Alternate Research Boat Captain (OPS) - St. Teresa, FL

Job description

Job ID: 43210

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Apply On Or Before: 12/14/2018


FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory | Located 1 hour South of Tallahassee at St. Teresa Beach


The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory seeks a highly motivated and organized individual for a part-time or full-time alternate boat captain/first mate position on-board the RV APALACHEE, a 65-ft (80 ton), twin engine research vessel. The position will require abilities for precise vessel maneuvering and extensive nighttime work, and deployment of a variety of oceanographic equipment and fishing gears. Other duties include assisting the first captain in the vessel maintenance and accommodating research equipment loading, hookup, and deployment.
Knowledge of hydraulic systems strongly desired. Most of the boat operation will take place in coastal and offshore waters from Florida to Louisiana, from shallow water depth to 3000 m. Cruises typically range from one to seven days in length, though longer cruises (with port-days) are possible.


We seek an individual who can work well in a dynamic environment with scientists as well as college students from many different disciplines, including marine biology, fisheries ecology, and oceanography.
1. Must have at least 100-Ton captain's license and meet US Coast Guard standards for time at sea and drug testing.
2. High School Diploma/Equivalent and at least four years of relevant experience.
3. Knowledge of field equipment use and maintenance.
4. Proficient in computer applications, including Excel and Word, or equivalent.
5. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
6. Ability to work independently, be a self starter, and have strong critical thinking and communication skills.
7. A certificate indicating completion of a CPR course from The American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or a course approved by the Coast Guard under 10.205(h)(2)(iii).
Applicants must submit electronic copies (PDF preferred) of a resume and the names and email of three professional references along with the application.


Knowledge of shipboard hydraulics and electronics is desirable.

Other Information

This position is time limited.

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act,

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Posted: 11/24/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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