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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 652K
Category: Marine-Ferry & Aircraft
Salary Range: 51G
Abolished Effective: 05-15-2009


Serve as chief mate aboard ship. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action.

Under general supervision, serve as chief officer and second in command of an ocean research ship of approximately 2000 gross tons.


Typical Work

Stands bridge watches operating and navigating the ship;

Supervises the crew when entering and leaving port or anchorage;

Conducts boat drills, fire drills, and other emergency procedures;

Supervises the work of junior mates and the deck crew; assign maintenance and repair duties;

Maintains adequate inventory of deck department equipment and consumable supplies;

Prepares work requests for repairs to be accomplished by shipyards;

Supervises personnel in the loading, stowage, securing and unloading of equipment and heavy stores;

Prepares watch lists;

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

A U.S. Coast Guard Chief Mate's license valid for operation of an inspected motor vessel of unlimited tonnage, upon ocean waters.

Desirable Qualifications

See Legal Requirement(s).

Class Specification History

New Class:  1-3-73
Revise Class:  6-27-88
Revise MQ's:  2-15-91 
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 4945), adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work; effective July 1, 2007.
Abolished; adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.