Summary This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This is a Permanent Full-time Position with 40hrs/week, NON-Shift work. Salary information to the right, does not reflect possible incentives. Relocation/Recruitment Incentive of up to 25% of the incumbent's annual salary for 4 years may be offered to the selectee of this position. Responsibilities Serves as Master of and is directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of towboats that are 50 to 70 feet in length and up to 1500 HP, twin screw. Plans, directs and leads a team of equipment operators and laborers engaged in sills, dikes and revetment repair on Missouri Riverbank stabilization and navigation channel structures, from Missouri River Mile 498.2 near Rulo, NE to Mile 750 Elk Point, South Dakota, as well as an as- needed basis outside the District to support emergencies and schedule repair on other sections of the Missouri River. Tow barges contain 1-6 rock loads, crane/tracked backhoe, fuel, winches, construction equipment and crew. Communicates on regular basis with US Coast Guard and commercial navigation. The master is responsible for the safety of vessel, tow, heavy equipment, cargo, passengers and crew. Conducts fire, lifesaving, and rescue drills. Assures employees observe established safe working procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens 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. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Master Towboat without more than normal supervision. I can assist in the full operation of floating plants, performing duties such as applying navigational aids and steering towing vessels. I work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision PHYSICAL EFFORT Light to moderate effort is required in steering the boat and handling fenders, mooring lines, and cargo. Moderate effort is expended for maintenance work, but occasionally heavy effort is required to handle anchors and when assisting mechanic in major overhaul work. Coordination of hands, eyes, body and legs is needed to work safely on wet and moving decks. While operating a motor vehicle, considerable arm and leg movement is required to operate land and foot controls. Lifts and handles heavy equipment weighting 30-40 pound attachments and materials. WORKING CONDITIONS Most work is performed from a sheltered pilot house. Some piloting after dark is required. Is regularly assigned to duty in the Missouri River in an area having approximately 240 miles of navigable waters, but occasionally navigates over other stretches of river in other River Areas.Exposed to sun, wind, spray, rain and sleet when mooring, unmooring, anchoring or weighing anchor or coming alongside to contact other vessels. Exposed to possible falls on deck and the possibility of falling overboard. A personal flotation device is worn at all times while on deck. While driving vehicles, incumbent is exposed to the possibility of serious accidents. Subject to cuts, bruises, broken bones and strained back as a result of accidents while driving or when loading and unloading vehicles, and while performing maintenance duties. Education 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. Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 24 - Transportation and Distribution Management position. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. A Relocation, Recruitment, Student Loan Repayment, Advance in Hire or Advance Leave Accrual incentive may be authorized if it is in the best interest of the government. Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the certificate issued date of this announcement.