Position Title: Assistant Master, Towboat (DR) - Motor Vessel Goodwin

Memphis District
Published Oct. 26, 2020


USACE Memphis District

We are seeking motivated individuals to work in Operations Division


Certain Competitive Service Positions covered by Section 9905


Opening and Closing Dates:  10/26/2020 - 10/30/2020

Position Title:  Assistant Master, Towboat (DR) - Motor Vessel Goodwin

Series/Grade:  XH-5784-11

Full Performance Level:  XH-11

Duty Location:  Official Duty Station is Ensley Engineer Yard. 

Hourly Salary Range:  $34.06 - $39.74Click here to enter text.

Work Schedule:  Seasonal

Appointment Type:  Permanent

Travel Requirement:   Temporary Duty Travel is greater than 50% of the time

Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens

Responsibilities/Duties:  Incumbent serves as an Assistant Master on the M/V Goodwin and performs a variety of work involved in the operation & management of the Motor Vessel Goodwin. Is assistant operator on a single or twin screw Diesel towboat under 65 feet In length, 1200 HP, and approximately 150 to 200 lip, engaged in revetment plant tending and towing operations on the Mississippi River and Tributaries.  Supervises small crew on towboat (e.g., 2-4) lays out their work and directs their activities while on watch. Spot checks work performed on other shifts. Pilots towboat and manipulates pilothouse controls governing the speed and direction of the boat, as required in making and breaking of tows, towing plant and barges in immediate vicinity of projects and performs long-distant towing as required.

Schedule:  This position requires varying shift work. During towing season, works 2 weeks on, 1 week off. Works 12 hours per day. During Lay-up/Maintenance season, incumbent will work 8hr/5days a week, 10hr/4 days a week or may have the option of working a 15 day on - 6 day off (10 hour days) schedule during winter maintenance period. This is a full-time permanent seasonal position.  Seasonal signifies an annually, recurring period of employment of less than 2087 hours per year. During non-work periods you will be placed in a non-duty, non-pay status.



Qualifications Requirements:  This position requires mandatory licenses.
License for XH-11.  To qualify for the Assistant Master, Towboat (DR), XH-5784-11 you must possess a current U.S. Coast Guard Master of Towing (Western Rivers) license, no restrictions.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must meet suitability for Federal employment
  • Will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration
  • Physical and Drug Test Required
  • Personnel security investigation required
  • Reasonable accommodation is available to qualified employees with disabilities
  • Two year probationary period is required.

How to Apply:  Please provide your current resume, must be readable [preferably .pdf]

  1. Via Email: to: Kevin.W.Williams@usace.army.mil, and copy Lauren.L.Beasley@usace.army.mil.
  2. Please ensure your email has the following subject line: Direct Hire Assistant Master, Towboat (DR) - Motor Vessel Goodwin, XH-5784-11
  3. Application packages will be accepted through 11:59pm CT on 10/30/2020

Application packages received after the closing date, or that do not contain a resume will not be considered.

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Release no. 20-082