Water Taxi Captain in Cleveland

Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland, United States
Published 1 month ago

The Water Taxi Captain is responsible for the safe and economical operation of the Water Taxi in compliance with applicable safety regulations. The incumbent ensures safe transportation of all passengers, including to and from events and programs sponsored by Cleveland Metroparks.

Essential functions:

Provides safe and courteous operation of water taxi, obeying all applicable laws, procedures, and maintaining scheduled times, including monitoring of weather and traffic in applicable waterways.

Acts as a representative of the Water Taxi operation to the public, community groups, Coast Guard, and other appropriate governmental agencies to provide information concerning ferry operations.

Prepares and submits reports and completes special projects as directed. Performs & completes proper pre-trip and post-trip inspections and forms. Reports maintenance concerns to Port Captain and/or Fleet Manager and vessel mechanic.

Maintains a clean maritime and driving record which includes an NDR review every 12 months.

Performs general maintenance checks on water taxi daily. Ensures a physically safe and environmentally sound working environment, proper tools, training, facilities, and materials for all crew members. Conducts required emergency drills. Possesses the ability to determine safe or unsafe conditions. Washes water taxi and cleans interior.

Maintains a neat appearance and clean uniform. Displays professional courtesy and represents Cleveland Metroparks in a positive manner.

Ensures that the safety of guests and crewmembers is maximized through careful and vigorous definition, administration, and enforcement of safety policies and guidelines. Coordinates emergency response. Participates in meetings, trainings, drills, and safety audits as required by USCG and company policy.

High School diploma or equivalent. Experience commensurate with the below-cited credentials, licenses and certifications required. Previous water taxi captain experience preferred. Previous experience in Cleveland-area waterways preferred. Must be aged 19 or older.

Must possess all required credentials, licenses and/or certifications to operate the Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi in the designated bodies of water, including, but not limited to:

Department of Homeland Security Transportation Worker Identification Credential ("TWIC");

Merchant Mariner Credential

Master Mariner

25 Gross Registered Tonnage Preferred

Great Lakes and Inland Waters

FCC Commercial Radio Operator License - Preferred

Knowledge of all laws, rules and regulations pertaining maritime operations.

Knowledge of all nautical safety-related best practices.

Knowledge of vessel mechanical operation and demonstrated ability to conduct routine preventive maintenance and troubleshoot mechanical issues.

Proven strong working relationship with local United States Coast Guard ("USCG") division.

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including employees and the general public.

Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and persuasively using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation with ability to communicate one-on-one or in group settings.

Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and organization.

Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Mature professional attitude and considerable discretion.

Ability to perform with considerable independence and initiative.

Must have a good driving record (less than six (6) active points on driving records at the application stage of the hiring process) and possess a valid Ohio driver's license.

Candidates subject to background check.

Work Schedule: Must be available to work a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends and some holidays

Filing Deadling: Open until filled

Job Offer Overview

United States
Contract Type:
Long term contract
Job Type
Full time
Vessel type
Experience required
High School Diploma