Federal Pilot Trainee

Department: Environmental Monitoring
Location: , RI

A.I.S., Inc. (AIS) is a national scientific services firm supporting maritime activities requiring certification of compliance with environmental regulations as well as collecting data for use by Federal, State, Municipal, and other government agencies along the US coastline. AIS is looking for candidates to become federally licensed marine first-class Pilots to board U.S.-flagged vessels that may require pilot escort (due to vessel displacement or length) into and out of ports in the New England region.

Primary Function:

Federally Licensed Pilots standby, and in the event of local Pilot unavailability will board US-flagged vessels, providing professional guidance to assist the master/captain in the safe navigation to and from port. Pilots will potentially deploy out of ports in RI and/or MA and will be on-call for the duration of this project, available 24/7 as needed. On-call rotations will be arranged.


Compensation: Pay to be negotiated based on years of experience as a mariner and performance through the completion of training requirements. Compensated round trips to meet route requirements for pilotage in local area will be provided. Travel expenses to and from ports not reimbursed. This is a full–time temporary position. For long term placements on AIS projects, the eligibility threshold for the AIS benefits package is reached after 90 days. AIS benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

o Must have completed 1080 days of service in the deck department, half of which must be performing bridge watchkeeping duties under supervision of the master or qualified officer

o Unlimited tonnage eligibility: 540 days of service must be served as master, mate, quartermaster, wheelsman, AB, apprentice pilot or equivalent capacity standing regular watches on vessels 1600 GRT or more

Preferred Qualifications:




If you would like to apply for one of these exciting new openings, please click the following link http://aisobservers.com/careers/ to submit the following information.

All documents must be submitted for your application to be considered. If you have any questions pertaining to this opening, please feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition Team at talentacquisitionteam@aisobservers.com or 508-990-9035.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of A.I.S. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our employees and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Must be able to work in the U.S. • VEVRAA Federal Contractor • Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals • Equal Opportunity Employer