Relief Marine Deck - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

Relief Marine Deck - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

  • 525132
  • Seward, Alaska, United States
  • Marine Worker
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 77
  • UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 2nd Mate:
Knowledge of chart plotters, GPS, GMDSS, radar, celestial or terrestrial fixes, navigational aids, ships logs and records. Ability to steer correct courses, and maneuver ships. Ability to ensure that the proper procedures and safety practices are followed. Advanced knowledge or navigation and weather routing is required. Knowledge of and ability to interpret regulations from the following: U.S. Coast Guard, National Science Foundation, UNOLS and UAF, 33CFR, 46 CFR, SOLAS, IMO, and MARPOL.

3rd Mate:
Knowledge of chart plotters, GPS, GMDSS, radar, celestial or terrestrial fixes, navigational aids, ships logs and records. Ability to steer correct courses, and maneuver ships. Ability to ensure that the proper procedures and safety practices are followed. Knowledge of shipboard safety systems and equipment. Knowledge of and ability to interpret regulations from the following: U.S. Coast Guard, National Science Foundation, UNOLS and UAF, 33CFR, 46 CFR, SOLAS, IMO, and MARPOL.

AB Special (or higher):
Advanced and pertinent knowledge and experience with safely over-boarding and recovering equipment at sea. Advanced deck equipment skills: crane, winch, davit and small boat launch, recovery and operation. Knowledge of life raft equipment and able to assume the duties of the cox'n or man in charge of the life raft or rescue boat. Experience in preventive maintenance of deck equipment, ship maintenance and upkeep, proper methods of prep/paint work, inventory of painting and preservation equipment. Line handling and warping during berthing and departing movement of vessels; rigging and handling of deck equipment and supplies. Small boat handling, proficiency as a rigger, loads and rigging/un-rigging ladders, brows, and gangways. Ability to create electronic documents and inventory spreadsheets. Stand navigation bridge watches at helm and lookout, and in port security watches. Adaptability to apply knowledge and skill to perform other mission-related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel. Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with all vessel and visiting personnel.

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 and handle 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. Preferred Experience & Education:
2nd Mate: One year of experience as 3rd Mate on unlimited tonnage vessels. Prefer experience on research vessels, vessels with azimuthing thrusters, and dynamic positioning systems.

3rd Mate: One year of experience as AB or 3M on unlimited tonnage vessels. Prefer experience on research vessels, vessels with azimuthing thrusters, and dynamic positioning systems.

AB Special (or higher): Prefer prior experience as an AB on vessels where deploying and retrieving gear over the side is routinely required. Graduation from a maritime academy with a license of 3M unlimited may be substituted for previous AB experience.
Required Experience & Education:

Applicants MUST have a U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariners document (MMD) or Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) endorsed for qualified rating that is being applied for: 2nd Mate: Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans with endorsements of Radar Observer Unlimited, GMDSS, VI/1, VI/2, VI/3, VI/4, VI/6. STCW Rating I/2, II/1 II/3.
3rd Mate: Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans with endorsements of Radar Observer Unlimited, GMDSS, VI/1, VI/2, VI/3, VI/4, VI/6. STCW Rating I/2, II/1 II/3.
Able Seafarer: -Special (or higher) and RFPNW endorsements; Rating: I/2, II/4, VI/1, VI/6, I/9.

All applicants must include a copy of the MMC endorsement, STCW medical Certificate and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card showing the current expiration date to be considered of this position. All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch keeping (STCW). RFPNW, Lifeboat, Fast Rescue Boat, HAZWOPER, First Aid and CPR certifications. Must have a current US Passport.

Salary Information:

These are temporary positions.

2nd Mate: grade 81. Including overtime and cruise leave cash out, pay averages about $500/day

3rd Mate: grade 80. Including overtime and cruise leave cash out, pay averages about $470/day

AB: grade 77. Including overtime and cruise leave cash out, pay averages about $350 - $380 per day, depending on license.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter

  3. The names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references

  4. Copy of your MMC (all pages)

  5. Copy of your TWIC card

  6. Copy of your USCG Medical Certificate

  7. Copy of your passport

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. Submitting an application does not guarantee employment. Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of participation in a 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.

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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Walters, Sikuliaq HR Coordinator, at skwalters@alaska.edu or Ed deCastro, Sikuliaq Port Captain, at erdecastro@alaska.edu.

 


 

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