NYC DOT Deputy Commissioner (Ferries)

Technical Area Marine Transportation
NYC Department of Transportation
Staten Island, NY
United States
Job Summary

Civil Service Title:
Title Code No: 95903 Salary: $180,000.00-$235,000.00
Title Classification: Exempt
Business Title:
Chief Operations Officer/Deputy Commissioner
Work Location:
1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Division/Work Unit: Ferry/Administration Number of Positions: 1
Job ID: 438667 Hours/Shift: 35 hours/Monday-Friday

Full Job Description

Job Description
Serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Staten Island Ferry and Deputy Commissioner of the Ferry Division for the New York City
Department of Transportation. Provides executive leadership and direction for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the
vessels, terminals and facilities of the Staten Island Ferry, including management of over 600 employees, including 450 mariners, and an
annual expense budget $63 million (PS), $44 million (OTPS) and 10 Year Capital Plan of approximately $450 million. In collaboration with
the Commissioner and Agency Chief Operations Officer, serves as a member of Top Management providing commitment, leadership, and
the highest levels of management to the Staten Island Ferry's Safety Management System (SMS), in accordance with International Safety
Management (ISM) Code requirements. Regulates private ferry operations within the City of New York. This role will include significant
employee engagement in a union environment.

Responsible to serve as the highest level of authority with the SMS in matters relating to administration, engineering, operations and safety.
Establish and coordinate the effective implementation of a Safety & Environmental Protection Policy. Oversee activities of senior
management of functional areas, including customer relations and customer service. Ensure the entire Staten Island Ferry system is operated
safely and effectively in accordance with principles of good seamanship and all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. Coast Guard
regulations. Responsible for ensuring that all Staten Island Ferry personnel are properly trained and fully familiar with all applicable
regulations, including NYCDOT policies and regulations. Represent the agency to and interacts with other local, state and federal
government agencies, elected officials, private ferry operators, city unions and other stakeholders. Performs related managerial duties.
The Staten Island Ferry is a critical link in the City's transportation infrastructure and carries over 25 million passengers annually between
the St. George Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan, operating 365 days per year around the clock.
The Ferry Division exemplifies DOT's mission in providing for the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible movement of people and
goods in the City of New York.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
Baccalaureate or higher degree in operations management, business management, marine transportation, nautical science, marine
engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college. Maritime industry relevant work experience may be substituted for degree.
Preferred Skills
1. Possession of a valid Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) issued by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), with endorsement
as Master (unlimited tonnage) or Chief Engineer (unlimited propulsion power) strongly preferred.
2. Strong background in all aspects of maritime management, including operations, engineering, maintenance and repair,
personnel management and regulation issues.
3. Experience with implementation and/or operation of Safety Management Systems in accordance with ISM code.
4. Superb managerial and communication skills.
5. Experience with passenger ferry systems in a managerial capacity is preferred, but not required.

Additional Information
TWIC REQUIREMENT: Once selected for employment at the Staten Island Ferry, federal regulations require that the applicant must
either undergo a federal background check as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program or already possess
a TWIC. The TWIC must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment. For further
program information, visit:

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your resume or
cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked
for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To
determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

To Apply
All resumes are to be submitted electronically.

Current City Employees:
Please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet, follow the Careers link and search for Job ID number 438667.

All other applicants:
Please go to and search for Job ID Number 438667.
If you do not have access to a personal computer:
Please visit your local public library. Most public libraries have computers available for use. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries
permitted. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DOT, visit us at:

Posting Date: 3/20/2020 Post Until: Filled

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications Baccalaureate or higher degree in operations management, business management, marine transportation, nautical science, marine engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college. Maritime industry relevant work experience may be substituted for
Compensation $180,000.00-$235,000.00