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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Q0819

PORT EVERGLADES CHIEF WHARFINGER

NATURE OF WORK

This is responsible supervisory and administrative work in the control and use of seaport cargo docks and cargo handling and transit facilities.

Work involves responsibility for cargo space assignment, overseeing the placement of cargo, cargo dock and transit shed facility inspection. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement within established guidelines. Supervision is exercised over a staff of subordinates engaged in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Performance is reviewed periodically through meetings and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Receives requests for cargo yard and transit shed space and assigns accordingly to maximize operational efficiency and safety.

Maintains constant inspection of cargo facilities and cargo docks to identify property damage, proper storage of cargo, housekeeping and identification of those responsible for each.

Confers with franchised ship agents, stevedores and cargo handlers, US Coast Guard, US Customs, departmental employees and other maritime officials to insure proper handling and placement of cargo.

Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of the Port tariff to insure compliance with all rules and regulations for the use of the facilities.

Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of US Coast Guard rules and procedures regarding proper handling and storage of all types of cargo, both inside and open storage.

Maintains effective communication with the Finance Division in reporting billable revenues.

Oversees the training of subordinate staff; establishes work week schedule.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the operations and activities at a major seaport facility.

Thorough knowledge of cargo storage and transfer to and from ships by stevedores and cargo handlers including containers, breakbulk, bulk and neo-bulk, heavy lift/oversize, Ro-Ro, and specialized cargo.

Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements applicable to seaport operations.

Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.

Ability to coordinate and supervise the effective and efficient assignment of cargo facilities at a large seaport.

Ability to enforce seaport rules, regulations and procedures firmly and impartially.

Ability to react promptly and appropriately in emergency situations.

Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the customers of the Port, general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in transportation or closely related field; six (6) years of experience in a seaport transportation facility, including four (4) years of supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Port Supervisory

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Location: Port Everglades

Class Spec Estab/Revised: E11/94 R05/02


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