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Ships First Mate Pool 2017

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions. In order to maintain an active status within the pool, applicants will need to reapply annually. Should you no longer wish to remain an applicant for this posting please login and withdraw your application from this posting. Use caution as you will not be able to reapply until the next year. Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range. Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification 1 and/or 2 and 3. The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application. Please Note: Applicants are contacted only when a need to fill the Ship’s First Mate position, on an intermittent basis, arises. For additional information please contact:Scott Clendenin, 541-867-0121, clendenf@oregonstate.edu. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Ship Operations (OAS)
Classification Title Ship's First Mate
Job Title Ships First Mate Pool 2017
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Newport
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Min Salary $24.33
Max Salary $37.24
Employment Category Intermittent
Position Summary

This recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, intermittent Ship’s First Mate positions for the Ship Operations unit in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Newport, Oregon.

The purpose of the Ship’s First Mate position is to operate and maintain the Research Vessel (R/V) Oceanus under the immediate supervision of the Ship’s Master in a safe, efficient and effective manner. The First Mate is second in command to the Master, and leads the work of the vessel’s deck department in addition to standing watch.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, the 84-foot coastal research vessel Pacific Storm, and the 54-foot coastal research vessel Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.

Position Duties

50%: Stands watch as officer at sea under direction of the Ship’s Master. Navigates using electronic equipment and other means. Maneuvers the vessel as necessary to conduct oceanographic work. Writes logs. Uses navigational charts. Conducts shipboard and ship-to-shore communications. Directs seamen on watch as helmsman, lookout, and winch operator. Carries out ship’s daily routine. Acts as in-charge forward during special sea or anchor detail.

20%: Provides lead work for the deck department in the operation and maintenance of departmental equipment and spaces (cranes, winches, wire rope and cable, ground tackle, rigging, frames, boats, decks, bulkheads, hull, blocks, lines, etc). Determines safe loads and rigging of crane and winches.

10%: Operates radios, radars, electronic navigation equipment, fathometers, ship control equipment, winches, cranes, boats, and research support equipment as necessary.

10%: Assists the Master in the overall operation and administration of the vessel as second in command. Leads the ship’s routine as duty mate in port and in overall charge of the vessel during Master’s absence.

5%: Directs firefighting party and provides First Aid when necessary. Maintains ship’s medicine chest and acts as medical provider.

5%: Ensures all equipment and cargo is secured for sea in accordance with vessel trim and stability requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma and 5 years of vessel operations experience, with at least 1 year (360 8-hour or 240 12-hour days of deck service) as a Mate of a motor vessel or comparable military service.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:
• Possess a 500 gross tons or better Master (Near Coastal) license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard
• Possess a Marine Radio Operator Permit and GMDSS certificate issued by the FCC
STCW endorsements as appropriate for this position.
• Meet Coast Guard drug testing requirements
• Ability to obtain a passport
• Ability to speak, read, and write English

Additional Required Qualifications

Able Seafarer-Able Deck Rating Forming Part of a navigational Watch.

Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PSC).

Valid Advanced Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) Certificate.

Current Basic Safety Training and Lifeboatman Certificates.

Current Transport Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

Successful completion of Firefighting, First Aid and CPR training prior to first seagoing assignment.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Master, 1600 ton Oceans or better.

Vessel Security Officer Rating/Certificate, Current Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certificate, Fast Rescue Boat Rating/Certificate, Medical Person in Charge Rating/Certificate.

Research Vessel experience.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

This position is required to work on board the R/V Oceanus at sea on research cruises that may last from ten days to three weeks before returning to port, in ocean and weather conditions which are highly variable. For information about the Oceanus, please go to http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/oceanus/.

Weekend and holiday work is required. Shift and/or work assignment may change based on operational needs.

The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds up to 100 feet is required.

With very few exceptions, this position is typically required to share a berth room with another employee.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. Yes
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P00777CT
Number of Vacancies Varies
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 02/20/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 02/14/2017
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 12/31/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

In order to maintain an active status within the pool, applicants will need to reapply annually.

Should you no longer wish to remain an applicant for this posting please login and withdraw your application from this posting. Use caution as you will not be able to reapply until the next year.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification 1 and/or 2 and 3. The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application.

Please Note: Applicants are contacted only when a need to fill the Ship’s First Mate position, on an intermittent basis, arises.

For additional information please contact:Scott Clendenin, 541-867-0121, clendenf@oregonstate.edu.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a current Merchant Mariner's Certificate issued by the US Coast Guard?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. License or Certification - 1
  2. License or Certification - 2
  3. License or Certification - 3