Floating Plant Supvr

Grade 17

New York State has approximately 4 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Canal Corporation. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

A Floating Plant Supervisor supervises the operation and maintenance of tugs, dredges, derrick boats, and other floating plant units in an assigned region. Other duties include preparing and executing the canal maintenance schedule; assigning staff and vessels, including service vessels such as tugs, tenders, and scows to the dredges; and requesting and reporting of operating supplies and materials. A Floating Plant Supervisor also handles supervisory tasks such as interviewing prospective employees, training new employees, and evaluating all staff. During the winter, a Floating Plant Supervisor supervises the maintenance and repair of vessels, including the overhauling of engines, motors, machinery, and hulls. Additional responsibilities may include supervising dry docking, investigating accidents, construction and maintenance of upland disposal sites, and performing other duties related to the operation of floating plant units and the maintenance of the canal.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Canal Corporation or the New York State Thruway Authority and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive or 55-b/55-c, or labor class service as a Derrick Boat Captain, Derrick Boat Master, Dredge Captain, Dredge Operator, Marine Engineer, Tender Captain, or Tug Captain.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either:

A. two years of experience as a derrick boat captain, derrick boat master, dredge captain, or tug captain on a floating plant vessel;


B. three years of experience as a dredge operator, marine engineer, or tender captain.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

25-887 37-225

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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