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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers SMALL CRAFT OPERATOR in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Summary This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for certain personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: The Operations Division has a small Division level staff housed at Headquarters in Concord, MA, along with employees assigned to Basin and Project offices located in five of the six New England States. Responsibilities Perform as an assistant Operator on one of four Patrol Boats less than 65 feet in length and 450 to 950 Horse Power to transport personnel to and from work sites, and various inspection trips in the Canal and adjacent waters. Assist recreational and small craft when they become disabled while transiting the Canal. Seek compliance with and enforce Canal rules and regulations such as; speed limits, wake control, vessels, fishing, etc. Use a variety of electrical nautical instruments such as, vhf marine radio, compass and GPS to navigate marine water safely. Assist in keeping Patrol Boats in good operating condition, performing preventative maintenance, minor repairs, cleaning, chipping and painting, daily engine room and vessel maintenance. Operate a radio telephone in communications with the Marine Traffic Controller in order to relay traffic information, weather conditions and status of emergency operations, which may arise. Direct as needed, a Deckhand in handling lines in boat operations, obtaining and recording traffic statistics and in the preparation of reports. Lay out courses to assigned destinations, by avoiding shoals and other hazards, and utilizing navigational aids or land marks. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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 (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) small craft operator without more than normal supervision. Independently perform full range of operating a gasoline or diesel propelled vessel less than 65 feet in length in areas with large amounts of water-borne traffic; explain and enforce safety regulations to all on-board personnel; maintain boat in good operating condition to include splicing, renewing, and caring for lines and fenders; and perform boat maintenance and recommend repairs and overhauls required. Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Physical Effort: May be required to lift and carry heavy parts and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Coordination of hands, eyes, body and legs is needed to work safely on wet and moving decks, especially when exposed to storms, high tides, or other extremes of weather. Working Conditions: Incumbent is subject to injury while working around or inspecting moving machinery and parts, falls on wet decks, exposure to the extremes of weather and temperature conditions and to the general hazards of the sea. Selective Placement Factor: Incumbent is required to possess (a minimum of) a U.S. Coast Guard Master/Inland 25G.T. License, with Towing Endorsement and Radar Observer Unlimited Certification in current active status, is required for this position. You must include a copy of your current, active, valid U.S. Coast Guard Master/Inland 25G.T. License, with Towing Endorsement and Radar Observer Unlimited Certification. Education N/A Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a(n) 24- Transportation Management Career Field position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.