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Marine Machinery Mechanic Various Trades Open To Us Citizens

Company name
U.S Department Of Transportation, Maritime Administration

$26.99 to $31.54

Great Neck, NY

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$26.99 to $31.54 per hour

Pay scale & grade

WG 10

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Kings Point, NY

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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This position is located in the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Immediate Office of the Superintendent, Department of Waterfront Activities, Kings Point, New York. The Academy is a four-year degree granting institution of higher education accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities. The mission of the Academy is to teach students how to succeed in the maritime and transportation industries or the Armed Forces, while preparing them to receive a bachelor of science degree, a merchant marine license, and an appointment as a commissioned officer on reserve or active duty in the U.S Armed Forces.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform a wide variety of activities needed to operate, maintain, and repair a range of boats and vessels and provide upkeep and support of the waterfront environment. There is special emphasis in this position on engineering work, specifically engine maintenance and repair duties.

This position is ideal for a highly motivated, experienced professional who has experience maintaining and repairing equipment found in a waterfront environment.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for this location.

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The duties of The Marine Machinery Mechanic (Various Trades) include:

Marine mechanic-type duties are performed on boats and vessels. Fiberglass fabrication on boat hulls, superstructures, decks, and components involves straight and curved surfaces and interconnecting parts and components. Marine electrical and electronic systems are maintained. Wood working extends from common carpentry tasks to superior wood crafting requirements. Metal working is required to maintain the waterfront and to duplicate boating parts, repair them, or to perform other metal working projects. Operating boats and vessels within the Basin and the immediate vicinity. Crane operation are required to lift boats from the water for maintenance, repair, launching, or storage activities.

Dismantling, repairing, relocating, modifying, aligning and installing of a wide variety of marine machinery equipment. Repairs encompass all phases of assembly and disassembly and overhaul of motors, transmissions carburetors, electrical systems, accessories and attachments.

Applying a through knowledge of, and skill in, applying a variety of techniques using experienced judgment, rough sketches, blueprints, manufacturer specifications, or oral instructions. Tasks require a detailed knowledge of the operating characteristics of the machinery, equipment, and systems in questions; their functional relationships; the applicable installation and repair procedures, methods, and trade practices.

Maintaining and repairing gasoline cranes used for lifting boats, floats, heavy anchors, and equipment and keeping crane in a safe and operable condition. Metal working is required to maintain the waterfront and to duplicate boating parts, repair them, or to perform other metal working projects. Marine electrical and electronic system are maintained.

Task(s) require a detailed knowledge of the operating characteristics of the machinery, equipment, and systems in questions; their functional relationships; the applicable installation and repair procedures, methods, and trade practices.

Work involves installing, modifying, repairing, maintaining, troubleshooting, testing, and lading new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls and equipment.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

5334 Marine Machinery Mechanic



Conditions of Employment

Must meet experience stated in Qualifications section.

Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date


SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Please see the Benefits and Other Info section for additional Conditions of Employment.


To quality for the Wage Grade -10, you must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to perform the duties, which includes the following:

You must have the ability to do the work of a Marine Machinery Mechanic (Various Trades) without more than normal supervision.

Your application will also be rated on the following job elements:

Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc. (Marine Machinery).

Technical Practices.

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

Knowledge of Materials.

Ability to Troubleshoot.

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.

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Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not meet the minimum levels in the ability to do the work OR if you do not meet the minimum level overall, you will be disqualified.


Additional information

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition

EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.


PHYSICAL EFFORT: Physical efforts related to waterfront activities involve a range of the nature, degree, frequency, and duration of muscular effort or physical strain or hazards encountered. There is physical exertion related to actions such as lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects of varying weights, sizes, and shapes. Lifts light to heavy items up to 50 pounds, seeks weight lifting assistance on heavier items. There are bodily strains related to lack of movement such as standing in place, crouching, or stooping for extended periods of time. At times, work is performed in tiring positions and close quarters. You will work in such positions as kneeling, stooping, standing, squatting, reaching, lifting, walking, climbing, crawling, bending, etc. You must be able to concentrate for long periods of time when reassembling components and units and when studying manuals and diagrams. Must be alert when testing equipment, when operating power tools, and maintain general awareness of moving equipment around the waterfront.

WORKING CONDITIONS: There are distinctive hazards, physical hardships, and working conditions associated with boats, vessels, and waterfront activities. Working conditions vary in such ways such as the nature of the work environment; the extent to which it includes unpleasant, disagreeable, or hazardous conditions; the degree to which such conditions are experienced; the frequency and duration of exposure; the adequacy of protective clothing and gear, safety devices, and safe trade practices; and the possible effects on the employee. Inside lighting, heating, and ventilation in work areas is considered adequate but may be subject to less than ideal conditions. Repairs onboard boats and vessels often involve cramped quarters with limited space to work. Weather conditions to which exposed when working outdoors can range from very cold to very hot, foul weather gear may be required. Dust, grease, and soiling of clothing and skin surfaces are encountered. Noise and vibration are present as well as gases and fumes that may require gas-free certification. There are hazards related to slippery surfaces both outside and inside. You will be required to wear safety shoes or boots at all times and shall be required to wear a floatation coat or work vest whenever working underway, afloat, overside, or during inclement weather. When working near machine and woodworking tools, you will wear protective clothing and eye protection at all times. When working near noise hazards, you will wear hearing protection at all times. When working with hazardous materials or painting materials, you will wear protective clothing, eye protection, and breathing apparatus at all times. Wear appropriate eye protection and clothing for welding work. Use appropriate safety gear and safety procedures at all times that are suitable to the work performed.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Federal Wage System (FWS) positions require the use of a Screen-Out Element. Points will be based on experience and training which are documented by your responses to the questionnaire. To be qualified, applicants must receive at least 2 points on the Screen-Out Element and an average of 2 points on all the elements in order to be considered minimally qualified for the position. Applicants who do not receive 2 points on the Screen-Out Element will be eliminated from further consideration.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of two categories: Qualified or Highly Qualified, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy.

The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying. Please review each of the following sections to determine which, if any, additional documents you need to provide with your application.

VETERANS: Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility. it need not be official.

If you are applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214.

If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. An SF-15 is desired, but not required.

If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act(VEOA) (, you need to provide a copy of your last DD214,which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

STATUS APPLICANTS: If seeking eligibility consideration as status/agency/DOT employee, you must provide proof of eligibility in the form of an SF-50. Your SF-50 must verify the highest grade held competitively, full performance level of position, and eligibility as a status applicant. Please do not submit an Award SF-50, as these are often incomplete and do not verify grade or status eligibility.

NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.

DISPLACED EMPLOYEES: If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents:

your most recent performance appraisal,

the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and

your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.

Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.

You may review your saved application(s) at

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office via email at:

Agency contact information

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Submit Application and Documents Online

1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

You may check your application status by logging into (Select My USAJOBS and click Applications). Within two weeks of the closing date, a Human Resources Specialist will evaluate your application. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. Qualified candidates will be assigned a score between 70 and 100, not including points that may be assigned for veterans' preference. The most highly qualified candidates are then referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you directly. Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S Department Of Transportation, Maritime Administration
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Company Profile
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.

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