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Boat Captain

Job ID: 106153
Location: USA Fountain Valley
Salary: 80,000 per Year
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: Orange County Sanitation District
Contact: Thys DeVries
Address: 10844 Ellis Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 927808

Job Description
OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Boat Captain.
Under general direction, the Boat Captain will command and navigate a 58-foot, 68 gross ton ocean vessel during approximately 80 to 90 days of field sample collection for the District’s ocean monitoring program which supports the District's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Responsibilities include oversight of vessel maintenance and slip management agreements; the safe operation, care and maintenance of the vessel; coordination of field sampling with ELOM scientists; directing the work of a scientific crew performing vessel operation and overseeing contract maintenance work. Other duties may include preparation for field sampling activities, such as organization of sampling equipment and sample containers, assisting with the maintenance of sampling gear and instruments, conducting beach or laboratory sample collection, and other duties as requested.

The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by college level coursework in science, or a related field from a college or university which is accredited by the US Department of Education. In addition, five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience piloting a motor, oceanographic, or fishing vessel greater than 35 feet in length in coastal waters, including the deployment of heavy equipment overboard is required. Master or Mate of Mechanically Propelled Vessel (for inland and coastal waters) for up to 100 gross ton vessel issued by US Coast Guard, and First Aid, CPR and AED certification issued by the American Red Cross (or equivalent) is required.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience deploying oceanographic sampling equipment or relevant fishing gear, or having performed or participated in scientific work in the marine or freshwater environment. Education or experience equivalent to an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with at least one major course in science or a related field is highly desirable; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Strong computer skills with applications such as navigation software are essential, while familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite is highly desired. Good verbal and written communication skills are required.

Vacancies: 1

Apply online at:

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Hiring Salary Range: $79,331 – $87,443/year
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