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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/7/2019
Job Reference #: 2528304
Categories: Marine
Keywords: marine

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number DOT-HAR-2019-03

Note: The starting monthly salary is at the minimum rate of pay advertised above.

This job posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation (DOT). 
If you have any questions regarding this civil service recruitment, contact the DOT Personnel Office at (808) 587-2145 - Monday - Friday, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm (HST).
The Department of Human Resources Development - State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this recruitment to the DOT Personnel Office.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of the Department of Human Resources Development's website:

Duties Summary

The Marine Cargo Specialist expedites and sees to the safe handling and smooth flow of cargo within pier areas by allocating and arranging space for incoming and outgoing cargo, checking loading, unloading and stowage activities for conformance with established requirements and standards, and directing and coordinating traffic movement to prevent undue congestion and delay; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Applicants must be available to work rotating shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Experience: One (1) year of work experience which demonstrated the ability to read, comprehend and apply oral and written directions, and perform basic arithmetic computations. Graduation from high school, or equivalent, may be substituted for the experience.

General Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in waterfront cargo handling or waterfront cargo layout and planning operations. The experience must demonstrate knowledge of cargo loading and unloading aboard ships, and familiarity with marine terminal activities.

This type of experience may be gained in such positions as ship checker, dock checker, lead stevedore, vessel timekeeper, boatswain, or as a junior deck officer, performing the duties mentioned above.

Specialized Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in one or a combination of the following activities:

A. Preparation of preliminary marine cargo stowage plans;
B. Overseeing marine loading, stowage, and discharge operations to make certain that these activities conform to preliminary plans.
In either case, the experience must have included work involving vessels of not less than 5,000 deadweight tons and clearly demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of marine rules and regulations pertaining to cargo movement. In addition, the experience must demonstrate the ability to solve problems, make recommendations and write reports.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

Driver's License: Some positions require possession of a valid driver's license at the time of appointment. The immediate vacancy has this requirement.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Clearance - Federal Criminal History Records Check:  In accordance with Federal regulations, persons who are being considered for employment in positions which require unescorted access to secured areas at the harbor must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint-based criminal history record check.  In order to be granted the TWIC clearance, prospective employees must not have been convicted, or found "not guilty by reason of insanity," of a disqualifying criminal offense within seven years from the date of appointment.  Upon recommendation for hire, prospective employees will be required to successfully undergo the fingerprint-based criminal history record check and be found free of disqualifying convictions during the preceding seven years.
The cost for the records check will be the applicant's responsibility.  However, upon hire, the employee will be reimbursed provided he/she submit the TWIC receipt to his/her supervisor.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.

Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call the DOT Personnel Office at (808) 587-2145 for assistance.

The Department of Transportation will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

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CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the DOT Personnel Office's Levels of Review.