Boat Operator Duties
This is routine manual work in the operation and maintenance of
a fishing boat used in the University's Marine Institute
Work involves responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and
servicing of boats and boat docking areas. Work follows
established procedures with special instructions given by the
Marine Institute Director when changes are made in operating
procedures. Independent judgment, involving applied knowledge of
seamanship practices, is required to make decisions about
weather, tide, and navigation when operating a boat. Work is
reviewed through observation of results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operates a boat in sea and inland coastal waters.
Makes fishing trips in coastal waters; gathers shrimp, oysters,
and other marine life for Marine Institute; supervises helpers.
Carries passengers to and from the mainland.
Maintains boats and fishing equipment, including shrimp nets,
and dock areas.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school and considerable
experience in boat operation and commercial fishing, possession
of a boat operator's license; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the practices of seamanship, including
navigation, tide movements, marine safety, fishing, and boat
Some knowledge of weather as its changes affect the operation of
sea going vessels.
Ability to react quickly in emergencies.
Ability to operate sea-going boats and obtain ample collections
of marine life to meet Institute needs.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Skill in making necessary minor and emergency repairs to marine
equipment and docks.