U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Marine Cargo Specialist in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Summary About the Position: Serves as a Marine Cargo Specialist, responsible for cargo stowage planning, overseeing/monitoring, stowing and loading. Planning and loading operations are complex, involving the transshipment of hazardous cargo. Assignments cover a variety of terminal locations and pertain to a number of ships operating on different schedules. Assures that proper actions are taken to protect the interest of the government and compliance by the Contractor with regard to contract provisions. Responsibilities Perform complex cargo stowage planning. Oversee/monitor the stowing, loading, planning and discharge of cargo including hazardous cargo aboard vessels. Provide technical advice, guidance and instructions to nontechnical specialist concerning difficult assignments and problems encountered to assure successful execution of functions. Provide technical advice, guidance and instruction to nontechnical specialists to assure successful execution of functions. Independently revise and finalize stowage plans consistent with space allocations. Inspect ships' cargo holds for required cleanliness and conditions prior to and after loading/discharge operations and ensure correction of inadequacies. Oversee contractor operations in physical loading, stowage, trimming and discharge of cargo. When designated as the COR, or QA Surveillance (QASP), monitor the loading and discharging of all vessels where contract stevedoring labor is used to ensure conformance to stowage plans, terms of stevedore contract and seaworthiness of vessel. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible Reinstatement Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) preparing cargo stowage plans, and/or (2) overseeing maritime loading and stowage operations to make certain that they conform to preliminary plans, or authorizing necessary changes and preparing final plans. This experience must have involved vessels of at least 5,000 dead-weight tons. It must also clearly show a comprehensive knowledge of marine rules and regulations and the ability to plan, direct and coordinate cargo handling activities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). NOTE: Experience must include ocean-going cargo vessels. OR Education: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a major study in accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Decision Making Management Support Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. 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. One 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. This is a(n) CP 24 Transportation and Distribution Management Career Field position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This is a Term position. This is an opportunity for a Term position NTE 2 Years. This position may be extended, up to 6 years, based on the needs of the department and available funding. This position MAY be made permanent without further competition contingent upon verification of the incumbent's non-competitive eligibility (must be a 30% veteran, reinstatement eligible, etc., under competitive status). Appointment in this position does not provide competitive status to apply for permanent positions. This is an obligated position. An obligated position is one to which an employee has statutory restoration rights or entitlement based on active military service, recovery from a compensable injury, or return rights based on an overseas tour. You will be asked to sign an agreement acknowledging that you are aware of the obligation and willing to be displaced under reduction in force procedures upon the return of the former incumbent.