Master - Miami, FL

Location: Miami, FL

Department: Marine Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Marine Spill Response Corporation is a not-for-profit, U.S. Coast Guard Classified Oil Spill Removal Organization. MSRC was formed in 1990 to offer oil spill response services and mitigate damage to the environment. MSRC offers a full range of oil spill response capabilities intended to help meet the planning criteria of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

MSRC is offering an excellent career opportunity for a Master with the leader in the oil spill response industry.   Working a non rotational schedule M-F 0630-1500, the Master will be responsible for vessel navigation, operations, management, care and safety of the crew and vessel. 


  • Current USCG license, minimum of Master 500-ton
  • GMDSS, ECDIS, ARPA, Radar Observer
  • STCW, with valid Medical Certificate 
  • Ability to train, supervise and develop the deck crew for operations and readiness
  • Capable of prolonged, strenuous work onboard vessels at sea.
  • Effective leadership and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate industrial equipment and their systems safely
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • 40-Hour Hazwoper is desired
  • Employment is contingent upon: 
    • completion of a successful background check,
    • pre-hire medical exam and drug screen;
    • ability to obtain a valid drivers license, TWIC, and U.S. Passport


  • Responsible for the maintenance, operation and employment of the vessel navigation crew in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with all applicable State and Federal Regulations pertinent to the vessel and its operation.
  • Ensure the vessel is ready and seaworthy in all respects prior to getting underway.  Effectively manage the navigational watch at all times while underway or at anchor, and when appropriate, man a fire & security watch.  Appropriately train the crew ensuring response readiness.  Responsible for carrying out emergency drills regularly and in accordance with MSRC standards.
  • Be aware of the health of the crew and all lives aboard the vessel.  Coordinate all required medical treatments and the dispensing of all medicines aboard the vessel. Take all necessary and reasonable steps to protect the navigation and response crew and others on board the vessel to the extent practical and feasible from infections and contagious diseases.
  • Responsible for the administrative support required of the vessel and crew, including but not limited to:  preparing, maintaining and filing all records, budget information and documents in accordance with the established standards.  Establish procedures to protect MSRC property assigned to the vessel from loss or unauthorized use, and to account for material, equipment and services received onboard the vessel.  


  • Effectively communicate to the Regional Marine Operations Manager in carrying out all tasks.

Physical Requirements Include, Among Others:

  • Requires standing, lifting up to 45lbs
  • Requires the ability to wear the personnel protective equipment prescribed by posted signs and written instruction
  • Able to work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or dry environments
  • Ability to perform work in various sea conditions, under all environmental conditions, often wet/oily decks

Internal Applicants:
To facilitate process, internal applicants are encouraged to speak with their supervisor and/or their HRA about their interest in, and application for, this position.

Marine Spill Response Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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