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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

MARINE BOAT/TUG OPERATOR

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MARINE BOAT/TUG OPERATOR
652R
Category: Marine-Ferry & Aircraft

Definition

Serves as Master and Engineer of a passenger vessel and/or tug boat operating to and from McNeil Island transporting passengers, vehicles and equipment.  Supervises a crew of up to five persons. Positions at this level serve, while on duty, as the only Coast Guard licensed person on board a variety of marine gas and diesel powered vessels up to 120 feet in length.

Typical Work

Operates a variety of marine vessels such as the 445  passenger ferry boat, a tug and barge, and patrol boats; 

Serves as Vessel Security Officer (VSO) and performs security duties in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and Department of Corrections policies; maintains security equipment in good operating condition in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard and DOC standards; 

Observes and enforces U.S. Coast Guard regulations and department policies that pertain to this position; 

Supervises the loading and unloading of vessels to ensure maintenance of safety standards; 

Conducts crew training and performs drills as required in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and department policies; 

Conducts staff training in passenger safety orientation, Marine Security (MARSEC) and other related subjects as required by Federal, State or local policies or that would be necessary for a safe operation; 

Maintains the vessel and its navigational aids in good operating condition in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard standards; 

Lubricates and services vessels and makes minor mechanical adjustments; adjusts ramps for fluctuations of water level; supervises the fueling of vessels in accordance with current policies and procedures and performs vessel and dock maintenance; 

Supervises the work of one or more deck hands; 

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

One year of experience as a Master, operating, piloting and maintaining marine vessels up to 100 gross tons. 

AND 

A valid United States Coast Guard license to operate an inspected passenger carrying vessel up to 100 gross tons AND a valid United States Coast Guard license to operate uninspected towing vessels up to 100 gross tons and a valid radar observer endorsement are required. 

Note: A 500 ton license to operate inspected vessels and a current towing officers assessment record will substitute for towing license.

Class Specification History

New class: Effective May 15, 1981.
Revised definition and minimum qualifications: 5-15-87.
Revised definition and minimum qualifications: 6-11-99; effective 7-1-99.
Revised Minimum qualifications: 9-14-01.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 71860), revises definition; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work and minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.

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