Marine Mechanical Engineer - Assistant/Associate Professor
US Department of Transportation
Kings Point, NY
Mission Statement: To educate and graduate leaders of exemplary character who are inspired to serve the national security, marine transportation, and economic needs of the United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the Armed Forces.

As a Marine Mechanical Engineer(Assistant/Associate Professor), you will:

Be responsible for developing and conducting educational courses and programs within the Department of Marine Engineering at the U.S. Merchant marine Academy.
Be responsible for academic counseling of midshipmen, research and scholarly activities, and assuming a share of the departmental and institutional service activities.
The ideal candidate must be a highly motivated and experienced professional possessing a Master's Degree and a valid (current) 2nd Assistant Engineer's U.S. Coast Guard License, or higher, who is interested in educating the next generation of marine engineers for the U.S. maritime industry.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0830 Mechanical Engineering

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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify.
Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
This is an Excepted Service position

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
ETHICS/CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT: All employees are subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, set out in Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 2635, including restrictions on owning financial interests that may conflict with performance of their duties. Some employees, like those involved in contracting or regulating non-Federal entities, are subject to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure requirements set out in Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 263.
TRIAL PERIOD: This is an Excepted Service position. This job will be filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive service. Applicants selected for an excepted service position may be subject to a two-year trial period.
This position may be eligible for a flexible Maxi-Flex Schedule in conformance with Agency policies and approval of the required agreement.
To be qualified for this position, you must meet the education requirements and have experience teaching college level classes in the required field of study.

To qualify for a Marine Mechanical Engineer (Assistant or Associate Professor) you must possess a minimum of 1 academic year (5 years for Associate Professor) full time or equivalent experience teaching at a college or university in Marine or Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Sea service as a licensed engineering officer, relevant engineering design experience ashore, or power-plant operator related experience may be substituted for teaching experience on one-to-one basis.
Education: Minimum Education Requirements for both positions are:

  • Assistant Professor: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Marine or Mechanical Engineering or a related field, including, but not limited to naval architecture, naval engineering, electrical engineering or nuclear engineering.
  • Associate Professor: Master's degree from and accredited college or university in Marine or Mechanical Engineering or a related field, including, but not limited to naval architecture, naval engineering, electrical engineering or nuclear engineering.
Licensure Requirement:
Applicants must possess a current (not expired) U.S. Coast Guard License (or equivalent credential) valid for service on United States Flag Commercial Ships as a 2nd Assistant Engineer, Unlimited Horsepower, and a valid Certificate under the provisions of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as currently amended.

License Substitution:
Possession of a valid Professional Engineer’s license in Marine or Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, service in the U.S. Navy as an Engineering Duty officer (designator 144X), qualified as a U.S. Coast Guard Naval Engineer or Marine Inspector, or possession of a Master’s Degree (for Assistant professor) in marine or mechanical engineering or a related field may be considered as an equivalent qualification to a current U.S. Coast Guard License on a case-by-case basis.

Additional information
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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 and specialized experience requirements.

Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
RESUME - showing relevant experience and education
TRANSCRIPTS - verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series or SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked 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.
SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive(NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying , etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the FOLLOWING: your most recent performance appraisal, the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency and your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. To receive priority consideration, you MUST be deemed well qualified for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category.)
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in disqualification.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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