• Administrative Vessel Traffic Controller

  • Posted: 09/17/2023

    Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking an energetic individual to join our team! This position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all records on vessel movements in the harbor.

    • Compiles and reports data regarding vessels, cargo, damages, personnel and facility utilization
    • Provides clear communication by telephone, 2-way radio, email and/or in person, and notifies of vessel arrivals from the US Coast Guard to the ship agents
    • Monitors VTIS systems, CCTV monitors and coordinates with appropriate vessel agents, towing companies, line handlers, pilot’s association, PCCA police and other maritime personnel for all vessel movements within PCCA jurisdiction
    • Coordinates all berth assignments, and coordinates with stevedores, railroads, agents and other maritime personnel to facilitate the timely and efficient movement of cargo
    • Communicates as required with Coast Guard on vessel traffic and PCCA operations
    • Provides communication with PCCA users, Coast Guard, C.C. Oil Spill Association, PCCA Police, Refinery Terminal Fire Company and other agencies as required during emergency situations
    • Provides communication and coordination with all vessels regarding navigation assistance and traffic movements, harbor locations, weather changes, harbor or channel emergencies, channel closures, and any vessel requirements
    • Compiles and reports all information required for billing; enters required data daily into PCCA computer system concerning billing and vessel activity; edits reports, verifies data for accuracy
    • Provides proper information to all PCCA users in a courteous manner and performs functions in an accurate and professional manner maintaining an acceptable level of competence, composure and professionalism
    • Monitors vessel specifications at various locations in ship channel, cargo loadings, transfers and discharges for compliance with PCCA rules and regulations
    • Makes independent decisions regarding vessel movement and berth assignments as required
    • Provides a written and or verbal rundown of all events, ETAs, ETDs, shifts, (events will be rig movements, channel closures, etc.) creating a smooth transition from one shift to the next
    • Adheres to all PCCA policies, promotes and adheres to SEAPORT values and maintains good employee relations where teamwork prevails
    • Works 8-hour shift Monday to Friday. Must be able to work 12 hour shifts, 4 days on,4 days off including nights, weekends and holidays as needed must be flexible in responding to work demands and in working additional shifts as needed.
    • Tier 1 status designation
    • CPR certified or ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
    The preferred candidate for this position should be a professional and reliable individual with the fortitude to work in demanding environment and to communicate effectively with PCCA stakeholders and staff. The successful candidate must be customer service oriented with the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team. They must possess the following:
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Associates Degree in Computer Science or acceptable equivalent experience in the IT field preferred.
    • Experience as radio operator or in Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) operations preferred; experience and knowledge of port operations to include approaches, channel and port facilities also preferred
    • Experience in computer software applications, and data entry for use in reporting software, spreadsheets, graphs and flowcharts.
    • Working knowledge of computer workstations and computer operating systems
    • Proficiency in computer software applications with good keyboarding skills
    • Basic knowledge of importing and exporting data for use in reporting software, spreadsheets, graph and flow charts.
    • Experience with the use of computer terminals and online reference resources preferred
    • Effective collaboration and problem-solving skills with use of interpersonal and public communications techniques
    • Minimum two years’ experience in the type of administrative duties outlined above or acceptable equivalent experience
    • Solid customer service and communication skills with ability to speak, read and write English
    • Demonstrated organizational skills; be multitasking and able to maintain professionalism and composure in a demanding work environment
    • Ability to define issues, perform research, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations
    • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, tight deadlines, and a multitude of changing priorities
    • Ability to understand, interpret and apply PCCA policies, tariffs, SEAPORT values, state/federal laws
    • Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, typing and occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Ability to work in a general office environment, and on a work site with exposure to adverse weather conditions, fumes and /or air particulates, working in high precarious places, risk of electrical shock and moving mechanical parts, moderate noise levels and working at heights, ability to wear personnel protective equipment, including hard hat, steel toed footwear, eye and hearing protection when performing work functions
    • Communicating verbally, in writing and over devices such as phones and mobile phones
    • Ability to operate mechanical and electrical equipment and light-weight highway vehicles and standard office equipment and to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed
    • Must show no greater than a mild hearing loss, not to exceed 40 decibels at frequencies 500-4000 Hz in either ear
    Interested and qualified candidates may apply online on or before September 28th, 2023, 11:59 PM CST.
    If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a physical examination, drug test and alcohol screening, as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

    As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.