In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for assisting a Ferry Captain in the operation, repair and maintenance of a Connecticut State Ferry vessel.
Works under the close supervision of a Ferry Captain, Ferry Master Captain or other employee of higher grade during in-season and off-season operations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Ensures proper boarding and exiting of passengers and vehicles from ferry vessel under mandated state and federal safety regulations that pertain to passenger carrying vessels;
Handles mooring lines and landing aprons;
Collects tolls and makes out collection reports;
Maintains vessel, decks, approach aprons in a neat and orderly condition;
Assists Ferry Captain with monitoring of river for boats and other traffic in ferry's path;
Fuels ferry and changes oil and transmission fluid;
Ensures ramps, towers and gates properly oiled and greased;
Assists with 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;
Operates ferry vessel on an as-needed basis;
May be assigned other duties in regular or emergency highway and/or airport maintenance;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
mechanical and operational aspects of ferry vessels up to 100 tons;
maintenance and repair of internal combustion engines;
tools and methods used in maintenance of marine vessels and equipment;
oral and written communication skills;
utilize computer software;
perform mathematical calculations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in the basic operation, repair and maintenance of marine or automotive equipment and propulsion motors.
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, permits and/or certifications, including a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
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.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Ferry First Mate (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group TC 15 approved effective May 10, 2019. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-182