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Classification Specifications

SHIP'S THIRD MATE

Classification Number: 4525

SALARY RANGE

  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Salary Range 19 $2797 $2921 $3046 $3184 $3333 $3493 $3659 $3834 $4015 $4217

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

The SHIP'S THIRD MATE assists in the operation of an ocean-going vessel with responsibility in the areas of ship's maintenance, navigation, and operational safety.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This is the first level of a three-level series. This class is distinguished from the higher Second Mate level by responsibility for certain safety gear and mooring work while the ship is in operation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Watch Standing. Typical tasks: under the direction of the Ship's Master, navigates by electronic and other means; writes navigational logs; maneuvers vessel as necessary to conduct oceanographic work; directs seamen on watch; conducts shipboard and ship-to-shore communications.
  2. Safety Equipment. Typical tasks: maintains the operational readiness of boats, life rafts, lifesaving, fire fighting, and other shipboard deck safety equipment; trains other seamen and research staff in proper operation of shipboard lifesaving and fire fighting equipment; tests equipment for operational readiness and compliance with safety specifications.
  3. Deck Crew. Typical tasks: under the guidance of the First Mate, directs the subordinate seamen in cleaning, painting, and maintaining the vessel and its equipment; directs loading, storage, and unloading of stores and scientific equipment; in charge aft during mooring and getting underway.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

Employees in this class have daily contact with research scientists and students while at sea to assist in scientific research projects. All other contact is with the ship's crew. Duties are assigned and completed on board the ship.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Employees in this class receive close supervision from the Ship's Master while on watch. Work is reviewed by direct observation of watchstanding. Employees in this class receive guidance from the Ship's First Mate in deck crew duties. Work is reviewed upon completion to determine if the ship's standard operating procedures have been followed.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Positions in this class are found on ships conducting research at sea for extended periods of time. They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a Mate License, Motor Vessels of not more than 500 gross tons upon oceans issued by the U.S. Coast Guard; and a Marine Radio Operator Permit issued by the Federal Communications Commission.