General Engineer- Fellows Program

Compensation

: $97,250.00 - $158,980.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Engineering



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  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

The Maritime Administration Fellows Program is exclusively for graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and the six State Maritime Academies (SMA) who participated in the Student Incentive Program (SIP) and have a service obligation. Employment in a maritime position with MARAD fulfills this obligation. This position is located in the Office of Ship Operations of MARAD.

Work is performed either in Headquarters or in one of the field divisions (Atlantic, Gulf, or Pacific).

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Responsibilities

As a General Engineer, you will:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of all facets of the equipment, systems, and operating characteristics associated with the particular programs, vessels, capabilities, and operations performances.
  • Participate as a team member in staff efforts involving ship reactivation and deactivation, voyage repairs, general vessel maintenance and repairs, and other functions associated with husbanding and maintaining vessels.
  • Assist in the professional review of engineering and program management functions, generate repair specifications, monitor management systems development and implementation, and prepare operational installation designs and procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of the procedures, criteria, and specifications for vessel maintenance and repair operations along with equipment used or requested, comply with established specifications.

The ideal candidate will serve as an entry level engineer assigned to perform various duties as they relate to program management and engineering programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some Travel may be required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

  • Job family (Series)

0801 General Engineering

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Participant in Student Incentive Program (SIP) with a service obligation

Applicants must have graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or one of the six State Maritime Academies under the Student Incentive Program with a service obligation.

Applicants must submit a resume; copy of their transcript; a recommendation from their school or employer, if employed after graduation; three (3) personal references; and USCG qualifications and/or proof of going through a merchant marine officer preparation program.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • 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).
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A background security investigation is required for all selected individuals. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the Mandatory education and specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the GS-05 on Education, you must have:

  • Successfully completed, or will complete by entrance on duty, a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a professional engineering degree.
  • You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience. This must be fully supported by transcripts, that you provide with your application.

To qualify for the GS-07 on Experience, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-05, which includes:

  • Experience assisting with the review of programs and plans pertinent to shipyard repairs and maintenance (e.g. activations, deactivations, vessel overhauls, dock trails, and see trials).

To qualify for the GS-07 on Education, you must have:

  • At least 1 year of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement.
  • You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate level education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

To qualify for the GS-09 on Experience, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-07, which includes:

  • Experience reviewing and providing advice on programs and plans pertinent to shipyard repairs and maintenance (e.g. activations, deactivations, vessel overhauls, dock trails, and see trials).

To qualify for the GS-09 on Education, you must have:

  • At least 2 years of graduate-level education OR been awarded a Master's Degree (or equivalent) This must be fully supported by transcripts, that you provide with your application.
  • You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate level education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

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.

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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.

Education

MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:

A. Successful completion of a degree in engineering that: (1) has at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR

B. Combination of education or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.

The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

  1. Professional registration or licensure - current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE).

  2. Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

  3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences which included the courses as specified in Paragraph A above.

  4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume.

For more specifics, please see the OPM qualifications standard for GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at


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