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001 - DEU - Delegated Examining Unit, open to all US Citizens regardless of Federal work status.
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From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience requirements for a Historic Ship Preservation and Ship Master, WS-5701-10 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.
YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWERS YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.
I possess experience that demonstrates the ability to perform work as Ship Master. This experience must have included: Commanding operations of gaff rigged sailing auxiliary vessels (75 foot or greater LOA, 40 tons or greater net displacement, minimum two masts); commanding a vessel for hire for the purpose of transporting visitors/customers, school groups, disabled persons, volunteers, and/or paid staff on educational and interpretation excursions; Providing clear and comprehensive historic interpretation and educational presentations to the public/visitors/customers while under sail; operating on waterways with conditions similar to (or on) the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento and the San Joaquin River Deltas, which are prone to violent and rapidly changing weather, thick fogs, heavy winds, drastic tides and currents, shoal waters, and intense commercial shipping; the Federal Navigation Regulations (33 CFR), OMDTINST M16672.2D, the Navigation Rules (International - Inland), and The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) docking and undocking; anchoring and getting underway from an anchor; explaining and enforcing safety regulations among passengers; interpreting and applying local charts; plotting and holding precise courses to compensate for wind, current and wave effects, fog, darkness, or storm conditions using traditional and sophisticated modern navigational instruments and communications equipment ;performing maintenance and repairs such as cleaning, greasing, changing oil, making minor adjustments, and recognizing improper operation or function to secure repair, etc.; modifying or cancelling trips due to severe weather conditions.A. I possess the experience described above.
2. In addition to the basic qualifications and experience described above, selectees must possess at the time of appointment and maintain during employment a valid U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton Master’s License with a sailing endorsement for inland or near coastal waters, a type one marine radio operator’s license and certificates for First Aid, CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), and AED (automatic external defribulator. Please select the response below that best describes your qualifications in this area. If you do not meet the requirements of this selective factor, you will be rated ineligible for these positions. Applicants must document how they meet this requirement in their required application materials.A. I currently hold, or will be able to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton Master’s License with a sailing endorsement for inland or near coastal waters, and certificates for First Aid, CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), and AED (automatic external defribulator) by the closing date of this announcement.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I know little or nothing about this.
3. Operate and command gaff rigged schooner sailing auxiliary vessels (Greater than 75 foot LOA, greater than 40 tons net displacement, minimum two masts) and other vessels within the Park’s fleet as necessary while delivering historic interpretive programming, providing educational programming, and performing public presentations to passengers and in a wide variety of weather and sea conditions to include high winds, high seas, strong tidal and wind driven currents, reduced to zero visibility, thick and persistent fog, numerous floating obstacles such as logs, etc.
4. Safely operate, in a command position, a 134 foot, 400 ton steel tugboat from the Park’s fleet as necessary.
5. Operate and command gaff rigged schooner sailing auxiliary vessels (Greater than 75 foot LOA, greater than 40 tons net displacement, minimum two) and other vessels within the Park’s fleet as necessary in areas of intense commercial shipping/high traffic volume under complicating tidal, wind and sea conditions in accordance with the International Regulations for Avoiding Collisions at Sea (Rules of the Road).
6. Safely operate, in a command position, a 156 foot, 400 ton gaff rigged lumber schooner as necessary.
7. Operate a single screw, telegraph controlled vessel.
8. Operate a twin screw vessel.
Select anchoring locations and set anchors for gaff rigged schooner sailing auxiliary vessels (Greater than 75 foot LOA, greater than 40 tons net displacement, minimum two masts) and other vessels within the Park’s fleet as necessary in consideration of significant weather, wind, and tides.
10. Conduct safe transfers alongside other vessels in a variety of conditions including rough seas, strong winds, and low visibility.
Operate gaff rigged schooner sailing auxiliary vessels (Greater than 75 foot LOA, greater than 40 tons net displacement, minimum two masts) and other vessels within the Park’s fleet as necessary in open waters in a variety of conditions including rough seas, strong winds, and low visibility.
12. Operate gaff rigged schooner sailing auxiliary vessels (Greater than 75 foot LOA, greater than 40 tons net displacement, minimum two masts) and other vessels within the Park’s fleet as necessary in shallow waters close to shore and in narrow channels under the conditions of wind, significant tides and currents, and reduced visibility.
13. Work aloft while underway to raise and lower a topmast, inspect rig conditions, and repair damage.
14. Operate a two mast traditional gaff topmast schooner rigged with dead eyes and lanyards in a safe and professional manner using variable crew of volunteers/staff/visitors.
15. Select departure times, routes, and transfer locations based upon ship schedule, currents, weather, sea state, and ship’s maneuvering situation.
16. Lay out approximate compass courses for reduced visibility travel between navigational aids or when no landmarks or navigational aids are available.
17. Steer a straight course between navigational aids or other points in circumstances of reduced visibility taking into account the affects of set and drift.
18. Operate all the following electronic and other navigational equipment: depth recorders, global positioning systems (GPS), radio systems.
19. Navigate in seriously adverse conditions taking into account the effect that significant winds, tides, and currents will play.
20. Use charts and soundings (taking into account tide stage) to determine shallows, channels, and shoreline conformations to check position and to navigate in reduced visibility and other situations.
21. Operate and command gaff rigged schooner sailing auxiliary vessels (Greater than 75 foot LOA, greater than 40 tons net displacement, minimum two masts) while managing and contributing to educational and interpretive programs on board the vessel while under way.
22. Use navigational aids to navigate small vessels in high traffics and extreme weather conditions.
23. Use combinations of charts, GPS and navigational aids to navigate small vessels in a wide variety of high and complex traffic and rough weather conditions.
24. Comprehensive, practical ability (experience) to implement, perform and demonstrate preservation skills and techniques for historic, traditionally built wooden vessels.
25. Proper selection and application of marine coatings including, but not limited to, oils, varnish, pine tar, oil based paints, thinners, and paint additives/modifiers.
26. Comprehensive, practical ability (experience) to implement, perform and demonstrate preservation skills and techniques for historic, traditionally built riveted steel vessels.
27. Skill to Fit and fasten ships' joinery and hardware.
28. Selection and installation of marine fastenings including nails, spikes, drifts, clench bolts, and trunnels.
29. Care of traditionally caulked decks including reefing, caulking, bumping, paying, and scraping.
30. Care and maintenance of traditionally built sails and rigging including inspection and repair of sails, running and standing rigging, service, and splices.
31. Inspection and preventive maintenance of marine machinery.
32. Comprehensive knowledge of the technical literature and media concerning historic ship preservation.
33. Perform preventive maintenance of inboard vessel systems to include: propulsion (diesel engines and auxiliary systems), fuel, control, electrical, hydraulic, etc.
34. Ability to inspect and determine preservation, repair, and operational programs for complex historic machinery on other vessels within the Park’s fleet, including steam powered vessels; ability to seek technical assistance to augment your own knowledge and skill areas.
35. Ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement long and short-term budgetary plans for general vessel and preservation management, including but not limited to meeting requirements of berthing, research, exhibition, preservation, protection, interpretation/education and full operation of vessels within the Park’s fleet, including but not limited to Scow Schooners and Steam Tug Boats.
36. Ability to conceptualize, develop and manage complex programs and to create innovative or new solutions to problems insoluble through the application of traditional solutions.
37. Knowledge of NPS planning and management requirements and guidelines so that plans result in programs that provide adequate long-term protection of vessel.
38. Ability to evaluate the impact of proposed Interpretive and Educational programs on the vessel.
39. Knowledge of the main principles of the disciplines relating to the history of the vessel, such as the underlying historical events and trends, forces of geography, demography, economic and political change behind the evolution of the vessel type, development of the various freight routes in Northern California; The development of the industries supporting these routes and the changing means of transport along those freight routes; Knowledge of San Francisco Maritime history and maritime history in general.
40. Knowledge of general American Maritime History, American migration and settlement by sea and the history of seafaring commerce and trade; knowledge and demonstrated interest in the history of working sailing vessels, such as near coastal schooners, freight haulers, lumber schooners, colliers, fishing vessels, and tug boats.
41. Knowledge of the tools and techniques of interpretation of an active sailing vessel in the setting of the park, including guidelines for interpretation; the organization and flow of interpretive presentations; the uses and limitations, advantages and disadvantages of methods such as lectures, demonstrations, illustrated talks, slide shows, exhibits, handouts and pamphlets, and visitor interaction.
42. Knowledge of the methods and sources of research and study in the fields required for preparation of interpretive activities and materials for the vessel. This would include knowledge of social science methods, procedures and research for use in the development of interpretive media and messages in public use management efforts.
43. Ability to prepare and deliver structured and informal presentations to varied audiences using appropriate instructional devices and techniques.
44. Ability to successfully and safely involve visitors in actual hands-on operation of vessel as means of interpretation of vessels use and history.
45. Completes long and short range planning, administrative, developmental, supervision, team building, counseling and communication skills and the ability to successfully implement programs with a variety of participants. Must be able to develop and coordinate a variety of training and development assignments for volunteers.
46. Ability to effectively communicate with Park volunteers with highly developed skill sets in order to coordinate technically complicated work on other vessels within the Park fleet. This may include supporting volunteers with specific knowledge of steam engine operations, and steam machinery maintenance and preservation.
47. Knowledge of appropriate and effective training techniques for teaching volunteers skills such as ship handling, marlinespike seamanship, historic vessel preservation and interpretation of vessel to public.
48. Knowledge of personnel practices and procedures in the areas of recruitment, including interviewing, selection, placement, orientation, supervision, evaluation, and retention of volunteers.
49. Proven ability and extensive experience in working with wide range of persons, often holding diverse and conflicting opinions, in training and cooperative efforts.
50. Knowledge of NPS policy and guidelines regarding accessibility and with methods for making programs accessible to all populations.
51. Ability to work cooperatively with community groups and park partners to develop program goals and implement volunteer programs.
52. Ability to write coherent and concise reports, letters, and other materials in forms and formats appropriate for the purposes of specific documents.
53. Knowledge of contract/procurement regulations and management principles and requirements, including the development and evaluation of contract specifications, analysis of contract proposals and specifications, development of spending plans, management principles for project accounts, management of construction processes, and all facets of effective COR oversight. This includes knowledge of NPS planning and management requirements and guidelines so that plans result in programs that provide adequate, long-term protection for all aspects of fee collection and visitor operations.
54. Possess training as a federal COR/COTR
55. Registered with ACMIS
56. Familiarity and demonstrated experience with proven principles of partnerships as well as cooperative agreements, memoranda of understanding, general agreements, and similar instruments that formalize partnerships between and among Federal agencies, Federal and State partners, nonprofits, and even individuals.
57. Working knowledge of effective supervisory and management practices and principles, including: position management, personnel practices, employee counseling and coaching, performance evaluation procedures, team building, staff development skills, and communication skills.
58. Basic knowledge of program management and administration of budgets, contracts, and personnel.
59. The ability to develop and maintain budgets and expense reports.