Serco Inc.

Naval Marine Vessel Operator

Recruiting Location : Location
US-FL-Panama City Beach
Position Type
Security Clearance
Clearance Details
Able to obtain and maintain SECRET clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Serco is seeking a part-time Marine Vessel Operator in Panama City, FL to operate small Navy vessels in the 11M Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) size and classification or smaller. Duties would include but noy be limited to launching and recovering vessels, transporting vessels using Govt. or Serco vehicles, conducting pre-operation and preventative maintenance checks on vessels and trailers, conducting minor vessel maintenance, and minor vessel troubleshooting and repairs. 


This position is contingent upon your ability to obtain/maintain/transfer your Secret clearance.


Serco’s Panama City office supports the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) as a prime on their Rapid Innovation and Operational Testing (RIOT) contract, as a subcontractor on two Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DSTAT) contracts, and as a subcontractor on two SeaPort contracts which support research and development, prototype development and testing. Our team supports the full life cycle of Navy research and development projects, from design through Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) with planning, procurement, logistics, engineering, technician, and testing support.


You will be part of a 35-40-member team that works closely with our customers to deliver unparalleled support. Matthew Hendrix ( leads this team with over 20 years’ experience and is an Army veteran. The team has been recognized by multiple Navy customers for their outstanding support and contributions to the success of various projects.


In this role, you will:

  • Support small vessel operations for research and development-based programs onsite NSWC PCD, St. Andrews Bay and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Transport vessels using government vehicles from Serco facilities to various launch locations on and off NSWC PCD.
  • Collaborate with operational levels of specific customers and company management.
  • Provide on-going technical assistance to managers and Government customers.
  • Must be able to perform preventive maintenance, minor trouble shooting and minor repairs on vessels.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds to assist with project requirements.  
  • Must be able to pass required training and physical examination in order to operate forklifts to move materials.
  • Must be able to support land and marine based testing in austere environments if required.
  • Must be flexible and able to adjust to shifting customer needs.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by management. Must be continuously flexible to changing requirements.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • High School diploma plus 2 to 4 years of related experience.  (Education requirements may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience of 5 years or more within the industry.)
  • Vessel operation experience required.
  • Minimum of Operator of Uninspected Passenger (OUPV)/Six-pack License required.
  • Must be able to obtain / maintain an active SECRET level clearance. (U.S. Citizenship is required)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has approximately 8,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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