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


Class Code:U0707

PORT EVERGLADES CHIEF LINEHANDLER

NATURE OF WORK

This is manual and administrative work involved in the securing and removing of ship's dock lines at the Port.

Work involves catching lines heaved from ships attempting to dock and dragging lines to bollards on docks and slipping eyes of docking lines over bollards. Work also involves driving vehicles to pull dock lines, removal of docking lines when ships depart, turning on and off exterior lighting within the Port and assisting in the scheduling activities of the Linehandlers.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Confers with the Duty Harbormaster or Assistant Harbormaster in the planning and scheduling activities of the Linehandlers and monitors schedules to ensure compliance.

Acts as shift safety coordinator, reporting any potentially hazardous working conditions; conducts inspection of dock facilities including vessel securing systems, obstructions and housekeeping.

Monitors the condition of the Port vehicles used during the shift, including condition at the start and completion of the shift, and reports any damages or maintenance that may be required.

Assists in the preparation of payroll and leave applications.

Turns on/off dock and terminal lighting, observes lighting in need of repair and reports same to the Assistant Harbormaster.

Catches and throws heaving lines from ships docking; pulls mooring lines down the dock and secures to bollards; removes mooring lines from bollards; drives line handling equipment.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods in all weather conditions.

Ability to understand and express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to react promptly and appropriately in emergency situations.

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

Ability to pass a basic swim test.

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, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification and four (4) years of experience as a port linehandler, shipboard deck department member, or in tug and towing operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience; or completion of two (2) years of satisfactory employment as a Port Everglades Linehandler.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Port Non-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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