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Tracking Code MOB-19-0165-F
Job Code 19-0165
Posting Title Deckhand
Post Date 2/11/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Part Time
Pay Rate $14.00
Travel No Travel Required
City Fairhope
State Al
Country US
Description DECKHAND (MOB-19-0165-F):

Bowhead Marine Support Services seeks a Part-Time Deckhand to work on a 41’ utility vessel and a 32’ high speed vessel during training operations for the US Coast Guard at Mobile Bay. Requires knowledge in shipboard operations, rigging for helicopter operations, and deck seamanship.

• Handles mooring lines and rigging.

• Ensures safety equipment is utilized and appropriate guidelines are followed for all tasks involving physical risk or hazardous materials.

• Knowledge of shipboard safety procedures and use of all firefighting and safety equipment, highly desired.

• Participate in meetings, training, drills and safety audits as required.

LOCATION: Vessel departs and returns from Fairhope, Alabama (Baldwin County). Due to the mission requirements for this task order, ONLY local Baldwin County residents capable of responding/arriving to assigned dock location in a timely manner will be considered.
Requirements • High school diploma or equivalent required.

• Minimum of one (1) year boating experience as a deckhand.

• Prefer applicants residing in Baldwin County, near Fairhope, Alabama.

• Merchant Marine credential as an ordinary seaman, highly desired.

• Experience with helicopter/vessel close proximity operations is desired.

• Military experience preferred. Coast Guard or Navy experience highly desired.

• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

• Individual should have stability under pressure and have the ability to withstand the stresses associated with the job's physical demands, potentially hazardous situations, and unpredictable weather.

Physical Demands: The work environment varies and includes, but is not limited to: dock, port, bay, waterways, office space, equipment rooms, warehouse space, construction zones, and outdoor environments. Work hours may fluctuate outside of normal duty hours. While performing the duties of this job, the individual is:
• Regularly required to sit, use hands to handle, move, manipulate or feel objects, talk and/or hear.
• Frequently required to stand and/or walk and routinely required to reach with hands and arms.
• Routinely required to stand, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or squat.
• Frequently lifts and /or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 75 pounds.
• Occasionally lifts and/or moves 75-100 pounds with the assistance of deckhands and/or heavy lifting equipment.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification.  In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed.  Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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