Marine Industrial Management Specialist (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

As a Marine Industrial Management Specialist, you will:
  • Serve as a technical expert and primary point of contact for obsolete National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) ship disposal initiatives and projects involving Office policies.
  • Provide expert level advice relative to the planning, oversight, coordination, and administration of ship disposal actions applicable to office policy, programs, and work processes.
  • Perform routine administrative functions, oversight and contract compliance assessments of environmental and contractor worker safety and health requirements associated with ship disposal.
  • Coordinate support from the MARAD regions, reserve fleets, ship manager/general agents, and other contractors in areas related to the project management of ship disposal availabilities and projects.
  • Provide authoritative advice and guidance on problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods; recommendations and decisions are characterized by breadth and importance.

The ideal candidate's experiences, skills, or education should be aligned with the responsibilities and duties of a Marine Industrial Management Specialist. Candidates should be ready to explain why they're a good fit for the position and organization, describing specific accomplishments and distinctive characteristics that will add value to the Ship Disposal Program.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the 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).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09 it must include:
  • Experience with marine engineering principles, methods, techniques, and equipment sufficient to advise on ship construction/repair and ship dismantling/recycling.

To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

To qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include:
  • Experience with marine engineering principles, methods, techniques, and equipment sufficient to advise on ship construction/repair and ship dismantling/recycling.
  • Experience with shipwork and industrial project management methods including planning, scheduling, and progressing sufficient to perform resource loading and leveling, and time impact analysis.

You cannot qualify on education at the GS-12 level; you must have experience.

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:

knowledge of current policies and programs of the Ship Disposal Program (SDP), including related acquisition policies.

knowledge of project management, acquisition and quality assurance principles and their application in solving administrative, technical, and operational problems.

Skill in the application of industrial worker safety and health standards, and knowledge of shipboard hazardous materials and handling/disposal standards.

Skill in the use of microcomputers and software to accomplish project management, word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, presentation development.

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

Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION: If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.