Marine Comm Coordinator III
Texas Department of Transportation - Galveston, TX

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Leads a group of employees engaged in dispatcher activities for a marine unit transporting crew members, public vehicles and passengers. Work requires frequent contact with private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence . MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or equivalentplus four (4) years experience in marine operations including radio communications. Must have U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) OS/Wiper. For Galveston Ferry Operations: Must have or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) within ninety (90) days of the date of hire. (Experience requirements may be satisfied by full-time experience or the prorated part-time equivalent.)

The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See "Education Verification" on Careers page for information on verifying degrees.

Extensive knowledge of
Radio protocol procedures
Marine operations
Maintenance and operation of marine communication systems

Proficient skill in
Monitoring and evaluating progress on work assignments, customer commitments, processes etc., to ensure timely and successful completion of assigned tasks
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others
Coordinating labor, materials and equipment
Maintaining a safe working environment

Ability to
Communicate effectively

Other Attributes
Delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; shares authority but has ultimate accountability


Answers public inquiries to include schedule information and coordination of emergency responses with various local, county, state and federal agencies.
Responds to public complaint calls or relays problems and other pertinent information to supervisor.
Oversees, coordinates and facilitates the staging or movement of arrival and departure of vehicles and passengers through the ferry system.
Oversees and coordinates priority boarding for emergency and other authorized vehicles.
Transmits and receives routine and emergency operational and administrative informal voice message traffic.
Assists Ferry Operations Manager and Assistant with daily and long-term personnel scheduling .
Coordinates administrative and maintenance requirements for operational ferries.
Recalls relief or repair personnel as required or directed.
Reports to the Ferry Operations Manager on matters which affect the operational capability of ferry vessels, administrative or maintenance requirements of concern, operations change orders and all matters of consequence with the public.
Performs the duties of ferry boat deckhand as required. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety sensitive and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety sensitive employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Must have a mariner's license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner's document at time of application.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Must be able to report for duty within 30 minutes of notification on a 24-hour basis.
Driver 's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.

Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.

External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.

External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.

Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required.

If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three(3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office.

Department employees or family members will not have, either directly or indirectly, any financial or other personal interest in a department (or a TxDOT) contract or subcontract of any kind. A contract may not be awarded to an entity that is owned in whole or in part by any TxDOT employee or immediate family member.

As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.

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