Position: Superintendent, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, ES-0301-00
Summary: This position is located at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Maritime Administration (MARAD), United States Department of Transportation (DOT).
The USMMA is a degree granting four-year institution of higher learning. The Superintendent occupies a General position in the Senior Executive Service, and reports to the Maritime Administrator.
The primary mission of the USMMA is to educate and train individuals as highly qualified licensed merchant marine officers motivated to sail in vessels of the United States.
A secondary mission is to provide a strong general and professional education which will serve as a foundation for leadership responsibilities in the maritime industry and armed forces.
This position is responsible for executive leadership and the effective and efficient operation of Academy facilities, developing and promulgating policies and programs for Midshipmen education through Department Heads and other Academy leaders; ensuring academic standards and the physical well-being of Midshipmen; conducting short and long-range planning; and establishing effective communications with all stakeholders.
The incumbent is also responsible for a wide range of resource management and operational support activities. Full vacancy announcement details and instructions on how to apply to this position can be accessed at the following USAJOBS link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501522700
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