In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for a ferry crew engaged in the operation, repair and maintenance of a Connecticut State Ferry vessel.
Receives general direction from a Ferry Master Captain or other employee of higher grade.
Leads Ferry First Mates and other ferry crew members during in-season and off-season operations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Commands and operates a Connecticut State Ferry on a daily shift during seasonal operations;
Plans ferry crew workflow and determines priorities;
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work;
Establishes and maintains ferry crew procedures;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
Acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Oversees necessary operations in starting and operating heavy duty marine engines and transmissions;
Oversees loading and discharging of passengers and vehicles under mandated state and federal safety regulations;
Oversees collection of tolls and prepares bank deposits at end of shift;
Maintains daily logs of assigned shift for daily operations, engine room and radio operations including a record of unusual occurrences;
Oversees and performs preventative maintenance of and ensures necessary running repairs to engines, fire pumps, etc. takes place;
Maintains all firefighting and life safety equipment;
Supervises and assists as necessary in cleaning of ferry vessel, ferry approaches and grounds;
Checks vessel gear and equipment and submits complete report of all needed repairs and replacements to Ferry Master Captain;
Oversees and assists crew in performing required repairs, replacements and maintenance to ferry vessel and equipment in order to put vessel in first class condition prior to United States Coast Guard inspections as required by federal regulations;
May make recommendations on policies or standards;
May prepare reports and correspondence;
May be assigned other duties in regular or emergency and/or airport highway maintenance;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and skill in piloting a ferry and/or tug boat driven vessel in making landings into a ferry slip and river crossings;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
marine, fire protection and life safety equipment;
operation and maintenance of marine engines, transmissions and propelling machinery;
splicing and tying lines;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in the operation of a ferry vessel or other motor driven vessel of the required tonnage.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain the appropriate federal license to operate or endorsement to operate or navigate type of passenger carrying vessel to be assigned as specified in the United States Coast Guard Code of Federal Regulations [USCG 46 CFR §15.805]. Specifically, holding an appropriate license as or a valid Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with endorsement as master in command authorizing service of self-propelled vessels not including auxiliary sail of less than 100 gross register tons (GRT) upon inland waters.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR).
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, and/or permits and/or certifications, including a license to operate motor vehicles.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform duties.
A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, noise and fumes and risk of injury from equipment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.