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Job Title: Port Captain

Reports to:  President

Work location:  Concord, CA

About the Company: Patriot Contract Services, LLC is a leading maritime contractor to the U.S. Government, managing and operating vessels. PCS currently manages three Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships for the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD); eight Watson class Large Medium Speed RO-RO vessels for the United States Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC); four Surge LMSR vessels for MSC; one special mission ship for MSC; and a shallow draft tanker for Schuyler Line Navigation Company. PCS also provides crewmembers for vessels operated by Kwajalein Range Services and other ship operators. Please find more information at

Job Summary:

The Port Captain performs problem solving, troubleshooting to ensure the effective operations of vessels, including; providing training and assessments.

Responsibilities & Authorities:

  • Performs a wide variety of tasks relating to the safe and efficient operation of the vessels under PCS’s management
  • Performs as the PCS FSO
  • Assists in the identification of Senior Officers to fill vacant positions
  • Member of the Human Resources Committee
  • Assists with the implementation of labor Memoranda of Understanding in new contracts
  • Assists Program Managers in ensuring that vessels are operated in accordance with the contracts PCS has with its customers
  • Assists Program and Contract Managers in the management of Deck Department functions aboard PCS vessels
  • Maintains contact with vessel Masters/OICs/CMs
  • Assists in Labor Relations and Crewing processes
  • Works with the training schools and with government training organizations to improve the efficiency of the training processes
  • Assists Payroll, Purchasing, and Claims personnel with vessel specific questions
  • Assists in the business development process
    • Reviews RFP requirements as they relate to labor
    • Assists with overtime assumptions and labor cost verifications
    • Assists in preparing and reviewing proposals for new or renewing contracts
    • Assists in the formulation and negotiation process for new labor contracts and memoranda of understanding
    • Member of the Incident Response Team


  • US Citizen
  • Holds or is eligible for a SECRET security clearance
  • A minimum of five years of commercial Port Captain’s experience; or
    • A minimum of five years of seagoing experience as a ship’s Master or Chief Mate on a USCG unlimited license; or
    • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation and at least three years of documented sailing experience on a USCG unlimited license; or
    • Equivalent experience acceptable to the Executive Committee
    • Computer literate
    • Able to embark and disembark large, high-freeboard vessels via a pilot ladder and/or gangway


Qualified candidates please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to



Government Inventory Control Manager/Purchasing Agent (Buyer) 


  1. Provides logistics support for the operational readiness of vessels operated for the Military Sealift Command (MSC)
  2. Communicates daily with the MSC Program Manager and Technical Manager to identify, track and expedite high priority requisitions (CASREPs).
  3. Coordinates property procedure compliance with purchasing procedures.  Reviews and approves federal supply system requisitions.  Provides research and recommendations on exception requests.
  4. Assists the company’s primary MSC Government Property Control Manager (GCPM) (who is based in the company’s Norfolk, VA office) to:
  • Establish and assist in implementing government property procedures and instructions, including monitoring compliance with current procedures.
  • Oversee maintenance of Government Property Records.
  • Conduct Annual and turnover inventories, financial reports (as they relate to property), and any other reports requiring the accumulation of contract property information on a company-wide basis.
  • Conduct periodic internal audits and spot checks to ensure compliance with property procedures.
  • Periodically visit Government vessels for logistics oversight and assistance.
  1. Assists the Purchasing Manager (Concord CA office) to:
    • Manage workload to ensure high priority items are addressed in the most efficient manner and to provide ongoing communication with both internal and external suppliers and customers to ensure satisfaction.
    • Purchase vessel parts and supplies.  Solicits quotations (written) based on Company Policies and Procedures. Determine best source of supply based on price, quality, availability, terms of payment, delivery terms, vendor evaluation, and/or other criteria.
    • Maintain effective communications between the Purchasing Department and the Company’s remotely-based vessel Port Engineers.
    • Review requisitioned items for quantity, compliance with approved standards, and delivery requirements.
    • Coordinate with vessels and vendors for delivery of supplies and stores to vessels.
  1. Approximately 50% of time will be dedicated to Property responsibilities and 50% to Purchasing responsibilities.
  2. Able to travel to within the U.S. or to visit managed vessel in foreign locations (approximately 1 week of travel per quarter.)  U.S. passport required.
  3. Reports to the Purchasing Manager/MSC Contract Manager.



Minimum Qualifications: 

  • At least five (5) years of experience in government property management with specific skills in asset management.
  • US citizen, eligible for DOD security clearance at SECRET level.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office 365 suite, with emphasis on Microsoft Excel.
  • Solid organizational skills and adaptability to ever changing environments.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Federal government/Navy/MSC property/asset management procedures.
  • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Possesses Certified Professional Property Manager (CPPM) certification from a certified body directly involved or indirectly connected with property management processes or able to obtain certification within 6 months of employment.


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