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Pilots, Ship
The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, or sounds, or on rivers, lakes, or bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted. Set ships' courses that avoid reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards, utilizing navigational aids such as lighthouses and buoys.
 
Direct courses and speeds of ships, based on specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, water depths, tides, currents, and hazards.
 
Steer ships into and out of berths, or signal tugboat captains to berth and unberth ships.
 
Prevent ships under their navigational control from engaging in unsafe operations.
 
Consult maps, charts, weather reports, and navigation equipment to determine and direct ship movements.
 
Give directions to crew members who are steering ships.
 
Maintain ship logs.
 
Serve as a vessel's docking master upon arrival at a port and when at a berth.
 
Operate ship-to-shore radios to exchange information needed for ship operations.
 
Provide assistance in maritime rescue operations.
 
Provide assistance to vessels approaching or leaving seacoasts, navigating harbors, and docking and undocking.
 
Report to appropriate authorities any violations of federal or state pilotage laws.
 
Learn to operate new technology systems and procedures, through the use of instruction, simulators, and models.
 
Advise ships' masters on harbor rules and customs procedures.
 
Oversee cargo storage on or below decks.
 
Relieve crew members on tugs and launches.
 
Maintain and repair boats and equipment.
 
Make nautical maps.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Peripheral Vision The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Night Vision The ability to see under low light conditions.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Sound Localization The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral Route navigation software
 
Log book software Data base user interface and query software
 
Maptech The CAPN Route navigation software
 
Navigational chart software Route navigation software
 
Bulk carriers Cargo or container ships
 
Chemical tankers Tankers
 
Container ships Cargo or container ships
 
Cruise ships Cruise ships
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Differential global positioning satellite DGPS positioning systems Vehicular global positioning systems
 
Dynamic positioning DP systems Vehicle navigation systems
 
Echo sounders Depth gauges
 
Electronic chart display and information systems ECDIS Vehicle navigation systems
 
Ferries Passenger or automobile ferries
 
Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS Vehicle navigation systems
 
Global positioning systems GPS Vehicular global positioning systems
 
Immersion suits Insulated or flotation suits
 
Integrated bridge systems Vehicle navigation systems
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Life jackets Life vests or preservers
 
Mechanical pilot hoists Manlift or personnel lift
 
Navigational compasses Direction finding compasses
 
Oil tanker ships Tankers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pilot ladders Ladders
 
Rescue slings Cinch rescue loops
 
Safety harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
 
Ship-to-shore radios Marine craft communications systems
 
Shipboard radar Radarbased surveillance systems
 
Surveillance binoculars Binoculars
 
Thermal protective aids TPA Insulated clothing for cold environments
 
Tugboats Tug boats
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems Marine craft communications systems
 
Voyage management systems VMS Vehicle navigation systems
 
Wind gauges Anemometers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Bar Pilot
Barge Pilot
Boat Pilot
Canal Driver
Captain
Docking Master
Docking Pilot
Ferry Pilot
Ferryboat Pilot
Harbor Boat Pilot
Harbor Pilot
Line Haul Towboat Pilot
Marine Pilot
Master Pilot
Mate
Motorboat Captain
Pilot
Relief Captain
Relief Docking Master
River Boat Captain
River Pilot
School Boat Driver
Ship Harbor Pilot
Ship Pilot
Speedboat Driver
State Pilot
Steamboat Pilot
Towboat Captain
Towboat Pilot
Towing Vessel Master
Tugboat Captain
Tugboat Pilot
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
 
 
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