Purser

Open: December 02, 2019 -- Close: December 16, 2019

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Position Description

The Purser is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war.  MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations.  MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.  Provides administrative support and advice to the Master and ship personnel on financial and personnel matters.  Administrative support includes, but is not limited to: Preparing payroll and financial reports, travel orders and advances; maintaining files of publications and instructions, personnel records, disciplinary documents, personnel actions (out port messages), merit promotions/coastal transfer programs, fiscal accounting records, and the management of incoming and outgoing mail. Submits reports as required to Military Sealift Command (MSC), which includes the use of computer software applications and programs. Issues travel orders in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations.  Advisor to the Master and ship personnel on matters concerning administration, financial, and personnel issues and serves as ship’s liaison to the Comptroller and Military Sealift Command offices (MSC). Ensures compliance with applicable directives, instructions, and regulations. Ensures continuing application of and compliance w/EEO laws, regulations and policies and Privacy Act of 1974 ensuring Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is safeguarded.  Serves as the Afloat Deputy Disbursing Officer (DDO). Per DFAS Memorandum of September 4, 2012, all current and newly appointed Deputy Disbursing Officers (DDO) will be required to pass the DDO examination in order to remain or become a DDO. Prepares required financial reports and maintains appropriate financial records of shipboard financial returns.  Prepares and submits checks to be deposited through Over the Counter Channel Application (OTCNET) and mailing of original checks.  Prepares and pays bi-weekly draws and bi-weekly payrolls, and handles U.S. Government funds. Acknowledges receipt of and posts all merit promotion and coastal transfer opportunity announcements, Human Resource Advisories and other command correspondence in a timely fashion. Affixes and accounts for postage stamps on all outgoing official mail.   Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned.