Offerd Salary:$600
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A

First Mate

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of First Mate.

Position Details

Location Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

703 East Beach Drive Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564 United States Division GCRL Boat Operations Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Salary Range 39,000.00 - 44,000.00 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants Preference given to local applicants that apply within the first two weeks. Job Summary Under supervision of the Fleet Captain, this position will perform duties of First Mate onboard the R/V Jim Franks and other vessels within the GCRL Halstead Fleet. The First Mate is second in command onboard the vessel and must be capable of assuming full command in the absence of the Fleet Captain.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • While at sea, assists the Captain by performing twelve-hour wheel watches and assumes responsibility for the vessel while Captain is off-watch. Responsible for safe boat handling, maritime navigation, crew supervision, vessel maintenance, ship reconfiguration, and meeting all applicable USCG regulations.
  • While in port, the First Mate will assist the Fleet Captain with personnel and maintenance for the vessel including but not limited to: crew supervision, engine room maintenance, fueling procedures, and purchasing tasks.
  • Serves as deckhand, mate, or captain on other university research vessels as needed.
  • Works with Fleet Captain and chartering entities to fulfill cruise missions. Reconfigures vessels as needed to complete the tasks-at-hand, responsible for conducting and overseeing rigging.
  • Works with community for special events. Performs vessel maintenance, yard work, cleaning, and sanitization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of directly related experience. Required Licenses and Certificates: 100-Ton Near Coastal Captain's License, FCC License, and Certification in First Aid and CPR/AED

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong understanding and ability to enforce regulations of the USCG CFR for inspected passenger vessels and designated research vessels.
  • Strong understanding of maritime weather, tides, plotting, and electronic equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair mechanical issues on vessels.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively build and lead a team.
  • Ability to work away from home, offshore, over-night, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Ability to work on a daily basis at vessel's homeport, while not on a charter.
  • Ability to return to vessels on scheduled time off in the event of emergency or to help facilitate the university's hurricane evacuation plan.
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to operate Microsoft Office.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    3-5 years of directly related experience and prior experience in supervisory role. Work experience in a research and educational setting, ideally in a fisheries related field. Experience longlining. Radar Unlimited License.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news