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Thruway Tug Captain

  • NYS Thruway Authority
  • 03/06/19
  • Tarrytown, NY
  • 10591
  • $66,611 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
The Thruway Tug Captain will operate and pilot a diesel-powered tugboat vessel at the Tappan Zee Bridge/Governor Mario M. Cuomo 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Possession of 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 OCMI); or 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 (T OAR) bearing the signature of a Designated Examiner and stating that the Examiner found the candidate proficient or a license endorsed for towing; and two years of experience as a deckhand, mate, or pilot on a towing vessel; and valid New York State Class D driver license.

Benefits include:
Year round employment
12 paid Holidays
16 paid Vacation and Personal Days, plus 13 paid Sick Days
Generous health, dental and optical benefits
Participation in the New York State Employees Retirement System

Please note that on-board accommodations are not included.

Reporting Location: Tappan Zee Bridge/Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Tarrytown, New York 10591

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governors Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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