United States Army Corps of Engineers
For Widest Distribution
M/V PUGET Debris Collection Vessel
The Merit and DE Vacancy Announcements for the Small Craft Operator,
XF-5786-09 are now open on USAJOBS.
For vets and all US citizens:
Here is the link to Merit Vacancy Announcement Number WTHF170829371987581:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474508300
For all US citizens:
Here is the link to DE Vacancy Announcement Number WTHF170829371987532D:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474495100
Open: 7/14/2017Close: 7/28/2017
What is the real deal? Do they hire 99% veterans? Or are these jobs really open to everyone?
Seems about half veterans here and I am not a vet. The jobs with less skill requirements have much more competition. Even if only veterans make the list, if they do not possess the proper skills then it opens up more for others. Also, you do not necessarily have to be a veteran as there are a few different caveats for qualifying as 'Status'. I would apply for both announcements as it increases your chance.
I wish one of these jobs would open up in the Norfolk district.
I occasionally see one open up in Norfolk, usually for driving survey boats to support the Corps' Navigation Mission.
I would apply in a heart beat. The usajobs site has always been hard to find stuff on, at least imo. Then the whole application process seems awkward too.
Don't want open a new thread for this, so I piggyback it here.Received this circular e-mail a couple of days ago, if anybody is interested:
It took me 2 tries in 3 years to get on with USACE in Portland…and I’m a vet with a 500T license.
The application process took about 9 mos. from the time I filled out the online ap on USAJobs until I got onboard. How anybody can wait that long on the hook is a mystery to me, I was lucky as I was able to pick up piece-work welding and running boats until all the I’s were dotted and the T’s were crossed.
I thought about applying for this job, I think I’d be a shoe in since I already have the license and am a current USACE employee and live on Camano Island. I’m currently the junior deckhand with just over a year onboard ESSAYONS, but I can’t find myself giving up my week on/week off schedule just to work four 10 hour days a week.
Does Portland pay for your travel from your house to the dredge or from the
DO in Portland to the dredge?
From the Moorings (in Portland) to the dredge only. Several crew live North of Seattle…since the commute is only once a week…or once every two weeks, it really isn’t that bad. 2-4 hours a week commuting to/from work ain’t bad at all.
Yeah, that is how it is on the Wilmington District dredges too. I heard
that the WHEELER doesn’t provide travel from New Orleans which I thought