12/6/2018: Coast Guard seeking applications for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking applications for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. The committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research.

Completed applications should be submitted to the Coast Guard by Feb. 4, 2019.

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest in an appointment to the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee that identifies the applicant’s preferred membership, and a resume detailing the applicant’s experience by one of the following methods:

■ By Email: davis.j.breyer@uscg.mil, (preferred) Subject line: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
■ By Fax: 202-372-8382 ATTN: Mr. Davis J. Breyer, Alternate Designated Federal Officer
■ By Mail: Mr. Davis J. Breyer, Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee, Commandant, (CGMMC-2)/MEDMAC, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Stop 7509, Washington, DC, 20593-7509

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee was established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5 U.S.C. Appendix) and 46 U.S.C. 7115.

The committee meets at least twice each year. Its subcommittees and working groups may hold additional meetings as needed to consider specific tasks.

Except for vacancy appointments, committee members serve a term of five years. Members may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. All members serve at their own expense and receive no salary or other compensation from the federal government. Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

The Coast Guard is considering applications for six positions in the categories below that will be vacant on April 18, 2019. Federal employees, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 7115(b)(1) and registered lobbyists are not eligible for these positions.

Professional mariner membership positions. To be eligible, applicants must have experience as a merchant mariner and have significant knowledge and experience in the duties of the various positions aboard ship and the nature of the environment in which these duties are performed; and

Health-care professionals. To be eligible, applicants must have particular expertise, knowledge, or experience regarding the medical examinations of merchant mariners or occupational medicine.

For full details about application and position requirements, view the Federal Register Notice.

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