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DHA Announcement Deckhand - MV Mississippi

Opening and Closing Dates:  3/2/20 - 3/6/20

Memphis District
Published Feb. 27, 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:  3/2/20 - 3/6/20

Position Title:  Deckhand, Motor Vessel Mississippi

Series/Grade:  XF-5788-06

Full Performance Level:  XF-06

Duty Location:  Official Duty Station is the Motor Vessel Mississippi. 

Hourly Salary Range:  $18.56 - $21.64

Work Schedule:  Full-Time

Appointment Type:  Seasonal

Travel Requirement:   Temporary Duty Travel is less than 5% of the time

Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens

Responsibilities/Duties:  Incumbent serves as a Deckhand on the M/V Mississippi and performs a variety of work involved in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the deck and general housekeeping functions on dredges, towboats, barges, or other floating plant vessels.

Schedule:  This position requires varying shift work. During towing season, works 2 weeks on, 1 week off. Works 12 hours per day. During Mississippi River Commission trips, incumbent may be required to work 45 days straight. During Lay-up/Maintenance season, incumbent will work a 5 - 8 hour a day schedule during winter maintenance period and 4 - 10 hour a day schedule during spring maintenance period.


Qualifications Requirements:  For all qualified employees currently within the Memphis District.


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
  • Personnel security investigation required
  • Reasonable accommodation is available to qualified employees with disabilities
  • Drug Test and Physical Required


  • Two year probationary period is required.

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

  1. Via Email: to:, and copy
  2. Please ensure your email has the following subject line: Direct Hire of Deckhand, Motor Vessel Mississippi, XF-5788-06
  3. Application packages will be accepted through 11:59pm CT on 3/6/2020

Application packages that are received after the closing date, or do not

contain resume will not be considered.