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Marine Surveyor (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

Maritime Administration, Beaumont, TX, United States
Employer Description
The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. Merchant Marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety.The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.The Department of Transportation (DOT) is ranked #5 in the 2019 best places to work in the Federal Government!
Job Description
This position is located in the Office of Ship Operations, Office of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Sealift, Office of the Associate Administrator for Strategic Sealift, Maritime Administration (MARAD). This position is established to serve as a primary managing field official for all ship operations, repair, conversion, and other industrial projects for assigned ships and/or projects.
Job Requirements
This series, 0873, covers technical positions supervising, leading, or performing work involving surveying Government-owned and/or operated vessels, or privately-owned and operated merchant vessels, to determine their condition and the extent of work necessary for the vessels and their components to meet specified requirements. The work requires applying a practical knowledge of: preparing specifications, including estimates of labor and material costs, to cover work determined to be necessary as a result of surveys; and

inspecting and accepting the work accomplished to place the vessel in the condition specified. To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, youmustmeet the experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

For the


OnExperience,you must have at least one year of experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level,which included: Experience conducting surveys on machinery, refrigeration, electronic, electrical equipment, hulls, hull equipment, paint and preservation, etc. to determine condition and repairs of assigned ships required to meet specified regulatory standards; AND

Experience preparing detailed technical overhaul/repair specifications, based on regulatory requirements, to identify required quality and quantity of materials and estimated man hours; AND

Experience preparing cost estimates based on publications, experience, data and personal knowledge, for each item in the specification and total cost of job, man hours, materials and overhead. For the


OnExperience,you must have at least one year of experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level,which included: Experience inspecting ships undergoing repairs and other work involving commercial shipyard or marine repair facilities to observe work in progress to assure compliance with specifications; AND

Experience preparing dry dock schedules, cyclic maintenance requirements, and other advance planning as required to be to advise operational, maintenance and supply personnel of matters relating to marine maintenance problems. For the


OnExperience,you must have at least one year of experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level,which included: Experience maintaining and repairing ocean-going vessels, surveying and inspecting such vessels for the purpose of classification appraisal, determinations of general conditions, and fitness for operations; AND

Experience in commercial marine surveying, shipboard engineering officer services, or shipyard management such as providing guidance on maintenance and repair functions, policy and procedures, compliance with regulatory requirements, instructions, and standards governing the conduct of conditions surveys, inspections, dry dockings, doc trials, and sea trials. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Communications and Media - Knowledge of the production, communication and dissemination of information and ideas to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Attention to Detail- Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. For all types of consideration, 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.For additional information about applying to Federal positions in this series, please click on the following link:

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22 November 2021
13 October 2021
64649 – 120365
Marine Science