Marine Science Technician

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  • Marine Environmental Specialist
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  • Facility Supervisor
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As an MST, your job may change with the operational tempo set by the extensive number of missions you will respond to throughout your career in the USCG. From protecting U.S. waters and the public from oil and hazardous material responses to conducting safety and security inspections, an MST plays the essential role of enforcing regulations for the safety of the marine environment and the security of the port.

As a port state control officer, an MST conducts vessel boardings to ensure compliance with applicable domestic laws and international treaties by checking structural and stability conditions, by verifying appropriate electrical, fire safety, lifesaving, mechanical and navigation systems, and by examining living conditions for crew members on foreign-flagged vessels.

On the waterfront, an MST will conduct commercial waterfront facility inspections to ensure compliance with safety and security federal regulations. An MST will also conduct shipping container inspections for hazardous material and structural compliance.

As an MST, your ability to plan makes you an invaluable asset to the setup and exercise planning of any incident command system for response to anything from local, port-security threats to natural and environmental disasters with nationwide impact.

In the maritime security role, an MST will enforce security requirements at waterfront facilities, and on foreign-flagged vessels. MSTs identify the actions required to respond to current and future security threats and concerns involving the maritime transportation system.

Types of Duty:

MSTs are stationed at Sectors, and Marine Safety Units and Detachments. MSTs are also stationed at the Marine Safety Lab in New London CT and the International Ice Patrol in New London, CT.

Training Available:

You'll begin your career with 9-weeks of intensive specialized training at MST 'A' School in Yorktown, Va., which provides an introduction into the MST rating force and the foundational skills needed to investigate oil and hazardous-material pollution incidents, supervise pollution cleanup operations, perform commercial waterfront facility and security inspections, and conduct safety and security boardings on foreign-flagged vessels coming into the territorial waters of the United States.

Qualifications:

  • Must be people-oriented
  • Strong attention-to-detail attributes
  • Highly flexible and consistent
  • Training and experience in environmental sciences is helpful

Vacancies per Rate

There are 41 reserve vacancies

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MST2 SEC MOBILE INCIDENT MGT DIV MOBILE AL Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #1
MST2 SEC MOBILE INSPECTIONS DIV MOBILE AL Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #2
MST3 SEC ANCHORAGE INSPECTIONS DIV ANCHORAGE AK Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #3
MST2 SEC SAN FRAN INCIDENT MGT DIV SAN FRANCISCO CA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #4
MST3 SEC ST PETE INSPECTIONS DIV TAMPA FL Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #5
MST2 MSU SAVANNAH SAVANNAH GA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #6
MST2 MSU DULUTH DULUTH MN Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #7
MST2 MSU DULUTH DULUTH MN Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #8
MST3 SEC BOSTON INSPECTIONS DIV BOSTON MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #9
MST3 SEC BOSTON INSPECTIONS DIV BOSTON MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #10
MST3 SEC BOSTON INSPECTIONS DIV BOSTON MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #11
MST3 SEC BOSTON INSPECTIONS DIV BOSTON MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #12
MST2 SEC BOSTON INSPECTIONS DIV BOSTON MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #13
MST2 SEC BOSTON INSPECTIONS DIV BOSTON MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #14
MST2 SEC BOSTON INSPECTIONS DIV BOSTON MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #15
MST2 SEC SE NEW ENG INCIDENT MGT DV WOODS HOLE MA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #16
MST3 SEC PUGET SND INSPECTIONS DIV SEATTLE WA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #17
MST2 SEC BALTIMORE INSPECTIONS DIV BALTIMORE MD Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #18
MST3 SEC UPPER MISS INCIDENT MGT DV ST LOUIS MO Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #19
MST2 AST HAZMAT TRAINING DIV FORT DIX NJ Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #20
MST2 SEC N CAROLINA FIN/SUPPLY DIV ATLANTIC BEACH NC Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #21
MST2 MSU TOLEDO TOLEDO OH Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #22
MST3 MSU TOLEDO TOLEDO OH Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #23
MST2 MSU PORTLAND INSP DEPT (SPI) PORTLAND OR Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #24
MST2 SEC SAN JUAN INSPECTIONS DIV SAN JUAN PR Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #25
MST3 SEC SAN JUAN INSPECTIONS DIV SAN JUAN PR Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #26
MST3 MSU PORT ARTHUR PORT ARTHUR TX Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #27
MST3 MSU PORT ARTHUR PORT ARTHUR TX Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #28
MST3 MSU TEXAS CITY TEXAS CITY TX Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #29
MST2 SEC HAMPTON RD INCIDENT MGT DV PORTSMOUTH VA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #30
MST2 SEC HAMPTON RD INCIDENT MGT DV PORTSMOUTH VA Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #31
MST2 MSU HUNTINGTON BARBOURSVILLE WV Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #32
MST2 MSD CORAM CORAM NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #33
MST2 MSD CORAM CORAM NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #34
MST2 SEC NEW YORK INSPECTIONS DIV STATEN ISLAND NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #35
MST2 SEC NEW YORK INSPECTIONS DIV STATEN ISLAND NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #36
MST2 SEC NEW YORK INSPECTIONS DIV STATEN ISLAND NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #37
MST2 SEC NEW YORK INSPECTIONS DIV STATEN ISLAND NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #38
MST2 SEC NEW YORK INSPECTIONS DIV STATEN ISLAND NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #39
MST2 SEC NEW YORK INSPECTIONS DIV STATEN ISLAND NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #40
MST2 SEC NEW YORK INSPECTIONS DIV STATEN ISLAND NY Chat with a Recruiter about Vacancy #41