Advertised Summary Job Description: This position is located on the Lamont Campus in Rockland County, NY.
Oversee and administer shorebased support and at-sea operations of the Research Vessel R/V Langseth reporting to the Sr. Research Scientist/Director, Office of Marine Operations (OMO). Prepares ship operations proposal and proposal budgets with OMO Financial Administrator. Directly supervises a Port Engineer and 2 ship's Masters, 2 Chief Engineers and other crew as required. Represent OMO with field-specific organizations as required by Sr. Research Scientist/Director, OMO.
Oversees management of ship operations group. Reporting to the OMO Sr. Research Scientist/Director and working collaboratively with OMO Technical Services manager and other OMO managers, responsible for administrative services, science project/technical service coordination. Responsible for maintaining budgets for ship operations and for ensuring compliance with award terms and conditions. Works closely with the Financial Administrator to track and record expenditures. Coordinates with staff to ensure all necessary documentation and inventory systems for property and equipment are kept up to date. Prepares and submits periodic reports to the National Science Foundation (NSF) regarding Finance, Safety, Property, Staffing and Travel. Serves as Co-Principle Investigator (Co-PI) with OMO Sr. Research Scientist/Director (PI) to coordinate overall fiscal oversight, proposals and budget for ship operations group.
Interacts with regulatory agencies - U.S. Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping, and other regulatory agencies - addressing regulatory/survey/certification requirements. Develops and promotes policies and practices intended to insure a high quality marine operation. Acts as Designated Person for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) insuring compliance with the International Saftey Management (ISM) Code and maintenance of the Document of Compliance and Safety Management Certificates. Ensures shipboard compliance with new international and federal operating requirements and operational documentation.
Responsible for ship's port engineer, captains, and crew personnel matters. Participates in related contract negotiations with MMP/MEBA in conjunction with the LDEO Human Resources Manager and CU Labor Relations Department. Responsible for any related contract administration. Manages marine insurance renewals, claims,and other risk management-related matters.
Oversees shipyard specification preparation and shipyard bids, evaluation, and recommendation shipyard contract award, and other ship maintenance and repair projects. Attendance of vessel as required for overhaul and repair projects.
Other tasks as directed by Sr. Research Scientist/Director, OMO.
Works with minimal supervision. Directly supervises Masters and Chief Engineers assigned to the vessel. Supervises Port Engineer/Asst. Marine Operations Manager. Independent judgement and initiative required. Works closely with scientists and OMO staff in both managerial and coordinating capacities. Non-routine physical activity limited to seagoing/field assignments that include being capable of climbing vertical ladders, entry into confined spaces, able to step over 24" high sills for watertight doors.
Works with OMO Sr. Research Scientist/Director to manage cooperative agreement budget of approximately $9M/yr for Ship Operations. Responsible for assets/equipment valued up to $20M. Value of Vessel: $16M.
General Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and 6 years direct experience in marine management and the operation of a seagoing vessel or its equivalent required.
Position may require up to 1 month per year at sea with extended out-of-office assignments to contract with shipyards for periods of maintenance and repair.
Must possess a current US passport and be able to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC).
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Licensed as a ship's officer and seagoing experience preferred.
Knowledge of seagoing scientific programs with at-sea experience preferred.
Managerial experience related to research programs and their support highly preferred.
Marine geology background and UNOLS association a plus.
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