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 Average Annual Salary Availability
First Officer $222,921 + $42,172 BONUS Apply Now ▶
First Officer - Mixed Work Schedule $83,344 - $121,737 Apply Now ▶
Second Officer $184,629 + $38,105 BONUS Apply Now ▶
Second Officer - Mixed Work Schedule $76,211 - $102,854 Apply Now ▶
Third Officer $156,502 + $34,059 BONUS Apply Now ▶
Third Officer - Mixed Work Schedule $68,118 - $84,049 Apply Now ▶
Damage Control Officer $100,599 + $50,300 BONUS Apply Now ▶
Assistant Damage Control Officer $91,347 + $45,674 BONUS Apply Now ▶
Assistant Damage Control Officer/Medical $91,347  
Damage Control Leader $105,619 + $52,810 BONUS Apply Now ▶
Damage Control Assistant Leader $102,613 + $51,307 BONUS Apply Now ▶
Damage Controlman $82,049 Apply Now ▶
Operations Chief $104,301 Apply Now ▶
Able Seaman $98,778 + $23,173 BONUS Apply Now ▶
Able Seaman - Mixed Work Schedule $46,346 Apply Now ▶
Ordinary Seaman $65,768  
Ordinary Seaman Advancement Program $65,768  
Any Entry Level $65,768 - $70,168