Two former Coast Guardsman are finalists for the Chilmark harbor master job.

Ryan Rossi, 31, of West Tisbury, and Robert Decker, 33, of Oak Bluffs, were both interviewed by two Chilmark selectmen Tuesday night. Selectman Bill Rossi recused himself because Ryan Rossi is his nephew.

The new harbor master will replace Dennis Jason Jr., who will step down at the end of June.

On Tuesday night selectmen said they had received six applications, which they then narrowed to four semi-finalists and two finalists. A three-person selection committee included selectman James Malkin, Jeffrey Maida and Everett Poole.

Ryan Rossi, who grew up in Chilmark, introduced himself as a maritime professional and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. The son of former West Tisbury police chief Daniel Rossi, Ryan currently works at the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard. During his time in the Coast Guard he spent two years as a petty officer at station Menemsha.

“Serving at Station Menemsha was one of the most rewarding experiences I could have asked for to serve the community I grew up in,” he said.

Robert Decker, also a former Coast Guardsman who spent three years at station Menemsha, now works as an assistant harbor master in Vineyard Haven and as an officer in the Edgartown courthouse.

He said his background serving the Lake Tashmoo boating community and alleviating conflicts at the courthouse would serve him well on the Menemsha harborfront.

“Continuously at the courthouse I’m just trying to keep the peace,” Mr. Decker said. “People have a . . . direction of where they want Menemsha to go. As long as most people are generally happy . . . that’s what’s most important.”

Selectmen asked the two finalists a variety of questions, including how they would deal with conflicts on the harbor between commercial fishermen and recreational boaters who share limited space.

The board is expected to vote at its meeting next Tuesday.