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Classification Specifications

ORDINARY MARINER

Classification Number: 4510

SALARY RANGE

  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Salary Range 12 $2168 $2240 $2320 $2407 $2501 $2581 $2691 $2797 $2921 $3046

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

The ORDINARY MARINER performs a variety of routine deck duties aboard a marine vessel.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This is the first level of a three-level series. This class is distinguished from the Able Mariner level by the nature of the duties performed on the vessel and the amount of direct supervision required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Vessel Maintenance. Typical tasks: cleans and paints decks, compartments, hull, and equipment; assists in mooring and unmooring the vessel; assists the boatswain in seamanship duties such as rigging and splicing lines or ropes, maintaining running gear, and securing equipment and cargo; assists in loading stores and cargo; assists in fire fighting.
  2. Watch Standing. Typical tasks: stands watch as a helmsman/lookout during specific assigned watch periods at sea; stands security watch when the vessel is in port.
  3. Equipment Operation. Typical tasks: under the direction of research personnel or an upper class mariner, operates shipboard deck equipment such as winches, crane, boat, davits, anchor windlass, capstan, steering system, and hand tools; operates fire fighting equipment, such as hoses and extinguishers.
  4. General Labor. Assist with general labor assignments when vessel is docked.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

Employees in this class have no contact with individuals outside of the work unit. Assignments are received from shipboard personnel and work is performed on the vessel.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Employees in this class receive close supervision from a supervisory level mariner. Assigned work is observed in progress or inspected upon completion for completeness and conformance to established rules, regulations, and guidelines.

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

  • No specific education or experience.

    LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:
    • Merchant Mariner’s Credential with an endorsement of Ordinary Seaman or higher issued by the Coast Guard
    • STCW endorsements as appropriate for this position.
    • Ability to obtain a passport
    • Ability to read, speak, and write in English
    • Meet Coast Guard drug testing requirements