Relief Marine Steward - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

Relief Marine Steward - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

  • 525184
  • Seward, Alaska, United States
  • Marine Worker
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 76
  • UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science
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. Preferred Experience & Education:
Cook/Baker
Prefer 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
Prefer 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 Experience & Education:

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:

Cook/Baker: This is a temporary position, grade 77. Including overtime and cruise leave cash out, starting pay averages about $350/day. 

Mess Attendant: This is a temporary position, grade 76. Including overtime and cruise leave cash out, starting pay averages about $295/day. 

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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