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Salary: $105,619


Damage Control Leaders (DCL’s) hold the top leadership positions at the MSC Training Centers, and on the Afloat Training Teams; reporting to either the CIVMAR Workforce Development Division (N16), or the Operations Department (N3). They supervise all subordinate damage control personnel in their respective areas; and may be required to provide oversight for other local government employees.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: fleet readiness and training oversight; program or schoolhouse management; planning and execution of exercises and inspections; scheduling and distribution of resources; curriculum and doctrine development; monitoring contractor performance; leading inspections, tests, and drills; assisting or leading investigations; supervising field events; teaching; providing technical advice; and safety oversight. Candidates selected required to sail 30-45 days on annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies. When assigned to a ship, DCL 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 or 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. To earn the highest rating possible, you are encouraged to submit detailed information of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience, etc., will also be part of the rating process.