Pilots, Ship


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.
Also called: Docking Pilot, Harbor Pilot, Pilot, River Pilot

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Math and Science
  • geography
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Spatial
  • know where things are around you
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
    Vision
  • see details that are far away
  • decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Persistence
  • Independence

Technology:

    Route navigation software
  • Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral
  • Maptech The CAPN
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Log book software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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