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Marine Superintendent

Category :
Superintendent / Foreman
Commensurate with Experience
Full Time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in technical field such Engineering, Oceanography, Business, Management, or related field.
  • 3 years experience with budget development and fiscal management.
  • 5 years experience with personnel administration.
  • Experience in the operation and/or management of vessel(s).
  • At sea experience.
  • A commitment to supporting oceanographic research and education and familiarity with the various national oceanographic research programs being underwritten by Federal agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities as critical problems surface.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.
  • Must possess (or obtain within 6 months of hire) current Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) and passport.
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
  • This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

The Ship Operations unit in Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Marine Superintendent. This is a full time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an Integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels: the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus , an 84' converted fishing trawler Pacific Storm, and Elakha, a 54' coastal research vessel. The College is also currently leading a program for the National Science Foundation to build three new Regional Class Research Vessels, the first of which R/V Taani, will be operated by OSU out of Newport, OR, beginning in 2021. 

The Marine Superintendant has overall responsibility for the people, processes, and infrastructure of the Ship Operations Group headquartered in Newport, Oregon. 

The Marine Superintendent determines required funding levels to support vessel and shore-based operations and, in cooperation with the CEOAS Business Center and Research Office, prepares proposals to Federal agencies to obtain that funding. The incumbent also serves as a liaison with the federal agencies to keep them informed and to negotiate funding for ship operations, repairs and equipment. 


Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Job Location
Newport, Oregon, 97365
United States
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