The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for the position of Vessel Mate.

The Vessel Mate is responsible for operating a fleet of small vessels in Southampton in support of faculty, staff, students, and other scientific and educational parties associated with the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences – Stony Brook University.  The Mate will share responsibility for the day-to-day operational needs and various boat maintenance tasks, and will provide assistance to research parties prior to, during, and after cruises with handling and deployment of ship-board and research equipment, and handling of experimental materials and animals. The incumbent will assist the Southampton Vessel Fleet Manager in ensuring the vessels and facilities are maintained and in proper/optimal operating capacity. The selected candidate will have excellent communication skills, a professional, customer-service oriented demeanor, and have the ability to work independently as well as with a team. This position also requires the ability to undertake fieldwork in varying conditions and a mechanical aptitude, being comfortable handling sampling gear for fieldwork processes (i.e. pulling in the sampling gear by hand, hauling sampling buckets on and off the boat, carrying needed supplies to and from the boat and/or van, etc).

Vessel Operator:
Serve as captain of small (11’ to 44’) vessels in accordance with USCG regulations, maintaining the integrity of SoMAS research and educational goals, and ensuring respectful care for natural habitats and wildlife.

– Serve as crew in operation of SoMAS Boats.  Be familiar with shipboard safety rules and procedures and ensure safe boat operation and safety of personnel.
– Operate deck gear in the deployment and retrieval of sampling equipment.
– Assist at SoMAS Stony Brook as directed by Supervisor, serving on and captaining boats stationed through the SoMAS Stony Brook main fleet as needed.

Vessel Maintenance and Program support:
– Assist in maintaining all boats, engines, and gear in safe and sound condition to the highest maritime standards, including scraping and painting; complying with USCG regulations as applicable.
– Assist with boat transport, storage and maintenance.
– Assist with the Boat Donation Program. Perform field inspections of potential donations.
– Perform additional routine shipboard and shore-side duties as directed by supervisor, including participating in special events.

Marine Science Center Lab Assistant:
– Train and work with student users of the Marine Sciences Center facility.
– Provide support to research activities when applicable.
– Assist in the Marine Sciences Center wet lab with maintenance, seawater systems, plumbing, and animal care per established standards, and as per the direction of the Lab Manager.

Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher). In lieu of degree, four (4) years of directly related full-time experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four (4) full-time years may be considered. Two (2) years of full-time experience operating and/or maintaining boats. USCG 50 Ton (minimum). Masters of Near Coastal Waters vessel operator’s license and valid TWIC credentials. Must possess and maintain CPR and AED Certification. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see “Special Notes”). Note: Pre-employment drug screening with routine drug screening due to US Coast Guard Regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences or a related field.Five years (5+) of full-time sea-time experience operating boats, including vessel maintenance. Experience with gas outboard maintenance. Experience repairing fishing nets and related ground tackle. Prior experience with aquatic seawater systems. Knowledge of local Long Island bays/estuaries. Knowledge of aquaria care and maintenance.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment.  FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA

Evening and weekend work will be required at times.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver’s license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

To apply for this position online, please visit Stony Brook Jobs and reference posting #2000516.

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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Technician
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Southhampton
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable Shift Hours: Variable Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Mar 2, 2020
Posting End Date: Mar 12, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $55,000-$60,000
Salary Grade: SL3
Appointment Type: Term

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