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Tender Captain – SG-NS

Appointment Type:Seasonal

Negotiation Unit: CSEA

Hourly Salary: $14.73 per hour

Location: Varies, including Waterford, Utica, Lyons, and Lockport

Minimum Qualifications:  

Candidates must have had two years of experience in the operation of large inboard motors or three seasons as a Marine Helper or in another maintenance position concerned with the operation of large inboard engines.

Candidate may, upon section needs, be required to possess a valid and current United States Coast 50 Ton Master License with a Master of Towing License Endorsement and a valid License to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.

USCG Drug Testing required prior to appointment.

Candidates must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS at the time of appointment and continuously maintain it thereafter or face termination.


The Canal Corporation (Canals) works in partnership with local, state, and federal entities to implement canal projects that meet the goals and objectives of the NYS Canal Recreationway Plan and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Plan. The projects are geared towards increasing public access and use of the Canal System, adding new and improved trail linkages and enhancing tourism and economic revitalization opportunities along the 524 miles comprising the Canal system. The New York State Canal System, includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, linking the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain

A Tender Captain operates and pilots a tender boat, carries equipment and personnel to dredges, and may be required to perform similar duties as the operator of a self-propelled scow when necessary. A Tender Captain also has other responsibilities such as, but not limited to, helping with the installation and removal of buoys, maintenance and repairs to the Tender, housekeeping and painting of the Tender, filling out paperwork, and keeping logs.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume to Please include Tender Captain in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application.

phone: 518.449.6003


The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at