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Marine Prof-second Mate

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, US
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Information

Classification Title Marine Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional FLSA Non-Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Operation and maintenance experience on commercial, military, or large private vessels preferred.

Position Summary

This is a position responsible for the operation and maintenance of boats, vessels, and marine equipment. Position reports to the Master of the Vessel (Captain) and assists in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the research vessel in order to perform scientific research. The position provides functional support to other crew members in maintenance projects and related tasks. Work is performed under general direction of the captain of the research vessel and is reviewed through observation and inspection.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

* Knowledge of marine maintenance and repair.
* Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of diesel and gas engines, pumps compressors, generators, and auxiliary equipment common to marine vessels.
* Knowledge of USCG navigation rules and regulations.
* USCG Masters License and STCW Certificate.
* Operation and maintenance experience on commercial, military, or large private vessels preferred.

Physical Demands

Lift and carry a minimum of 70 pounds repeatedly, throughout the workday. Driving as needed to perform job related duties.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.



Perform duties as watch chief.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Assist with deployment and recovery of scientific equipment.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of deck equipment, including frames, winches, crane, and ship's tender.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Assist First Mate with safety briefing, as necessary, for crew and scientific party during safety drills.

Percentage of time 10

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name John Bichy Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone 912-598-2456

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have prior experience working in the marine industry?
* Yes
* No

* Do you have working knowledge of marine maintenance and repair?
* Yes
* No
* No Response

* Do you have knowledge of the operation and maintenance of diesel and gas engines, pumps, compressors, generators, and auxiliary equipment common to marine vessels?
* Yes
* No

* Please describe your experience working with hydraulic equipment and controls such as cranes, winches, and frames.

(Open Ended Question)

* * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
* No Response
* No
* Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV

Optional Documents

* Cover Letter
* Certification

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact University HR (

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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