Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

CGR-MST-003

MARINE SCIENCE TECHNICIAN
MST3
MST2
MST1
MSTC
MSTCS
MSTCM

Exhibit Dates: 5/03–7/15.

Occupational Group: Environmental Science.

Career Pattern
SN: Seaman (E-3). MST3: Marine Science Technician, Third Class (E-4). MST2: Marine Science Technician, Second Class (E-5). MST1: Marine Science Technician, First Class (E-6). MSTC: Chief Marine Science Technician (E-7). MSTCS: Senior Chief Marine Science Technician (E-8). MSTCM: Master Chief Marine Science Technician (E-9).

Description
Summary: Observes, records, and analyzes environmental and scientific data; conducts field monitoring and laboratory analysis for chemical and oil identification; operates and maintains Coast Guard data processing systems; and maintains waterfront regulatory compliance, maritime law enforcement, and homeland security. MST3: Prepares and maintains user documentation of computer data; operates computers; uses standard meteorological equipment; conducts maritime law enforcement; works with and maintains standard oceanographic instrumentation; enforces Coast Guard regulations. MST2: Able to perform the duties required for MST3; maintains database information; conducts ship inspections; inspects areas for hazardous waste materials and suggests corrective measures; and investigates pollution incidents. MST1: Able to perform the duties required for MST2; conducts pollution investigations; interprets results of chemical analysis; supervises staff in conducting compliance investigations; prepares written instructions; organizes and evaluates training programs; develops and implements a program for evaluating staff. MSTC: Able to perform the duties required for MST1; plans, implements, and monitors safety and security programs; prepares and submits budget requests; instructs and supervises staff in security and safety programs. MSTCS: Able to perform the duties required for MSTC; serves as enlisted technical or specialty expert; plans and organizes activities to achieve objectives; develops budgets and monitors expenditures. MSTCM: Able to perform the duties required for MSTCS; serves as senior enlisted technical or specialty administrator; performs operational administrative functions; establishes objectives and sets priorities; prepares general correspondence concerning fiscal, supply, security, and administrative matters; assists in the formulation of plans, policies, and budget requirements; develop training materials to be used by Marine Science Technicians for rate advancement; may supplement the officer corps in the overall supervision and administration of personnel and equipment; may also supervise personnel in other specialty areas.

Recommendation, MST3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in marine science technology, 2 in information management, 2 in environmental safety management, 1 in environmental sciences, 1 in maritime law, 1 in maritime regulations, and 2 in law enforcement (1/06)(1/06).

Recommendation, MST2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in marine science technology, 3 in information management, 3 in environmental safety management, 2 in environmental sciences, 2 in maritime law, 2 in maritime regulations, 2 in law enforcement, and 1 in criminal evidence and procedures (1/06)(1/06).

Recommendation, MST1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in marine science technology, 3 in information management, 3 in environmental safety management, 2 in environmental sciences, 2 in maritime law, 2 in maritime regulations, 2 in law enforcement, 2 in criminal evidence and procedures, and 2 in principles of supervision (1/06)(1/06).

Recommendation, MSTC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in marine science technology, 3 in information management, 3 in environmental safety management, 2 in environmental sciences, 2 in maritime law, 2 in maritime regulations, 2 in law enforcement, 3 in criminal evidence and procedures, 3 in principles of supervision, and 1 in technical report writing. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in operations management (1/06)(1/06).

Recommendation, MSTCS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in marine science technology, 3 in information management, 3 in environmental safety management, 2 in environmental sciences, 2 in maritime law, 2 in maritime regulations, 2 in law enforcement, 3 in criminal evidence and procedures, 3 in principles of supervision, and 2 in technical report writing. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in operations management and 3 for field experience in management (1/06)(1/06).

Recommendation, MSTCM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in marine science technology, 3 in information management, 3 in environmental safety management, 2 in environmental sciences, 2 in maritime law, 2 in maritime regulations, 2 in law enforcement, 3 in criminal evidence and procedures, 3 in principles of supervision, and 3 in technical report writing. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in operations management and 3 for field experience in management (1/06)(1/06).

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