Director of Compliance
Company: Lindblad Expeditions
Posted on: November 25, 2022
WHO WE ARE
Lindblad Expeditions is the pioneer in the Expedition Travel space,
from taking the first citizen explorers to Antarctica in 1966, to
opening the Galapagos and Easter Island to tourism in 1967, to
leading the first tourist expedition through the Northwest Passage
in 1984, to launching our innovative partnership with National
Geographic in 2004. Now taking nearly 25,000 guests per year to
some of the world's most remote and pristine locations on our fleet
of 15 ships, we do whatever it takes to ensure our guests
experience the "Exhilaration of Discovery". JOB SUMMARY
As a member of the Marine Operations Department, the Director of
Compliance leads the members of the compliance organization to
provide excellent results and continuous fleet improvement along
with supporting the VP Fleet Support, VP Nautical and Port Captain
with all marine operations-related activities. Acts as Company
Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Deputy Company Security Officer
(DCSO). To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Additional duties
may be added or assigned at any time.
Strong leadership in directly supervising the Manager of
Compliance, Fleet Training Officer, Marine Safety Coordinator, and
Fleet Support Coordinator.
Ensure that the policies of the Company are understood, valued, and
Support the VP Fleet Support and Port Captain with all marine
Demonstrates strong leadership, communication skills, and
collaboration with fleet ship captains deployed around the world
while acting as Company Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
Communicate effectively with direct access to the Chief Maritime
Officer and other company executives with the responsibility and
authority as DPA to monitor, ensure compliance, and improve the
Company's Safety Management System
Act as Deputy Company Security Officer.
Maintains and updates all Ship Security Plans.
File all necessary plans/arrangements and Post Visit Reporting for
Antarctica, South Georgia, and Svalbard/Greenland activities with
relevant government agencies.
Monitor all changes in Polar Regions' regulations and policies.
Liaises with IAATO and AECO and ensures that information and
reports are passed between relevant persons.
Ensures that the International Code for the Safe Operation of Ships
and for Pollution Prevention (ISM) Code requirements are
Researches and interprets regulations and guidelines from
Manage support of ship's doctors regarding standards of care and
Interfaces with the Chief Medical Officer concerning COVID-19
protocols, procedures, and reporting.
Manages interface with the Chief Medical Officer on purchases of
medical supplies, pharmaceutical supplies, and equipment for
Issues Fleet Memos regarding lessons learned changes in policy or
temporary revisions to SMS.
Schedules all internal and external SMS and security audits.
Ensures audit findings and fleet lessons learned are integrated
into the Fleet's continuous training program
Ensures proper security training for all vessel personnel.
Leads internal SMS and Security audits.
Leads coordinated review with department heads of company emergency
Leads the development of Emergency Response Team drills and
scenarios with the Marine Safety Coordinator.
Leads Marine Safety Coordinator in preparing accident data on a
regular basis for analysis and presentation.
Creates and distributes SMS Circulars and maintains file
Communicates frequently with vessels to complete investigations,
Non-Conformity Corrective Actions, drills, and training.
Tracks, documents, conducts root cause analysis and ensures timely
responses to audit findings, port state/flag state/class
deficiencies, Non-Conformities, Accidents, Near Misses, etc.
Communicates as requested with insurance brokers regarding updates
and renewals and post-incident follow-up.
Assists with the management of the drug and alcohol program.
Performs risk analysis for vessels' operations.
Coordinates and leads Fleet Issue Resolution Meetings.
Actively leads the Manager of Compliance, Fleet Training Officer,
Marine Safety Coordinator, and Fleet Support Coordinator for
monthly updates of fleet-wide personnel safety and process safety
key performance indicators on the Fleet Score Card.
Leads the Compliance Team in digitizing and streamlining the
collection and maintenance of safety, security, and training
reporting and documentation.
Lead the Fleet Training Officer in implementing the Company
Learning Management System (LMS) solution - Lindblad Expeditions
Leads the Compliance Team in streamlining and improving emergency
Capacity to build mutually beneficial relationships both internally
and externally to ensure a harmonious rapport with regulatory
Persistent customer (guest experience) focus combined with a strong
commitment to continuous improvement.
Performs other duties as assigned.
BA/BS degree in a related field required.
Previous experience in the marine industry and/or shipboard
experience required; strongly prefer a former ship Master.
Must be well versed with U. S. Coast Guard, Bahamas Maritime
Authority, American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, and Det
Norske Veritas - Germanischer Lloyd compliance as well as
ISM/SMS/ISPS/MTSA standards and systems.
Previous experience with auditing procedures preferred.
Must be able to correctly interpret treaties, laws, regulations,
and guidelines and determine applicability to company
Must be able to address large groups.
Must be able to gather and process related information, interpret
it, and paraphrase it into presentations and reports.
Very strong Project Management and leadership skills.
Frequent travel may be required.
Must be able to obtain a transportation workers identification
credential (TWIC Card).
Must be able to obtain a US passport and can obtain necessary visas
for overseas travel. Communication Skills
Using the English language, this person must have the ability to
read, write, and comprehend policies, legal guidelines,
correspondence, and memos. Must also possess the ability to
effectively communicate-both in writing and orally-with a
professional demeanor. Other Skills/Abilities
- Strong skills in organization, time management, handling multiple
tasks, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines.
- Proficient computer skills in the Windows operating system,
including both word-processing and spreadsheet applications.
- The ability to be proactive and work independently as well as
with others in a team environment.
- Occasional travel may be required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit, talk and hear. The employee will also be required
to write and type. The employee is occasionally required to stand,
walk, and reach with hands and arms. Lindblad Expeditions
determines the pay for positions using local, national, and
industry-specific survey data. We evaluate external equity and the
cost of labor/prevailing wage index in the relative marketplace for
jobs directly comparable to jobs within our company. Our posted
salary range is based on national data and may be refined for a
candidate's region/town/cost of living. For new hires, we strive to
make competitive offers allowing the new employee room for future
growth. Salaries will be based on the applicant's location, level
of experience, education, and specialized knowledge and skills. An
employee/candidate with a stronger skill set will receive higher
pay. At Lindblad Expeditions, we simply could not do our work
without the diverse kaleidoscope of humanity that creates and
delivers our remarkable offerings across the planet. As a Company
that respects and celebrates the inherent diversity in the places
we explore, we recognize the need to mirror that same diversity and
all the interconnected perspectives within our organization. We are
committed to building a community of different genders, races,
ages, sexual orientations, chosen identities, and countries of
origin where every person brings their whole self to work and whose
skills, talents, and abilities are valued. We believe we can
explore further and in a more meaningful way by actively creating a
more diverse and inclusive organization where everyone feels they
belong. Lindblad Expeditions is an equal-opportunity employer.
Individuals seeking employment at Lindblad Expeditions are
considered without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national
origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy,
unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or
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