Aug 29, 2021

Operations Chief

$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Cook Baker
Full-Time Transportation

Job Description

The Operations Chief 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 Operations Chief is a member of the Deck
Department and reports directly to the
Navigator/Operations Officer. The Operations Chief
assists in gathering, interpreting, and disseminating
all operational information necessary to carry out
the mission of the ship.
The duty of the Operations Chief is to support the
Navigator/Operations Officer in coordinating and
communicating externally from the ship with the task
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group operational commanders, customers, and MSC
ashore units. Internal to the ship, the Operations
Chief assists the Master and Navigator/Operations
Officer with the scheduling of operational events;
drafting and interpreting naval message traffic;
anticipating and forecasting future tasking as well
as tactical maneuvering and tactical communications.
The responsibilities of the Operations Chief are to
ensure consistently successful execution of ship's
schedule, mission accomplishment and proper
operational reporting. The Operations Chief is
required to maintain situational awareness of all
near and long term operational events, always staying
ahead of the pace of operations (OPTEMPO).
Additionally, and when directed, the Operations Chief
is responsible for initiating and communicating the
ship's operational status and intentions to all
appropriate commanders and customers.
The Operations Chief is knowledgeable in standard
naval message drafting with emphasis on the following
message formats:
OPSUM/OPREP-5 (Operations Summary) (Operations
Report)
OPSTAT RESREQ (Operational Status Replenishment at
Sea Request)
OPTASK RAS (Operational Tasking Replenishment at Sea)
CLF REPORT (Command Logistics Fleet Report)
LOGREQ (Logistics Request)
CASREPS (Casualty Reports)
DRRS-N (Defense Readiness Reporting System-Navy)
INCHOP REPORTS (When changing Operational Commanders)
MRI (Mail Routing Instructions)
ESQD EVENT WAIVER (Explosive Safety and Quantitative
Distance)
OPREP-3 (Special Incident Reporting)
The Operations Chief is capable of making clear and
concise voices reports telephonically or by radio
using standard naval terminology and proper
etiquette. The Operations Chief is competent in
written exchanges and is able to compose necessary
communications via email (unclassified and
classified), and "chat" rooms - in a manner that is
professional, clear, concise, succinct, and factual.
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During underway replenishment evolutions the
Operations Chief will be called upon to serve as the
bridge tactical communications watch stander.
Therefore, the Operations Chief shall be capable of
properly operating the following:
L/L (Land Launch)
NAVY RED (Secure Voice)
FLT TAC (Fleet Tactical Communication)
CHAT GUARD (For area of operation)
Nixie Remote
Degaussing Remote
Radar
WRN-6 GPS
The Operations Chief shall be capable of coding,
decoding, and interpreting tactical signals
associated with Joint, Allied, and Navy Publications.
Job requires knowledge and proficiency in
navigational techniques and equipment; use and
interpretation of charts; plotting positions on
charts; fundamentals of ECDIS and GPS; time zone
conversions; use of maneuvering boards for tactical
maneuvering exercises; as well as the calculation of
time/speed/distance.
Must be able to use applicable software applications.
Ensures 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 other duties as assigned.


Minimum
Eligibility
Requirements:
1. Must possess current and valid:
• Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) with entry level
endorsements as Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, or Stewards
Department (FH) and:
• Must have at least 10 years military experience (E5 or
above) as an Operations Specialist (OS) or Quarter
Master (QM).
Or
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• U.S. Navy Active Duty Line Officer (O-3 or above),
LDO, or CWO with Surface Warfare Officer (SWO)
qualifications and at least 3 years of seagoing
experience.
Or
• Sailed with MSC as an RET2 or above and possesses a
minimum of 3 years Navy seagoing experience (E5 or
above) as an Operations Specialist (OS) or Quarter
Master (QM).
Or
• Sailed as an RET2 or above with a minimum of 4 months
documented experience in the Operations Department
onboard MSC ships as Operations Assistant.
COPIES OF CERTIFICATES AND DOCUMENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT
ARE TO BE LISTED ON THE MSC PROMOTION APPLICATION FORM
UNLESS DOCUMENTATION IS SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE
OTHER THAN MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND EXPERIENCE.

Occupations

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States

VA

Salary

55,770

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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