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Posted by: Military Sealift Command - Afloat on Sep 28, 2023


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Average Annual Salary: $146,422 + $16,562 BONUS
This is the average annual salary not the base pay featured in the job opportunity announcement. All calculations include CIVMAR total take-home pay (including overtime, penalty, etc.).


A $16,562 recruitment incentive is authorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount is calculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as a lump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command, and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA) candidates and Annuitants selected for employment as Medical Services Officer are not eligible for recruitment incentives.
The Medical Services Officer is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.
The Medical Services Officer (MSO) performs a variety of administrative, patient care, and department head duties and functions pertaining to the complete operation of a shipboard Medical Department: General Administration, Medical Administration, healthcare, fiscal and supply, training, pest control and sanitation, Occupational Health, Preventive Medicine, Sexual Assault Prevention Response-Victim Advocate (SAPR-VA) shipboard operational commitments, and maintaining all MSO certifications of eligibility. The MSO is directly responsible to the Master while assigned onboard MSC ships. Ensures continuing application of and compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies.
On a daily basis the MSO is required to maintain all Medical Department records, including medical ledgers, logs, inventories, individual health records and Department of Labor forms such as Federal Workers Compensation Forms, etc.
The MSO onboard MSC ships shall provide, at a minimum, the equivalent level of care as that provided by a Navy Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman. Documentation of all care provided will be complete, accurate and legible in conformance with current clinical standards. The incumbent will actively support required medical quality assurance and quality improvement programs.
The MSO is responsible for all of the supply functions unique to the Medical Department. The incumbent carries out all policies and procedures concerning afloat medical equipment and supplies, including medical consumables and maintain inventory at prescribed levels.
The MSO shall conduct on a routine basis a schedule of medical training lectures for all embarked personnel or subsets of the crew as appropriate for the topics to include Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) training and preventive health education training. Additionally, the MSO shall provide to reporting personnel a general orientation that includes review of current medications the individual may be taking, medical services available, personal hygiene and location and use of emergency medical equipment.
The MSO is responsible to the Master for inspecting and reporting on the sanitation of the ship.
The MSO shall: (a) ensure currency of his/her pest control managers certificate, (b) conduct on at least a monthly basis, inspections of all food services spaces, storerooms, ship stores, and any other spaces that may be of concern to preclude the presence of a stored product pest, roaches, or rodents, in accordance with the guidance provided by area preventive medicine units, (c) monitor pest control spraying, trapping, and baiting by Navy approved pest control personnel and log results of surveys, (d) maintain the Pest Control Log in SAMS and ensure that surveys, spraying, and pest control supplies are conducted by Navy approved pest control personnel and are entered in the appropriate logs, (e) ensure that adequate supplies are maintained onboard and that they are stored in accordance with existing instructions, (f) provide for the establishment of a pest control spill kit and maintain accordingly, and (g) inspect all fresh produce and refrigerated items coming aboard to ensure quality and that it is pest free.
The MSO will ensure that all physicals, medical surveillance, and chronic disease tracking and immunizations remain current and are scheduled appropriately.
Serve as primary Collection Site Coordinator (CSC) for the Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP) and as alternate Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) onboard MSC Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) manned Ships.
The MSO may be assigned to a Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron (MPSRON).
The MSO assigned to a MPSRON, under routine conditions, has responsibilities that have a significant impact on the day-to-day operations of the MPSRON. When a MPSRON is called into action those MSO responsibilities will multiply in scope and importance depending on specific assigned mission and location.
The MSO serves as a shipboard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response-Victim Advocate (SAPR-VA) onboard MSC vessels. All MSOs comply with all Defense Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Credentialing Program (D-SAACO) requirements as a condition of employment. Shipboard SAPR-VAs' are the first responder for all sexual assault incidents involving adults.
Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:
U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months of expiration date. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner's Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date. Position Specific Requirements:
MMC endorsed as: Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, Steward Department (FH) AND Certificate of Registery (COR) as one of the following:
a. a. Professional Nurse - If using experience as a Registered Nurse must possess documented certification as an Advanced Practice Licensed Registered Nurse by a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States or District of Columbia. b. b. Physician Assistant - Must possess certification as a Licensed Physician's Assistant issued by a state, territory or Commonwealth of the United States or District of Columbia or National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistant. c. c. Hospital Corpsman - If using previous military medical experience, must possess experience equivalent to an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman/Independent Duty Health Services Technician (E-6 or above) and possess NEC 8425/8402/8403/8494, Army MOS 18D or USAF MOS 4NOX1. USCG Medical Certificate.

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About Military Sealift Command - Afloat

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is the premier provider of ocean transportation to the Department of Defense. The Command operates approximately 125 civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners. While we do play a critical role in support of our nation's defense, our employees are not active duty members of the military. MSC civil service mariners (CIVMARs), the largest segment of our global workforce, are federal civil service employees. All CIVMARs are employed by the Navy to serve MSC onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments. We recruit transitioning military, merchant marines, maritime academy graduates, and skilled entry-level candidates to fill our maritime job opportunities. The MSC mission is big. So are the rewards for the CIVMARs who help us complete it. MSC Benefits "Advance your career further, faster" is the result of key components that characterize a career with MSC: job security, training, and advancement opportunities. When these elements are combined in a supportive work environment that encourages growth, you can Take Command of Your Career®. But an MSC career offers more than professional growth and secure employment. Read on to learn what makes MSC the career you'll want to have, and the career you'll want to keep. Career Advancement Opportunities Experience the pride that comes with professional and personal growth. As one of the largest maritime organizations in the world, we have numerous positions to fill. Many of these are your opportunity to advance to the next level professionally and earn more income. Upon completing your four month tour, there are no limits to the time you spend underway in advancing your career. Training Pursue professional advancement opportunities with confidence in your abilities. We have an interest in seeing CIVMARs advance their careers. To support this, we offer opportunities for both on-the-job and formal training. Allowing CIVMARs to expand sea-time, experience, and skill-sets needed for advancement. Federal Job Security and Paid Leave Relax with the peace of mind that comes with stable employment and steady income. Compared to the private sector, federal employment is known for unmatched job security. When your tour ends, you don't need to worry about finding your next job. You remain an MSC employee when your tour ends, and while on leave you will continue to collect your base salary. Your position is secure and waiting for you when it's time for your next ship assignment. World Travel Gain new perspectives on life when you explore foreign lands and experience new cultures. MSC goes where the U.S. military goes—all over the world. While some people pay thousands of dollars to visit foreign countries, MSC offers the opportunity to travel the globe AND earn a good income while doing so. While we're in port, once you are done with your day's responsibilities, you're free to explore and visit the foreign landmarks you've only heard about as long as you return according to your ship's orders. Camaraderie Embrace the unique bond that forms between crew members working selflessly to complete the mission. It takes a tight-knit crew to efficiently complete mission after mission—a crew that looks after one another and supports each other on and off the clock. Over time as you work together and live together, a unique bond forms. Within that bond there is trust. There's an understanding that regardless of your differences and cultural backgrounds, you can rely on your fellow CIVMAR and they can rely on you. Military veterans especially know this feeling and know how hard it is to find in a civilian career. You can find it at MSC. Service to Country Take pride knowing your career supports our nation's defense. We work hand in hand with the U.S. Navy and other armed service branches. What makes the U.S. Navy so effective and so efficient is due in large part to the logistical support it receives from MSC. We play a critical role, delivering food, fuel, ammunition and other supplies they need to complete their missions. As an MSC CIVMAR you are not an active duty member of the military. You are a CVIMAR —one that's playing an important role in our nation's defense. Transferable Skill-Sets You have a foundation of skills and experience; build upon it! More than 40% of our workforce is prior military. That's because many of the skills-sets and experiences acquired from military service are the same as those needed to complete our mission. For many veterans MSC is a transition into an environment they're familiar and comfortable with – one in which they can excel. Diversity of Fleet This is not your average fleet of ocean liners. Our fleet of ships is large and impressive. We have more than 50 government-owned, government operated vessels that vary in size and purpose—everything from fleet replenishment oilers to fast-combat support ships and joint high-speed vessels. Exposure to different systems and technologies provide valuable work experience to strengthen your resume. Diversity of Work Knowing each day will bring something new and different keeps you motivated. Many of our CIVMARs will tell you no day is the same with an MSC career. One day your ship may be sailing Mediterranean Sea alongside a Navy aircraft carrier. The next day Chinook helicopters could be performing vertical unreps from the deck of your ship. Federal Benefits Some careers might offer security, advancement or benefits. MSC has them all. MSC offers CIVMARs federal government employee benefits which provide further compensation beyond the annual salary. When weighing career options consider the benefits packages of all perspective employers. The robust benefits package MSC offers is substantial when compared to private industry: Ten paid federal holidays annually. Base pay is earned commensurate with the size and type of ship. Additional compensation is earned over and above base pay to include overtime, hazardous pay and bonus provision(s). Rate of paid annual leave is accrued according to years of federal service. In addition to annual leave, CIVMARs earn shore leave (based on the number of days "at sea") and sick leave (accrued on a per-pay period basis). As federal government employees, CIVMARs qualify for a variety of insurance plans: health, vision, dental, long term care, life, disability, loss of wages and injury. There are also spending account options, leave buy back and a comprehensive retirement plan. MSC pays up to 75% of employee health insurance premiums. CIVMARs' premiums are deducted using pre-taxed dollars thereby reducing taxable income. Take Command of Your Career® Feel the pride of serving your country without making a service commitment. There is no such thing as an average day with MSC. We offer excellent federal civil service benefits, exciting visits to foreign ports of call and numerous promotion opportunities that allow you to build a rewarding career in support of our nation's defense.

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