Military Sealift Command

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is the premier provider of ocean transportation to the Department of Defense. The Command operates approximately 125 non-combatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.

While we do play a critical role in support of our nation's defense, our employees are not active duty members of the military. MSC civil service mariners (CIVMARs), the largest segment of our global workforce, are federal civil service employees.

All CIVMARs are employed by the Navy to serve MSC onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.

We recruit transitioning military, merchant marines, maritime academy graduates, and skilled entry-level candidates to fill our maritime job opportunities. The MSC mission is big. So are the rewards for the CIVMARs who help us complete it.

Nov 02, 2018
$41 yearly
The Steward Cook is the head of the Steward Division and is responsible for all food service operations, and the management, sanitation, discipline, and training for up to 100 personnel within the Steward Division. The Steward Cook’s primary function is to assure that onboard food service operations meet the highest standards of preparation, production, presentation, fiscal responsibility and accountability for up to 700 personnel daily. Similarly, the Steward Cook is responsible for the maintenance of all physical spaces assigned to the Steward Division. 2 FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION: Responsible for the preparation of the MSC 35-day healthy heart cycle menus (NAVSUP 1090) for the Master’s approval based on healthy heart parameters. Responsible for the preparation of all culinary products served by following progressive cooking techniques, healthy heart parameters, approved recipes and instructions. PROCUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PROVISIONS: Establishes endurance levels, based on both in port and underway periods, to the approved 35-day cycle menu. Economically procures provisions, through government sources, Fleet Logistics Center (FLC), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Prime Vendor, Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contracts and Combat Logistics Force (CLF), to meet standards of mess operations IAW established guidelines. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Must be able to effectively use computer and applicable shipboard software programs, including Food Service Management (FSM). Prepares the Food-Item Request and Issue Document (NAVSUP 1282) for all subsistence items issued to the galley. HOTEL SERVICE OPERATIONS: Responsible for posting operating instructions and safety precautions on all laundry equipment. Ensures standard solutions for washing, bleaching, scouring, and bluing, according to type and condition of the articles being washed, are utilized. Ensures all appropriate personnel are trained on the proper operation of washing machines, dryers, steam presses and flat iron works. SANITATION TRAINING: Responsible to ensure all food service personnel receive initial and 4-hour refresher sanitation training courses and documents training in food service personnel’s ship training folder. Ensures all food service personnel observe day to day personal hygiene and food handling practices. DIVISION OFFICER AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: Ability to document performance and provide merit promotion or assignment recommendations of Steward Personnel. Ability to prepare and submit performance evaluation reports to the Master or designated personnel, as required. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of CMPI, DHAMS, EEO instructions and payroll guidelines. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Nov 02, 2018
All United States citizens and current Military Sealift Command Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) eligible to apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) must submit a certification (i.e., statement of service) at the time of application which certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Duties: The First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The First Radio Electronics Technician Information Assurance Technician (IAT) serves as the ships assistant Information Technology (IT) System Administrator under the Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET) IAT. Duties and responsibilities are to assist the lead System 2 Administrator CRET in providing expert technical advice and guidance on critical Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) and to solve integration and operational system issues. Will assist in maintaining the Military Sealift Command (MSC) afloat Computing Environment (CE). Duties encompass performing and or assisting in vulnerability scans, system backups, computer virus scans and implementation of security measures when tasked by the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of the Navy (DON)/MSC. Assist in the diagnoses of system failures, isolate sources of problems stemming with hardware, system software, and applications. On systems, provides input in drafting information systems security documentation (i.e. disaster recovery plans). Assist in the applications of patches released for Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) and all other remediation required as mandated by MSC. Report the IAVM compliance or discrepancies to System Administrator. Assist in the maintaining of files and records of computer equipment allocated to the ship by location and shipboard personnel assigned responsibility. Review Standard Operating Procedure (SOP’s) for completeness and functionality. Interact with technical support personnel in the absence of the CRET, briefing CRET, Ship’s Communications Officer (SCO) and/or Commanding Officer at appropriate times. Assist shipboard personnel with customer assistance and/or training in response to their CE needs and requirements. Track all trouble calls to the MSC Global Service Desk (GSD). In addition, make necessary corrections to the trouble call log during Service Desk review sessions. $63,006 Per annum. A $12,601 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as First Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) are not eligible for recruitment incentives. May be tasked by the SCO to perform other duties of a Communications/Operational nature outside of the position assigned. Incumbent is required to attend Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) course and complete MSC EKMS PQS 301, and maintain his or her overall knowledge of EKMS 3 and procedures as a Local Element User. Must possess a Top Secret clearance. Ensure continuing application and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Nov 02, 2018
$63,017 yearly
The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides ontime logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is directly responsible to the Ships Communication Officer (SCO) or to the ships’ Master when assigned to Service Support Vessels (T-ARS or T-AFT). The Chief Radio Electronics Technician is responsible for the Communications Department and is the Communications Local Element (LE) EKMS custodian on EKMS matters or issues. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance. Understands Computer Protocols, Information Assurance (IA) Security, Applications, and Corrective Measures. 2 Knowledgeable of electronic theory and be competent to perform all required equipment inspection, evaluation of performance, problem troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance, and minor repairs to shipboard communications systems. Fully proficient with operating radio cryptographic equipment. The incumbent must be skilled in interpretation of electronics technical manuals, drawings, specifications and schematic drawings. Proficient in the proper use of a wide variety of diagnostic programs, electronic test equipment and tools. Skilled in diagnosing problems and determining appropriate corrective action. Knowledgeable of the Electrical Safety Program and safety requirements of the equipment worked upon. Required to observe all safety rules and take appropriate precautions to ensure personal safety and safety of co-workers. Incumbent may be assigned as the department tag out/lock out coordinator. Proficient in the performance of shipboard emergency drills, and working aloft. Knowledgeable with policy and procedures related to duties and responsibilities of the EKMS Local Element (LE) alternate custodian. Duties include: Supervises allocated watchstanding personnel. Prepares and coordinates planned maintenance schedules as required by the SCO. Provides technical assistance and conducts necessary training. Maintains technical publications and files. Ensures COMSEC procedures and instructions related to crypto security, transmission security, and emissions security are complied with. Ensures compliance with safety procedures. Supervises IT personnel in a computer environment (CE) performing vulnerability scans on information systems utilizing tools mandated by Department of Defense (DOD) and or private sector industry. Performs system backups, scanning for computer viruses, implementing security measures when tasked by industry mandates and/or DOD requirements. Manage computer assets. Maintains a ship’s or industry company Local Area Network (LAN). Manages the transfer of information technology using Military or commercial satellites, Tactical LOS, HF, UHF, 3 VHF and HF Longhaul communications. Operations are routinely performed within a battle group with specific circuits and protocol that must be utilized. Complies with COMSEC requirements on both transmission and receipt of communications messages. Trouble shoots LAN outages and or computer systems. Diagnoses system faults to isolate failures between hardware, system software and application programs. Investigates and reports CE issues or Information Assurance (IA) security violations to higher authority for resolution. Manages the operation of information systems in support of worldwide telecommunications network. Assigned systems include, but not limited to MDU/MDS, NAVMACS II, GATEGUARD, NIPR/SIPRNET, ADNS and COMPOSE SYSTEMS. Advises the SCO on capabilities, limitations and condition of equipment. The incumbent may be required to work aloft and over side to ascertain equipment condition. Interacts with technical support personnel and peers to resolve technical hardware and software problems. Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in system programming and hardware selections. Performs customer service assistance and/or training in response to mission/companies needs and requirements. Operates Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Systems(C4S)including equipment used for communication, tracking, recognition and identification. Systems to be kept fully operational include ship’s capability to handle two secure Fleet Broadcast Satellite Communications (FLTBROADCAST) channels for classified traffic, CUDIXS Full period termination to send and receive genser traffic and tactical information via GCCSM, NGW and CBSP if equipped. Supervises and trains assigned personnel. Ensures continuing application and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Carries out EEO Policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position.
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Nov 02, 2018
$86,384 yearly
$86,384 Per annum A $17,277 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Ship Communications Officer (IAM) are not eligible for recruitment incentives. The Ship Communications Officer (SCO) Information Assurance Manager (IAM) is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Ship Communications Officer (SCO) Information Assurance Manager (IAM) is the head of the Communications Department and is responsible to the Master for all operational, administrative and maintenance functions of the Communications Department. This position is classified as 2 Cyber IT Network Services (Master) in accordance with SECNAV Manual 5239.2 Cyberspace Information Technology and Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualifications. Incumbent will manage the Command, Control, Communications, Computer, and (C4) systems. Assigned as the ship’s Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) Local Element (LE) Manager, is responsible for all centralized distribution and accounting system designed to provide appropriate safeguards for sensitive cryptographic publications, messages, documents, keying material, equipment and related devices. The SCO IAM is responsible for receiving, destroying and maintaining accountability of all (CMS) Communications Security Material System material allocated to the command’s Local Element Account. Immediately notify the Master of any EKMS discrepancies. The SCO IAM is responsible for emergency destruction of cryptographic equipment, keying material, documents and all other sensitive material in the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Responsible for ensuring all cybersecurity actions promulgated by proper authority are acknowledge and completed in a timely manner. Responsible for ensuring security scans are conducted and results reported in accordance with current instructions. Responsible for maintaining all SAAR-N (System Authorization Access Request-Navy) forms for crewmembers requiring access to information systems. Reviews security clearances and provides training to those individuals cleared to operate IT systems, and ensure personnel remain compliant with applicable instructions and directives. Responsible for reporting all potential cybersecurity incidents. The SCO IAM ensures data base files such as General Message Files (GMF), Communications Information Bulletins (CIB), and Communications Information Advisories (CIA) as outlined in NTP-4 (series) are properly maintained and updated. Ensures personnel in the Communications and IT Department are properly supervised, trained and instructed to efficiently and accurately process Naval message traffic and operate equipment within the Communications and IT Department’s area of responsibility. Schedules training assist visits, conduct drills, exercises, and other on the 3 job training in order to establish and maintain personnel proficiency. Ensures the ship maintains the communications guard while underway. Consults with the Master prior to making any arrangement to shift the guard at least 24 hours in advance of any proposed shift. Drafts and transmits a Termination Request and Guard shift message in compliance with current instructions and policies; Reports to the Master the successful completion or any difficulty encountered. Responsible for drafting instructions and implementing plans for contingency communications. In addition, responsible for drafting and implementing the EAP to include destruction and safeguarding of crypto, cryptographic equipment, classified documents and other sensitive material. Schedules and conducts drills frequently to ensure plans can be carried out as envisioned and maintain proficiency of personnel. Will be designated as the Command Security Manager and Top Secret Control Officer. Incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the contents of, and ensure compliance with, current policies and instructions. Ensures personnel granted access to spaces containing classified material are controlled by an access list signed by the Master for ship’s personnel or embarked staff requiring access to classified material or access to a classified network, and not on the access list. Verifies security clearances and provides information to the Master for approval. Develops and maintains appropriate procedures to ensure compliance with the access list and access to the spaces are strictly adhered to. This does not include shipboard physical security in general or any cargo ammunition, magazines specifically. Develops and maintain a list signed by the Master granting message releasing authority where applicable. As part of the ship’s physical security program the Communications and IT Department assists the Master, Command Duty Officer (CDO) and Watch Officer (as applicable) in preparing and transmitting Special Incident Reporting Messages (UNITREP, SITREP, OPREP 3). The SCO IAM conducts regular training for the Communications and IT 4 Department and other officers regarding procedures and preparation of Special Incident Reporting Messages. Responsible for ensuring an aggressive safety program is established and maintained in the Communications and IT Department in compliance with current policies and instructions. Responsible for all tests, inspections, and routine maintenance of equipment within the Communications and IT Departments area of responsibility as required by policy, instruction, directive, or competent authority. In coordination with the Supply Officer and Supply Department, initiates and administers Communications and IT Department supply functions, custody records, and reports of survey. Maintain and manage the Radio Electronics Technician (RET) watch bill, assigning RET personnel to watch sections based on their demonstrated knowledge and training, and will ensure the Communications and IT Department watch stations are manned by qualified personnel at all times. Responsible for the judicious and efficient use of straight time, premium pay, and overtime. Incumbent will recommend the expenditure of premium pay and overtime. Incumbent will recommend the expenditure of premium pay and overtime on a case-by-case basis as appropriate to the circumstances, ensuring compliance with the budgetary guidelines set forth by the Master. Incumbent will submit accurate and timely premium pay and overtime records to the Purser at the end of each payroll. Responsible for assigning a departmental berthing arrangement plan by the Chief Mate. Develop ship specific Duty Statements for personnel under their supervision. They will include, but are not limited to, routine duties and responsibilities as well as emergency duties for the billet concerned. Ensure evaluations for Communications and IT Department personnel are submitted to the Master as required for review. Generates written recommendations to the Master for awards or other recognition of service as appropriate for 5 Communications and IT Department personnel. Immediately upon reporting aboard, the SCO IAM will familiarize him/her self with emergency stations and duties. Will be designated as the Information System Administrator (ISA). Designated EKMS Local Element Custodian (Tier III). May be required to operate GMDSS equipment. Ensures continuing application of, and compliance with, EEO laws, regulations, and policies. Everything in this position description is considered essential functions of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time
Nov 02, 2018
$68,652 yearly
$68,652 Per annum. A $13,730 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Chief Radio Electronics Technician (IAT) are not eligible for recruitment incentives. The Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET) Information Assurance Technician (IAT) is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. The Chief Radio Electronics Technician (CRET) Information Assurance Technician (IAT) is a direct report to the Ship’s Communication Officer (SCO). 2 The CRET IAT serves as the ship’s System Administrator of assigned systems maintained/administered by the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of the Navy (DON)/Military Sealift Command (MSC). The incumbent is responsible for providing expert technical advice and guidance on critical digital communications issues to ensure the integration of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) programs and services and to solve integration and interoperability issues. Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance. Maintain the MSC Afloat Computing Environment, (CE) and perform vulnerability scans on information systems utilizing tools mandated by DoD and MSC, perform system backups, computer virus scans, and implement security measures when tasked by DoD and MSC. Duties also include the inventory of assets and set up and deletion of e-mail accounts for newly reporting/departing personnel. Applies Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) patches and other patches as mandated by MSC and report IAVM compliance or discrepancy issues to assigned Afloat Support Services. Duties also include briefing the Master and SCO on critical issues and prevention techniques to preserve the CE connectivity, evaluate the potential Information Assurance (IA) security risk and take appropriate corrective and recovery actions. Diagnose system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs. Assist the SCO in the investigation/reporting of any CE and/or personnel, IA Security violations that require Higher Authority involvement and resolution. Interacts with technical support personnel and peers to resolve hardware and software problems. Provides technical assistance to personnel involved in system programming, and hardware selection. Perform customer assistance and/or training in response to the mission’s needs and requirements. Manage files and records on all Computer equipment assigned to the ships Allocated Equipment Listing (AEL) account, to include location, and shipboard personnel assigned responsibility. Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) on other devices used to interface with shipboards System/Network and report status, discrepancies and outages to the SCO, Afloat Support Services and Global Service Desk (GSD). 3 Initiate and track all trouble calls to GSD and periodically review Trouble Call log with Service Desk for accuracy. May be called upon to assist the SCO in training newly reporting personnel, or personnel, inclusive of mandated IA Training that has expired, or any other incomplete required training. Perform training of personnel assigned to assist in the maintenance of the organizations CE. May be tasked by the SCO to perform other duties of a Communications/Operational nature outside of the position assigned. Incumbent is required to attend the Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) Course of Instruction and complete MSC EKMS PQS 301 and 302, and maintain his or her overall knowledge of EKMS Policy and procedures both as a Local Element (LE) User and LE Alternate Manager. Must possess a Top Secret clearance. Required to ensure system accreditations remain current. Ensure continuing application and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Military Sealift Command Norfolk, VA, USA Full-Time