Title: Deckhand

Location: Norfolk, VA

Reports to: Norfolk, VA

Relocation: No relocation offered for this position

Worksite: Naval Station Norfolk, VA

Status: Full Time

Classification: Non-Exempt

Clearance: Yes

Travel: Yes



Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as a small boat Deckhand for vessel support services to Waterfront Operations CCD, in Norfolk, VA. The proposed Deckhand shall be experienced in basic seamanship duties and capable of performing as line handler, watch stander and ship’s crew as required. This is a Full-Time position requiring daily reporting to Waterfront Operations CCD maintenance facility Norfolk, VA and may require travel to both CONUS and OCONUS locations, working in at-sea and/or dockside environments and sometimes at remote locations with occasional over-night assignments. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Assists in preparation, preservation, and cleanliness of navy watercraft, and associated heavy equipment, vehicles, and associated hangar bays

• Performs basic seamanship and performs as line handler and ship's crew

• Assists in launch and recovery of watercraft using prime movers, tractors, and forklifts

• Assists in pre/post mission craft readiness functions

• Provides basic facility maintenance support and cleaning duties

• May assist in facility security and visitor control function


Required Qualifications

• US Citizenship

• High school diploma or equivalent

• Previous experience performing basic seamanship duties

• Familiarity with small boat operation, basic small craft maintenance, line handling, and launching/recovering from trailers

• Possess a valid driver’s license

• Must have or be able to obtain active Secret Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

• Merchant Mariner Credential with current Able Seaman endorsement

• Active Security Clearance or have had one within the last 7 years

• Prior experience working with Navy or USCG small boats within the last 10 years

• Class "A" Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

AAP/EEO Statement

CPC is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.