Class Specifications - G.45
Able Seaman - 8382
Ordinary Seaman - 8383

May, 1976

Series Concept

Seamen perform deck duties involved in the general upkeep and operation of a University research vessel; and perform other related duties as required.

Class Concepts

Able Seaman

Under supervision, incumbents perform skilled and semi-skilled deck duties involved in general shipboard procedure and assistance to scientific personnel. Able Seamencare for rigging, deck and scientific equipment; stand watches on the bridge, and ict as lookouts; assist in general navigation; perform minor semiskilled repairs to small craft and tenders; chip and paint hulls and other gear; and stand security watches while in port.

Ordinary Seaman

Under supervision, incumbents perform unskilled deck duties involved in the general upkeep 6f a research vessel. Ordinary Seamenhandle lines; transfer and secure gear and equipment; perform general painting, chipping, cleaning and scrubbing of the deck; repair and splice lines, under instruction; polishequipment and fixtures; and stand security watches.

Minimum Qualifications

Able Seaman

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; one year of experience as Seamanon a vessel of comparable size and outfit; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledgesand abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. License Requirement: Incumbents in these classes shall have in their possession such valid licenses and/or certificates as are required.

Ordinary Seaman

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; six mo_nthsof experience as Seamanon a vessel of comparable size and outfit; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledgesand abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. License Requirement: Incumbents in these classes shall have in their possession such valid . licenses and/or certificates as are required.