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Damage Control Officer- Mixed Work Schedule

Category :
Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
Full Time
Mid Career

Average Annual Salary: $105,408

This is the average annual salary not the base pay featured in the job opportunity announcement. All calculations include CIVMAR total take-home pay (including overtime, penalty, etc.).


The Damage Control Officer is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.

Damage Control Officers (DCOs) conduct training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. They may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team. Duties include, but are not limited to developing/revising training instructions, guides, etc.; participating/conducting training courses; participating in or assisting afloat training teams; acting as safety supervisor during field exercises, conducting inspections and drills aboard ships; writing instructional, investigation and/or inspection reports with recommendations; providing technical advice on damage control issues; and/or maintaining and repairing school facilities and equipment as necessary. DCOs also represent MSC interests at conferences germane to MSC training and readiness. DCOs report to a Damage Control Leader. Candidates selected required to sail 30-45 days on annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies. When assigned to a ship, DCO comes under the administrative supervision of the ship’s Master.

Masters and Department heads may add to these duties to clarify specific shipboard tasks. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.



Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain: • U.S. Passport. • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration. • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.

Position Specific Requirements: • Applicants must possess credentials that will allow them to serve in seagoing positions, up to either as either Chief Mate or First Assistant Engineer aboard MSC CIVMAR manned vessels. Therefore, each must have Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) endorsed as: Master or Chief Mate (Any Gross Tons Upon Oceans); or Chief Engineer or First Assistant Engineer (Steam, Motor or Gas Turbine vessels of Any Horse Power). • Applicants must also possess the respective STCW Certification that accompany the Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC).

• Able Seafarer – Deck


• Able Seafarer - Engine

Applicants with a Deck MMC must also possess: • A current Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement or certificate.

Applicants with an Engineer’s MMC must also possess: • Applicants with an Engineer's license must also possess a valid Universal EPA Ozone Depleting Substances certificate.

Although not required for consideration, candidates that hold Tankerman PIC (person in charge)/DL (dangerous liquids), or the appropriate Towing credentials as specified in 46 CFR 15.805(a)(5), Towing Officers Assessment Record (TOAR), possess credentials or certificates demonstrating proficiency with unusual and technical shipboard operations systems and programs such as Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems, salvage operations, cable operations, command ship operations, or foreign naval auxiliary operations shall provide that information on the Application form.

Military Sealift Command

Job Location

6353 Center Drive building 8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502

Job Manager/Contact

Work Phone : 866-562-7672.
6353 Center Drive building 8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA, 23502
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