TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 20, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to assists Marine Traffic Controller for the Third Port, Ft Eustis, VA and approach channels directing all marine traffic transiting the port taking into consideration limitation of water depth of Skiffes Creek and the James River.

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Responsibilities

  • Traffic Control: Serves as assistant marine traffic controller. Assists as the primacy decision maker for all vessels transiting, mooring, and docking the Third Port area.
  • Centralized communication and Dispatching: Assists Traffic Controller as focal point for centralized communication, coordination, and dispatch of FP boat patrols and for first response to emergencies on Third Port land or water.
  • Weather: Under the direction of the Marine Traffic Controller monitors atmospheric conditions (velocity of current and wind, the possibility of sudden appearance of vapor or fog in the area, cross winds, approaching storms), (cont'd)
  • (cont'd) tonnage and draft of the vessels desiring passage in relation to port restrictions handling characteristics and radar facilities, if any, when taking decisive action.
  • Records a variety of information such as the types of vessels, destination, cargo, teletype weather reports, barometer, temperature and tide gauge readings, direction and velocity of the wind and condition of the sea.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • PCS expenses will NOT be paid.
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • This position has been designated as a KEY position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/ contingency operations. (cont'd)
  • (cont'd) Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.
  • Must be able to operate a USA Class C vessel up to 26 feet in length.
  • May be required to perform shift work.
  • May be required to perform overtime.
  • May be required to work a standby or on-call tour of duty.
  • Must hold a Marine license awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard, US Army or US Navy.
  • Condition of employment: Subject to pre-employment physical.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Clerical and Administrative Support Positions for Transportation Clerk and Assistant Series, 2102.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR CURRENT FEDERAL APPLICANTS:
Current Federal Employees must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience must include knowledge of various types of US Army marine vessels, as well as Navy, Coast Guard and various agency vessels and their characteristics and the hydrography and hydrology of the Skiffes Creek and James River in order to direct marine traffic through the waterway; Knowledge of marine and port operations regulations and procedures to determine restrictions and resolve problems; Knowledge of Marine Traffic Control work and marine port operations and procedures to provide support, assistance, and resolve problems encountered with ships in port or serviced waterways; Knowledge of and certification to operate Harbor Radar Surveillance equipment, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), the centralized Marine Traffic Control System (MTCS), and atmospheric, tide, and weather equipment/gauges/instruments to collect and relay the status of the latest conditions and assist with navigation guidance and docking vessels in the harbor or during departure.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR CURRENT NON-FEDERAL APPLICANTS:
Non-Federal employment applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-06 grade level. Specialized experience must include knowledge of various types of US Army marine vessels, as well as Navy, Coast Guard and various agency vessels and their characteristics and the hydrography and hydrology of the Skiffes Creek and James River in order to direct marine traffic through the waterway; Knowledge of marine and port operations regulations and procedures to determine restrictions and resolve problems; Knowledge of Marine Traffic Control work and marine port operations and procedures to provide support, assistance, and resolve problems encountered with ships in port or serviced waterways; Knowledge of and certification to operate Harbor Radar Surveillance equipment, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), the centralized Marine Traffic Control System (MTCS), and atmospheric, tide, and weather equipment/gauges/instruments to collect and relay the status of the latest conditions and assist with navigation guidance and docking vessels in the harbor or during departure.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS FOR CURRENT FEDERAL APPLICANTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS FOR CURRENT NON-FEDERAL APPLICANTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-06 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

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:
  • Ability to evaluate various weather and tidal data.
  • Knowledge of various types of US Army marine vessels, as well as Navy, Coast Guard and various agency vessels and their characteristics and the hydrography and hydrology of the Skiffes Creek and James River in order to direct marine traffic through the waterway.
  • Skill in communicating orally using accepted marine radio communication techniques and equipment to include, but not limited to, VHF bridge to bridge, telephone, and 2 way AM/FM radios. Must be knowledgeable of emergency radio procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed, accurate written logs and records.
  • Knowledge of Marine Traffic Control work and marine port operations and procedures to provide support, assistance, and resolve problems encountered with ships in port or serviced waterways.
  • Ability to safely operate a USA Class C vessel, up to 26 foot, through the port and adjacent waterways. Must hold a K20, L20, or higher license or hold a Certificate of Marine Safety awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard or hold a USAML 880A2 or 881A2.
  • Knowledge of and certification to operate Harbor Radar Surveillance equipment, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), the centralized Marine Traffic Control System (MTCS), and atmospheric, tide, and weather equipment/gauges/instruments.
  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old)

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here .

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
  • Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
    Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

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