Marine Transportation Supervisor (Vessel Master)

Company: U.S. DOT Saint Lawrence Seaway Dev. Corp.
Job Title: Marine Transportation Supervisor (Vessel Master)
Location: Massena, New York

Position Summary:
This position is located in the Office of Lock Operations and Marine Services, Marine Division, Massena, NY. You will serve as a working supervisor of the Marine Services Division with major responsibilities in the fleet navigational aids and hydrographic survey areas.

This extended vacancy has an early consideration date of 09/05/2019.

Full vacancy descriptions are located on USAJOBS.gov under the following links:

For Federal Employees, Special Appointing Authorities, etc.: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542044800

For the Public: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542045100

Essential Functions:

The Marine Transportation Supervisor (Vessel Master):
•Is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of Corporation vessels (tugs/barges), channel maintenance, emergency response, ship inspection and vessel casualty investigations.
•Administers the waterway channel maintenance program to include oversight of hydrographic sweep surveys of the U.S. portion of the Seaway, buoy tending operations and the navigational aids program that encompasses a 120 mile area with over 200 fixed and floating aids to navigation. Is responsible for preventive maintenance and repair of all navigation aids and prepares short and long-range preventive maintenance plans for the Marine Division. Pilots vessels (tugs/barges) and/or supervises activities. Provides technical expertise for emergency response, involved with vessels that transit the Seaway, vessel casualty investigations and conducts investigations as required. Develops and participates in annual oil spill emergency response exercises and training.
•Exercises technical and administrative supervision over Marine crew. Provides strong leadership and support to the safety program. Identifies and initiates employee development as needed.
•Prepares short and long range capital plans for navigational aids and floating plants. Develops dry dock contracts. Liaison for and communicates on a regular basis with various external agencies in relation to the activities of the division. Drafts budget requests for the division. Prepares and delivers performance evaluations. Contacts appropriate personnel during incidents. Develops new or modifies existing operations procedures and training programs.
•Prepares and delivers employee coaching and disciplinary actions. Resolves employee complaints and grievances in compliance with the Corporation’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:
•Experience safely operating and maintaining vessels, overseeing channel maintenance responsibilities, responding to emergencies, conducting ship inspections, and investigating vessel casualties.
•Experience where your major responsibilities were in the fleet and navigation aids area.

In addition to the specialized experience requirements for the GS-13, you must meet the following Selective Factors:
•A valid USCG Merchant Marine Credential, as Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of 200 gross registered ton (GRT) or greater, upon the Great Lakes and Inland waters.
•A valid USCG License/Credentials that qualifies you as Master of Towing Vessels in the Great Lakes (or superseding routes) or can obtain the towing endorsement within the first two years of employment.

To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:
•Experience as Vessel Master operating and maintaining vessels, overseeing channel maintenance responsibilities, responding to emergencies, conducting ship inspections, and investigating vessel casualties.
•Experience with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) regulations sufficient to train others on the requirements.
•Experience operating Azimuthing Drive Vessels.

In addition to the specialized experience requirements for the GS-14, you must meet the following Selective Factors:
•A valid USCG Merchant Marine Credential, as Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of 500 gross registered ton (GRT) or greater, upon the Great Lakes and Inland waters.
•A valid USCG License/Credentials that qualifies you as Master of Towing Vessels in the Great Lakes (or superseding routes) or can obtain the towing endorsement within the first year of employment.

LICENSE/TOWING ENDORSEMENT: To be considered for this vacancy you must submit a copy of a current USCG Merchant Marine Credential, as Master of Steam or Motor Vessels of 200/500 gross registered ton (GRT) or greater upon the Great Lakes and inland waters, and include any endorsements associated with this MMC.

Working Environment and Conditions:

About the Company:
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is a wholly owned government corporation created by statute May 13, 1954, to construct, operate and maintain that part of the St. Lawrence Seaway between the Port of Montreal and Lake Erie, within the territorial limits of the United States.

Our mission is to serve the marine transportation industries by providing a safe, secure, reliable, efficient, and competitive deep draft international waterway, in cooperation with the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation. http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is ranked #4 in the 2018 best places to work in the Federal Government!

How to Apply:
Full vacancy descriptions are located on USAJOBS.gov under the following links:

For Federal Employees, Special Appointing Authorities, etc.: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542044800

For the Public: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542045100

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