Third Mate/Staff Assistant, Training Ship Patriot State II





A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system

Position: Third Mate/Staff Assistant, Training Ship Patriot State II      

Posting:       January 2024

Start Date:   April 2024

Position Number:       FY24-32

Application Deadline:    20 February 2024  Division:  Academic Affairs Divisions

Union affiliation:            Association of Professional Administrators (APA)  

Supervision received:    Reports to the Chief Mate/Director


Inspect and maintain all lifesaving equipment onboard, including life rafts, lifeboats, hoisting devices, and immersion suits.

Support maintenance and reporting related to the safety management system.

Assist the Second Mate in navigation duties, associated with communication and vessel maneuvering.

Effectively use the shipboard navigation software including Electronic Display, Global Marine Distress

      Signaling System (GMDSS)

Supervise, train and coordinate deck operations and assist with the pilotage, navigation and safety of the vessel.

Participate in all movements of the training ship, such as transits to shipyards, sea trials and sea terms.

Instruct cadets in Vessel Familiarization.

All selected candidates must comply with Massachusetts Maritime Academy military customs, uniforms and ranks and participate in random drug screening in accordance with 46 CFR Part 16.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Hold a Bachelors Degree in recognized academic discipline.

Hold valid USCG License as Third Mate Oceans Unlimited with STCW endorsements

Two (2) years sea experience as Third Mate on ocean going vessels or training vessels of approximate size or larger than the training vessel.

Exhibit excellent computer, oral and written communication skills.

Experience with computerized maintenance management systems.

Understand the unique mission of the university of Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through continuous development and/or the modeling of inclusive behaviors.

Hold valid USCG License Second Mate Unlimited with STCW endorsements

A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development and/or the modeling of inclusive behaviors.

Knowledge or experience in higher education

Salary:     $85,000 to $90,000   The Academy offers generous benefits policies and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is exempt under the FLSA.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website Applications may be attached and sent electronically to Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.  Finalist must complete a pre-employment physical, drug screening and background check.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, women and veterans to apply.

By Professional Mariner