- Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
- $46,346 + $23,173 BONUS
- Employment type
- Full Time
- Mid Career
A $23,173 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 25% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Able Seaman (M) are not eligible for recruitment incentives.
The Able Seaman 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.
Able Seaman (M) will work as a watch stander or day worker in the Deck Department. As a watch stander, you will stand wheel, anchor, and gangway watches as directed, maintaining alertness at all times. During a wheel watch, you must maintain a steady course, properly execute all rudder orders and communicate utilizing navigational terms relating to heading and steering. As a day worker, you will perform general maintenance, repair, sanitation and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas in the Deck Department. The incumbent performs 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, and emergency and damage control gear. Responsible for learning the location and use of emergency equipment, lifesaving equipment, damage control equipment, and safety equipment. Able Seaman performs all operations connected with the launching of life saving equipment and makes security inspections of the ships. Also performs other duties within the scope of the position.
Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTSMust be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid:
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:
Must possess and maintain:
1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining of expiration date.
2. Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expirations date.
3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential(MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s):
- Any Unlicensed Rating in the Deck Department
- Able Seaman Unlimited and Rating Forming Part of Navigational Watch (RFPNW).
STCW Able Seafarer – Deck
4. USCG Medical Certificate w/o limitations.
- Apply Instructions
- How to Apply: All applications for employment with Military Sealift Command must be submitted through https://apply.sealiftcommand.com/