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Marine Transportation (Assistant Professor/Master Trng. Vessel)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - Job Opportunity


Job Title:   Marine Transportation (Assistant Professor/Master of Training Vessel)

Department: U.S. Department of Transportation
Agency: Maritime Administration
Sub Agency: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Job Announcement #:    USMMA-2014-16

OPEN PERIOD:  May 5, 2014 to May 23, 2014

STARTING SALARY RANGE:      $63,698  to  $100,051 Per Annum

SERIES & GRADE: AD-2150-00/00

POSITION INFO:  This is a Full time Faculty Tenure Track appointment in the Federal Service, with an initial term not-to-exceed 6/30/2016.  However, each year with a satisfactory performance appraisal, and any required approvals, an additional year may be added to the appointment.  Thus employment may be indefinate provided tenure approval is achieved.  For additional information on Tenure requirements. please contact the Academy Human Resources Office.

DUTY LOCATION: 1 (One) Vacancies at the following location:   Kings Point, NY

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

JOB SUMMARY:   The position is that of the Master of the Training Vessel Kings Pointer and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.  The Academy 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.

The Mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) 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.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:

* You must be a U.S. citizen and meet all the education, specialized experience, and licensure requirements for consideration.
* Submit application package by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
* Review Required Documents Section as documents are required to be submitted by the closing date.
* This is a Tenure-Track Faculty position.
* This position is an Excepted Service appointment
* Successful completion of a pre-employment Background Investigation is required.
* This position is telework eligible.
* Relocation expenses will not be paid.
* This Job Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
* Applicants selected under excepted service procedures must successfully complete a one-year trial period, if not already completed.

Major Duties:

As an Assistant Professor you will be responsible for the development and conduct of educational courses and programs within the department.  You will also be responsible to conduct research, instruction and academic counseling of Midshipmen, and assume a share of departmental and other academic responsibilities as well as teaching classes in Nautical Science and Transportation Management.

As the Master of the Training Vessel you will be responsible for the development of shipboard programs and managing all aspects of the training vessel operation.

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 Requirements:

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

Examples of related fields include, but are not limited to: Safety of Life at Sea, Terrestrial and/or Celestial navigation, Firefighting (Marine), Ship Structure & Stability Marine Cargo Operations, Meteorology, RADAR/Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA), Electronic Navigation, Seamanship, or Maritime Communication.

  Specialized Experience Requirements:

A minimum of 1 academic year of experience teaching Marine Transportation or Nautical Science at a college/university.  Management experience in the shoreside marine transportation industry or commercial/military sailing experience may be substituted for teaching experience.  You must have recent ship experience as either a Master or Pilot (within the last 5 years) on vessels of at least 500 gross tons.

Licensure/Credential Requirements:

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 Chief Mate of Steam and Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons Oceans License; and a Master of Ocean or Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of not more than 1600 Gross Tons License; and a valid Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 95 Certificate.


Highly Desirable:

Maritime Academy experience and/or Dynamic Positioning certification with Dynamic Positioning Operator experience.

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 TOHRApplicantInbox@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).
* CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing that you are qualified to work in the federal service in this series.
* 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.  Additional information is available at: http://www.opm.gov/StaffingPortal/vetguide.asp

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

* EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_statement

* Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:
          https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement


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

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.

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.

a) 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:__________________________________

b) 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:____________________________

c) 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:__________________________________

d)  None of the above.


4.  Do you have a minimum of one (1) academic year of experience teaching Marine Transportation or Nautical Science at a college/university. 

     a) Yes     b) No


5. Do you have at least one (1) year of Management experience in the shoreside marine transportation industry or commercial/military sailing experience may be substituted for teaching experience.

       a) Yes        b) No
 


6. Do you have recent ship experience as either a Master or Pilot (within the last 5 years) on vessels of at least 500 gross tons.

      a) Yes   b) No


7. Do you have a current U.S. Coast Guard License (or equivalent credential) valid for service on United States Flag Commercial Ships as a Chief Mate of Steam and Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons Oceans License; and a master of Ocean or Near Coastal Steam or Motor Vessels of not more than 1600 Gross Tons License; and a valid Standards of  Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 95 Certificate.

    a) Yes     b)No

8. 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

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

a) From a friend, family member, or colleague who is attending or working at the USMMA.
b) From HigherEdJobs.com
c) From the USMMA Official Website
d) 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: Monday, May 5, 2014
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