Ship Captain R/V Walton Smith

Job Details

University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
Closing Date: 
Dec 31, 2021
The Marine Operations Department at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has an exciting opportunity for a full time Ship Captain of the R/W Walton Smith.

The ship’s captain will have full authority aboard the ship and be responsible for the safety of the vessel, its crew and its passengers. The captain will:

coordinate with vessel customers regarding cruise particulars,
develop voyage plans
work in conjunction with department leaders and technicians to execute science objectives at sea, and
will be responsible for the safe deployment and recovery of scientific equipment from the vessel.
responsible for preparing and overseeing the ship’s inspections by USCG, ABS and NSF authorities;
will ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and University policies and regulations including USCG, EPA, ABS and NOAA
will ensure all ship’s official documents, licenses and permits are current;
will conduct proper safety drills in compliance with USCG, UNOLS and University requirements
will maintain all ship logs in accordance with USCG, UNOLS and University standards.
will supervise and manage the crew and vessel operations;
will be the primary navigator and helmsman and will stand navigational watches;
is responsible for the vessel’s maintenance and operations;
will ensure vessel’s standards of safety, operations, professionalism and cleanliness;
will be responsible for all medical and lifesaving equipment;
will maintain a high level of customer service to clients and science party guests.
A high school diploma and 5 years of experience as a captain of vessel of 100 GRT (325 GT ITC) or greater is required.

The following Certifications, experience and training is required:

USCG license 500-ton Master Near Coastal or greater preferred
Able Bodied Seaman
Radar Certificate with ARPA Endorsement
STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch standing)
Advanced Firefighting Certificate
Bridge Resource Management (BRM) Certificate
MPIC Certificate (Medical Person in Charge)
Five (5) years of experience as captain of vessel of 100 GRT (325 GT ITC) or greater
About Employer: 
The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.