In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aviation and Ports State Maritime Office 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 fire fighting 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 highway maintenance; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 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; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of marine, fire protection and life safety equipment; knowledge of operation and maintenance of marine engines, transmissions and propelling machinery; knowledge of first aid; some knowledge of splicing and tying lines; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; some supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
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 a federal license to operate or navigate small passenger carrying vessels (100 ton for Chester-Hadlyme and 50 ton for Rocky Hill-Glastonbury).
Incumbents in this class at the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury site must possess and retain a Tug and Towing license.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a CPR certificate.
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.
Non-Examined refers to Section 5-219 of the Connecticut General Statutes which permits appointment of candidates to competitive positions without formal examination when a professional license, professional degree, accreditation or certificate is a mandatory requirement for appointment to a class.
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group TC 19 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to modify content and implement reevaluation)