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Appointment Type: Permanent Non-Competitive

Negotiation Unit: CSEA

Hourly Salary: $21.39 - $30.24

Location: Waterford

Minimum Qualifications:  
Candidates must possess a valid Coast Guard Masters License with a valid US Coast Guard Master of Towing for inland waters on the NYS Canal waterway system with a minimum of 100 tons.

The New York State Canal Corporation has a full-time, permanent vacancy for a Tug Captain position in our Waterford location. The Captain supervises the operation and maintenance of a steam or diesel tug; moves and places derrick boats, dredges, and scows in connection with canal maintenance operations; may be assigned ice breaking duties; supervises a crew and is responsible for their food and lodging.

This a 40 hour per week position that pays between $21.39 and $30.24 per hour. The incumbent must be available to work weekends and there is mandatory overtime.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should send a cover letter and resume to Please include Tug Captain - Waterford 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