Preservation Servicer (Open To Both U.S. Citizens And Federal Employees) US Department of Transportation Benicia

Title Preservation Servicer (open To Both U.s. Citizens And Federal Employees)
Date 2020
Company US Department of Transportation
City Benicia

Short Description :

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Full Description :

    Duties Summary

    This position is located in the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF), Office of Ship Operations, Office of the Associate Administrator for Strategic Sealift, Maritime Administration (MARAD).


    The Preservation Servicer:

    • Performs work to provide for: inspection, maintenance and preservation of vessels hull and topside coatings, including regular inspection of shipboard coatings, failed remediation involving scaling, scraping, and chipping; topside housekeeping on vessels including sweeping and trash removal, deck maintenance and repair, including of exterior surfaces.
    • Has working knowledge of proper hazardous material and hazardous waste management practices as it pertains to materials used in the course of work or found aboard vessels, and for hazardous waste generated at the Reserve Fleet.
    • Has knowledge of the operation of various controls and levers to maneuver equipment, and lift/lower, adjust engage/disengage components or attached devices
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    7006 Preservation Servicing

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
    • You must meet 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.
    • PHYSICAL EFFORT: Potentially hazardous assignments are required. The work requires heavy exertion and is arduous at times, requiring excessive walking, climbing vertical ladders, kneeling, crouching, stooping, working in awkward positions on steel decks and in close quarters, frequent lifting of 50 pounds and infrequent lifting of over 50 pounds with assistance.
    • WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee works outside in all kinds of extreme weather, e.g., heat, cold, precipitation, wind, etc. The equipment, tools, and tasks involve extreme care and use of protective clothing, safety gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses, or respirators to avoid severe injuries. The employee is subject to slippery surfaces, insufficient light and air, soot, dirt, dust, fumes and extremes of heat and cold. May work in cramped, smelly places and in spaces where asbestos and lead-based paint is present; danger to falling overboard or shock from electrical equipment; exposed to tripping hazards and subject to cuts and burns. The employee is required to follow all Reserve Fleet Safety Rules, and is required to wear safety equipment that is provided by the Fleet. Must provide his/her personal clothing and be available for any type of weather conditions. Employee is trained in accordance with the hazards encountered in the course of work.

    Qualifications for the position are based on the training, experience, or other requirements that determine which applicants would be able to perform satisfactorily in the position to be filled.
    To qualify for the WG-07, your experience should include experience equal or equivalent to the following:

    • Experience performing scheduled and periodic inspections of coatings conditions and potential pollution sources such as leaking machinery, installing and maintaining Best Management Practice (BMP) measures such as drain screens, piping blanks, absorbents, repairing or draining leaking machinery, and obtaining storm-water samples for analysis.

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

    • Ability to do the work of the position.
    • Work practices.
    • Technical practices.
    • Ability to interpret instructions and specs.
    • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

    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.
    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.


    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.

    To compete with U.S. Citizens: If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of two categories: Highly Qualified and 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. If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.

    To compete with other competitive status government employees: If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. 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.

    Eligible Federal employees also seeking consideration for noncompetitive reassignment for this position, must indicate interest in the assessment. In eligibility question 14: select Yes/Other/Former Incumbency of a Position brought into the Competitive Service. Noncompetitive federal candidates must have competitive status on a SF-50, meet minimum qualifications, have served at the same grade or higher, and held or exceeded the promotion potential of this position.

    All applicants: Your application will be rated on the extent and 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, your application may be updated on your behalf or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.

    Additional information

    This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents All applicants must provide a resume created within USA Jobs Resume Builder. Formatted resumes can be uploaded when you arrive at the DOT application system. For assistance with the resume builder, please visit: https://www./Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS/INCENTIVE AWARDS: If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation dated within the last 18 months (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.).

    VETERANS: Your last DD214 (member 4 copy), 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 (member-4 copy).
    • 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 (member-4 copy), which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, 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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

    Review our benefits

    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.

Help This job is open to
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Federal employeesCompetitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Military spouses
  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans
Clarification from the agency

Open to current and former Federal employees with competitive status, VEOA Applicants, AND All U.S. Citizens.

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