MSC / MARAD Employment

Patriot is currently accepting résumé for Chief Mate/Master and Engine Licensed Officer positions for its vessels in Reserve Operating Status (ROS).  Two of these vessels are located in New Orleans, LA, two are located in Baltimore, MD and one in Norfolk, VA.

Individuals taking these positions may be considered for future openings aboard Patriot’s other managed vessels including the Watson Class gas turbine LMSRs, the SLNC Pax product tanker and the MARAD Ready Reserve Force vessels in Alameda, California or Beaumont, Texas. 

All applicants must have or be able to obtain the following requirements which vary by contract:  MSC-required training, a secret clearance, membership in a Patriot-contracted union, and proper USCG unlimited endorsement(s).

Applicants must also meet MSC’s medical requirements which vary by contract. 


Watson Class LMSR Employment


Patriot Contract Services was awarded the Military Sealift Command (MSC) contact for the operation and management of the “Watson Class” LMSR vessels.  The Watson Class consists of eight gas turbine-powered vessels.  The vessels under this contract, are located at various ports around the world.

While most positions aboard these vessels are filled at this time, PCS is accepting resumes for all Deck and Engine Licensed Officer positions, and for the Storekeeper position, for the Watson class LMSRs.  


All applicants must have or be able to obtain the following requirements:  MSC-required training, a secret clearance, membership in a Patriot-contracted union, and proper USCG unlimited endorsement(s) (e.g. USCG Gas Turbine Endorsement for Engineers). 


Applicants must also meet MSC’s medical requirements.


We ask that all licensed officers, engineers, stewards, and crew members wishing to apply for employment on the Watson Class LMSRs, ROS fleet, and / or commercial vessels review the Resume Data Sheet to ensure your resume provides all of the required information.  

Patriot Contract Services is currently seeking resumes for the following positions on its other vessels:


  • Officer In Charge-Chief Mate - Must possess a USCG Unlimited Chief Mate License and valid MMD

  • 1st Assistant Engineer - Must possess a USCG Unlimited 1st Engineer License and valid MMD

  • Store Keeper – maintains records of spare parts and supplies aboard ship.

  • Certain positions require Government Training.


Applicants must be able to meet the eligibility required for a security clearance.


Job Title: Program Manager, RRF (Concord, CA)

Reports to:  President

Work location:  Concord, CA

Responsibilities & Authorities:

  • Performs as the point of contact to MARAD for vessel management.

  • Responsible for all aspects of performance under the MARAD RRF contract for 7 vessels located in Reduced Operating Status in Alameda, CA and Beaumont TX.

  • Oversees readiness and execution of activation orders within the required 120 hour timeline.

  • Cost effectively manages the assigned fleet or other program

  • Develops budgets and business plans to accommodate regulatory requirements, mission readiness, and life cycle planning

  • Manages daily operations according to the Safety and Quality Management System and the applicable contract.

  • Member of the Human Resources Committee, which is responsible for all Senior Officer assignments.

  • Member of the Incident Response Team (IRT) for any vessel casualty occurring in their assigned fleet.

  • Attends MARAD management meetings and makes periodic vessel visits.  Able to travel up to 25 % of the time.

  • Supervises assigned Port Engineers.



Acceptable technical experience approved by Executive Committee, Patriot Contract Services, LLC, which may include:

  • Previous shore based ship management experience or business experience with a shipping company or in an affiliated field.

  • A degree from an approved university, college, or technical institute.

  • US Citizen.

  • Holds a TWIC or is able to obtain one.

  • Computer literate.


Interested and qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter using the following URL:


Patriot Contract Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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