Job Posting: Ship Carpenter

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Job Description

Under supervision of Supervisor Ship Carpenter, performs ship carpentry work aboard vessels and terminals of the Staten Island Ferry; performs related work.

Uses and operates all carpentry shop hand and powered machinery, tools and equipment; repairs and erects partitions, doors and windows; works from prints and measurements. Does all necessary wood working repairs and maintenance of ferries, floating equipment, terminals and related buildings; replaces broken glass, constructs and installs scaffolding; constructs and repairs float stages. Install, repair and replace flooring, partitions, window frames and sashes, door frame, door locks and doors, drop ceilings and metal framing of walls, and other related components of buildings and structures including boardwalks, fences and screens.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired within the last fifteen years as a ship carpenter performing construction or repair work in a shipyard, or at a ship repair facility, on a ship or other marine vessel, at a dock, or a waterfront facility or performing related marine carpentry.

Within thirty days of appointment candidates must possess a valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential issued by the US Transportation Security Administration.

Additional Information

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: Candidates must pass a drug screening to be appointed. Ship Carpenter 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 would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.

To Apply

Please visit and search for Job ID Number: 502814. 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.