SUMMARY Duties include directing the parking of trucks, automobiles, and trailers on the deck to ensure proper weight distribution on the vessel; chocks wheels to prevent vehicle movement while underway. Patrols deck area while underway to maintain discipline and order and prevent passengers from entering unauthorized areas and from sitting on side rails or standing in dangerous areas. Investigates accidents occurring while loading or unloading, and assists the ferry captain in preparing detailed reports of accidents, incidents, and activities for the ferry operations manager. Observes passengers for suspicious actions and behavior and reports any activities to the ferry captain in accordance with Homeland Security guidelines. Responsible for rescue boat activities including supervision of a deckhand. Inspects all deck machinery and fixtures to ensure proper operating conditions. May assist the engineer perform routine maintenance repair work. Steers the vessel through the prescribed course under the supervision of the ferry captain. Assists the crew in securing the vessel in case of fire, breakdowns or inclement weather; assists maintenance crews in repairing the vessel when in dry dock. Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Qualified applicants must submit an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:
Basic knowledge of "navigational rules of the road" including navigation lights and signals.
Skills in directing the emergency response teams and mustering passengers and disembarking them to rescue craft safely.
Skills to load and unload a ferry vessel with regard to the vessel's stability.
Experience in launching and recovering a rescue boat.
Demonstrated ability without assistance to pull an un-charged 1.5 inch diameter 50' fire hose to full extension and to lift a charged 1.5 inch diameter fire hose to firefighting position.
REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid Able Seaman Certificate issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Necessary Special Requirement: possession of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).