Assistant Damage Control Officer
Assistant Damage Control Officers (ADCOs) conduct training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. ADCOs may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting training and/or ship drills based upon MSC and USCG training requirements; conducting ship inspections and casualty investigations; developing/revising training courses, lesson plans, student/instructor guides, and other training material; writing instructional, investigation and/or inspection reports with recommendations; providing technical advice on damage control issues; acting as safety observer during field evolutions; and/or maintaining and repairing school facilities and equipment as necessary. ADCOs 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, ADCOs come 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.
- Must be a valid United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain valid:
- U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining before expiration date; AND
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining before expiration date.
- MMC endorsement(s): Any unlicensed rating in the deck department Able Seaman Unlimited, or Any Unlicensed Rating in the Engine Department.
- USCG license endorsed as one (1) of the following:
- Second Mate (any gross tons upon oceans) or higher; OR
- Second Assistant Engineer (steam, motor or gas turbine vessels of any horsepower) or higher; AND
- Must possess STCW certificate that accompanies the USCG license.
- A Federal Communications Commission GMDSS Radio Operator’s license/certificate.
Note: 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.