This recruitment will be used to fill future relief Ship’s Master positions as needed in the Ship Operations unit in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. These positions will be located in Newport, Oregon. The duration of these positions will vary.
The relief Ship’s Master position serves on one of the nation’s premiere, intermediate-class, oceanographic research vessels of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) operated by Oregon State University (OSU). Located in Newport, Oregon, the Research Vessel (R/V) Oceanus, at 185 feet, is a versatile and highly capable ocean platform conducting research projects throughout the Pacific basin. This position fills in for the Ship’s Master as needed during the sailing season.
Serving as relief Ship’s Master for the Ship Operations unit in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS), 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.
The relief Ship’s Master is responsible for the safety, security and effectiveness of the ship, crew, and embarked scientists. The mission of the R/V Oceanus is to support oceanographic and related research upon the ocean and inland waters.
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.
The defined qualifications will need to be identified in the Minimum/Required Qualifications field.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in a field related to oceanography, or an equivalent amount of education and R/V experience.
A Merchant Mariner’s Document with an endorsement of Master, Near Coastal 1600 Gross Tons or Equivalent, Special or higher.
Current Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Certificate including current Basic Safety Training and Lifeboatman certificates issued by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
At least five (5) years of underway deck officer experience.
Current Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
Current USCG Radar Observer Certification.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Marine Radio Operators Permit or General Radio Operator’s License.
Current passport, or the ability to obtain prior to first seagoing assignment.
Successful completion of Firefighting, First Aid and CPR training prior to first seagoing assignment.
Meet USCG drug testing requirements prior to start date, and for the duration of employment.
Ability to fluently speak, read and write English.
Experience on research vessels.
The relief Ship’s Master is required to work on board the R/V Oceanus at sea on research cruises that may last from ten days to three weeks or more before returning to port, in highly variable ocean and weather conditions.
Ship Operations is a seven day per week operation; therefore, weekend and holiday work may be required. Shift and/or work assignment may change based on operational needs.
The employee in this position may be required to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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