- Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
The Damage Controlman 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.
Damage Controlman (DCM) conducts training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. DCM may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting training and/or ship drills; conducting ship inspections and casualty investigations; developing/revising training coursed, lesson plans, student/instructor guides, and other training material; writing instructional, investigation and/or inspection reports with recommendations; providing technical advice on damage control issues; and/or maintaining and repairing school facilities and equipment as necessary. DCM will report to a Damage Control Leader. Candidates selected required to sail 30-45 days on an annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies. When assigned to a ship, DCM will come under the administrative supervision of the ship's Master.
Masters and Department heads may add to these duties to clarify specific shipboard tasks.
Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:
- U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months of expiration date.
- 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.
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.
- Previous military experience (pay grade E-5 or above) in at least one of the following documented skill sets: Small Arms Instructor, Shipboard Damage Control, Towing and Salvage, Operations Specialist, Ammunition Management, Shipboard Aviation, Surface Rescue Swimmer and UNREP experience as a Navy Boatswain Mate.
- At least 3 years experience sailing with MSC in positions as Boatswain Mate, Boatswain, DEMAC, Able Seaman with experience as Fire Marshal or Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor (SAMI).
- Experience instructing at any MSC Training Center or Navy Fire Training Facility in the following subjects: Small Arms, UNREP, MHE, OHE, Ammo Management, Fire Fighting, and Damage Control.
- Experience with law enforcement and a graduate of a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) weapons instructor.
COPIES OF CERTIFICATES AND DOCUMENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT ARE TO BE LISTED ON THE MSC PROMOTION APPLICATION FORM UNLESS DOCUMENTATION IS SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE OTHER THAN MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND EXPERIENCE.
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