Army Corps of Engineers.
[QUOTE=DeckApe;163506]MSC, NOAA, Navy, Coast Guard, Army… who else?[/QUOTE]
I was referring to the two others that primarily employ civilians, aside from MSC.
If he wants to work as a federal mariner, he has options he can explore.
[QUOTE=catherder;163508]I was referring to the two others that primarily employ civilians, aside from MSC.
If he wants to work as a federal mariner, he has options he can explore.[/QUOTE]
So MSC, NOAA, and ACE are the three?
National parks usually have openings every now and then, although small tonnage vessels.
I’ve seen the National park service hiring every now and then on usajobs.gov, although almost all their stuff is really small tonnage. Last year I saw a job running a 100 or so foot vessel from the keys out to the dry tortugas. May not pay much but lots of scuba diving and fishing I’m sure. Back in my home state of Michigan I’ve seen them looking for crew for the Ranger 3 and occasionally a tugboat captain for a 45ft tug pushing a small oil barge to Isle Royale. Doesn’t pay much but it’s beautiful up there in the summer and you’re probably laid off for the winters to do what ever you want.
There was a link posted in one of these MSC threads that showed pay scales by position and also by ship. I’ve had no luck finding it, would anybody know what the link is? Or which thread it may be in? Thanks. I had an interview recently for Third Officer and am wanting to see what each ship pays. I have heard the ammo ships and JHSV’s are higher paying.
Here’s an old one. https://civmar.sealiftcommand.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/COMSCLTR2010LICENSEDDECKOFCRSANDFLEETSUPPORTOFCRSWAGEINCR.pdf
Things are about 2% higher now.
Do they ever have 1600 Ton positions, I don’t recall any but haven’t paid it much attention, until now…
I think some vessels fall into that tonnage, like the salvage tugs maybe, but I’m pretty sure they still start out hiring at the unlimited level.
Employees will be hired for their unlimited tonnage license, but yes, the four tugboats (Apache, Catawba, Navajo, and Sioux) are less than 1600 GT. I’ve known a few 3/Ms who’ve got burned on that fact when they go to upgrade.
I’ve heard conflicting news on the tonnage for the new JHSVs, but word-of-mouth recently is that they are unlimited tonnage.
Fleet tugs are under 1600 but they do NOT hire limited tonnage mates or captains.
I have my physical coming up in a few weeks. I’ve searched the forums for the answer, but no one goes into detail. Specifically, what all is done during the pre hire physical? Specific details please and thank you.
I have my physical coming up in a few weeks. I’ve searched the forums for the answer, but no one goes into detail. Specifically, what all is done during the pre hire physical? Specific details please and thank you.[/QUOTE]
It’s a standard USCG physical. NOTHING compared to working in the oil patch. You fill out the standard questionar and the rest of your “meeting” with the Doc is based upon Those answers…hint-hint
Mine wasn’t the USCG physical, but rather Navy enlistment physical. Albeit understanding for civilian employment, so if you have medical issues that preclude enlistment, you should still pass, if you can pass a USCG physical. Full sound booth hearing test.
Not mentioned so far: Ocular Pressure readings were taken; and what I think is called a Functional Capacity Exam, where you blow as hard and long as you can into a tube emptying your lungs, repeated 3 times. At MSC pre-employment physical, 2008 at the Public Health Service Clinic, Tampa.
In five annual exams at Navy Clinics in VA and CA, neither of the above were done.
So I had my physical monday pretty standard USCG physical some stupid eye test and hearing test they draw some blood you pee in a cup and then the one out of the ordinary thing was ECG it takes about 45 minutes altogether
Thanks for all the info guys. Cali Deckie, maybe we’ll be in the same NEO class. . .
I got a call 2 weeks ago they said I cleared medical and that I’ll get call for NEO schedule.
Anybody knows how long it takes to get NEO date? I hit my 90 days pre-employment process today.
Hey guys, any one hear of any upcoming NEO potential start dates for unlicensed?
They start new Neo groups every other week