Junior Supply Officer
The Junior Supply Officer (JSO) assists the Supply Officer in the day-to-day management and operation of the Supply Department onboard ships. The JSO is knowledgeable in large scale Combat Logistics Force (CLF) load management Concepts of Operation, (CONOPS) and fleet operating procedures worldwide. The JSO duties where applicable or as assigned, may include oversight of food service, exchange location operations, supervision, training, and evaluation of personnel, planning, coordination, and organization of supply operations on all classes of MSC Government Owned/Government Operated vessels and/or USS vessels.
The JSO may be responsible for communicating with all levels of civilian and military management personnel afloat and ashore on a variety of Supply/Logistics and personnel issues.
If assigned to a ship without a Supply Officer (T-AGM, T-ARS, T-AH, T-ARC, JHSV) or in the absence of the Supply Officer, the JSO assumes the duties of the Department Head.
The JSO reports directly to the Supply Officer or Master/ OIC where applicable (T-AGM, T-ARS, T-AH, T-ARC, JHSV) and is fiscally responsible and accountable for Supply Support and ships Operating Target (OPTAR) accounts, oversight of Aviation Pack-up Kit (PUK) materials and cargo fuels management accounting. He/She is expected to comply and be familiar and up to date with all instructions, policies, procedures, regulations and TYCOM directives, etc. regarding Supply/Logistics operations. Onboard CLF ships, the JSO assists the Supply Officer in validating that the ShipCLIP CLF Module Business Continuity Plan is readily available and the Cargo Commodity Basic Material File Daily Saves are stored on application and database servers. The JSO also assists the Supply Officer in ensuring monthly Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) inventories are being conducted using Global Stock Control (GSC) guidance and are submitted to GSC and audit files retained onboard. The JSO ensures continuing application of & compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, regulations and policies.
The JSO prepares and submits Mariner Advancement Program (MAP) Evaluations and/or recommendations regarding promotions and assignments of Supply Department personnel to the Supply Officer and/or Master/OIC as required. He/She participates in the incentive awards program recognizing outstanding department personnel, and counsels all personnel assigned on advancement opportunities or to notices to improve. He/She institutes proper measures to minimize breaches of discipline and initiates or recommends disciplinary action after investigation.
The JSO ensures the food service sanitation program is in effect and that food preparation equipment and spaces meet cleanliness standards required by DON/MSC instructions. He/She ensures adequate stocks of provisions are on hand to meet ship operating and endurance requirements and ensures the Food Service Division maintains the Healthy Heart Menu and submits required documentation.
The JSO manages the material support operations (where applicable or assigned). The JSO procures all shipboard requirements using government/commercial sources, Defense Reutilization and Marketing Offices (DRMO), Reusable Residual Asset Management System (RRAMS), and all DOD, DLA, GSA agencies. He/She sets schedules, conducts inventories and maintains inventory stocking levels IAW COMSCINST 4000.2 series.
Where applicable or assigned, the JSO conducts configuration validations; processes and updates Allowance Change Requests (ACRs), Fleet COSAL Feedback Reports (FCFBRs) and Configuration Change Reports (CCRs); and conducts ShipCLIP training. The JSO monitors supply effectiveness and takes actions to investigate non-supported and poorly supported equipment and ensures that logistical support, including repair parts, tools, test equipment and technical manuals, is obtained for all new or modified equipment or equipment obtained through micro purchases. During overhauls, with an onsite logistics representative, he/she coordinates with the Logistics Type Desk/Services Contractor to ensure that ship configuration logistics support is obtained for all newly installed or modified equipment prior to end of overhaul.
Where applicable or assigned, as the Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Coordinator, the JSO manages the ship’s HAZMAT program in accordance with DON, MSC instructions and the Hazardous Inventory Control System-Windows Based (HICSWIN) (AS, LCC Class Ships). He/she Maintains inventory reports for all-shipboard hazardous materials, receipts, issues, and stowage; documents and turns in all excess HAZMAT and any hazardous waste; and submits new requirements to be added to MSC Authorized Use Listing (AUL), as required. Where applicable or assigned, the JSO is responsible for the proper use, training and administration of supply automated programs.
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): Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, and Steward Department (FH) or higher.
- Two (2) years of cumulative service as one (1) of the following:
- Must have 2 years of cumulative service as a permanent CIVMAR Yeoman Storekeeper and/or Temporary Junior Supply Officer Experience. The two years of Yeoman Storekeeper and/or Temporary Junior Supply Officer experience must have been aboard at least two different ship class types (T-AO, T-AKE, T-AOE, T-AE, T-AH, T-ARC, AS, LCC or T-AGM, T-ARS, JHSV or AFSB(I)); OR
- Documented experience as a US Navy Supply Corps Officer (03 or above) or Senior Enlisted Logistics Specialist (LS) or Storekeeper (SK) (E7 or above with at least one afloat tour of not less than 18 months). Military Service must have recency within the past five years from closing date of this announcement; OR
- Degree completion of course work related to International Business and Logistics, Global Supply Chain Management, International Maritime Business, Maritime Administration, International Transportation, Trade and Management, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, or Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.