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.
The defined qualifications will need to be identified in the Minimum/Required Qualifications field.
Possession of a valid United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential as Master of Vessels of 100 Tons (Near Coastal) or higher license.
Meet United States Coast Guard (USCG) drug testing requirements.
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.
This position is required to work at sea onboard the R/V Elakha, on research cruises that may last from a few hours to an overnight voyage before returning to port, in ocean and weather conditions which are highly variable. For information about the R/V Elakha please see: http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/elakha/.
The incumbent must not be incapacitated by sea-sickness.
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/or pull objects weighing up to 40 pounds is required.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with training, education, and experience
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