Job Vacancy: Port Marine Officer

The Port Marine Officer is responsible for the maintenance of a safe and efficient marine operation through the delivery of effective Vessel Traffic Services and Pilotage services and adhering to International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code.

Other responsibilities include:

Ensure maximum utilization of berthing space and of areas of the facilities

Ensure that there is compliance with the Port’s Security Plan, International Conventions, Protocols and Regulations

Assist and maintain a good working relationship with stakeholders including customers, Customs and Excise, Ship Agents and staff

Assist in the maintenance of moorings

Participate in vessel coastal patrol

Control and manage the disposal of marine/port waste

Guard the Marine and Port facility

Effectively utilize and maintain the pier and navigational aid

Qualifications and Requirements

High School Certificate

At least 18 years of age

Basic marine (sea) knowledge and skills will be an asset

Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional and effective manner; must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines

Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting; may require computer skills

Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures and instructions

As a condition of employment, employee may have to successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test

Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills

Remain flexible to ever changing environments; adapt well to different situations

Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard;

Neat and professional appearance

Ability to handle both common and crisis situations calmly and efficiently

Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume of activity