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Associate Director, Vessel Operations

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: Galveston
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director, Vessel Operations page is loaded Associate Director, Vessel Operations Apply locations Galveston, TX time type Full time posted on Posted Today job requisition id R-059484 Job Title Associate Director, Vessel OperationsAgencyTexas A&M University at GalvestonDepartmentMESSO Proposed Minimum Salary $5,338.59 monthly Job Location Galveston, Texas Job Type Staff Job Description Our Commitment Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service. Who we are We are the ocean campus of Texas A&M University at College Station. Our employees come from throughout the world, with many different backgrounds, cultures and interests. Aggies by the Sea promote a welcoming and highly productive work environment. We support the university's goals to recruit and retain a quality workforce and encourage life-long learning practices. We will do our part to assist you in your new position and encourage you to take advantage of training and development opportunities that are available to help you be successful. What we want - The Associate Director for Vessel Operations is responsible for oversight, supervision, and management of daily operations of the unit.Requires little to no supervision to carry out responsibilities.Forms working relationships with other units and administration to ensure adequate resources are obtained and allocated so that high impact vessel trips in support of the research, academic, and training mission of the University are safely and efficiently accomplished. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity. What you need to know Position Details: Must pass a USCG/DOT drug test prior to employment and participates in the University's random drug testing planEmployees Supervised: -Direct-Vessel Operations Manager and 1-2 student employees andIndirect-Captain Near Coastal, 2 Boatswain's, 1 Deckhand, 5-6 student employeesCover Letter/Resume: A cover letter and resume will assist us in our review of your application materials. These can be uploaded on the application under CV/Resume.Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors' degree in marine or maritime related discipline or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Eight years of maritime administration or related experience Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Computers and related software. Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Ability to interpret federal, state and local laws related to the maritime industry
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with othersRequired Licenses and Certifications:
      • Current and valid Class C vehicle license
      • Current and valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential: 100-ton Master's License - Near Coastal (up to 200 nautical miles) or greater
      • Current TWIC card
      • Ability to obtain US Powerboat Instructor Certification within one yearPreferred Education and Experience:
        • Masters in Maritime Transportation, Maritime Administration, Boat Operations or equivalent
        • Prior experience in higher education, non-profit, or governmental employmentPreferred Licenses and Certifications:
          • ABYC certifications
            • Administration and Management -- Responsible for daily administrative and operational oversight of the unit. Participates in planning, directing, and coordinating operational events and procedural matters for the unit to meet unit goals and objectives. Leads, plans and oversees the development of strategic plans and capital project budgets in conjunction with Director. Serves on the administrative team with the Director. Coordinates, develops, directs and evaluates highly complex operations for effectiveness in the Vessel Operations unit. Ensures the unit has the required knowledge, skills, and resources needed to carry out daily operations. Continually examines all operational activities of the unit and initiates actions to improve financial and operational efficiencies. In the absence of the Director, represents MESSO Operations at university committees and meetings. Responsible for annual budget preparation and expense control for Vessel Operations. Oversees the coordination of programs, ensuring program goals are consistent with departmental and University missions. Establishes performance goals to evaluate the success of Vessel Operations by developing reports, analyses and surveys for Director. - Completes special projects as needed.
              • Compliance - Ensures the unit is in compliance with federal, state, and local laws as well as with TAMUS, TAMU, and TAMUG policies, regulations, rules, and procedures, including monitoring documentation to ensure 100% compliance with all USCG crew requirements. Re views the operational manuals and procedures in the department on a regular basis to determine if the unit is meeting requirements. Makes recommendations to Director for perceived needed revisions. Reviews unit required paperwork and packets, including vessel trip packets, to ensure completion to Director's satisfaction. Follow's up with internal and external customers to develop plans for issues that arose during trips. - Develops reports based on data, analyzes and makes recommendations of successes and areas for improvement. -
                • Training -- Develops and reviews technical vessel training programs for unit employees, faculty, and researchers. Conducts the training courses when needed. Use of a University vehicle or golf cart would be required.
                  • Supervision and Leadership - Supervises Vessel Operations manager and various student workers and directs staff and activities of Vessel Operations.
                    • Captain -- Serves as a back-up Captain Near Coastal on any vessel trip as required. Performs other duties as assigned.Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. About Us Welcome to the Texas A&M University at Galveston job search.This site allows you to search open job postings from the Texas A&M Galveston campus.

                      Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station.

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