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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Ferryboat Operator Senior in Harrisonburg, Louisiana

Ferryboat Operator Senior

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Ferryboat Operator Senior

Salary

$5,477.00 - $9,856.00 Monthly

Location

Harrisonburg, LA

Job Type

Classified

Job Number

58/TBD/FOS/12.15.2023/CONT-JB

Department

DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Division

District 58- Chase

Opening Date

12/15/2023

Closing Date

Continuous

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Supplemental Information

Please visit our DOTD Career Center for more information about our agency:

http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Mgmt_Finance/HR/Pages/Career_Center.aspx

DISTRICT 58 - Unit 858 (FERRY)

JOB NUMBER: 58/TBD/FOS/12.15.2023/CONT-JB

THIS IS A CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT FOR HARRISONBURG, LA

No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

This position requires possession of a United States Coast Guard Master License.

The overall function of this position is to operate and pilot state owned ferry vessels that are certified as “inspected” vessels under the United States Coast Guard regulations. This position is located in the District 58/Unit 858 section of DOTD and reports directly to the Marine Operator Superintendent 1. The incumbent must be self-motivated and be able to perform duties many times with or without minimal supervision and also be able to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise. The incumbent will participate in appropriate DOTD structured training programs and attend all continuing education classes and conferences deemed necessary to facilitate the performance of required tasks.

This position requires drug testing.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the ‘Applications’ link after logging into their account.

*ResumesWILL NOTbe accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. *

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Contact Name: Lee Wallace

Title: Engineer 8 - ADA Operations

Phone Number: (318) 412-3102

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Five years of experience in marine operations and a U.S. Coast Guard officer's credential.

NOTE:

At this level, one of the following credentials or the equivalent may be preferred by the hiring agency depending on the vacancy to be filled:

  1. National Master of Self Propelled Vessels Upon Great Lakes & or Inland Waters of any gross registered tonnage (GRT).

  2. Chief Engineer of Louisiana Motor Ferry Vessels of NMT 2000 HP.

  3. National Chief Engineer of Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine of any horsepower.

  4. National Master of Towing Vessels Upon Ocean, Near Coastal, Great Lakes-Inland & Western Rivers.

    The hiring agency will ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

    NOTE:

    Possession of a current Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) will be required by the hiring agency at the time of appointment.

    For more information on how to obtain a TWIC and other U.S. Coast Guard credentials, please see the National Maritime Center website:

    https://www.dco.uscg.mil/national_maritime_center/

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To serve as a senior operator for ferry operations.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Direct from a Ferryboat Supervisor or Ferryboat Operations Manager. Other reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May provide direct or functional supervision over Ferryboat personnel.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Department of Transportation and Development. Other locations may be approved by SCS.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Ferryboat Operator 3 by the presence of senior operator duties.

Differs from Ferryboat Operations Supervisor by the absence of direct supervisory responsibilities aboard a complex ferry vessel.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Senior operators generally serve in a role such as chief of engine room operations aboard a ferry vessel, master with a towing endorsement or as the sole licensed operator aboard a less complex ferry vessel. Ferryboat Operators at this level may hold both deck and engine officer credentials.

Pilots U.S. Coast Guard-inspected ferry vessels that are used to carry vehicles and passengers; may tow vessels for repairs when required.

Oversees master log of all operations and preparation of required reports; submits reports as necessary.

Inspects equipment, machines, rigging, and gear aboard vessels. Provides corrective instruction to Ferryboat personnel as necessary.

Oversees lower-level Ferryboat personnel during exercises for emergency fire and collision drills.

Operates and demonstrates proper use of ferry vessel equipment such as marine radio, state radio, radar, and related safety equipment.

Oversees proper operation and routine maintenance of the engine room and machinery aboard a ferry vessel such as main propulsion diesel engines, main electrical generating plants, hydraulic systems, sanitation systems and pumping systems.

Oversees required engine room logs and preparation of related reports.

Oversees safe refueling operations.

Instructs lower-level Ferryboat personnel in proper procedures to ensure safe operation of the ferry vessel.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at https://info.groupbenefits.org/

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found athttps://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Parental-Leave/Default.aspx

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org). LASERS has provided this video (https://lasersonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Your_Retirement_System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org),

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others

    01

    Are you a current or former employee of the State of Louisiana?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    If so, for which state agency(ies) do you/did you work and during what time period(s)? If not, indicate "NA".

    03

    Are you a permanent LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    Are you a probational LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    To ensure compliance with PPM #9, DOTD Nepotism Policy, please list the name and relationship with any immediate family members that are currently employed by the LA-DOTD. Please type "N/A" if there are no immediate family members?

    06

    What are your career interests?

    Required Question

Agency

State of Louisiana

Address

For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802

Phone

(866) 783-5462

Website

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/default.cfm

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