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#102669 Second Officer

Filing Deadline: Thu 11/21/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/12/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/21/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direction of the ship's Captain, or when applicable, the general supervision of the Chief Mate, the Second Officer is responsible for the upkeep of the navigation bridge, including charts, publications, and navigation equipment. May be assigned the responsibility of the ship's medicine chest and hospital and conducting Fire and Abandon ship drills. Responsible for recapitulating deck log book and filling out departure and arrival reports. Advises junior deck officers and directs seamen regarding duties on board ship. Advises scientific personnel with regard to safety in rigging, launching, and retrieving various instruments at sea. Under emergency and other situations as defined by a ship's Senior Officer, performs jobs as deemed necessary.

  • Must be able and willing to go to sea for extended periods of time.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and work experience.

  • Working knowledge of shiphandling of ocean going oceanographic vessel principles, including ship station keeping and frequent instrument package recovery.

  • Working knowledge of principles of watchstanding at sea and in port.

  • Working knowledge of electronic navigation and shiphandling techniques, including handling of mooring lines. Working knowledge of principles of maritime weather plotting and forecasting and voyage planning.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the principles of marine navigation by celestial, electronic and radar piloting methods.

  • Proven ability to operate small craft and miscellaneous maintenance procedures.

  • Basic knowledge of fire and abandon ship drills.

  • Basic ability to supervise others under emergency situations. Ability to act responsibly within the chain of command in the event of an emergency situation.

  • Knowledge of pertinent US Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping regulations and Department of Transportation regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol testing.

  • Proven ability to organize and maintain navigation stores and equipment publications, charts, inventories, Notice to Mariners corrections, etc.

  • Basic ability to operate a variety of standard office software applications and common navigation and ship management software.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to diverse group of people.


  • Must be able and willing to go to sea for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to pass physical examination and U.S. Coast Guard (DOT) regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol pre-employment screening and post-employment random testing.

  • Must have a valid U.S. Passport.

  • Ability to obtain and hold USCG document, Radar Endorsement, FCC license, GMDSS, ECDIS, VPDSD, US Passport, STCW95 Certificate, CPR card and pass a physical with a company doctor.


  • U.S. Coast Guard Second Mate Unlimited License with Radar Observer Endorsement.

  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Radio Operator's License.

  • U.S. Coast Guard Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW95 Certificate).

  • U.S. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC).

  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) endorsement.

  • Other endorsements may be required.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$25.67 - $39.56/Hour
Rosecrans Street
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F in port; variable at sea