Marine Engineering Assistant Manager

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Published Aug 16, 2021 11:27 AM by The Maritime Executive

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Alaska Marine Highway System is looking for a Marine Engineering Assistant Manager to help us Keep Alaska Moving!

What you will be doing:
You will supervise, through subordinate Chief Engineers, all personnel within the section, exercising substantial responsibility and control over hiring, promoting, transferring, disciplining, and adjudicating grievances of subordinate employees. You will also establish operating procedures and safety programs and train Chief Engineers.

Our Organization, Mission, and Values
The Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), Marine Engineering section Mission is to "Keep Alaska Moving" by enhancing regional mobility; you will help improve transportation opportunities based on demand, reliability, frequency, speed, safety, affordability, environmental responsibility, and the unique character of our communities. You will also support economic vitality, improve system efficiency, and through your team maintain or improve modal safety and ensure public process.

The Benefits of Joining Our Team
AMHS is on the lookout for focused, hard-working individuals interested in positions in our Engineering Shoreside Team. Typical benefits are working with majority of the Naval Engineering firms in the Pacific Northwest, exposure to all of the marine industry shipyards and repair facilities. Great opportunities for advancement. For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits: http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/benefits/employee/orientation.html. Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental. Good retirement benefits and paid leave.

Where You Will Work
This position is located in beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska, and the community has a lot to offer. The following highlights some features about our area: the community of Ketchikan has both a historic flavor and a thriving, modern, and diversified economy established in 1900 due to the commercial fishing industry’s discovery of our salmon-rich waters. Residents can enjoy outstanding outdoor recreation, as the nation's largest, Tongass National Forest is a temperate rainforest which covers large portions of Southeast Alaska offering hiking opportunities on trails.

Who We Are Looking For
Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices, and of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications. Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work. Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices, and of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college with a major in marine engineering, naval architecture, naval science, maritime operations and technology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, or engineering management;
Two years of professional experience in marine engineering or marine-engineering management including, but not limited to, vessel construction, repair, or conversion, ship systems and marine equipment design, or shipyard management.
Possession of a license or Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) endorsement as Chief Engineer (motor vessel) unlimited.
Possession of a license or MMC endorsement as First Engineer (motor vessel) unlimited and two years of licensed marine engineering experience.
Possession of a license or MMC endorsement as Second Engineer (motor vessel) unlimited or Third Engineer (motor vessel) unlimited and three years of licensed marine engineering experience.

Special Note:
Degrees in Marine Transportation or Logistics and Intermodal Transportation are not qualifying.

Additional Required Information


The State’s online recruitment system, Workplace Alaska, requires applicants to certify that they have a legal right to accept employment in the United States. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain the appropriate documentation to accept or continue legal employment. The State of Alaska does not function in the role as an employer sponsor.

At time of interview, please ensure Merchant Marine credentials, US Coast Guard Licenses, and other professional licenses are available for review.

Applicants are required to include a cover letter with their application for this position. In your cover letter, in a professional business format, detail your experience, training, and/or education that support the key responsibilities of this position, how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, and how your prior experiences/education support the demonstrated strengths listed in the job description above.
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This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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Contact Information
Cisco Flores
Marine Engineering Assistant Manager

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