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Recruitment Recruitment A CAREER @ MSCMSC offers many career op- portunities both ashore and aß oat. As part of its work- force, it employs more than 5,500 civil service mariners; federal government employ- ees who crew and sail many non-combatant Navy ships. MSC is an equal opportunity employer.  AshoreFor job opportunities at MSC, visit the ofÞ cial federal jobs site: Be sure to include all of the information and documents required as listed in the an-nouncement or your resume will not be forwarded for consideration. MSC does not accept applications directly. Additionally, the Depart- ment of the Navy Human Resources web site provides additional information on a variety of topics, including job opportunities, training courses, beneÞ ts and Equal Employment Opportunity:  A oat - Take Command of Your Career For information on becoming a CIVMAR, visit: Find more information on Military Sealift Command at: While most active ships in MSC?s Prepo- sitioning Program strategically place combat gear at sea, there are other ships, including: The Mobile Landing Platform, a new class of ships designed to serve as a mobile sea-base option that provides our Navy  eet with a critical access infrastruc- ture supporting the  exible deployment of forces and supplies An offshore petroleum distribu- tion system ship that can deliver fuel from up to eight miles offshore; and  Two aviation logistics support ships that are activated as needed from reduced operating status to provide at-sea maintenance for Marine Corps  xed- and rotary-wing aircraftService SupportMSC?s Service Support Program ships provide our Navy with towing, rescue and salvage, submarine support, and cable lay- ing and repair services, as well as a com-mand and control platform and  oating medical facilities. The program also in- cludes our Navy?s  rst designated interim a oat forward staging base, USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15).All ships in the program are government owned and operated by civil service mari- ners (CIVMARs), experienced maritime professionals sailing as Navy civilians un- der MSC. Several ships have hybrid crews of CIVMARs and uniformed Navy per- sonnel working under the leadership of a U.S. Navy captain. This crewing structure allows the ships to maintain their commis- sioned status.SealiftMSC?s Sealift Program provides high- quality, ef cient and cost-effective ocean transportation for the Department of De-fense and other federal agencies during peacetime and war. More than 90 percent of U.S. war  ghters? equipment and supplies travels by sea. The program manages a mix of government-owned and long-term-char- tered dry cargo ships and tankers, as well as additional short-term or voyage-chartered ships. By DOD policy, MSC must  rst look to the U.S -  agged market to meet its sea- lift requirements. Government-owned ships are used only when suitable U.S.- agged commercial ships are unavailable. In this category, the Joint High-Speed Vessels are the Navy?s new ship class, de- signed for rapid, intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. 56 | Maritime Professional | 3Q 201450-63 Q3 MP2014.indd 5650-63 Q3 MP2014.indd 568/13/2014 3:00:22 PM8/13/2014 3:00:22 PM

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