Damage Control Man (DCM) conducts training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. DCM may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team (ATT). Duties include, but are not limited to, conduct of Naval Ship Operations, knowledge of, and experience in Supply/Logistics, conducting training and/or ship drills; 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; and/or maintaining and repairing school facilities and equipment as necessary. DCM will report to a Damage Control Leader. Candidates selected required to sail 30 – 45 days on an annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies. When assigned to a ship, DCM will 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 all 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.
- Must have experience in one (1) of the following skill sets:
- Antiterrorism-Force Protection,
- Shipboard Damage Control,
- Towing and Salvage,
- Shipboard Aviation; OR
- Certified Search and Rescue Swimmer.
- Must have USCG License endorsed as:
- Third Mate (any gross tons upon Oceans) or higher; OR
- Third Assistant Engineer (Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine Vessels of any horse power) or higher; AND
- Must possess STCW certificate that accompanies the USCG license.
- Must have a Federal Communications Commission GMDSS Radio Operator’s License/Certificate.
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.
COPIES OF CERTIFICATES AND DOCUMENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT ARE TO BE LISTED ON THE MSC PROMOTION APPLICATION FORM UNLESS DOCUMENTATION IS SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE OTHER THAN MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND EXPERIENCE.