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Ordinary Mariner-2023 R/V Elakha Relief Pool

Company: Oregon State University
Location: Newport
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Ship Operations (OAS)

Classification Title
Ordinary Mariner

Job Title
Ordinary Mariner-2023 R/V Elakha Relief Pool

Appointment Type
Classified Staff

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Pay Period
16th - 15th of the following month

Pay Date
Last working day of the month

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Position Summary

This recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, hourly, intermittent (as needed) Ordinary Mariner positions in the Ship Operations unit within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

The Ordinary Mariner position assists in the maintenance and operation of the Research Vessel (R/V) Elakha in a safe, efficient and effective manner, under the immediate supervision of the Ship's Master.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and two oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus and the 54-foot coastal research vessel, Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include Master's and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a Master's degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.

Why OSU?

Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don't wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


--- Top 1.4% university in the world
---More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
---1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
--- 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
--- 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
--- 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
---35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
---217k+ alumni worldwide
--- For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.
Oregon State's beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America's best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine county. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:
Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
--- Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
---Retirement savings paid by the university.
--- A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
--- Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
---Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU .

Position Duties

60% - Cleans, paints, and maintains ship's hull, decks, bulkheads, equipment, masts, quarters, heads and tanks. Assists in mooring and unmooring the vessel. Assists in rigging and handling scientific gear, and loading and unloading equipment and stores.

35% - Operates ship's equipment such as winches, crane, boat, davits, anchor windlass, and capstan, while at sea. Operates ship's equipment such as cranes and winches while in ports to load and unload supplies and equipment. Assists in shipboard operations as required during research work at sea.

5% - Participates actively in shipboard drills and emergency training including training ashore. Maintains firefighting and safety equipment; fights fires and administers First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation ( CPR ) when required. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

No specific education or experience.

---Merchant Mariner's Credential with an endorsement of Ordinary Seaman or higher issued by the Coast Guard
---STCW endorsements as appropriate for this position.
---Ability to obtain a passport
---Ability to read, speak, and write in English
---Meet Coast Guard drug testing requirements

Additional Required Qualifications

* Ability to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Card ( TWIC ).

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

* Research Vessel experience.

* A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

---This position is required to work on board the R/V Elakha at sea on research cruises that may last from one day up to one week before returning to port, in ocean and weather conditions which are highly variable. For more information about the Elakha, please go to

---As part of ongoing COVID 19 mitigation efforts, the unit may require PCR testing as well as quarantine and self-reporting for up to fourteen days prior to employment.

---The incumbent must not be incapacitated by sea-sickness.

---Ship Operations is a seven day per week operation; therefore, weekend and holiday work is required. Shift and/or work assignment may change based on operational needs.

---The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 40 pounds is required.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.

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Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation (i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc.). Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

- In order to maintain an active status within the pool, applicants will need to reapply annually.

- Should you no longer wish to remain an applicant for this posting please login and withdraw your application from this posting. Use caution as you will not be able to reapply until the next year.

Please Note: Applicants are contacted only when a need to fill R/V Elakha Relief Ordinary Mariner positions, on an intermittent basis, arises.

For additional information please contact:
Mathurin Fogg, Port Captain

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID -19 Vaccination Program. Please visit for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification -1, -2, -3, and -4. The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents

  • License or Certification - 1 Optional Documents
  • Verification of Veteran Status ONLY (do not upload any other documentation to this field)

Keywords: Oregon State University, Salem , Ordinary Mariner-2023 R/V Elakha Relief Pool, Other , Newport, Oregon

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