The Greenwich Harbor Management Commission (HMC) is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as the State appointed Harbor Master for the Town of Greenwich. The previous Harbor Master has resigned for personal reasons.The term is for three years, running concurrently from July 1-June 30.
While this is a State appointed position, the actions of the Harbormaster must be consistent with the Greenwich Harbor Management Plan. Although a small state stipend is provided, the position requires a significant commitment of volunteer time. The Town may provide a boat, slip, fuel and phone expenses. Interested parties should send a letter describing their qualifications to Moorings@greenwichct.org or to Laura Estevez, Greenwich Harbor Management Commission, Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. The Search Committee will notify applicants of time and place for interviews. The selection will be based on qualifications, and the ability and willingness of the applicant to undertake the necessary duties and to work with the HMC. The HMC will forward a list of three applicants to the Governor who will appoint the Harbormaster from this list. The HMC will keep the BOS informed of its search progress.
State and Town Harbormaster requirements:
Must carry out state and local prescribed duties in a manner consistent with applicable State statutes (CT General Statutes, chapter 263, section 15-1; Special Legislative Acts 93 and 288 and, the Greenwich Harbor Management Plan (adopted September 2017) and other pertinent decisions of the Greenwich HMC;
HARBORMASTER JOB DESCRIPTION
Oversees the operation of harbors and navigable waterways for the Town of Greenwich. Enforces the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees the mooring process including the administration of mooring permits, inspection, fines, and compliance.
Prepares a mooring grid plan in conjunction with the Harbor Commission.
Maintains and prepares accurate records of collected permit fees, mooring locations, vessels and permits.
Monitors navigation fairways and channels for hazards or obstructions and works with the Greenwich Marine Police, Coast Guard, Harbor Management Commission and other agencies to resolve.
Participates in the Harbor Management Commission Standing Mooring Committee.
Tracks and reports the unauthorized/unpermitted structures.
Operate the Harbormaster vessel for conducting Harbormaster business.
Attend meetings and prepares reports on safety, moorings, dredging, special events and other issues that occur within Greenwich Harbors.
Maintains the Harbor Master communication system.
Assists the Harbor Commission with the operating budget and annual review of the boating season.
Supports Town policies and philosophies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Demonstrated knowledge of operational and maintenance requirements of harbor facilities and equipment. CT Safe Boating Certificate.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and writing.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and related software.
Proven ability to deal tactfully and courteously with officials, professionals and the public.
Demonstrated ability to apply the appropriate laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies to make routine decisions.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.