Thruway Tug Captain
The New York Division has a vacancy at the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The successful candidate would operate and pilot a diesel-powered tugboat vessel at the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River. The Tug Captain is responsible for proper operation and piloting when underway; directs the movement and placement of a 35-ton crane barge and other floating plant used in the replacement of timber piling, ice breakers, fenders, caissons and piers; and delivers materials and personnel to work sites. Tug Captains are also responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the vessel assigned to them.
Candidates must possess a license as a master of towing vessel with endorsements for inland, ocean, or near coastal waters;
A license as a United States Coast Guard master of towing vessel, limited for the area (as determined by the Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections at the U.S. Coast Guard [OCMI]). All Coast Guard licenses shall be rated for vessels that weigh at least 100 gross registered tons;
Be a mariner licensed as a master of inspected, self-propelled vessels greater than 200 gross registered tons (GRT) holding either a completed Towing Officer's Assessment Record (TOAR) bearing the signature of a Designated Examiner and stating that the Examiner found the candidate proficient for a license endorsed for towing*;
Four (4) years of experience as the pilot of a towing vessel. A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State is also required.
*Commercial assistance towing is not satisfactory to meet the qualification.
Salary ranges from $40,849 to $58,743 per year plus $3,026 per year location pay.
- Year round employment
- 12 paid Holidays
- 16 paid Vacation and Personal Days, plus 13 paid Sick Days
- Generous health, dental and optical benefits
- Free E-ZPass from home to work, work to home
- Participation in the New York State Employees Retirement System
Submit resumes to:Karen Parchment
New York State Thruway Authority
4 Executive Blvd.
Suffern, NY 10901
For additional information, please call (845) 918-2564.
This application must be printed and mailed. Data will not transfer if this form is attached to an e-mail.
Please contact the office below in the area closest to your employment preference.
Albany Division (Counties: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Ulster):
Phone: 518-436-2998 (For Toll positions, please call 518-471-4475)
Mail: P.O. Box 189, Albany, NY 12201
Buffalo Division (Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans):
Mail: 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 800, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
NY Division (Counties: Orange, Rockland, Westchester):
Mail: 4 Executive Blvd., Suffern, NY 10901
- Syracuse Division (Counties: Cayuga, Onondaga, Ontario, Seneca):
Mail: Suite 250 2nd Floor, 290 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool, NY 13088