Naval Architect

Department Of Transportation Washington , DC 20319

Posted 1 week ago

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This position is located in the Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Office of the Associate Administrator for Business and Finance Development, Maritime Administration (MARAD).

One of the missions of the Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering is to encourage the application and acceleration of modern processes, procedures, and technology advances to make commercial vessels, shipbuilding, ship repair, and marine suppliers more efficient, environmentally sound, and safe.

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As a Naval Architect, you will:

  • Provide assessment of commercial shipbuilding technology, process and procedures and recommendations with respect to implementation in US shipyards.

  • Consult with principal corporate officers in individual shipyards in charge of shipbuilding engineering procedures.

  • Provide expert advice to senior colleagues and/or agency officials responsible for broad program operations.

  • Assist in the planning, preparation and coordination of seminars, workshops, trade fairs, exhibitions, conferences and meetings relating to the application of the Program to U. S. shipyard.

  • Prepare and/or review of position papers, legislative proposals, proposed regulations, agency reports, and other documents relating to the Program and affecting U. S. shipyards.

The Ideal Candidate must have a knowledge of directing the preparation of the Hull Scientific aspects of preliminary designs, ship designs, and design studies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0871 Naval Architecture

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must 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

  • Announcement also advertised U.S. Citizens: MARAD.HQ-2019-0006.

  • This position is telework eligible.


  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:

  • Experience in providing technical advice and guidance to staff on matters which involve novel or unprecedented areas of design.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


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Naval Architect

Department Of Transportation