HARBORMASTER ††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 4233

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for assigning docking and mooring spaces and maintaining navigable channels to ensure the safe and orderly flow of boating traffic in a town or village harbor.The incumbent assists in the enforcement of marine ordinances, studies and makes recommendations for the improvement of harbor areas and facilities, and may exercise supervision over maintenance personnel and Bay Constables.Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

††††††††††† Assigns mooring spaces to power and sailboats;

††††††††††† Surveys and records the number, size and types of boats using harbor facilities;

††††††††††† Lays out and installs various types of buoys, markers, poles, speed floats, and other navigation aids in town harbors and channels;

††††††††††† Maintains orderly and safe boating conditions and enforces local marine ordinances;

††††††††††† Supervises the maintenance of markers, buoys, floats, etc., and submits requisitions for the purchase of harbor equipment;

††††††††††† Maintains records and prepares reports of harbor activities.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the operational and maintenance requirements of harbor facilities and equipment; good knowledge of nautical calculations and terminology; ability to plan and supervise the activities of personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with town officials, boat operators, shipyard owners, and the public; ability to enforce local marine ordinances with tact and firmness; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

††††††††††† Either:

††††††††††† a)  Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Marine Conservation, Marine Transportation, Marine Maintenance or a related field; or,

††††††††††† b)Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience in law enforcement, marine conservation, marine construction, marine transportation, marine maintenance, commercial fishing or as a merchant or United States Navy seaman; or,

††††††††††† c)An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).

 

NOTE:Possession of a current United States Coast Guard Masterís license, for which at least 360 days of service were needed to qualify for examination, will substitute for two years of the above experience.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

  1. There will be a qualifying psychological evaluation.
  2. Candidates must be certified by or be able to obtain certification by the Municipal Police Training Council as a peace officer. After appointment, candidates must also complete the Initial Firearms and Deadly Physical Force Course within 6 months of their appointment.

 

R10/02/18

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive