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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 653F
Category: Marine-Ferry & Aircraft
Salary Range: 42G
Abolished Effective: 05-15-2009


Serve as second assistant engineering officer aboard an ocean research ship of approximately 2000 gross tons.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, serve as second assistant engineering officer in the operation and maintenance of propulsion and auxiliary machinery of a diesel electric powered ocean research ship, 6000 HP.

Typical Work

Stands engine room watch as operating engineer of propulsion or auxiliary machinery;

Directs engineering department personnel as assigned;

Instructs department's in-service program in engineering;

Provides direction to personnel doing routine maintenance and assists in emergency repair of propulsion or auxiliary machinery and electrical systems;

Maintains operating and maintenance logs and records;

Serves as principal assistant to Chief Marine Engineer for fueling operations;

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

U.S. Coast Guard Second Assistant Engineer's license valid for operation of a 6000 HP inspected ocean motor vessel.

Class Specification History

New Class:  1-3-73
Revise Class:  6-27-88
Revise Class:  2-15-91
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 4921), 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.