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Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

Members of the Deck department are responsible for the underway replenishment rigs, dry/liquid cargo handling, forklift operations, and helicopter flight deck operations. They also stand watch while in port or at sea, and perform routine deck maintenance such as cleaning, painting, chipping and preserving the ship. All deck department watchstanding positions require Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW 95) with rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW). The following are positions we recruit for from external sources. For a complete description of duties and requirements, click the positions listed below.

All positions in the Deck Department are civil service mariners (CIVMARs) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.

Positions Base Salary Availability
First Officer $81,241  
First Officer - Mixed Work Schedule $81,241  
Second Officer $73,407  
Third Officer $65,612  
Damage Control Officer $96,899  
Assistant Damage Control Officer $87,987  
Assistant Damage Control Officer/Medical $82,373  
Damage Control Leader $101,734  
Damage Control Assistant Leader $98,838  
Damage Controlman $79,030  
Operations Chief $55,770  
Able Seaman $44,593 Apply Now ▶
Ordinary Seaman $28,489  
Ordinary Seaman Advancement Program $28,489  
Any Entry Level $27,570 - $32,998  

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