Relief Marine Steward - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

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  • Job Number:520958
  • Classification:Ext Temporary Trades
  • Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 73
  • Work type:Marine Worker, Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science
  • Location:Seward
  • Categories: Marine Worker

Position Summary:

Adventure, cutting-edge research, and a great crew await you. The R/V Sikuliaq, pronounced [see-KOO-lee-auk], is a 261-foot oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice-choked waters of Alaska and the polar regions. If you are interested in the opportunity to work aboard one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, apply today! We are currently accepting applications for relief Cook/Baker and relief Mess Attendant positions.

Duties:

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Cook/Baker
Ability and experience with preparation of nutritional meals for 46 personnel according to daily planned menus. Ability to prepare a wide variety of quality meals accommodating common dietary restrictions under potentially adverse weather conditions. Skill in cooking and preparation of bakery products utilizing recipes, guidelines, instructions or equivalent. Ability to maintain inventories of food, equipment, and supplies, requisition items for the daily preparation of bakery products and served meals.

Ability and skill operating on-board galley equipment. Ability to ensure the clean, sanitary and safe condition of all galley spaces, food refrigerators, freezers, and food service-related equipment. Ability to maintain high standards of food safety and sanitation in compliance with CDC/FDA vessel sanitation requirements. Computer skills capable of creating documents and inventory spreadsheets. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively and positively with guests and crew. Ability to deliver outstanding customer service on a consistent basis.

U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04-08 requires mariners demonstrate agility, balance and physical fitness needed to work on board a vessel by successfully completing 13 different performance tests. Performing rounds and working in an active sea, work aloft, climb up and down steep and vertical ladders and enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors and sills up to two feet high. Participate in emergency drills and in launching boats and life rafts. Perform physical labor, climb, handle and lift weights and equipment over 50 lbs. Perform rounds at sea. Ability to work with others in close quarters under arduous weather conditions. Able to work a twelve-hour shift at sea. Able to work in arduous conditions.

Mess Attendant
Ability and skill operating onboard galley equipment. Ability to ensure the clean, sanitary and safe condition of all galley spaces, food refrigerators, freezers, and food service-related equipment. Ability to maintain high standards of food safety and sanitation in compliance with CDC/FDA vessel sanitation requirements. Physical strength and dexterity to manage heavy lifting of supplies and equipment in extreme conditions in enclosed areas (NVIC) 04-08.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively and positively with guests and crew. Ability to deliver outstanding customer service on a consistent basis.

U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04-08 requires mariners demonstrate agility, balance and physical fitness needed to work on board a vessel by successfully completing 13 different performance tests. Performing rounds and working in an active sea, work aloft, climb up and down steep and vertical ladders and enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors and sills up to two feet high. Participate in emergency drills and in launching boats and life rafts. Perform physical labor, climb, handle and lift weights and equipment over 50 lbs. Perform rounds at sea. Ability to work with others in close quarters under arduous weather conditions. Able to work a twelve-hour shift at sea. Able to work in arduous conditions.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Cook/Baker
Two years of progressive work experience responsible aboard a marine vessel as a cook/baker, or equivalent training and experience. Computer proficiency in use of word-processing and inventory management. Must have good organizational skills, the ability to plan ahead, and understand the relationship of all galley functions to the overall morale of the vessel.


Mess Attendant
Six months work experience aboard a marine vessel as a crew member, or equivalent training and experience. Computer proficiency in use of word-processing and inventory management. Must have good organizational skills, the ability to plan ahead, and understand the relationship of all galley functions to the overall morale of the vessel.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Cook/Baker
Degree from an accredited culinary school or, in the absence of a formal degree, equivalent combination of progressively responsible food and baking training and experience. Additional required credentials can be found below.

Mess Attendant
High School graduate or equivalent education in addition to the credentials listed below.

 

Salary Information:

This is a temporary position (grade 73 for Mess Attendant, grade 75 for Cook/Baker), step placement DOE. Pay also includes cruise leave cash out upon completion of contract. Flexible scheduling and sailing bonuses available.

To Apply:

Each applicant must attach the legible copies of the following documents to be considered for position:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

  3. Three professional references

  4. All pages of valid MMC

  5. Valid driver's license

  6. Valid passport

  7. Valid TWIC

  8. Valid USCG Medical STCW Cert.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as need arises in the department.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of participation in random drug testing program for at least 60 of the preceding 185 days, did not have any positive test results, and did not refuse to take a required test. If not under employment, where a random drug testing program exists, the applicant shall provide a completed test indicating they are free of illegal substance abuse, when requested by Seward Marine Center, prior to employment. Testing will be for the presence of cocaine, opiates, marijuana (THC), amphetamines and PCP (phencyclidine). Testing will be in accordance with the Department of Transportation Program and testing shall be in accordance with United States Coast Guard Drug and Alcohol Testing guidelines outlined in the Federal Register 46 C.F.R. 4, 5, and 16.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

 

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position or qualifications, please contact Port Captain Ed deCastro at 907-224-4304 or erdecastro@alaska.edu.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Sarah Walters at 907-224-4310 or skwalters@alaska.edu. 

For all other questions, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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