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Boat Captain - Immediate Interviews!

Company: PAE Incorporated
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World



Boat Captain


PAE SCTTR is actively seeking a Boat Captain to support the Southern California Offshore Range (SCTTR) contract, at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, CA.

Essential Responsibilities (are not limited to):

  • Master and Operator-in-Charge of a 114’ Range Support Craft

  • Overall responsibility for oversight of 7 crew as vessel safety authority with the ability to work through complicated scenarios in a calm intelligent manner

  • Vessel scheduling working with Port Captain and Gov’t Program Manager to ensure a full understanding of all mission commitments

  • Oversight of USCG required safety training/drills, vessel record keeping

  • Oversight of NITE/PAE required operation and security training programs

  • Operation Safety Officer providing oversight of Mate in support of all deck operations

  • Interface with shore support to ensure vessel properly manned and maintained to 100% mission readiness at all times

  • Manual and electronic navigation with a firm grasp of speed, time and distance

  • Understanding of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic boat systems in order to provide augmenting experience to Chief Engineer

  • Oversight of vessel preventative maintenance program

  • Vessel trim and stability

  • Perform non-routine and complex assignments involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project, selects and adapts plans, techniques, designs, or layouts, contacts personnel in related activities to resolve problems and coordinate the work, reviews, analyzes, and integrates the technical work of others

  • Required to train/mentor and be assisted by lower-level crew persons

  • Analyze drawings or equipment to determine the adequacy

Qualification Requirements:

  • Must hold a minimum U.S. Coast Guard 500 GRT National Masters License, valid TWIC card, Radar Operator Unlimited, ARPA certificates. STCW certificate preferred.

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience performing as a captain of a vessel of over 100 GRT.

  • Must have the ability to obtain an Interim Security for this NITE Contract.


  • Proficiency in vessel administrative procedures and comfortable with the use of computer systems. Must be proficient in written and verbal English language skills.

  • Working knowledge of crane and deck winch operations

  • Experience reading depth sounder, anchoring vessels with hard tackle and sea anchors

  • Experience in operation of vessels in all sea state conditions with the ability to make weather-based safety decisions

  • Understanding of launch and recovery of maritime-based scientific equipment or similar

  • Local Knowledge of Southern California Islands and coastal ports

  • Experience in small boat operations including launch and recovery in up to SS-3

  • Must be able to swim.

  • Must be physically fit and capable of spending an extensive day at sea in all weather conditions.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs, be able to climb ladders and stairs  

  • Knowledge of military operations is highly desirable.  


  • High School graduate or GED equivalent. 

  • Graduation from an accredited trade school, applicable military service or proven performance gained through experience in operating a vessel at sea.  




PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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