Vessel Master (100 Ton) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   contract

United States


VESSEL MASTER / CAPTAIN (100 Ton) (MOB-21-1700-F):

Bowhead seeks a part-time, on call Vessel Master / Captain (100 Ton) to provide ship readiness and operations support to the US Coast Guard’s Aviation Training Center (ATC). The ATC’s mission is to train and produce mission-ready aircrews and develop aviation capabilities.
Bowhead operates the Solomon, a former USCG 41’ UTB, used in “special missions” supporting Homeland Security waterway operations. You would be working with fellow service members from all branches of service. This is a thrill ride, which allows you the opportunity to serve and support the training and development of a pilot’s skills in waterway search, support and rescue.
At a minimum, the vessel master:
• Monitors preparation of vessel, vessel traffic, and positioning of vessel.
• Ensures safe and effective operation of the vessel.
• Maintains customer contacts to ensure timely communication with customer.

LOCATION: Vessel departs and returns from Dauphin Island, Alabama (Mobile County). Due to the mission requirements, ONLY local Mobile County residents within 20 minutes or capable of responding / arriving to the assigned dock location in a timely manner will be considered. Geographical area would encompass from Theodore, Al south to Dauphin Island and from Irvington, Al east to Dauphin Island.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire. All job offers in connection with a covered contract will be contingent upon providing proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date.

• USCG Merchant Marine Master’s license 100 ton or greater, required. Plus TWIC card.
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience operating twin engine power vessels greater than 40 feet in length required.
• Local resident of Mobile County preferred due to location of vessels and mission activity.
• Military experience preferred. Coast Guard or Navy experience highly desired.
• General PC knowledge required including; spreadsheet software, word processing software and knowledge of MS Office Suite.
• 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:
• Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds
• Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
• Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position. Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required. Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

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