Military Sealift Command
The Third Assistant Engineer is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Third Assistant Engineer is a member of the Engine Department. Ensures all personnel assigned to a watch are aware of their duties to support the watch team. Monitors the safe and efficient operation of engineering machinery, equipment, spaces, enters data in logs, and reports special events in the appropriate logs. Performs routine maintenance and repairs of engine room machinery and auxiliary equipment; observes all engineering space repairs and work being done by shipyard or other shore side facilities. Must have the ability to perform assigned duties, carry out instructions safely and efficiently, and take the initiative to perform emergency duties without specific orders or instructions. Assigned duties may include the management of the Cooling Water Systems, Lubricating Systems, Fuel Systems, and the treatment of same. Incumbent shall be familiar with Compressed Air Systems, Propulsion Auxiliary Support Systems, and Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Equipment. Reports to the Chief Engineer and First Assistant Engineer. Responsible for the safe and correct operation of all engineering machinery and equipment. This includes starting, securing and placing into service the following equipment and systems: main propulsion engine(s), boilers and generators; fuels and lube oils treatment and transfer systems, evaporators, centrifugal separators, low and high pressure air compressors, main switchboard electrical equipment, refrigeration systems, vacuum pumps, pump and piping systems. Operates oily water separators, oil content monitor(s) and properly maintains the oil record book in accordance with the MSC Safety Management System, Marine Pollution environment protection policies and U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Participates in machinery overhauls, dismantles machinery and equipment, effect repairs to same by replacing or fabricating components, perform subsequent reassembly. Performs operational testing of controls, safeties, and shutdowns. Shall be able to perform cleaning of purifiers, strainers, filters, and supervise boiler burner change outs. May be assigned as a Firefighting, Damage Control, Abandon Ship, and Emergency Response Team Leader. Ensures that all assigned personnel are aware of their duties. Ensures continuing application of the compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates. May be called upon to assist in deceptively adjusting the ship’s electromagnetic and acoustic signature, as well as its lighting configuration during naval operations. Everything in this position description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.
Military Sealift Command
The Third Officer is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Third Officer is a member of the Deck Department. Serves as a deck Watch Officer and assists the Master and senior deck officers in carrying out their responsibilities; and in their absence may assume command of the ship. May be called upon to assist the Navigation/Operations Officer or Operations personnel with conducting various duties associated with communicating with military units. May be required to stand watch during naval operations that require the securing of electromagnetic navigation aids such as radar and bridge to bridge radio, or the extinguishing of navigational lights. May be required to maneuver and conduct Naval operations; these may include underway connected replenishment and vertical replenishment evolutions, tactical signaling, formation steaming, torpedo evasion tactics, and other plans. May be assigned collateral duties of Assistant Damage Control Officer, Chemical, Bioglogical, and Radiological Defense Officer, or Special Service Officer or others as directed. As directed/designated by the Chief Mate: (1) makes timely and frequent inspection of all lifesaving equipment onboard the vessel, including lifeboats, life rafts and associated securing devices, and any other equipment; (2) performance duties of CBR-Readiness Officer, provides direct input to the First Officer about CBR training and readiness of the vessel/crew to counter all threats; keeps informed on all matters concerning radiacs, the ship’s fire main system and any other material condition reports having a direct impact on the ship’s CBR status. Assists with the timely and accurate update of the ship’s navigational publication library and electronic chart system under the direction of the Second Officer (W). Make chart corrections or post chart correction cards only with the permission of the Master and under the supervision of the Second Officer (W). Must be able to effectively use applicable shipboard software applications. Must be able to use, inspect, and monitor all bridge navigation equipment using GMDSS. Must be able to properly communicate with radio telephone. During at sea periods; (1) maintains the watch in accordance with USCG, COMSC, and the Master’s instructions or standing orders; (2) ensures that the Watch is properly trained in standard helm commands and lookout duties and; (3) respond to a steering casualty scenario, a man overboard incident, ship’s security violation, and emergency maneuvering situations. Maintains a proper lookout and an accurate ship’s position at all times while on watch. Provides the Master information immediately about ship’s position, course, and speed, using any and all means available. Adheres to the Collision Regulations (COLREGS) Rules of the Road unless directed by the Master or Commanding Officer to divert from one or more of them for military operational reasons. Unless directed by the Master, maintains a continuous radar/surface plot of all surrounding traffic to a scale appropriate to the traffic situation. During periods of restricted visibility, heavy traffic, any emergency or when in doubt, contacts the Master, providing him/her ample time to survey the situation and make an informed decision. During in port periods conducts the watch in a proper and safe manner, including the safe and appropriate lighting of the vessel at night. Maintains a proper security posture, properly tended mooring lines, and attentive gangway watch. Ensure accurate communications between the Deck and Engine Watch so as to remain alert for conditions of fire or flooding, or any incidents that may hamper damage control efforts. Perform duties consistent with Federal, Local and Command oil and environmental pollution regulations whenever fuel is being transferred during his/her watch. As a deck officer must maintain a proper uniform IAW CMPI. Ensures continuing application of and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.
Military Sealift Command
The Assistant Storekeeper is responsible to the Supply Officer/Junior Supply Officer for performing Supply Department functions assigned in accordance with COMSCINST 3120 and 4000.2 series directives and Program Specific Directives. Follows procurement, receipt, storage, Quality Assurance (QA) and expenditure procedures for all types of material. This includes proper material identification, handling, inventory management, warehousing, packaging, and transportation.Procures all shipboard requirements using Government/Commercial sources. Assists with configuration validations; processes and updates Allowance Change Requests (ACRs), Fleet COSAL Feedback Reports (FCFBRs) and Configuration Change Reports (CCRs) as directed. Assists with handling of Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) as directed. Also assists in the Supply Department requirement of monthly Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) inventories and their submission to Global Stock Control(GSC). Assists in the proper use of Supply automated programs. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.
Military Sealift Command
Salary: $59,426DutiesThe Chief Radio Electronics Technician is directly responsible to the Ships Communication Officer (SCO) or to the ships’ Master when assigned to Service Support Vessels (T-ARS or T-AFT). The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is responsible for the Communications Department and is the Communications Local Element (LE) alternate custodian on EKMS matters or issues.Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.Understands Computer Protocols, Information Assurance (IA) Security, Applications, and Corrective Measures.Knowledgeable of electronic theory and be competent to perform all required equipment inspection, evaluation of performance, problem troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance, and minor repairs to shipboard communications systems. Fully proficient with operating radio cryptographic equipment. The incumbent must be skilled in interpretation of electronics technical manuals, drawings, specifications and schematic drawings.Proficient in the proper use of a wide variety of diagnostic programs, electronic test equipment and tools. Skilled in diagnosing problems and determining appropriate corrective action.Knowledgeable of the Electrical Safety Program and safety requirements of the equipment worked upon. Required to observe all safety rules and take appropriate precautions to ensure personal safety and safety of co-workers. Incumbent may be assigned as the department tag out/lock out coordinator. Proficient in the performance of shipboard emergency drills, and working aloft.Knowledgeable with policy and procedures related to duties and responsibilities of the EKMS Local Element (LE) alternate custodian.Duties include:Supervises allocated watchstanding personnel. Prepares and coordinates planned maintenance schedules as required by the SCO. Provides technical assistance and conducts necessary training. Maintains technical publications and files. Ensures COMSEC procedures and instructions related to crypto security, transmission security, and emissions security are complied with. Ensures compliance with safety procedures.
Supervises IT personnel in a computer environment (CE) performing vulnerability scans on information systems utilizing tools mandated by Department of Defense (DOD) and or private sector industry. Performs system back-ups, scanning for computer viruses, implementing security measures when tasked by industry mandates and/or DOD requirements. Manage computer assets. Maintains a ship’s or industry company Local Area Network (LAN).
Manages the transfer of information technology using Military or commercial satellites, Tactical LOS, HF, UHF, VHF and HF Longhaul. Operations are routinely performed within a battle group with specific circuits and protocol that must be utilized. Complies with COMSEC requirements on both transmission and receipt of communications messages.
Trouble shoots LAN outages and or computer systems. Diagnoses system faults to isolate failures between hardware, system software and application programs. Investigates and reports CE issues or Information Assurance (IA) security violations to higher authority for resolution.
Manages the operation of information systems in support of worldwide telecommunications network. Assigned systems include, but not limited to MDU/MDS, NAVMACSII, GATEGUARD, NIPR/SIPRNET, ADNS and COMPOSE SYSTEMS.
Advises the SCO on capabilities, limitations and condition of equipment. The incumbent may be required to work aloft and over side to ascertain equipment condition.
Interacts with technical support personnel and peers to resolve technical hardware and software problems. Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in system programming and hardware selections. Performs customer service assistance and/or training in response to mission/companies needs and requirements.
Operates Command, Control, Communications, Computer and (C4) Systems including equipment used for communication, tracking, recognition and identification. Systems to be kept fully operational include ship’s capability to handle two secure Fleet Broadcast Satellite Communications (FLTBROADCAST) channels for classified traffic, CUDIXS full period termination to send and receive genser traffic and tactical information via GCCS-M and BEST if equipped.
Supervises and trains assigned personnel.
Ensures continuing application and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies.
Carries out EEO Policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates.Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned. RequirementsMust be a valid United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain valid:U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining before expiration date; ANDUnited States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining before expiration date.Current Security Plus Certificate within last 3 years of announcement from an accredited test facility.**Must have at least one (1) of the following:Three (3) years cumulative experience sailing on MSC Vessels as a permanent First Radio Electronics Technician (RET1) or temporary Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET). Experience must have been aboard at least two (2) ship class types, i.e. AO, AKE, AOE, ARS, ATF, AS, etc.; ORU.S. Navy trained IT’s both Communicator’s and Network personnel (NEC’s: 2735, 2779, 2780); or E6 and above with experience supervising a shipboard Communications Center (i.e. Radio Central/Outboard Shack), or ADP Center, watch or watch team, or other Government, Military or Commercial environment (i.e. NCTAMS, NTCC, TAGOS (SURTASS), DOD COMMCENTER). Applicants utilizing Military experience should have no more than 10 years recency out of the field.**Security Plus Certification not required with application. However, employment is contingent upon receipt of current Security Plus Certification. Any Security Plus certification from 2010 or earlier will not be accepted.NOTE: Due to often strenuous shipboard duties and extended periods at sea, all applicants must meet MSC medical requirements. Any applicants applying for positions that would require them to work aloft will be required to meet specific weight restrictions in order to be considered for employment as a civil service mariner. (Human Resources Advisory 2013 – 3 Physical Requirements for Personnel in Connection with the use FPAS.)