JOBS AT MSC: Frequently asked questions, part 5

Every day we receive questions from YOU on our Facebook page about jobs at MSC. The following blog is part five of an ongoing series to provide our answers to YOUR frequently asked questions, along with resources to find out more information about the exciting career opportunities MSC offers.

Underway replenishment with USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Pacific.

Underway replenishment with USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Pacific.

 What types of positions does MSC hire for?  MSC hires civil service mariners (CIVMARs) to fill positions in the deck, engine, supply (culinary) and communications departments, depending on the command’s manning needs.

What positions are currently open?  All positions currently or soon-to-be open are listed on our website, where you can view and print a complete job description, or view a brief position and departmental overview video. Currently we have ongoing needs in the engine and supply departments.

What is the application process?  To apply you must have a valid, current Transportation Worker Identification Credential card (TWIC), a current U.S. Coast Guard-issued Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC) and a current U.S. passport. You must also meet MSC’s conditions of employment along with the specific minimum employment requirements, which are listed in the job announcement for each position.

What training and promotion opportunities does MSC offer?  MSC requires training for newly hired CIVMARs, which the command provides at schools in Freehold, NJ, or San Diego. Additional paid training and upgrade opportunities are based on position held, ship requirements, self-initiative and the ability to advance through our merit promotion process.

MSC offers excellent federal civil service benefits and numerous promotion opportunities. You can build a rewarding career while operating forward to support our nation’s warfighters. To speak with a recruiter you can attend one of our many job fairs, or call the CIVMAR Support Center at 866-562-7672. You can also post a message to our Facebook page.

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