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Ferry Captain

By June 9, 2022

State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

INTRODUCTION

Are you a licensed operator looking for your next role? Are you interested in joining a state agency? If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Ferry Captain on the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry in Chester, CT.

ABOUT US

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Shifts will vary from week to week
    • 1st shift is from 6:30am to 2:00pm
    • 2nd shift is from 12:30pm to 8:00pm
    • Every other weekend you will work from 9:30am to 5:00pm

*This salary range shall increase effective July 1, 2022.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current license and/or permits.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR).

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

SELECTION PLAN

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

Connect With Us:

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 Frank DeCusati at frank.decusati@ct.gov or 860-713-5176.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

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; 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; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with safe vessel operation
  • Experience with marine or general diesel and gasoline engine repair
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and computer functionality
  • Experience prioritizing work
  • Experience providing verbal and written communication to a diverse population
  • Experience working within the vision of a departmental mission statement

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. 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.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

CONCLUSION

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

To apply for this job email your details to frank.decusati@ct.gov

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