|EOE STATEMENT||We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.|
Open Until Filled
Position Summary: We are recruiting for deckhands (full-time, part-time, on-call and waitlist) to join our team to perform deckhand duties on a small passenger ferry vessel and assist in operating the vessel safely, reliably, and in conformance with agency policy.
This position will assist the Captain in operating the vessel safely in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Coast Guard. The person in this position will need to stop the vessel and passenger operations and take corrective actions immediately, if an unsafe condition exists.
This person in this position will also perform routine inspections of the vessel and its components, checking on all operating and safety equipment as well as electronics componentry to ensure that the vessel is seaworthy in every respect. This position is also responsible for inspecting the operational status of emergency backup controls on a daily basis prior to departing homeport and performing safety inspections and drills.
This position will also be responsible for performing basic deck and vessel cleaning and maintenance functions; keeping docks clean and free of debris and ice; preparing surfaces and painting the deck and the superstructure of the vessel; cleaning vessel furnishings, decks, restrooms, bulkheads, overheads, windows and vessel exterior as needed; emptying vessel trash and separating items for recycling.
This person will need to assist in fueling operations and the replenishment of vessel supplies, inspect and fill engine fluids prior to getting underway, ensuring that the vessel has extra fluids on board at all times, transfer diesel, waste and potable water via hose to/from the vessel.
The person in this position will process passenger embarkation, Passenger-On-Board counts, process payments and interact positively with passengers. This person will also need to ensure vessel cleanliness is maintained at all times and communicate passenger behavior standards & expectations.
This person is also responsible for conducting nautical operations such as vessel mooring, handling mooring lines; casting off lines upon embarking and securing lines upon docking.
The person in this position will need to perform lookout duties in compliance with national & international marine standards. This position may also conduct light maintenance and cleaning duties on the vessel when in operation and between trips, involving the use of solvents, paints and chemicals.
This person may need to take over vessel operation and bring the vessel into port if the Captain is incapacitated.
This position reports to the Captain.
Salary Range: This is an exempt position and the salary range for this position is $30.73 - $41.33 per hour, commensurate with experience. With rare exception, initial appointments are usually made at Step 1 ($30.73/hour).
Benefits: If you are hired as a full-time employee, you will receive a generous benefits package including subsidized medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered deferred compensation plan. You will receive a generous general leave accrual and 11 holidays. We also provide you and certain dependents with a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit.
If you are hired as a part-time employee, you will accrue general leave and holidays on a pro-rated basis.
Hours of Work: Hours of operation for the Marine Services division are tentatively 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight on Saturdays. These hours of operation may change depending on the business needs of the agency. As the business needs of the agency change, applicants must be available to work any hours of operation including Saturdays and all holidays. The schedule for this position may vary from week to week and may include Saturday work on a permanent basis.
Kitsap Transit employees who wish to apply must have a satisfactory performance and attendance record. Kitsap Transit Operators with any of the following criteria in the last twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:
Education and Experience: High school diploma/GED and at least three months' experience as a deckhand on a small passenger ferry vessel (at least 65 feet). Must have a valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) within thirty days of hire, a First Aid and CPR certification within thirty days of hire and a United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential with a minimum rating of Ordinary Seaman within ninety days of date of hire is also required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Following are some highlights of what is needed to be successful in this position.
Comply with United States Coast Guard mobility and physical standards for deckhand aboard small passenger vessels, per USCG COMDTPUB B 16700.4, NVIC 1-91. (https://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/pdf/1991/n1-91.pdf)
Selection Process: This posting is open until filled. Review of application packets will begin immediately.
To Apply: If you decide to apply for this position, please visit our employment link at http://kitsaptransit.appone.com/. Please contact Marianne Rajan in the Human Resources Department at (360) 478-5852 if you have any questions.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
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|LOCATION||Kitsap Transit - Bremerton, WA|
|ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION||Kitsap Transit, in Bremerton, is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State. Our administrative offices are located on the waterfront, near the marina and ferry terminal, with sweeping views of the mountains, city, and waterfront. Kitsap County offers an excellent quality of life, including a variety of educational and recreational opportunities. We are close to the water for boating and ferry rides; close to the mountains for climbing and skiing, and close to many pristine areas for camping, hiking, picnicking and sightseeing. Seattle's fine dining and top entertainment is just a 60-minute ferry ride away.
Kitsap Transit (KT), a Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (PTBAA), located in Kitsap County, Washington was established by the voters in 1982. KT began providing public transportation services in early 1983. KT's ten-member (nine voting members plus one non-voting labor union representative) Board consists of the three Kitsap County commissioners, one Bremerton City council member, one Port Orchard council member, and mayors of the four incorporated cities in Kitsap County: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo.
Kitsap Transit is an award-winning agency that has been recognized by federal and state agencies for innovative transportation programs. In February of 2011, the Natural Resources Defense Council's Smarter Cities project named Kitsap Transit as one of fifteen US metropolitan regional leaders in transportation innovation and smart transit. The agency's mission statement is:
To provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation choices that enhance the quality of life in Kitsap County.
THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.