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Chief Operating Officer

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Ref: 927227
Salary: $180,000 to $235,000 plus excellent benefits
Location: United States
Division: CORPORATE & PROFESSIONAL JOBS

Faststream Recruitment has been exclusively appointed by New York City Department of Transportation to recruit a Deputy Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Staten Island Ferry part of their operations.

The City has operated the Staten Island Ferry since 1905. It is famous for the views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor's Island and one of the largest working harbours in the world.

Job Description

You will serve 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. You will provide 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, you will serve 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.

Typical Tasks


    * 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

Minimum requirements

You will need a 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 a degree.

Preferred skills


    * 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.

    * Strong background in all aspects of maritime management, including operations, engineering, maintenance and repair, personnel management and regulation issues.

    * Experience with implementation and/or operation of Safety Management Systems in accordance with ISM code.
    * Superb managerial and communication skills.

    * Experience with passenger ferry systems in a managerial capacity is preferred, but not required.

Residency

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.

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like to apply for or discuss the position of COO at The Department of Transportation of New York, please contact Martin Bennell on the details below

Find out more about the New York City of Transportation here.

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