The second Officer on board of a yacht should have profound knowledge of all procedures/works performed on the deck, navigation and should be able to transfer new knowledge and skills in repair and maintenance to the crew.
Such a person should also have a good understanding of safety procedures as well as management skills, strong leadership qualities and good inter-personal skills.
The first officer should be able to support the captain in all aspects of yacht management. The position requires at least five years of experience (including in the position of the first officer or captain even of the smallest vessel), and a valid permit/licence.
Job responsibilities of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Officer on board of a yacht
Assisting the captain with performance of his/her administrative and safety tasks
Management of deck crew and discipline maintenance
Arrange regular safety drills
Manage the distribution of watch schedules
Take care of maintenance of the deck and its inventory
Cargo stowage on the yacht
Assisting the captain with yacht navigation
Skills required from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Officer on board of a yacht
Ability to replace the captain in his/her absence
Ability to delegate his/her powers, good communication skills, organized, diplomatic and versatile
Excellent knowledge and practical skills in ISM and ISPS
Profound knowledge of maintenance and cleaning skills (rust, corrosion, painting, varnishing, cable splicing, fiberglass, carpentry ...)