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The U.S. Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. This committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, including training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards and other matters as assigned by the Commandant.
Completed applications should be submitted to the Coast Guard on or before February 4, 2019.
Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee that identifies the applicant’s preferred membership category along with a resume detailing the applicant’s experience by one of the following methods:
■ By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, (preferred) Subjectline: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
■ By Fax: 202-372-8382 ATTN: Mr. Davis J. Breyer, Alternate Designated Federal Officer
■ By Mail: Mr. Davis J. Breyer, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee, Commandant (CG-MMC-1)/MERPAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Stop 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509
The committee meets at least twice each year. Subcommittees and working groups may hold additional meetings as needed to consider specific tasks.
Each committee member serves a term of office of up to three years. Members may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the Federal Government. Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.
The Coast Guard will consider applications for the following four positions that will be vacant on June 1, 2019. To be eligible, applicants must have the experience listed:
(1) One position for a member who serves as a representative of merchant marine engineering officers. To be eligible, applicants must be licensed as either a limited chief engineer or a designated duty engineer;
(2) One position for a member who serves as a representative of qualified members of the engine department. To be eligible, applicants must hold a current merchant mariner credential with an engineering rating endorsement;
(3) One position for a member who serves as a representative of shipping companies employed in ship operation management. To be eligible, applicants must show significant knowledge and experience of shipping companies and ship operation management; and
(4) One position for a member who serves as a representative of the state maritime academies, as identified in 46 CFR 310 subpart A. To be eligible, applicants must be jointly recommended by such state maritime academies.
For full details, view the Federal Register Notice.
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