Watercraft Operations, #79190
Occupational Family: Trades and Operations
Pay Bands: 2 - 5


Concept of Work

This Career Group provides career tracks for watercraft operators ranging from entry level to management level. Duties include the operation, maintenance, and management of watercraft ranging from small boats to ocean research vessels and car ferries. Some employees are required to be licensed by the United States Coast Guard to operate or service a vessel and must have first aid and CPR certification.

Roles Comprising This Group

These roles describe the collective characteristics of the work performed by employees in the Watercraft Operations Career Group. The roles define the typical career paths for watercraft operators who pursue careers such as crewmembers, ferry or vessel operators, and ferry engineers.

Although all of these occupations are involved in the operation of watercrafts, each warrants a separate career track. Each of these career paths requires different knowledge, skills, and abilities and would not naturally lead to the other for career progression. However, a role for each of these occupations represents different levels of work, or career progression. Career paths may exist within a single role, extend to other roles in this Career Group, or to roles in other occupationally related Career Groups.

PAY

BAND

PRACTITIONER ROLES

ROLE

CODE

MANAGEMENT NOTES

ROLE

CODE

2

Watercraft Operator I

79191

   

3

Watercraft Operator II

79192

   

4

   

Watercraft Operations Manager I

79193

5

   

Watercraft Operations
Manager II

79194

Role Descriptions

These roles are distinguished based upon the Compensable Factors of Complexity, Results, and Accountability and are used for position classification. These factors should be used for classification and compensation analysis. Recruitment and selection standards must be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated in the Employee Work Profile.

Watercraft Operator I

Code: 79191

Pay Band: 2

SOC: 53-5021*

The Watercraft Operator I role provides career tracks for crewmembers and ferry operators responsible for entry to journey level responsibilities in completing basic physical tasks that support watercraft operations. Employees maintain or operate ferryboats transporting passengers across designated waters.

Watercraft Operator I

COMPLEXITY

  • Applies knowledge of ferry operations, deck operations, traffic control, emergency procedures, and vessel equipment.
  • Knowledge of U. S. Coast Guard Regulations.
  • May be required to meet specific U. S. Coast Guard physical requirements.
  • Frequent contact with the traveling public, answering questions and giving general directions.

RESULTS

  • Applies existing procedures and guidelines that may impact operations and customer service.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Responsible for maintenance and operation of ferry and safety of passengers.

Watercraft Operator II

Code: 79192

Pay Band: 3

SOC: 53-5031*

The Watercraft Operator II role provides career tracks for crewmembers or supervisors responsible for advanced operation and maintenance of watercrafts or supervision of crewmembers. Duties range from operation of a small research vessel to directing crewmembers, supervising maintenance and operation activities of a ferry facility.

Watercraft Operator II

COMPLEXITY

  • May be required to meet specific U. S. Coast Guard requirement relating to ferry boat operations and marine safety.
  • Applies specialized knowledge of functional area, research principles, and procedures.
  • Applies knowledge of a variety of policies and procedures.
  • Contacts are frequent with private citizens, research personnel and government officials to coordinate vessel activities and safety issues.

RESULTS

  • Significant impact on research environment, customer services, and public safety.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Some decision making based on knowledge of function and interpretation of policy.
  • Some authority for decision making and other actions within scope of responsibility.
  • Responsible for a variety of duties in functional area.
  • Some positions supervise or provide leadership to other staff.

 

Watercraft Operations Manager I

Code: 79193

Pay Band: 4

SOC: 53-5021*,

and 53-5031*

The Watercraft Operations Manager I role provides career tracks for captains or ships’ engineers involved in watercraft operations. Duties include commanding the vessels, overseeing operations and maintenance systems.

Watercraft Operations Manager I

COMPLEXITY

  • Applies knowledge in the management of crewmembers and others involved in the safe operations and maintenance of watercraft vessels.
  • Contacts are frequent with private citizens, research personnel and government officials to coordinate vessel activities and safety issues.
  • Presented with problems that do not have easy solutions.
  • Licensure by the U. S. Coast Guard for service or operation of a vessel is a requirement for some positions.

RESULTS

  • Substantial impact in terms of safety of crew and passenger.
  • Expected to solve problems.
  • Serves as resource to others in resolving complex problems.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Management responsibility for people and resources.
  • Trains and directs others.

 

Watercraft Operations Manager II

Code: 79194

Pay Band: 5

SOC: 11-9199*

The Watercraft Operations Manager II role provides career tracks for managers involved in watercraft operations and programs. Duties include managing subordinate managers as well as technical employees and include the full range of managerial duties such as planning, budgeting, staffing, and evaluating.

Watercraft Manager II

COMPLEXITY

  • Directs a broad spectrum of programs/functions, staff and administrative activities.
  • Applies knowledge of programs and related policies and procedures.
  • Broad knowledge of administration.
  • Contacts include the public, other state agencies, private entities, government /legislative officials to resolve and consult on vessel program.

RESULTS

  • Considerable impact on effectiveness of programs and activities of watercraft operations, and the level of customer service/public relations.
  • Vessel program complies with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and meets inspections.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Effective management of broad programs/functions and staffing and for optimum administrative effectiveness.
  • Leadership and development of a broad spectrum of staff and program.

 

*Statistical Reporting

This Career Group includes, but is not limited to, those in the following Standard Occupational Classifications:

53-5021 Captain, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
53-5031 Ship Engineers
53-5099 Other Water Transportation Workers
11-9199 Managers, All Others

New Effective Date: 11/01/01

History

Previous class titles (listed by new role title).

Watercraft Operator I

CLASS

CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

56061

River Ferry Crewmember

4

56066

River Ferry Crewmember Specialist

5

56075

Transportation Ferry Operator

5

Watercraft Operator II

CLASS

CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

56065

River Ferry Crewmember Specialist Senior

7

56031

Research Vessel Mate

8

56067

River Ferry Shift Supervisor

8

Watercraft Operations Manager I

CLASS

CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

56064

River Ferry Chief Engineer

10

56032

Research Vessel Captain

11

56062

River Ferry Captain

11

Watercraft Operations Manager II

CLASS

CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

56033

Research Vessel Captain Supervisor

12

56034

Research Vessel Superintendent

13

56063

River Ferry Operations Manager

12