Vessel Examination Staff Officer
Ref. Auxiliary VE Instructor Guide (CIM16796.4) (ANSC 2003)
Vessel Examiner Student Material (ANSC 2000)
Includes: Auxiliary VE Manual (CIM16796.2) (ANSC 2001)
Auxiliary VE Study Guide (CIM16796.5) (ANSC 2002)
CMB Checklists 1995 (AUX-204) (ANSC 7012)
VSC Card & Instruction (VSC Info System, CG-5232) (ANSC
Personal Watercraft Craft Check Sheet (AUX-204A) (ANSC 7011)
PFD Panda Award Card (ANSC 6048)
Vessel Facility Check Off Form (CG-2736) (ANSC 7003)
Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org).
a. Exercise staff responsibility and supervision over all
matters pertaining to the flotilla's VSC program, and the
inspection of facilities; and keep flotilla members informed
of all developments in the program.
b. Unless otherwise directed, you are to schedule qualified
Auxiliarists to perform specific activities in your area of
responsibility. The schedule must include a specific time
and place for the activity.
c. Maintain close liaison with the Division Vessel Examination
Staff Officer (SO-VE) to implement the VSC program established
for district-wide or division use.
d. Coordinate and cooperate with the Flotilla Member Training
Staff Officer (FSO-MT) to encourage and increase the number
of qualified vessel examiners.
e. Maintain a close contact with flotilla vessel examiners
to encourage increased activity and maintenance of uniformly
f. Maintain current records of facility inspections, VSCs,
decal distribution, and for such other purposes as may be
required to effectively discharge your responsibilities.
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL VESSEL EXAMINATION STAFF OFFICER DUTIES
a. In coordination with the Flotilla Operations Staff Officer
(FSO-OP), develop and direct an organized program of early
activity for securing 100% facility inspections prior to the
district deadline date. Provide facility owners a copy of
checklist at least 2 weeks in advance of inspections.
b. Co-chair, with the FSO-MT any required seminars for vessel
examiners utilizing nationally approved guides. Establish
a follow-up system to ensure that all attend the seminar,
offering make-up seminars when necessary.
c. Do the utmost to ensure the quality and integrity of all
such examinations and inspections.
d. Actively advertise the VSC program to the public, coordinating
with the Flotilla Public Affairs Staff Officer (FSO-PA), and
foster a close understanding of the programs among state and
municipal boating officials for the purpose of stimulating
greater public participation and increased examiner activity.
e. Encourage continued qualification of new examiners by
assisting the FSO-MT in organizing and supervising periodic
training sessions, seminars and workshops.
f. Maintain current records of facility inspections and courtesy
g. Ensure that all reports relating to courtesy examinations
and facility inspections are correctly completed and promptly
h. Maintain close liaison with the Division Vessel Examination
Staff Officer (SO-VE) to ensure prompt and direct exchange
of information vital to the conduct of the VSC program.
i. Report monthly to the Flotilla Vice Commander about the
progress and activities involved in carrying out assigned
duties and on the status of the courtesy examination program
and facility inspections.
j. In cooperation with the Flotilla Information Systems Staff
Officer (FSO-IS), establish a follow-up system to ensure that
no examiner loses qualification from failure to perform the
minimum number of courtesy examinations each year.
k. Issue VSC decals (Seals of Safety) to flotilla examiners,
and maintain accountability of all decals provided for the
a. Qualified VEs with at least one other non-VE flotilla
member should man each ramp, at which the flotilla routinely
examines, with a VSC station every Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday
during VSC Month (15 May - 15 June). The schedule of ramps
to be manned and the list of personnel manning should be finalized
before the April meeting.
b. Examiners should be assigned each weekend to specific
marinas, at which the flotilla routinely examines boats, with
particular emphasis on VSC month.
c. The FSO-VE will report at each flotilla meeting which
ramps were manned during the preceding month and which marinas
were covered. The examining plan for the following month should