Marine Deckhand
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Louisiana

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No specialized experience or training is required.

Section 51-Statewide
Job Number 008613

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. We strongly encourage applicants to apply online.

Applicants who do not wish to apply online, can submit a completed Civil Service application (application can be found by clicking here ) to Robin Boudreaux , Human Resources Analyst, 1201 Capitol Access Rd. Room 300M, PO Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245 or fax completed application to (225) 379-1856. Application must have the job title and job number on it. All supplemental questions must be answered and submitted with the application. Any applications that do not contain this information will be rejected. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience section of the application.

NEW HIRES: All qualified and interested applicants may apply. DOTD/STATE EMPLOYEES: All qualified and interested permanent DOTD/STATE employees may apply DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to PPM #59 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT on training guidelines.

Possession of TWIC card upon appointment.
For more specific information, please contact Vince Varisco, Engineer Technician 7, at (225) 379-1886.

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To perform routine manual work aboard a state owned marine vessel.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from Marine Engineers and Chief Engineers, or Marine Pilots, or Marine Operators.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Department of Transportation and Development; Mississippi River Bridge Authority; Orleans Levee Board; Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; Board of Commissioners Port of New Orleans.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Marine Oiler by lack of engine room and mechanical duties.

Differs from other laboring jobs by performance of duties of a marine nature.

Examples of Work:
Fastens hawsers and mooring lines to vessels, wharves, barges, piers, or pilings, and checks towing rigging, lines, wires, etc.

Lowers and raises anchors by hand or by vessel's winches.

Coils and splices rope and makes rope fenders.

Makes eyes in cable.

Operates traffic ramps and gates on vessel.

Directs and parks traffic on and off of vessel.

Performs routine maintenance such as cleaning, chipping, scraping, painting, changing oil and filters, polishing bright work, etc.

Loads and unloads material and equipment for use on vessels.

Moves swing wires.

Operates bilge pumps.

Assists in deck and equipment repairs.

Assists in handling discharge lines and dredge anchors.

Handles lines in recovery of vessels adrift.

Mans and operates emergency safety equipment such as firefighting hoses, fire extinguishers, rescue boats, life rings, floats, etc.

Serves as lookout to assist in safe navigation of vessel.

Searches for drowning victims, recovers body, and places body in body bag.

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