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Marine Transportation (Nautical Science/Instructor)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - Job Opportunity

Job Title:          Marine Transportation (Nautical Science/Instructor)

Department:    U.S. Department of Transportation

Agency:            Maritime Administration

Sub Agency:    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Job Announcement #:    USMMA-2014-04

OPEN PERIOD:         April 4, 2014   through April 18, 2014

SALARY RANGE:    $25.25 - $43.14 Per hour

SERIES & GRADE:      AD-2150-00/00

POSITION INFO:     Part-Time/Intermittent, Excepted Service appointment with an Initial Term Not-To- Exceed 13 months; however, each year with a satisfactory performance appraisal, the appointment may be extended for an additional year.

DUTY LOCATION:     2 (Two) Vacancies at the following location: Kings Point, N.Y.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:   Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen

JOB SUMMARY:    The Mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is to educate and graduate licensed merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America’s marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war.

The position is that of an Instructor in the Department of Marine Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.  The Academy, one of the five Federal Academies, is a degree granting institution fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Upon graduation, the Midshipmen (male and female) are awarded Bachelor of Science degrees, licensed as Merchant Marine Officers by the U.S. Coast Guard and are commissioned as Officers in the U.S. Reserves or Active Duty Military Service.  Located on the North Shore of Long Island in Western Nassau County, it is one of the world’s foremost institutions in the field of maritime education and consists of 82 acres of waterfront land including a Museum, library and fitness/recreational facilities available to both faculty and staff.  For further information, visit our web site at http://www.usmma.edu.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen and meet all the education, specialized experience, any listed Licensure/Certification and selective factor requirements for consideration.
  • Submit application and resume by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • This a Non-Tenure Track position
  • This position is an Excepted Service appointment
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This Job Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
  • This position is Telework eligible.

This position is ideal for a highly motivated, experienced professional who has the academic credentials and background in Marine Transportation (Nautical Science) to teach college-age students.

Major Duties:

You will be responsible for the development and conduct of educational courses and programs, instruction and academic counseling of Midshipmen, as directed by the Head, Department of Marine Transportation.

Qualifications AND EVALUATIONS

Qualifications Required:

Qualification standards are used to determine which applicants would be able to perform satisfactory in the position to be filled.  The education, training, experience, or other requirements included in the qualification standards are minimum requirements. i.e., it would be unlikely that an applicant for employment would be able to perform satisfactorily in a particular position or occupational series if he or she did not possess these qualifications.

To qualify for this position, you must meet the Educational, Licensure, and Specialized Experience requirements listed below.

Minimum Educational Requirement:

To qualify for a Marine Transportation (Nautical Science/Instructor) you must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Marine Transportation or a related field.

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have teaching experience above the High School level in Nautical Science related courses.  Services as a licensed officer or senior-level industry experience may be substituted for teaching experience.  Your resume and application materials (including college transcripts) must show that you have the education and specialized experience necessary to teach Marine Transportation (Nautical Science) related courses above the high school level.

 Licensure Requirement:

Applicants must have a current (not expired) U.S. Coast Guard License (or equivalent credential) valid for service on United States Flag Commercial Ships as a 3rd Mate or Higher (Unlimited Tonnage) and be Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 95 certified.

A well-qualified candidate is a highly motivated and experienced professional who has the academic credentials and background in Marine Transportation with emphasis in Nautical Science and Transportation Management at the college level. 

Trial Period: Applicant(s) selected under excepted service procedures must successfully complete a one-year trial period if not already completed.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Basis for Rating:

For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational, specialized experience and licensure requirements.  All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications requirements will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.  All referred veterans’ preference eligible will be given positive consideration for selection.

Benefits: Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees at http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/new-prospective-employees/

How to Apply:  You must submit a complete application package (including resume, transcript, license, education/ license/degree question response and supporting documents) no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. 

SEND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:  HRApplicantInbox@usmma.edu

Note:  You MUST list the Job Announcement # and Job Title in the subject line of your email. If you are unable to send your application materials by email, they can be sent by U.S. Mail but MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:

U.S. Department of Transportation / Maritime Administration

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Office of Human Resources

300 Steamboat Road

Kings Point, New York 11024-1699

(516)726-6182

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:

  • RESUME - showing relevant experience and education
  • COMPLETED APPLICANT QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS – Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series.  Unofficial copies are sufficient to apply but official copies may be required prior to appointment.
  • ALL REQUIRED CERTIFICATION(S), LINCESE(S), AND /OR OTHER CREDENTIAL(S) required to support your application.
  • CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, occupational series and grade level.
  • VETERANS – In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214.  Your DD-214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming 10 point preference eligibility, 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.  You must also submit a completed Request for 10 Point preference Form SF-15 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

Additional information on Veterans Preference is available at:  http://www.opm.gov/StaffingPortal/vetguide.asp

  • Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

          https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

Unless specifically entitled by law, regulation, and/or other approved authority, upon appointment you will receive the entry level salary listed at the top of this announcement.

APPLICANT QUESTIONNAIRE

Please answer the following questions and include your responses with your application package:

1. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

            a) Yes         b) No

2. Are you claiming Veterans Preference Eligibility?  If yes, please note that in order to receive positive consideration (hiring preference) based on veterans preference eligibility, you must provide all the appropriate documentation as listed in the ‘Required Documents’ section of this announcement with your application package.

           a)  Yes       b) No

3. Which of the following responses best describes the education you have completed to qualify for this position?  For responses ‘a’, ’b’ and ‘c’ please also list: Degree, Major, year completed, and school.  You will also need to provide transcripts for verification of education.

  1. I have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school in the discipline or related field for this position.

Degree:_____________________________Major:______________________Year Completed:______
School:____________________________________________

  1. I have earned a Master’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school in the discipline or related field for this position.

Degree:_____________________________Major:______________________Year Completed:______
School:____________________________________________

  1. I have earned a Doctorate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school in the discipline or related field for this position.

Degree:_____________________________Major:______________________Year Completed:______
School:____________________________________________

  1. None of the above.

4. Indicate the number of college level credit hours you have taught in the last 5 years (on your resume).

5. Which of the following best describes your Licensure/Credentials?

  1. A current (not expired) U.S. Coast Guard License (or equivalent credential) valid for service on United States Flag Commercial Ships as a 3rd Mate or Higher (Unlimited Tonnage and Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 95 certified)
  2. More than 3 years of military experience as an active duty or reserve officer in the USN or USCG in a maritime associated position.
  3. None of the above.

6. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this application package and questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.  I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application or its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the selection process: I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; and/or removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated.  I understand that responding ‘No’ to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

     a) Yes     b) No

7. How did you first become aware of this position vacancy?

  1. From a friend, family member, or colleague who is attending or working at the USMMA.
  2. From HigherEdJobs.com
  3. From the USMMA Official Website
  4. Other source (Please identify): __________________________________

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in disqualification and removal from consideration for this position.

Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014