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Announcement #: 19-000-02EX
Title, Series,
Grade (Code)
Supply Utilityman (848), WM-9985-09;
Wiper Advancement Program (WAP) (363), WM-9965-09;
Ordinary Seaman Advancement Program (OSAP) (163), WM9928-07.
Base Salary: $26,165 Supply Utilityman; $31,315 Wiper; $27,037 Ordinary Seaman

Type of Appointment:
Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: July 22, 2019 Closing Date September 30, 2019

Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Who May Apply: All United States citizens and current Military Sealift
Command Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) eligible to apply
under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) must submit a
certification (i.e., statement of service) at the time of
application which certifies that the service member is
expected to be discharged or released from active duty
service under honorable conditions not later than 120
days after the date the certification is submitted.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties: The Supply Utilityman, Wiper and Ordinary Seaman are
civil service mariners (CIVMARs) employed by the Navy to
serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval
auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in
peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter
across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC
provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as
specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or
uncontested environment.

The Supply Utilityman (SU) is an unlicensed entry level
member of the Supply Department crew. Performs general
hotel service work such as food handling and preparation,
serving meals, busing tables and laundry. Responsible
for the cleaning and maintenance of the staterooms,
bathrooms, passageways and common areas of the ship, and
assisting the Chief Steward with daily provisions and
manning underway replenishment rigs on all classes of MSC
civil service crewed ships. Performs other duties as

The Wiper is an unlicensed entry level member of the 
Engine department crew. Responsible for cleaning and
preservation of engine department spaces, systems,
equipment and equipment components. Receive and carry
out instructions of supervisors to clean and/or preserve
engine department spaces, system equipment and equipment
components. Use chemicals for cleaning, such as
detergents, solvents and preservatives such as paint.
Use tools such as chipping hammers, scrapers, needle
guns, paint brushes, wire brushes, brooms and mops, and
is familiar in the use of hand and power tools (i.e.
drills, saws, wrenches, hammers, chisels, etc.).
Selected candidates will be placed in the Wiper

Advancement Program (WAP) for on-the-job training and
work experience. After completing 180 days service in the
engine room, participants are eligible to apply for a
USCG issued Standards of Training, Certification and
Watchkeeping (STCW) Form as Rating Forming Part of an
Engine Watch (RFPEW).

Candidate must sign an 18-month service agreement and are
required to obtain the QMED FOWT endorsements and a STCW
Certificate endorsed with RFPEW. Upon completion of
program requirements participants will become eligible
for consideration for permanent promotion from Wiper to
Engine Utilityman (EU). Selection will be contingent on
the successful completion of an administrative review
(medical, security, discipline, etc.), and a review of
supervisory evaluations and input regarding performance
and readiness for permanent promotion to EU. An
authorized EU position must be available in order for the
promotion to be effected.

Candidate who fails to complete the requirements of the
program within their not-to-exceed date may be terminated
from MSC employment or be reassigned to the position of
Supply Utilityman based on the needs of the Command.

The Ordinary Seaman (OS) is an unlicensed entry level
member of the Deck Department crew. Performs work
pertaining to general maintenance, repair, sanitation,
and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas that are the
responsibility of the Deck Department. General
maintenance consists of, but is not limited to: chipping,
scaling, scraping, priming, painting, sounding and or
cleaning of the ship’s hull, decks, superstructure, cargo
gear, smokestack, rescue boats, lifeboats and or life
rafts, emergency and damage control gear, and working
aloft. Performs traditional shipboard marlinespike
seamanship duties that include the splicing of wire rope,
as well as synthetic and natural fiber lines, reaving and 
unreaving blocks and falls, overhauling and maintaining
both standing and running rigging, cargo loading,
discharging, shoring, lashing, and rigging cargo nets,
slings, ladders, boat fenders, tricing pendants and
gangways. This includes sweeping, scrubbing, sougeeing
and conducting wash downs in general, and the sorting and
proper disposal of trash and garbage.

Selected candidates will be placed in Ordinary Seaman
Advancement Program (OSAP) for on-the-job training and
work experience. Candidates will receive training
including Rating Forming Part of Navigational Watch
(RFPNW), Able Seaman in Lieu Course, and Lifeboat in Lieu
Course and up to 120 Navigational Watches.

Candidate must sign a 36-month service agreement and
required to obtain the Merchant Marine Credential (MMC)
endorsed as Able Seaman Unlimited, Able Seafarer Deck,
and RFPNW within three years from the date of the signed
OSAP agreement. Upon completion of program requirements
participant will become eligible for consideration for
permanent promotion from Ordinary Seaman to Able Seaman
(AB). Selection will be contingent on the successful
completion of an administrative review (medical,
security, discipline, etc.), and a review of supervisory
evaluations and input regarding performance and readiness
for permanent promotion to AB. An authorized AB position
must be available in order for the promotion to be

Failure to comply with the program requirements within
the allotted time may result in termination from

Must be eligible to have access to, handle, and be
qualified in small arms in accordance with OPNAVINST
Everything in each Position Description is considered to
be essential functions of the position. Perform other
duties as assigned.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of
age and possess and maintain a valid and current:
1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months of
expiration date.
2. Transportation Worker Identification Credential
(TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common
Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months
remaining of expiration.
3. USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) endorsed as
Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, and Stewards Department (FH)
with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining from
expiration date.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. USCG Medical Certificate with no


Evaluation Criteria:
Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements
described above will be further evaluated. Documented
knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training,
and awards contained in the application package and
resume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degree
to which applicants possess the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities listed below that are essential to
perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which applications are being considered.

1. Knowledge of general housekeeping, janitorial,
cleaning services and sanitation.
2. Knowledge of dining room service; formal and informal
3. Knowledge of basic receipt, stow, issue/breakout and
inventory processing for subsistence items and stock

1. Knowledge of cleaning and preservation of equipment
and materials.
2. Knowledge of safety procedures.
3. Skill in operating manual and electrical hand tools.
4. Ability to understand and follow directions.

1. Ability to perform general maintenance and repair on
deck equipment.
2. Knowledge of shipboard safety, including lifesaving
and firefighting equipment, methods, and techniques.
3. Knowledge of cargo operations, including such items as
dry stores, munitions, petroleum products and helicopter 
operations (VERTREP).
4. Ability to operate UNREP gear and equipment (winches,
cranes, booms, Material Handling Equipment (MHE), etc.).
Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience,
etc., will also be part of the rating process.

Conditions of Employment • CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis
• Able to obtain and maintain security clearance
eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.
• The Ordinary Seaman sailing on MSC Government Owned,
Government Operated (GOGO) vessels is required to use
Fall Protection Arrest System (FPAS) safety equipment
in order to carry out essential functions of their
rating or position. Therefore, the incumbent is
required to maintain a mass body weight of no more than
295 Pounds.
• Able to successfully pass the physical examinations
(arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical
requirements. Participate in vaccine immunization;
including a tuberculosis (TB) screening test is also
required. TB screening is not provided at the MSCarranged medical examination, but can usually be
obtained from your personal medical provider or free at
any local public health clinic. If you have previously
had a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER or
REACTOR), another skin test is not required. You must
instead provide the medical department written proof
that you have completed treatment with medicine (i.e.
INH), or that you have started treatment with medicine,
or that such treatment is not warranted as determined
by competent medical authority.
• Attend and successfully complete all mandatory training
courses, including personal survival, which requires
the ability to float in the water for a minimum of
sixty (60) seconds.
• Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the
duties of this position worldwide at all times.
• Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard
environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at
all times.
• Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer
as the standard method of payroll payments.
• Able to pass the English language competency test.
• Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing
the English language.
• Must be eligible to have access to, handle, and be
qualified in small arms in accordance with OPNAVINST
a. The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if
the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled
appointments, fails the physical examination, fails the
language competency test, fails the drug test, fails to
disclose employment information, fails to report to new
employee orientation, or is unable to obtain a security
b. On a case-by-case basis, an applicant who accepts a
tentative offer of employment will be required to
provide a VA Rating Decisions and/or Office of Worker’s
Compensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.


Military Sealift Command

Job Location
6353 Center Drive building 8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502
Work Phone : 757-341-4610
6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502
United States
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