Aug 29, 2021

Able Seaman Unlimited

$40,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

The Able Seaman is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military
Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned 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.

Able Seaman (M) will work as a watch stander or day worker in the Deck Department. As a watch
stander, you will stand wheel, anchor, and gangway watches as directed, maintaining alertness at
all times. During a wheel watch, you must maintain a steady course, properly execute all rudder
orders and communicate utilizing navigational terms relating to heading and steering. As a day
worker, you will perform general maintenance, repair, sanitation and upkeep of material, equipment,
and areas in the Deck Department. The incumbent performs maintenance such as chipping, scraping,
soundings, priming, painting and/or cleaning of the ship’s

decks, superstructure, cargo gear, smoke stack,


lifeboats, rescue boats and/or life rafts, and emergency and damage control gear. Responsible for
learning the location and use of emergency equipment, lifesaving equipment, damage control
equipment, and safety equipment. Able Seaman performs all operations connected with the launching
of life saving equipment and makes security inspections of the ships. Also performs other duties
within the scope of the position.

Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function
forms other duties as assigned.



Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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Job Requirements

Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid:

1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining of expiration date.

2. Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common
Access with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expirations date.

3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10)
months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s): Able Seaman Unlimited, or
any unlicensed rating in the deck department and,

4. Current STCW endorsed as: Able Seafarer – Deck and Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch


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