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Damage Control Officers (DCOs) conduct training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. They 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. DCOs also represent MSC interests at conferences germane to MSC training and readiness. DCOs report to a Damage Control Leader. Candidates selected required to sail 30-45 days on annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies. When assigned to a ship, DCO 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 other duties as assigned. Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:
- U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months of expiration date.
- 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.
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.
Position Specific Requirements:
- 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)
- STCW Certificate that accompanies the USCG License.
- Applicants with an Engineer’s license must also possess a Universal EPA Ozone Depleting Substances certificate.
- Applicants with a Deck license must also possess a current Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement or certificate and Federal Communications Commission GMDSS Radio Operator’s License/Certificate.
Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience, etc., will also be part of the rating process.