outside during a variety of weather conditions and climates, including extremes of heat and cold and heavy rainfall. There is a danger of slipping from a vessel into water with possibility of physical injury or drowning. On-shore work may involve working in mud, snow, or ice in dirty or cramped situations. Required Selective Placement Factors: The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess:
1) a valid Merchant Marine Credential for Ordinary Seaman; and
2) a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
(Note: You must attach a copy of your credentials to your application package and include the serial number and date issued on your resume.)

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