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DECKHAND
FOUNTAIN CITY WI 54629
Category: Construction, Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-90610834

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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  Job posted:   Wed Jun 6, 2018
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DECKHAND
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## Duties
### Summary
**About the Position:** The position(s) are Deckhand positions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Physical Support Branch. This announcement may be utilized for both Maintenance and Repair as well as the Dredge Goetz. These are temporary appointment(s) not to exceed six (6) months that may be extended depending on the workload.
Works on any of several special-purpose floating plant units consisting of a pipeline or dipper dredge, derrickboats and derrickscows, tugs and attendant plant engaged in maintenance dredging on the Upper/Lower Mississippi River and it's tributaries. Performs duties according to type and size of unit to which assigned.
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### Responsibilities
* Handles rope lines and steel towing cables while making up or breaking a tow, for fastening barges together when not in use, and for securing floating plant. Cares for, renews, and splices rope and cable, prepares light rigging, makes rope fenders.
* Cares for, renews, and splices rope and cable, prepares light rigging, makes rope fenders. Obtains channel depths by use of lead line and sounding poles.
* Connects, disconnects, repairs and replaces pipelines; assists in breaking up and making up tow. Removes obstructions from the cutterhead pump and pipelines.
* Disconnects shore pipe and secures on scows for removal to new location.
* Removes obstructions from the cutterhead pump and pipelines.
* Assists in running cable from cutterhead to swing anchor as required during operations.
* Cleans and lubricates deck machinery, working as helper to higher grade crew members in repair and overhaul of plant by dismantling and assembling equipment as directed.
* Repairs hand rails, walkways and other areas of vessel as assigned using tools such as wrenches, hammers, and saws.
* Chips rust from deck, removes old paint by means of paint remover, putties holes and crevices. Applies prime and finish coats on exterior of boat including hull, superstructure and deck equipment, interior walls, doors, and furniture.
* Washes deck with water hose and performs general housekeeping work in quarters. Loads and stores supplies on vessel.
### Travel Required
75% or less - This position may or may not be on the Dredge Goetz
##### Supervisory status
No
* #### Job family (Series)
5788 Deckhand
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* Deckhands
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
* 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.
* Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
* This is an inclement weather position.
* This is a mission essential position.
* This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations
* Physical Examination
* Drug Testing Program Requirement
### 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.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Deckhand The ability to perform common duties such as; makeup/break up tows by handling lines/cables to couple barges together and uncouple them using rigging, barge ratchets, wire chokers, cheater bars, shackles, deck winches, and synthetic mooring lines. Making minor repairs to equipment and performs preventive maintenance such as checking all oils and fluids, air filters, batteries, monitoring gauges, and monitoring track condition and tension. Maintenance and repair tasks utilizing mechanical or electrical equipment. Work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed without more than normal supervision. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
* Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)
* Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles) and Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
* Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
* Operation of Motor Vehicles
* Reliability and Dependability as a Deckhand
* Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
RESPONSIBILITY:
Performs all work assignments under the direct supervision of the Master of the vessel, Mate, Lead Deckhand, or other higher graded employee. Receives detailed directions for work to be performed but recurring duties are usually performed in accordance with various instructions and directions. Work is usually checked in progress for adequacy and compliance with instructions provided.
PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Physical effort is required in the handling of heavy equipment, and machinery. May lift up to 50 pounds or more. Work may involve long periods of standing, lifting, climbing, and walking.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed inside and outside with the preponderance of time exposed to heat, cold, rain and snow. There is exposure to paint fumes, to eye injuries while chipping paint and rust, to physical injury while lifting heavy objects or slipping on decks and other surfaces, overhead loads, or falling overboard and drowning.
DUTY STATION:
May or may not be located on the Dredge Goetz.
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### 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.
* Two 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 Career Program (CP) 24 position.
* You may claim military spouse preference.
* Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
* Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
* Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
* Defense National Relocation Program is not authorized.
* Relocation or recruitment bonus is not authorized.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
**Basis for Rating:** Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
* Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
* Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
* Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
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### Background checks and security clearance
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Other
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## Required Documents
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.** If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.**
**1. Your resume:**
* Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
* If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
* For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
* For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
**2. Other supporting documents:**
* Cover Letter, optional
* Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
#### 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.
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## Benefits
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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.
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## How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the **Required Documents** section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/13/2018 to receive consideration.
* To begin, click **Apply**to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application ().
* Follow the prompts to **select your résumé and/or other supporting documents**to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and **click to continue with the application process**.
* You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. **You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.**
* It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
* Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: -to/application/status/.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
**If you submit an inquiry to the e-mail address listed in the Agency Contact Information below please identify the announcement number of the position in the subject line of the e-mail. This will expedite a response to your inquiry.**
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### Agency contact information
### Army Applicant Help Desk
##### Phone
(000)000-0000
##### Email
USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
##### Address
GG-APF-W2R906 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, ST PAUL
DO NOT MAIL
St. Paul, MN
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### Next steps
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
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## 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.
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### 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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501184700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/04/2018 to 06/13/2018
*Salary:* $22.79 to $26.57 per hour
*Pay scale & grade:* XF 6
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Seasonal
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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