Able Seaman (W)

Open: 2022-10-03 -- Close: 2023-09-30

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Position Description

The Able Seaman (W) is a watch position in the Deck Department aboard ship both at sea and in port. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of Licensed Officers during regular operations. As a bridge watch stander, the AB(W) must be thoroughly familiar with deck watch standing procedures. The AB(W) must be a qualified UNREP Helmsman and lookout. As a lookout, the AB(W) will apply the rules of the road and bouyage system. As an UNREP helmsman, the AB(W) must have knowledge of the steering system onboard including emergency steering procedures and equipment. The incumbent must know all helm orders and be able to steer reliably, including alongside other ships during underway replenishment. As a gangway watch, the AB(W) will provide the primary security for the ship and be thoroughly familiar with immediate actions in the event of fire, emergency and pre-planned responses for force protection. During UNREP/VERTREP, the AB(W) is normally assigned duties on the bridge or in aft steering, but may be assigned other duties under the direct supervision of the Boatswain(s) or Boatswain Mate(s). In port and at sea, Able Seaman (W) watch performs duties that pertains to general maintenance, sanitation and upkeep of material and equipment of the Bridge and Gangway areas.

Must be eligible to have access to, handle and be qualified in small arms in accordance with OPNAVINST 3591.1.

Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs all other duties as assigned.