Under administrative direction, to direct and coordinate the business services functions of the California Maritime Academy and training ship; to assist in formulating business management policies; to teach business management courses relating to the maritime trade; and to do other related work.
Plans, organizes, and gives overall direction to the following business services functions: budgeting and accounting, the maintenance and operation of the physical plant and equipment, food service operations, procurement and storing of materials and supplies, general housekeeping activities, and personnel management.
Serves at sea as business officer of the Academy training ship during the annual training cruise; serves as duty officer at the Academy on a rotational basis with other faculty and staff officers; teaches business management courses relating to the maritime trade.
Confers with the administrative officer of the Academy on general policies and procedures with special emphasis on the business management phases of the Academy; reviews and evaluates existing policies and procedures; supervises the preparation of the budget and quarterly estimates of materials, supplies, and equipment; directs the maintenance of the accounting records and exercises control over purchases and other expenditures; assists in long-range planning for the Academy; assists in the preparation of detailed plans for proposed construction projects, and coordinates with the Academy department heads and representatives of other agencies; confers with personnel in charge of the various business services activities and advises them on problems relating to these activities; secures, trains, and evaluates the performance of personnel and takes or recommends appropriate action; insures that working relationships of the business services staff, faculty and students are consistent with the directives of the President and the Board of Governors; directs the compilation and preparation of statistical reports and other data.
Two years of experience in a maritime setting having responsibility for a major administrative or business function. Typically this experience will have been gained in the naval or merchant service, at a maritime academy, or the maritime industry.
Experience: Two years of experience in a major business or administrative services function and two years of service at sea as a licensed or commissioned officer; and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Maritime rules, regulations and procedures, business operations of an ocean vessel; organization, programs and practices of a maritime academy; principles of organization and management; principles, practices, and problems involved in managing the business services of a medium-sized institution including accounting and budgeting, technical maintenance and operation of the physical plant, heavy automotive equipment, food services, procurement and storing of materials and supplies, ship's business operations, general housekeeping activities, and principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; instructional classroom methods and techniques; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, direct and integrate maritime business services and coordinate them with the other programs of the Academy, including the training ship; plan, organize, and direct the work of others; assist in planning the building program; understand the attitudes, problems and behavior of employees; serve as a ship's officer at sea; anticipate needs and estimate requirements for materials, supplies, and equipment; secure and maintain the respect and cooperation of Academy students, staff and faculty; analyze data and draw logical conclusions; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; write and speak effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
A Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field or teaching experience in these areas is preferred.