Florida Institute of Oceanography
This position functions as the Captain (piloting, navigating, logistics and operations) of a 78 ft oceanographic research vessel R/V Hogarth, engaged in educational and research marine expeditions. The position has the authority and responsibility for the safe operation and maintenance of vessel both at sea and in port. The work involves long hours in the outside elements in daylight, night time, wind, rain, calm to heavy sea conditions, 24/7 basis. Provides active command of the vessel and the burden for a successful cruise, and the safety and welfare for all aboard.
High school diploma and minimum of five years combined experience as a U. S. Coast Guard licensed Master. Must presently hold Master 200 Tons or greater licensure. Must have at least three years pilothouse experience as a member of the navigation watch operating a vessel in near coastal waters or upon the oceans. Unlimited Radar Observer endorsement; Certifications for Standards for Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping, Certified Firefighting, Basic Safety Training (STCW-95, BST), first aid/ CPR certified; valid TWIC; valid driver's license and valid U.S. passport at the time of hire.
Bachelor's from accredited institution, possesses a USCG MMC 500 Tons or greater, advanced Captain Experience supervising a large crew onboard oceanographic research expeditions for extended periods of time at sea. Bridge Resource Management; previous experience with deck winches, operation, and deployment of oceanographic equipment or similar; working knowledge of diving operations, marine rigging and salvage operations, buoy operations or similar. Possess good interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working in an academic environment