General Nature of Work:
Directs the operation of an oceangoing vessel engaged in marine and oceanographic research; supervises the maintenance and readiness of the craft.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Directs the operation of a marine research vessel of 300 tons or larger, often while at sea for prolonged periods.
Plans appropriately for operations in accordance with issued requirements.
Determines that tide, weather or sea conditions are such as to permit the operations to be performed.
Maintains files of notices to mariners, charts, rules and regulations and similar instructions.
Conducts maintenance, safety and overhaul inspections; prepares work orders for correction of deficiencies.
Prepares budget and maintains cost controls and records.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of large seagoing vessels.
Knowledge of navigation techniques and procedures used in operating oceangoing vessels.
Knowledge of lifesaving equipment and safety procedures.
Knowledge of various methods of fishing, such as trawls, purse nets and traps.
Ability to operate large vessels safely in close quarters and during complex maneuvers.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A bachelor's degree and experience as master of an ocean-going vessel of at least 300 tons.