Deck Training Officer/ Watch Officer (Multiple Openings) - Summer Training Cruise 2024

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Maritime Academy
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Trades

 An international voyage to the Far East is planned.”

DEPARTMENT:    Department of Marine Transportation/Marine Programs

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:  Vocational Lecturer - DECK TRAINING OFFICER/WATCH OFFICER – SUMMER SEA-TRAINING

TIMEBASE/POSITION TYPE:  Temporary Lecturer

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:   May 2024

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY

The California Maritime Academy seeks applicants for temporary positions to serve as Deck Training Officers/Watch Officers for the 2024 annual training cruise. Applicants expecting to be considered for this position must complete their online application and submit requested materials to Human Resources by the close of business day on December 19, 2023, to receive priority consideration. This position will remain open until filled.

CRUISE PERIOD: The operation of the TRAINING SHIP GOLDEN BEAR is primarily under management by students, with faculty and licensed officers acting in an advisory and safety capacity. First-year students perform elementary tasks, while third-year students perform the duties of ship’s officers - from loading the ship’s cargo of provisions and lighting off the plant, to navigating and providing power for the ship. Grades are assigned by faculty members based on actual performance, professionalism, and aptitude for life at sea as a licensed officer.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY (Cal Maritime): Located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California (30 miles northeast of San Francisco), California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus system. Serving a population of approximately 1000 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, we are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast. Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA), Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation, and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree.  Please visit our website for more information about California State University Maritime Academy .

Our programs focus on intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness. Cal Maritime students participate in training cruises aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear or other international educational experiences - gaining a unique perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy. Cal Maritime is committed to being a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, security, and policy of the transportation industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond. We are equally committed to hiring and retaining diverse and dedicated faculty and staff who lead the way in helping our students expand their knowledge and potential.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The individual in the Deck Training/Watch Officer position will be responsible for standing watches and/or instructing students. Other duties will include drills, standing in port watches, and conducting lectures (all course materials provided) for assigned courses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Unlimited U.S. Coast Guard license
  • Current STCW endorsement

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience assessing STCW competencies
  • Teaching experience at the college level
  • Senior deck license with significant sea experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Marine Transportation or related field

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • The work site aboard the training ship and small vessels requires climbing up and down ship and boat ladders and gangways; lifting and carrying material from pier to training ship; and occasional work in excess heat, cold, dampness or dry atmospheric conditions.
  • All mariners should be capable of living and working in cramped spaces on rolling vessels, maintaining balance on a moving deck, rapidly donning an exposure suit, stepping over doorsills of 24 inches in height, opening and closing watertight doors that may weigh up to 56 pounds, pulling heavy objects, up to 50 lbs. in weight, distances of up to 400 feet, climbing steep stairs or vertical ladders without assistance, participating in firefighting and lifesaving efforts, including wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and lifting/controlling fully charged fire hoses. Extended workdays are common.

SALARY COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with the education, qualifications and experience of the individual.

  • Hiring salary is between $6,500 - $8,000 per month
  • CSU Salary Range $6,246 - $10,646 per month

BENEFITS: An excellent comprehensive benefits package, in accordance with the applicable terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, is available for qualifying positions which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement plans, fee waiver, vacation and sick leave.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

 PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 

NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING THE TRAINING SHIP GOLDEN BEAR'S (TSGB) PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work site aboard the training ship requires climbing up and down ship ladders and gangways; lifting and carrying material from pier to training ship; and occasional work in excess heat, cold, dampness or dry atmospheric conditions.
  • All mariners should be capable of living and working in cramped spaces on rolling vessels, maintaining balance on a moving deck, rapidly donning an exposure suit, stepping over doorsills of 24 inches in height, opening and closing watertight doors that may weigh up to 56 pounds, pulling heavy objects, up to 50 lbs. in weight, distances of up to 400 feet, climbing steep stairs or vertical ladders without assistance, participating in firefighting and lifesaving efforts, including wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and lifting/controlling fully charged fire hoses. Extended workdays are common.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK

  • A pre-employment physical and as required by federal regulations, the incumbent must pass a drug-screening test for participation in the cruise.
  • Applicants must provide proof of US citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days from the date of hire.
  • A background check investigation (including criminal records check and fingerprinting) is required prior to employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of a current CSU employees who was conditionally offered the position.
  • Applicants must submit on-hire official documentation as proof of degree, license, or certificates as required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must apply on-line through our Cal Maritime Jobs website.  Click “APPLY NOW” to complete and submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application and attach the following:

  1. Cal Maritime Employment Application (required)
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. In later phases of the search, Finalist may be requested to provide the following information prior to a final campus interview:
    1. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three letters of recommendation (professional references)
    2. Teaching evaluations (if any)
    3. Other information as needed

NOTIFICATION:  Based upon a review of applications and accompanying documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job requirements will be interviewed.  Applicants not selected for an interview will be notified only after the position closes and the successful candidate has been selected. 

TITLE IX:  Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at on the CSU Title IX website.

MANDATED REPORTER: The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

EEO STATEMENT: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

DISCLAIMER:  The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or changed.

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