R/V Seawolf Deckhand and Small Vessel Operator

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

R/V Seawolf Deckhand and Small Vessel Operator-1701261

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or higher. In lieu of degree, four years of directly related full time experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four full-time years may be considered. Two years of full-time sea-time experience operating boats, including vessel maintenance. The ability to undertake fieldwork in varying conditions and be comfortable handling sampling gear for fieldwork processes (i.e. while trawling - pulling in the sampling gear by hand, hauling sampling buckets on and off the boat, carrying needed supplies to and from the boat and/or van, etc). Prior at-sea experience with oceanographic research equipment, commercial fishing gear, and/or other at-sea operation such as dredging or towing. Must possess and retain USCG 50-Ton or higher Masters of Near Coastal Waters vessel operator’s license and valid TWIC credentials. Must pass pre-employment drug screening and routine drug screening throughout employment. Must possess and/or acquire and maintain CPR and AED Certification. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences or a related field. USCG vessel master's license for coastal vessels, 100 tons or more, and licensed to carry passengers. Additional years (3+) of full-time sea-time experience operating boats, including vessel maintenance. Two or more years of experience with the following: Metal fabrication including steel and aluminum welding, use of milling machine and lathe, mechanical experience including diesel engine and gas outboard maintenance, and hydraulic system maintenance.

Brief Description of Duties: The Instructional Support Technician is responsible for various vessel and ships facilities maintenance tasks on board the R/V Seawolf, operated by the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences- Stony Brook University. The incumbent will share in the day-to-day operational needs of operating the R/V Seawolf, will periodically serve as small boat captain, and will have primary responsibility for helping to ensure the vessels (and vessel facilities) are maintained and in proper/optimal operating capacity. The selected candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, a professional, customer-service oriented demeanor, and have the ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Vessel and ship facilities maintenance and repairs:

- Support the Captain and science crew as ship’s mechanic, performing routine maintenance and repairs on boats, engines, and gear to ensure safe and sound condition to the highest maritime standards.

- Design, fabricate and repair gear and/or scientific equipment, sometimes on the fly, to facilitate the performance and execution of experiments.

- Train on board scientific party in the proper and safe use of oceanographic sampling equipment.

- Assist in maintenance of boat facilities (i.e., organization of boat house/boat pen).

- Assist Captain and Fleet Manager with haul-out and evaluation/recommendations regarding vessel operating capabilities.

- Work in conjunction with Seawolf captain and Fleet Manager to procure vessel and operational supplies and equipment in accordance with scheduled vessel operations and science team requirements.

Serve as Deckhand on the R/V Seawolf for up to 14 consecutive days at a time and up to 150 sea days per calendar year:

- Operate deck gear in the deployment and retrieval of sampling gear and assist science parties aboard the vessel to carry out their mission safely and effectively.

- Regularly stand watch.

- Be familiar with and help to enforce shipboard safety rules and procedures and ensure safe boat operation and safety of personnel.

- Serve as ship’s cook.

- Perform additional routine shipboard and shore-side duties as directed by vessel captain. Includes but is not limited to scraping, sanding, painting, and assisting in other vessel maintenance.

Small Boat Captain:

- Serve as Captain for small (11’ to 44’) vessels use, as needed, maintaining the integrity of SoMAS research and educational goals, and ensuring respectful care for natural habitats and wildlife.

- Participate with faculty, students, staff, and other science or educational programs personnel in conducting experiments, always ensuring the safe operation of the vessel and safety of all personnel.

Other duties or projects assigned as appropriate to rank and School mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Night and weekend may be required.

This position requires working at sea up to 150 days per calendar year. Most cruises are of 5 - 7 days in duration, however, the vessel may be away from home port up to 14 days at a time. The work week is based on professional obligation; when at sea or away from home port, work hours can be extensive.

Must pass pre-employment drug screening and routine drug screening throughout employment.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at www.stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.


Official Job Title: Instructional Support Technician
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift Professional obligation: hours will vary. This position requires working at sea up to 150 days per calendar year. Most cruises are of 5 - 7 days duration, however, the vessel may be away from home port up to 14 days at a time. The work week is based on professional obligation; when at sea or away from home port, work hours can be extensive. This is a non-exempt position, eligible for compensatory overtime for hours in excess of 40 in the workweek. Compensatory time earned while away must be used during periods when at home port and should be scheduled at a mutually convenient time to the employee and department.School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Apr 25, 2017
Posting End Date: Jun 9, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $55,000
Salary Grade: SL3

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