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Salary: $102,613


Damage Control Assistant Leaders (DCALs) assist the Damage Control Leader (DCL) in supervising the DCOs, ADCOs, DCMs, ATT office, and shipboard operations. Assists in conducting training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. DCALs may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team. Duties include, but are not limited to developing/revising training instructions, guides, etc.; participating/conducting training courses; participating in or assisting afloat training teams; acting as safety supervisor during field exercises, conducting inspections and drills aboard ships; writing instructional, investigation and/or inspection reports with recommendations; providing technical advice on damage control issues; and/or maintaining and repairing school facilities and equipment as necessary. DCALs also represent MSC interests at conferences germane to MSC training and readiness. DCALs report to DCLs and Afloat Training Team Directors. Candidates selected required to sail 30-45 days on annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies. When assigned to a ship, DCAL comes under the administrative supervision of the ship’s Master.

Everything in this position description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:

  1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months of expiration date.
  2. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.
  3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.

Position Specific Requirements:

  1. USCG Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) endorsed as: Any Unlicensed Rating in the Deck Department, Able Seaman Unlimited, or Any Unlicensed Rating in the Engine Department.
  2. USCG License endorsed as: Master or Chief Mate (Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans) or Chief Engineer or First Assistant Engineer (Steam, Motor, or Gas Turbine vessels of Any Horsepower).
  3. STCW Certificate that accompanies the USCG License.
  4. Applicants with an Engineer’s license must also possess a Universal EPA Ozone Depleting Substances certificate
  5. Applicants with a Deck license must also possess a current Radar Observers Unlimited endorsement/certificate and a Federal Communications Commission GMDSS Radio Operators License/Certificate.

Although not required for consideration, candidates that hold Tankerman PIC (person in charge)/DL (dangerous liquids), or the appropriate Towing credentials as specified in 46 CFR 15.805(a)(5), Towing Officers Assessment Record (TOAR), possess credentials or certificates demonstrating proficiency with unusual and technical shipboard operations systems and programs such as Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems, salvage operations, cable operations, command ship operations, or foreign naval auxiliary operations shall provide that information on the Promotion Application form.