UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

MATE,CHIEF

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8974 (IBU Oceanography-Thompson Research Crew)

BASIC FUNCTION

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

Stand bridge watches operating and navigating the ship;

Supervise the fo'c's'le crew when entering and leaving port or anchorage;

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

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

Maintain adequate inventory of deck department equipment and consumable supplies;

Prepare work requests for repairs to be accomplished by shipyards;

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

Prepare watch lists;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Legal Requirement

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

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 6-27-88
Revise MQ's: 2-15-91
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05