STATE OF CONNECTICUT EXECUTIVE BRANCH JOBS

Summer Ferry Worker

On-site

Recruitment #240207-5704VR-002

Introduction



The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is hiring Summer Ferry Workers (Seasonal Worker) for the following Ferry locations: Rocky Hill/Glastonbury and Chester/Hadlyme, in the Bureau of Public Transportation.

JOB DUTIES
  • Fare collection 
  • Site/vessel improvement
  • Service enhancements
  • Other assigned duties
POSITION HIGHLIGHTS
  • Anticipated start date in May of 2024 and ending by August 30, 2024
  • Monday-Friday
  • First shift
  • 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week
  • Seasonal
JOB SITE INFORMATION
The Rocky Hill Ferry operation is an important element in the Region's transportation plan.  It serves local vehicular traffic between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury and plays an important role for bicyclists as well. Motorists traveling between parts of southern Glastonbury and Rocky Hill can cut nearly 8 miles (one-way) off their trip if they use the ferry.  Further, the ferry is the only crossing for cyclists between Hartford and Middletown. Without the ferry, cyclists face a barrier of over 13 miles with no way to get across.  

The Chester Ferry is a distance saver as well, driving from Chester to Lyme is 20.3 miles overland via the East Haddam bridge, but only 8.3 miles via the ferry. The ferry is also convenient for business and pleasure with tourists’ attractions including Gillette’s Castle and the Essex Steam Train. The Ferry will play a pivotal role in the alternate transportation plan for rehabilitation of the Chester Swing Bridge project starting in spring of 2022.

Selection Plan

Selected candidates must be at least 16 or 18 years old, depending on the position. 

To Apply:


  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other. 
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

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Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class performs tasks and duties of a seasonal nature by providing services to clients or the public.

Work areas covered by this class shall include the assignments and hourly rates as listed below:

 Assignment Minimum Hourly
Rates 
Maximum Hourly
Rates 
 General  $15.69  $17.00
 Patient Care Service  $15.69  $17.00
 Maintenance  $15.69  $17.00
 Laboratory Assistant  $15.69  $17.00
 Recreational Aide  $15.69  $17.00
 Transportation Services (Bus Driver)  $15.69  $17.00
 Tourist Information Clerk  $15.69  $17.00
 Specialized Recreational Services  $15.69  $17.00
 Tourist Information Coordinator  $15.69  $17.00
 Information Technology System Analysis  $19.00  $22.00
 Professional Engineering  $19.00  $22.00
 Legal  $19.00  $22.00

Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:

  • Returning Seasonal Workers may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum hourly rate.

OR

  • Experienced workers in the specific functional area with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.
OR

  • Undergraduate or graduate students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
NOTE: Determination of hourly rate is based on the above criteria. Additional compensation is based on only one criteria. It is not intended for individuals to receive additional compensation through application of the multiple criteria listed above.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

See attached Addendum

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Knowledge of
    • principles, practices and procedures of assigned specialty; 
    • operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned specialty; 
  • Knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding an individual’s behavior; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • techniques of assigned specialty skills; 
  • Ability to
    • assist individuals in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable; 
    • understand and carry out written orders and oral instructions; 
  • Adequate physical strength and stamina to perform duties; 
  • Some positions may require supervisory and/or leadership abilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience and training that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with facility or mechanical maintenance or repair through work experience or coursework.
  • Experience communicating verbally and in writing to a diverse population.
  • Experience with computer software (Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Experience with vessels or boats through work experience or coursework.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents in this class assigned to recreational activities must be able to perform emergency first aid as needed and certain positions will require a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
  • Incumbents in this class assigned as bus drivers or operate a motor vehicle must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator License to drive a bus and/or a Motor Vehicle Operators License as necessary.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.


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