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

Class Code:U0716




This is responsible supervisory and administrative work under the direction of the Chief Harbormaster and Assistant Harbormasters in the control of the use of harbor facilities and in the coordination of vessel movements at the Port.


Work involves onsite responsibility for docking and undocking vessels in assigned locations. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over a staff of subordinate linehandlers engaged in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Work is reviewed daily and periodically through meetings and written reports.




Coordinates, communicates, and supervises the onsite movement of all vessels using port facilities; records vessel locations and draft; records and calculates vessel fresh water consumption.


Supervises subordinate linehandlers in the performance of their duties relating to the movement of all vessels using port facilities.


Confers with vessel agents, harbor pilots, towing companies, governmental agencies, departmental employees, and other maritime officials through radio, telephone, and/or e-mail.


Record and maintain arrival and departure information relating to the movement of all vessels using port facilities.


Confers with shipboard personnel in matters pertaining to movement and placement of vessels.


Maintains vessel daily log activity; inputs all computer data pertaining to vessel movements.


Conducts inspections of docks, transit sheds, and cargo yards.


Report damages, obstructions and housekeeping deficiencies; prepares written reports as required.


Performs related work as required.




Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the operations and activities at a major seaport.


Ability to directly supervise the efficient and effective berthing of a wide variety of vessels 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 prepare written reports, including computer-generated reports using various software programs.


Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret mathematical calculations.


Ability to secure required Port and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) identification badges.


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 general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,  marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.




Completion of two (2) years of college course work in marine transportation or closely related field; two (2) years of experience in seaport operations or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.




Bargaining Unit:                       Port Non-Supervisory

FLSA Status:                           Non-exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:          No

Class Spec Estab/Revised:              E   11/1994    R   02/2010

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