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Job opening: Mechanical Engineer

Salary: $99 714 - 129 625 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as a MECHANICAL ENGINEER in the Director Maritime Operations, Engineering Department (N047), Engineering Management Systems Division (N0471), Logistic and Analysis Branch (N712) of MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND.


You will oversee the development, administration and management of the MSC worldwide lubricant supply and analysis; chemical supply, paint supply, ABS service contract, IDIQ contracts, fuel analysis, and fuel oil and lube oil handling supply. You will prepare budget estimates and justification for the annual execution of the ABS, chemical, lube oil, and paint programs for the Program Managers (PMs). You will develop and establish maintenance policy and procedures for chemical, ABS, lube oil fuel and paint on MSC ships. You will develop and recommend new engineering initiatives and technology improvements in paint, chemical, lube oil and fuel oil systems.


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • 10% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.


For GS-13: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience working within one or more of the following: shipboard fuels, fleet requirements, worldwide ports and procurement, delivery and accounting practices with a detailed understanding of products and vendors sufficient to recommend and accomplish procurement of fuel supplies for MSC ships; shipboard chemical treatment and equipment and maintenance management in both the commercial and military environment; the effective implementation of lubricant analysis as part of a vessel's preventative and predictive maintenance program including knowledge regarding the principles and best practices for the selection, handling and storage of marine lubricants in a marine mechanical environment; the concepts, principles, and practices of all aspects of marine coatings and corrosion control principles and related marine fields to provide technical expertise in ship coatings and corrosion control system design, maintenance and repair. Experience evaluating and resolving complex operation and life cycle cost and maintainability problems, obtained through hands-on operation and maintenance of ship engineering systems. Experience analyzing fuel, lubricant or chemical treatment test results and making authoritative maintenance recommendations based on raw and refined data. Experience operating within marine shipboard equipment management systems and engineering concepts, to include but not limited to hulls and hull equipment, marine machinery, and propulsion and auxiliary equipment including boilers, turbines, diesel engines, heat exchangers, pumps, motors, piping systems and valves, propellers and shafting arrangements, reduction gears, air compressors, electrical equipment and cabling, switchboards and motor control centers, electronics, automation features and other auxiliary and special purpose equipment. Experience implementing commercial regulatory body (American Bureau of Shipping, United States Coast Guard, American Petroleum Institute, American Society of Testing Materials, MARPOL, etc.) requirements and its respective standards, policies and procedures as they apply to the operation and maintenance of a both commercial and military fleet of ships. Experience assessing and gauging work of other engineers in the field office and onboard ships to add value to design changes, based on engineering knowledge of fleet wide problems. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/mechanical-engineering-series-0830/ Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess

A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that 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)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional


  • Address MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND 471 East C Street Norfolk, 23511 GB
  • Name: Department of Navy EIC
  • Email: [email protected]


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