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Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.Do you possess a valid United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) or Credential (MMC) endorsed for Able Seaman-Unlimited, Able Seaman-Limited, or Able Seaman-Special?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you possess a current United States Coast Guard STCW 95 Certification with Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.What level of experience do you have deploying and recovering small boats/launches, oceanographic equipment and other gear over the side?
  1. I have extensive experience in handling mechanized deck equipment (cranes, winches, A-frames, gantries, and etc.) in deploying and recovering small boats/launches, oceanographic equipment and scientific or hydrographic gear over the side.
  2. I have a broad level of experience deploying and recovering small boats/launches and scientific or hydrographic gear over the side.
  3. I have experience in deploying small boats/launches.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.


* 4.How much experience do you have performing watch standing duties aboard a ship (i.e. bridge watches, anchor watches, quartermaster watches, etc.)?
  1. I have extensive experience standing Helmsman watches.
  2. I have experience standing Lookout and anchor watches.
  3. I have experience standing fire and security watches.
  4. I have no experience performing these tasks.


* 5.How much experience do you have in ship maintenance and repair, including painting, wood and metal surface preservation, and general cleaning?
  1. I have experience in selecting and mixing paint, preparing surfaces for painting, clean painting equipment. I also have experience in the overhaul or lubricated deck appliances, water-tight doors, blocks, hatches, and other equipment.
  2. I have performed duties that pertain to general maintenance and upkeep of material and equipment within the deck department, such as chipping, scraping, and painting.
  3. I have assisted in lubricating ship’s equipment.
  4. I have no experience performing these tasks.


* 6.How much experience do you have in splicing wire rope and line?
  1. I have a broad knowledge of marlinspike seamanship in the maintenance and upkeep of the ship’s external structure.
  2. I have rigged and repaired nets, slings, rope ladder; performed aloft and over the side.
  3. I have assisted in line handling and rigging situations.
  4. I have no experience performing these tasks.


* 7.How much experience do you have operating deck machinery, lowering and raising boats, and serving as small boat coxswain?
  1. I am small boat coxswain qualified or have attended Fast Rescue Boat Training.
  2. I have experience in commanding a lifeboat, life raft, or RHIB boat crew.
  3. I have experience in launching and recovery of a lifeboat, life raft or RHIB boat.
  4. I have no experience in these tasks.


* 8.How much experience have you had in maintaining boats, deck machinery, and exterior and interior ship spaces?
  1. I have experience in the maintenance and operational readiness of all deck equipment assigned. This includes, but is not limited to, winches, associated rigging, davits, lifeboats etc., as well as tools and specialized gear.
  2. I have performed maintenance on deck equipment such as oiling, greasing, and checking fluid levels, adding, filtering or changing operating fluids and cleaning machinery.
  3. I have assisted in the maintenance on winches, davits, lifeboats, etc., and have used power tools in routine maintenance.
  4. I have no experience in these tasks.


* 9.How would you characterize your experience operating heavy machinery (i.e., fork lift, bull dozer, booms, crane, etc.
  1. I have supervised the operation of various equipment, (e.g. winches, forklifts, pallet trucks, booms, cranes) on board vessels.
  2. I have attended training and received certification for Material Handling Equipment (e.g. Forklift, bull dozer, pallet trucks).
  3. I have experience operating heavy machinery and the safety procedures involving movement, stowage, loading and discharge of cargo.
  4. I have no experience in these tasks.


* 10.How much experience do you have working aboard commercial or government research vessels?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.