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If you've ever seen a pirate movie, you know that the crew doesn't always get along with the captain – hello, mutiny! Maybe that's why the position for a deck officer was really created, since they act as the bridge between captain and crew. With specific responsibilities, deck officers make sure all tasks – assigned by the captain – are carried out by the crew according to ship protocol and safety precautions. Because you'll be in a leadership position as a deck officer, you'll need the respect of your crew and you might want to work on your pirate accent

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What it Takes

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Using mathematics to solve problems.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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