Lead the overall management of maritime operations at Port Canaveral. Provide oversight on the operational usage of the Canaveral Port Authority's docks, waterways, and vessel traffic. An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for planning, coordinating and scheduling operational activities; ensuring Duty Harbormasters, Port Operations Manager and Line Handling Associates are properly trained and kept abreast of new operational developments; and developing and/or revising operating policies, procedures, and performance standards.
· Direct and support a team of 24-hour Duty Harbormasters that supervise all day-to-day commercial maritime activities at Port Canaveral. Provides management oversight of Duty Harbormaster team as well as the Port Operations Manager; including, but not limited to: shift schedules, performance standards, performance evaluations, project management, traffic flow efficiency, etc.
· Manage the coordination and planning of port traffic movements and berthing in a manner that ensures safe and efficient utilization of all of Port Canaveral’s maritime assets; including, but not limited to: docks, waterways, cargo facilities, and passenger terminals.
· Provide executive-level briefings as necessary in reference to maritime operations.
· Supervise the processing of berth and vessel reservations for docking at Port Authority berths in accordance with established procedures.
· Monitors and tracks vessels using electronic navigation equipment and radios
· Strong conflict resolution skills required, as Senior Harbormaster is responsible for managing any situations that may jeopardize the safety or efficiency of port operations.
· Extensive knowledge of cruise and cargo operations; as well as environmental and regulatory compliance standards for safety and security.
· Monitors port operations for any sign of irregularities that could result in damage to facilities, personal injury or economic loss.
· Reports violations of vessel traffic guidelines, special sailing orders, and United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port (USCG COTP) orders to appropriate local, state and federal agencies.
· Required to keep all maritime-related parties abreast of any and all updates regarding maritime traffic and/or operations. This includes, but is not limited to: ship agents, cruise/cargo lines, tugs, harbor pilots, BCSO, NOTU, USCG, internal stakeholders, and other maritime personnel through phone, email, and VHF radio.
· Manage the coordination of Port Canaveral dock and channel usage between NOTU, USCG, waterside contractors, and any other entities that require dock and channel usage; with the goal of ensuring that cruise and cargo vessels are not negatively impacted.
· In depth knowledge of the CPA Tariff. Required to maintain marine- and dockside-related tariff items, and to establish and implement new rules and regulations as needed.
· Enforces Port rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances.
· Provide direction to the Port Operations Manager and a team of line handling associates that provide vessel mooring services and other various support services to commercial cargo and cruise vessels at Port Canaveral.
· Provide design insight to CPA Engineering in regards to dock refurbishments and new dock construction.
· Ensure that all vessels berthing at CPA docks have an approved USCG Facility and Vessel Security Plan.
· Lead essential personnel on any maritime-related emergencies (in accordance with USCG); weather, medical emergency, or otherwise.
· Establish berthing plans for all vessels utilizing CPA docks; taking into consideration gangway alignment, stores, passenger flow, luggage, bunkers, ramps, conveyors, etc.
· Build direct relationships with vessel captains/crew; ensuring that their operational expectations are exceeded while berthed at Port Canaveral.
· Manage the quality control and records management in relation to commercial vessel billing. Daily meetings with CPA Finance to ensure accurate vessel invoicing.
· Liaison with CPA tenants to ensure customer satisfaction and aid in correcting any deficiencies as needed.
· Active member and participant in Port Canaveral’s Harbor Safety Committee and the USCG East Central Florida Port Coordination Team.
· Must be able to be reached at all times.
· Minimal travel required.
· Performs other related duties as required.
· Bachelor’s degree from a Federal or State Maritime Academy, supplemented by five (5) to seven (7) years progressively responsible and knowledgeable experience in marine transportation, seaport operations, shipping or vessel traffic systems
· High school diploma; supplemented by ten (10) to (12) years progressively responsible and knowledgeable experience in marine transportation, seaport operations, shipping or vessel traffic systems; or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
Licenses / Certification Required:
· Valid Florida Driver’s License
· Tasks involve the intermittent performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
· Tasks my involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
· May require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavier objects.
· Tasks are performed in outdoor environments.
· Due to the nature and location of work environment, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements, e.g., heat humidity, inclement weather.
· Some tasks include working in and around moving vehicles and associated vehicle/equipment area, where heightened awareness to surroundings and observance of established safety precautions is essential in avoidance of injury or accidents.
As the gateway to Central Florida, Port Canaveral provides facilities for shippers who seek to save time and money as benefits of its proximity to major markets and efficient transportation links. Annually, Port Canaveral welcomes 4 million cruise passengers and handles 4 million tons of cargo. Shippers will find recent harbor improvements, new cruise and cargo terminals, a new ...auto facility and now leasing-- the first of two inland warehouse and logistics centers. Canaveral also is home to U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force facilities, including Surface Deployment and Distribution, and serves as an important export gateway for U.S. government cargo destined to Ascension Island.