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Instructor, Maritime Techology

Dependent on Qualifications
Employment type
Full Time


         Required Education

  • Bachelor’s in Maritime Science, Education, or a related field. (Three (3) years service as a deck officer in charge of a navigational watch may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree) or equivalent military experience (Deck Watch Officer).
  • A 40-hour approved “Train the Trainer” course which meets STCW requirements OR complete an approved course within 60 days of hire (as a condition of continued employment).


         Required Experience

Seven years of maritime industry experience of which one-year is shipboard experience as the officer in charge of navigational watch or equivalent military experience (Deck Watch Officer).


         Required Certification

  • “Unlimited” Radar Observer endorsement.
  • STCW Basic Training.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Master Near Coastal 100 Gross Tons Credential.
  • National Able Seaman Credential (or, as a condition of continued employment, pursue and earn the credential within 1 year).



  1.  Previous teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

3.    U.S. Coast Guard Master’s Credential, 500 Gross Tons or more with Oceans



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of general vessel maintenance and repair.
  2. Demonstrated experience in team approaches to problem solving.
  3. Effective skills in oral, written and interpersonal communications as applied to presentations and interaction with faculty, staff, and students.
  4. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diversity found among community college students.
  5. Knowledge of word processing and other computer applications as they relate to the teaching assignment.
  6. Ability to assess student outcomes.
  7. Ability to safely operate the vessel.
  8. At a minimum, it is required of every employee to be able to: use a computer terminal to log in to e-mail; read and create e-mail messages; access the intranet system to find and complete forms and read institutional documents; access the internet and the College's web site; use the calendaring function of the College's e-mail system; and utilize department specific data entry and/or work order software to facilitate departmental tasks.


Physical Requirements


The successful candidate will be required to participate in the College’s drug testing program, and continued employment depends upon negative drug testing results.

Candidate may operate the vessel under difficult and/or hazardous weather conditions.

Manual and physical dexterity required to perform duties; must possess ability to perform work on surfaces that may be slippery, uneven, and unstable. Must be able to maintain balance and equilibrium. Must be able to, without assistance, climb up and down vertical

ladders and stairways, step over high door sills and coamings, open and close watertight doors that may weigh up to 55 pounds, open/close valves, manipulate mechanical devices and tools using manual and digital dexterity, and strength, and reach above shoulder height.  Must have ability to, without assistance, lift at least a 40 pound load off the ground, and to carry, push or pull the same load. Must have ability to crouch (lowering height by bending knees); kneel (placing knees on ground) and stoop (lowering height by bending at the waist). Must have ability to, without assistance, to crouch, kneel and crawl, and to distinguish differences in texture and temperature by feel. Must have ability to react to visual alarms, instructions, and emergency response procedures. Must have ability to distinguish an object or shape at a certain distance and be able to hear a specified decibel (dB) sound at a specified frequency. Must be able to make verbal reports or call attention to suspicious or emergency conditions, describe immediate surroundings and activities, and pronounce words clearly. Participate in firefighting activities, be able to carry and handle fire hoses. Must have ability to abandon ship and use survival equipment. Must have the agility, strength and range of motion to put on a personal flotation device and exposure suit without assistance from another individual.



Clatsop Community College, a public, two-year institution, located in Astoria, Oregon, serving students and communities in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, is seeking a full-time Maritime  Technology Instructor beginning winter term 2023.

 Assignment: Full-time Faculty work 174 days annually from mid-September thru mid-June with options for summer teaching.

 General Description

This position is part of a progressive and innovative team of student oriented instructors specializing in maritime education. Instructors must be willing to develop student learning modules and instruct modular style classes. Areas of instruction may include but are not limited to Navigation, Rules of the Road, Radar Observer, RFPNW, ARPA, GMDSS, Apprentice Mate Steersman, ECDIS, Tank Ship Dangerous Liquids, and any subject covered in U.S. Coast Guard credentialing examinations. The instructor may be responsible for simultaneous instruction of multiple subject areas within a single classroom. The instructor will be responsible for the safe operation of the College’s training vessel for instructional, research, or other purposes.


  1. Instructs classes in classroom and laboratory settings, including on the training vessel, using innovative instructional delivery techniques to meet the needs of students and the maritime industry.
  2. Works with the maritime industry to identify both current and future educational skill needs.
  3. Evaluates and updates curriculum, ensuring that students are acquiring current knowledge and skills.
  4. Provides academic advising to students.
  5. Safely operates and performs general maintenance and repairs on the College's training vessel.
  6. Provides input into the development of the instructional budget.
  7. Maintains professional competence, job qualifications and U.S. Coast Guard Credentials. This includes being part of a drug pool.
  8. Responsible for carrier program publications and documentations. Maintains vessel maintenance log, daily log, garbage log, and fuel log.
  9. Performs other duties assigned by the area supervisor.

 Clatsop Community College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and values the rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. To ensure the college provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all, we are seeking a candidate who has an understanding of, and experience with, successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds, including people with disabilities; people with various gender identities and sexual orientations; individuals from historically underrepresented communities; and other groups.

Apply Instructions

To Apply:

View full job descriptions/qualifications and online at Applications must be submitted by September 19, 2022.

Contact the Human Resources Office at (503)338-2530 or if application assistance is needed.

Please visit our web site for more information regarding this position and our application process. Follow special instructions carefully. Only complete applications will be considered. Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Clatsop Community College

Human Resources Generalist
Work Phone : 503.338.2530
1651 Lexington Ave
Astoria, OR, 97103 USA