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Class Specification – G.45
Boatswain – 8345

November, 1990

Class Concept

Under general supervision, the Boatswain supervises the deck department operations aboard a large oceanographic research vessel; and performs other related duties as required.

Incumbents train and supervise licensed and unlicensed seamen in shipboard maintenance, seamanship, and deck operations which includes assisting in rigging, launching, and retrieving of oceanographic equipment, and the operations of deck machinery such as windlasses, cranes and winches; and perform difficult long splices in wire rope.

Minimum Qualifications

Incumbents must possess U.S. passport; U.S. Merchant Mariner’s Documents, including Unlimited AB endorsement. Applicants and incumbents are expected to possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position.

Note: Specific qualification requirements are approved for positions by the Personnel Manager in accordance with the provisions of Staff Personnel Policies 210.8 and 210.9