UIC Alaska

1st Mate

Mariners/Vessels/Diesel Engineers
Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
10% - 25%


1st Mate (EPA-203-19587):


Bowhead seeks to network with a 1st Mate for an upcoming effort supporting the The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO). If awarded, we will support this program by operating and maintaining a research vessel and work boat to obtain sediment and water samples in the Great Lake basin in support of water quality monitoring agreements between the United States and Canada.


The 1st Mate is responsible to supervise actions of Deck department. Responsible to Master for safe stowage of all equipment loaded aboard. Specifically responsible for proper planning, loading, stowage, and discharge of cargo and ship maintenance in a safe and stable condition.


Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and submit Deck department repair list; ensure all repairs to the hull superstructure and equipment are accomplished; and inspect repairs made by non-organic maintenance personnel.
  • Person-in-charge of emergency response team.
  • Training officer responsible for training of all personnel in their duties for ship replenishment, emergencies, and execution of safe navigational practices.
  • Damage control officer responsible for preparation of station bills, maintenance of fire detection systems, maintenance of firefighting and lifesaving apparatus’.
  • Security officer responsible for force protection, physical security of government property, and security awareness for classified documents and materials.
  • Safety officer responsible for Deck department safety meetings, presenting progress report of safety items and recommendations. Maintain safety library and advise personnel and department heads of current safety procedures and developments.
  • Direct actions of crew in operations of vessels weight-handling equipment, anchor tackle, small boats.
  • Assign duties associated with departmental “call-out” (e.g., painting, cleaning, greasing).
  • Stand navigation watch as assigned per operational requirements.


  • The minimum licensing requirement is a valid license issued by the USCG with endorsement as Mate of Great Lakes and inland self-propelled vessels UNLIMITED GRT with licensing or MMC officer endorsement required to serve as a pilot on a vessel in the Great Lakes as specified in 46 CFR § 15.812.
  • Experience serving as a Mate onboard research vessels is desirable
  • Prior Military experience is a plus.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team



 Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically



CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position; however, candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check.  Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required.  Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations. 





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