Senior Port Captain

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Serves as the Senior Port Captain for the Staten Island Ferry. Manages day to day operations including vessel movements, licensed and unlicensed deck personnel and facilities, to assure ferry system reliability and efficiency. This is a managerial class position.

The Senior Port Captain will: manage day to day ferry system deck operations; maintain deck department operations and crewing schedules within the framework of a Safety Management System; supervise deck department personnel and staffing on a 24 hour a day basis; supervise all aspects of budget management, including but not limited to such tasks as approving labor, materials, supplies, equipment and parts within vessel deck department operating budgets. The selected candidate will also evaluate routine deck department work orders, store requests and labor expenditures to assure they comply with budgetary constraints; manage vessel regulatory compliance for nautical and radio areas; and serve as technical advisor to the Chief Operating Office for agency communications involving the deck department.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or
2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and nine years of experience as described in "1" above; two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. An accredited Master's degree in one of the disciplines described in "1" above, a law degree, or a valid New York State license as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect or Landscape Architect may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have the two years of the administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

1. Degree from a maritime college and possession of a valid United States Coast Guard Deck license strongly desired, with license as Master preferred;
2. Strong background in all aspects of maritime management including operations, engineering, maintenance and repair, personnel management and regulation issues;
3. Experience with implementation and/or operation of Safety Management Systems in accordance with ISM code.
4. Experience with passenger ferry systems in a managerial capacity is not required, but is preferred.

Additional Information

Once selected for employment at the Staten Island Ferry, federal regulations require that the applicant must either undergo a federal background check as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program or already possess a TWIC. The TWIC must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment. For further program information, visit:

To Apply

Please visit and search for Job ID Number: 115947.

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Work Location

1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position



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