Norfolk, Virginia

Salary: $46,346

DUTIES

The Able Seaman (M) is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned 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 Able Seaman (Maintenance) (AB (M)) is a day worker, and as such, works a basic eight (8) hour day, five (5) days per week in the Deck Department aboard ship both at sea and in port. Although the AB(M) is a dayworker, the incumbent may be called out at any time when needed for UNREP or VERTREP operations, mandatory overtime or in emergency situations and shall perform all duties assigned and will be provided compensation in accordance with the CMPI.

In port or at sea, performs duties that pertain to the general maintenance, repair, sanitation, and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas that are the responsibility of the Deck Department. The incumbent performs general maintenance, such as chipping, scraping, soundings, priming, painting and/or cleaning of the ship’s hull, decks, superstructure, cargo gear, smoke stack, lifeboats, rescue boats and/or life rafts, emergency and damage control gear. Performs traditional shipboard marlinespike seamanship. As ship’s rigger, duties include the splicing of wire cable and rope, swaging, as well as splicing synthetic and natural fiber line.

Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:

  1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months of expiration date.
  2. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.
  3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.

Position Specific Requirements:

  • USCG Medical Certificate w/o limitations.
  • MMC endorsed as: Able Seaman Special (or higher) AND STCW Able Seafarer - Deck

 

 

Norfolk, Virginia

Military Sealift Command, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a world-wide organization, employing more than 8,000 people, both military and civilian. The command is responsible for ocean transportation of military supplies and equipment; for providing sea-going platforms to support special at-sea missions; and for logistics support to U.S. Navy ships at sea.

The command has many different career opportunities both ashore and afloat. As part of its work force, MSC employs more than 4,000 civil service mariners, federal government employees who crew and sail MSC's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force and special missions ships--all non-combatant ships.  Click here to find open opportunities.

MSC is an equal opportunity employer.

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