Job Posting: DOT Rigger

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Job Description
Under general supervision, uses and handles rigging equipment and gear in moving, lashing, and securing of heavy objects such as machines, and/or member of structures at the Staten Island Ferry; performs related work.

Arranges to raise and lower in a safe manner all types of materials, machines, and/or equipment to and from working platforms, trucks, streets, floors and other levels in structures or vessels. Inspects, tests and maintains all types of rigging equipment such as planks, fiber ropes, wire ropes, chains, swing scaffolds, etc. Rigs all types of working platforms, swing scaffolds and bosun’s chairs. Rigs and uses all types of hoisting equipment such as shear log, catheads, ginpoles, forklifts, and similar equipment, and for those holding a valid NYC Department of Buildings Machine Hoisting License Class C (or higher), may be asked to operate the Cherry Picker for rigging purposes. Uses jacks, rollers, and skids in the moving of heavy equipment and structural members. Splices wire rope; splices and ties knots in fiber ropes. Handles mooring lines and gangways. Uses Dynamometer for strength testing slings, straps etc. Keeps work records, inspection reports, and certificates as required.

Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Five years of full-time experience acquired within the last ten years as a Rigger doing the work outlined under Duties and Responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under general supervision, uses and handles rigging equipment ladders and gear in moving, lashing, and securing of heavy objects such as machines, and/or members of structures; performs related work.
Additional Information
LICENSE REQUIREMENT: For appointments in DOT, a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York is required, and must be must be maintained for the duration of employment.

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: Candidates must pass a drug screening to be appointed. Riggers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing during their employment.

TWIC REQUIREMENT: Once selected for employment at the Staten Island Ferry, federal regulations require that the applicant must either undergo a federal background check as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program or already possess a TWIC. The TWIC must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment. For further program information, visit:

VACCINE REQUIREMENT: Effective August 2, 2021, in accordance with Executive Order 75, all persons newly hired for employment by any City agency must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your resume or cover letter that you

Please visit and search for Job ID Number: 502798. For current City employees, please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet and follow the Careers link. Most public libraries have computers available for use.

No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Residency must be established within 90 days of appointment. For more information about DOT, visit us at:
40 hours/Monday-Friday
Work Location
1 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.