Harbor Master - Military veterans preferred

DynCorp Recruiting (www.dyn-intl.com)


  full-time   employee

Marshall Islands

Job Summary
The Harbor Master is primarily responsible for the enforcement of the harbor’s regulations to ensure safety of navigation, security and environment protection.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Oversees and direct harbor activities such as long shoring, stevedore, mooring, fueling, bunkering, and passenger transportation.
  • Receives and reviews all special requests for vessel usage to transport passengers or cargo and makes recommendations to the site leadership on whether a request can be fulfilled.
  • Generates daily and weekly watercraft schedules.
  • Exercises supervision over maintenance personnel.
  • Confers with officials to establish policies, define responsibilities, and determine operating requirements.
  • Issues general instructions and outlines departmental policies regarding water-traffic control and public safety.
  • Prepares periodic activity reports and annual budget.
  • Participates in marine rescues, responds to and aids vessels and people in distress; recovers and secures boats lost or adrift.
  • Assists with the training of staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of methods and procedures in the operation of a commercial port/marina.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of navigation laws, local laws and ordinances pertaining to docks and harbors.
  • Knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in marine work.
  • Knowledge of tidal characteristics and how to handle shore front activities and small boats during storms and waterfront emergencies.
  • Knowledge of the methods of hauling and launching various types of boats and safety precautions used in the operation.
  • Knowledge of waterfront first aid.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the general public.

Experience & Education

  • Eight (8) years of experience in marine harbor operations, marine transportation, or marine maintenance.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of a current United States Coast Guard Mariner’s license preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to stand, climb, stoop, crawl and kneel for long periods of time and endure working outside on a daily basis often in inclement weather.
  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable.
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.