Open to UW College of the Environment Employees only
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Oceanography has an outstanding opportunity for a Supervisor Oceanographic Research Vessel.
This position performs logistical planning, pilots and navigates vessel for research cruises of an extended duration on oceanographic research vessel of 50to 100 gross tons.
With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action. Under general direction, perform logistical planning for cruises of extended duration with oceanographers and/or other scientific researchers; coordinate vessel operations and maintenance with researchers to meet scientific cruise objectives; responsible for provisions, security, safety, and supervision of crew and scientific party during day and night vessel operations on a research vessel which primarily accommodates cruises of a duration of more than 24 hours. Plan, schedule coordinate and/or perform routine and emergency maintenance. Responsibilities:
Operates research vessel within institution rules, regulations, and directives;
Ensures adherence to Coast Guard and maritime rules and regulations governing ships and mariners;
Plans and obtains provisions for cruises, including loading and care of scientific equipment, food, and medical supplies;
Ensures all requirements are met for entrance and clearance of vessels through Customs and Immigration;
Utilizes electronic, dead reckoning, and pilotage techniques of navigation;
Operates communications equipment;
daily logs, maintenance records, supply records for Marine Superintendent;
Plans, schedules, performs and/or coordinates routine or emergency maintenance, including working closely with contractors or boat yards;
Ensures routine spare parts and vessel consumables are available;
Performs related duties as required.
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High school graduation or equivalent AND U.S. Coast Guard license as operator of a small passenger vessel of tonnage equal to that of the vessel to which assigned AND seven years of experience as a vessel operator or licensed officer, including one year of experience on a vessel in a supervisory or lead position
OR equivalent education/experience.
Condition of Employment:
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