Second Lieutenant and Compliance Officer


Posted on March 8, 2022 at 11:11 a.m. by

The Maritime Executive

Job number: 511506

Type of work: Management (MPP)

Location: Maritime Academy

Categories: Member of Parliament, at will, full-time, trades

Job title: 2nd Lieutenant and Compliance Officer

Classification title: Administrator 1

Department name: Marine Programs (TSGB)

Time basis: Full time

Payment plan: 12 months

Bargaining unit: M80 (Management/MPP)

Type of employment: MPP – this position is part of the California State University (MPP) Management Personnel Plan. No mandate or permanent status can be obtained within the MPP.

Wage scale: Depending on education, experience and license.

Benefits: The Premium benefits package includes exceptional health, dental, and vision plans; life and disability insurance; retirement (CalPERS); tuition waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for more information.

Registration deadline: Open until full. A review of applications will begin on Thursday, March 17, 2022 and the review period may end at any time thereafter.

Position Summary:

The primary mission of the Marine Programs Office is to support academic departments in the education and application of knowledge in processes associated with all aspects of the marine and related industry by staffing and maintaining ship training assets . Activities associated with maritime programs include the practical professional development of future merchant navy officers and course support in these areas.

Under the supervision of the master and chief mate, the 2nd Mate/Compliance Officer is responsible for the upkeep, repair and upkeep of the training ship’s deck department equipment and spaces, and assist in the supervision of students, student workers and training ship personnel. As a compliance officer, you will be required to maintain the onboard safety management system.

About California State University Maritime Academy:

Founded in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on a scenic waterfront site in Vallejo, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master’s degree in transportation and engineering management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

Main responsibilities:

  • Maintain all onboard records, logs, manuals and compliance reports in support of the onboard safety management system.
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Deck to plan and perform all deck department work for the maintenance and upkeep of the training vessel. Maintain accurate onboard safety and maintenance documentation.
  • Maintain all navigational equipment on board the vessel, except NavLab electronics.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Mate in the preparation and completion of all ABS/USCG/MARAD inspections.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine transportation, nautical industrial technology or related field.
  • Second Mate license – unlimited with all required STCW endorsements.
  • TWIC card
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience on board a ship.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in all areas of ship maintenance and repair. Specific areas include deck maintenance and operations, vessel stability system, ballast operations and maintenance, onboard paint systems and application, anchoring, line handling and all salvage, damage control and firefighting equipment on board.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Second Captain License – Unlimited
  • Thorough working knowledge of the ISM Code and all other state and federal compliance requirements.
  • In-depth working knowledge of shipboard ballast systems; ballast treatment system and stability program.

Special conditions:

The 2nd Mate/Compliance Officer will be required to participate in the Academy’s annual training cruise of approximately 60 days as a condition of employment. The candidate will be required to work a variety of shifts which may include working days, evenings, weekends and/or holidays. The successful candidate will undergo the Academy’s random drug testing program, be required to complete a background investigation and pre-employment physical examination, including a drug test before commencing work. As required by federal regulations, the candidate must be able to obtain a Merchant Seaman document issued by the United States Coast Guard and a TWIC card issued by the Transportation Safety Administration. In addition, each year the candidate must pass a pre-cruise physical and drug screening to participate in the training cruise.

Physical, mental and environmental conditions:

  • 50% or more of activities involve walking, standing, squatting, kneeling, or climbing, involves lifting heavy objects that may exceed 50 pounds.
  • Is exposed to excessive noise
  • Is around moving machinery
  • Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity
  • Is exposed to dust, fumes, gases, (circle)
  • Drives motorized equipment

Background check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including criminal record check, DMV records check, fingerprinting, drug and physical screening) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee to whom the position has been conditionally offered.

Mandated reporter: The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under California child abuse and neglect law and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21 2017 as a condition of employment.

Designated position: This position is a “designated position” under the California State University Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate who accepts this position is required to file conflict of interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Eligibility to work: Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Title IX: Please see the Gender or Sex Non-Discrimination Notice and Title IX Coordinator Contact Information at:

EEO Statement: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation , marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status or other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with eligible disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

Application procedure: Click “APPLY NOW” to complete the Cal Maritime online job application and attach the following documents: cover letter and CV.

Warning: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract and all provisions contained may be modified or changed.

Closing of applications: Open until full


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