Ship Operations with the College of Earth, Oceanic, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, hourly academic wage positions as Relief Master. Appointments are anticipated to last up to one year from appointment date.
These positions will be located in Newport, Oregon.
The Master provides managerial, administrative, supervisory, professional, technical, and operational support to the Research Vessel (R/V) Elakha.
The Master assumes major responsibilities for the conduct of seagoing scientific operations of the R/V Elakha and acts as the point of contact for science users of the vessel. The Master is in overall command of all personnel and operations aboard the vessel. This position supports ocean research and helps broaden the knowledge of the marine and atmospheric environments at OSU and other research institutions through education and research.
50% – Serves as Master of the vessel at sea by navigating using visual, electronic means such as radar, Global Positioning System (GPS), Fathometer, Electronic Chart System, as well as other means such as charts and navigation publications. Maneuvers the vessel as necessary to conduct oceanographic work, maintains the vessel’s log, and operates vessel equipment including winches, A-frame, crane, and capstans.
20% – Plans and coordinates, in cooperation with the Port Captain and Ship Operations Coordinator, scientific operations on the vessel, including handling sometimes large, heavy, and/or complex pieces of equipment over-the-side. Confers with the chief scientist and other members of the scientific party concerning the planned or ongoing scientific work (as described in written cruise plans, verbally, or as standard work previously done on the vessel) to assure it is accomplished effectively, safely, and within the capabilities of the crew and embarked scientists. Oversees the scientific operations by occasionally providing guidance to scientific personnel or students who possess little training or experience in sea going operations. Serves as custodian for science party safety and consent documentation for the duration of each voyage.
10% – Plans, oversees, and conducts, in cooperation with the Port Engineer, maintenance of the vessel, equipment and safety equipment. Contributes to the specifications for the biannual haul-outs, arranging for contractor repair of machinery and equipment. Conducts maintenance and minor repair of the main engine, auxiliary generator, fuel, hydraulic, water systems, winches and A-frames. Regularly updates the computerized maintenance logs for the vessel.
10% – Supervises one regular classified position and one to five intermittent relief classified workers. Oversees the hiring of and supervises temporary and/or intermittent employees to fill in as needed. Trains and oversees both at-sea and in-port work including vessel maintenance.
10% – Performs other duties as required, such as adapting scientific equipment for use on the Elakha, assisting in the loading and securing of equipment, and providing other support to Ship Operations which includes performing occasional in-port work on other OSU vessels.
Possession of a valid United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential as Master of Vessels of 100 Tons (Near Coastal) or higher license.
Current Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) as appropriate to this position.
Ability to obtain Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC).
Ability to obtain a passport.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Mechanical, electrical, electronic, welding, or other skills applicable to vessel maintenance and repair.
One year of experience in research vessel operations.
Beginning and advanced First Aid and CPR Certification.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position is required to work on board the R/V Elakha, at sea, on research cruises that may last from one day up to five weeks, before returning to port, in ocean and weather conditions which are highly variable. The incumbent must not be incapacitated by sea-sickness.
For information about the R/V Elakha please see: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/elakha/
Ship Operations is a seven day per week operation, therefore, weekend and holiday work may be required. Shift and/or work assignments may change based on operational needs.
The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 40 pounds is required.
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 P00581AW
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 03/18/2019
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 02/10/2019
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 12/31/2019
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
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.
Applicants are contacted only when a need to fill the Relief Master for the Relief Master R/V Elakha positions, on a temporary basis, arises.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV; and
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
For additional information please contact:
Kaya Johnson, Port Captain
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.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.