Temporary Deckhand - RV Tommy Munro

University of Southern Mississippi
June 12, 2023
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Temporary Deckhand - RV Tommy Munro

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Temporary Deckhand - RV Tommy Munro.

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 10.10 - 12.00 Posting Close Date Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants Preference will be given to local applicants with flexible availability. Job Summary Under the supervision of the Vessel Captain, this position will perform deckhand duties on onboard the R/V Tommy Munro, a 98-foot offshore oceanographic research vessel homeported in Biloxi, MS. Temporary deckhands are responsible for general maintenance, upkeep, and cleanliness of the vessel while at sea and in port. This is a temporary, non-benefitted position.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs day-to-day maintenance on R/V Tommy Munro to include but not limited to: loading, storing, and maintaining all equipment; performs cleaning and sanitation of all common areas; performs line handling duties; painting/chipping; and yard work. These duties will be performed in all types of weather, night and day, and while the vessel is underway and in port.
  • Assists the Captain with wheel watches. Must be able to communicate with Captain and passengers via VHF radio, orally, or sound/hand signals.
  • Operates winches, A-frames, and deck cranes; performs engine room checks and rigging.
  • Assists scientific crews with safe and efficient gear deployments and retrievals to include nets, CTDs, and other necessary equipment.
  • Assists passengers as needed and helps oversee general safety of those on board vessel.
  • Serves as a deckhand on other university vessels as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma or equivalent. Must be at least 18 years old.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to complete and pass an internal training program required for approval to operate the vessel's deck equipment. Position is subject to hands-on training necessary to gain skills using hydraulic systems, cranes, and winches.
  • Ability to work away from home for up to 30 days at a time, 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.
  • Ability and willingness to cross-train and work on other university vessels as needed.
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to operate Microsoft Office.
  • Preferred Qualifications 1-3 months of related experience, First Aid, CPR/AED Certification, Mississippi Boater Education Certification.

    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. usm.edu.

    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.

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