Coast Guard Job Description


The coast guard is responsible for providing various services at sea, especially protecting the state’s maritime interest and enforcing the maritime law. The major duties of a coast guard include safeguarding and protecting artificial islands, offshore terminals, installation, and other devices, protecting and assisting fishermen in distress, preserving and protecting the marine environment including controlling marine pollution, assisting customs and other authorities in anti-smuggling operation, and taking measures to protect the safety of life and property at sea and collecting scientific data. The coast guard would be commanded by a 4-star admiral known as coast guard commandant and the nation’s oldest continuous seagoing service providers responsibilities include search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, aids to navigation, icebreaking, environmental protection, port security, and military readiness.

Coast Guard Job Titles:

  • Coast Guard
  • Security Coast Guard
  • Security Officer
  • Able Seaman

Coast Guard Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a successful candidate who has a degree in any field. This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Director of Operational Logistics, Base Miami, Naval Engineering Department, Industrial Production Facility, Miami, FL. The Job responsibilities include Removing machinery from boats, ships, or stations, for repairs or modifications, Determining the degree of wear and renewing parts worn beyond limits as outlined in manufacturers’ manuals or other competent authority, Disassembling, repairing, testing, installing, and aligning machinery such as marine diesel engines both mobile and stationary, replacing or reinstalling parts as necessary, Installing, adjusting, setting, repairing, or replacing engine controls, governors, unloaders, safety valves, steering gear, and rudders, Installing and repairing other types of ship machinery such as weight handling machinery, hydraulic systems and components, anchor windlasses, boat davits, cranes and other deck machinery.

Coast Guard Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct search and rescue cases
  • Save lives and assist people in distress
  • Protect public property
  • Launch small boat missions
  • Launch aircraft missions logging 324 hours
  • Board vessels and intercept illegal migrants
  • Board large vessels for a port safety check
  • Respond to oil or hazardous chemical spills
  • Service aids to navigation
  • Receive and handle emergency service calls
  • Provide information on safety at sea to the general public
  • Recommend safety procedures to skippers of small craft
  • Update logs and complete general administration task
  • Provide meteorological information and local weather reports
  • Monitor short and long-range radios and satellite communication equipment

Coast Guard Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in any stream
  • US citizenship is required
  • A valid state driver’s license
  • Meet the physical requirement of the position
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar field
  • Punctual, reliable and must have strong communication skill
  • Leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy, and IT and keyboard skills
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, prioritization skill, and time management
  • Quick learner with a positive attitude
  • Maintain a strong relationship with key groups
  • Motivational and communication skill

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