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Kitsap Job vacancies Deckhands – Maritime Journal

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Leia Sills

Deckhands Four positions available

Closing Date – friday april 1stst 2022216:00

Position Summary: We are recruiting four deckhands to join our team to perform deckhand duties on a small passenger ferry and help operate the vessel safely, reliably and in accordance with agency policy . We may also establish a waiting list for future deckhand openings in our ferry operations.

This position will assist the captain in operating the vessel safely in accordance with United States Coast Guard rules and regulations. The person in this position will be required to shut down vessel and passenger operations and take corrective action immediately, if an unsafe condition exists.

The person in this position will also perform routine inspections of the vessel and its components, checking all operating and safety equipment as well as electronic components to ensure the vessel is seaworthy in all respects. This position is also responsible for inspecting the operational condition of emergency back-up controls daily prior to departure from home port and performing safety inspections and drills.

This position will also be responsible for performing basic deck and vessel cleaning and maintenance duties; keep docks clean and free of debris and ice; prepare surfaces and paint the ship’s deck and superstructure; clean furnishings, decks, lavatories, bulkheads, ceilings, windows and vessel exterior as required; empty the waste from the ship and separate the elements for recycling.

This person will be required to assist with fueling operations and replenishment of the vessel, inspect and refill engine fluids before starting, ensure the vessel has additional fluids on board at all times, transfer diesel, waste and l drinking water via a hose to/from the ship.

The person in this position will process passenger boarding, counting passengers on board, processing payments and positively interacting with passengers. This person will also be responsible for ensuring that the cleanliness of the vessel is maintained at all times and communicating standards and expectations for passenger behavior.

This person is also responsible for the conduct of nautical operations such as the mooring of ships, the handling of mooring lines; cast off the moorings when boarding and secure the moorings when docking.

The person occupying this position will have to carry out lookout tasks in compliance with national and international maritime standards. This position may also perform light maintenance and cleaning duties on the vessel during operation and between voyages, involving the use of solvents, paints and chemicals.

This person may need to take over the operation of the vessel and bring the vessel back to port if the captain is incapacitated.

This position reports to the Captain.

Wage scale: This is a non-exempt position and the pay scale for this position is $34.41 to $46.30 per hour, depending on experience. With rare exceptions, initial appointments are usually booked at Stage 1 ($34.41/hour). Deckhand positions are currently guaranteed for 30 hours per week.

Benefits: As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy a generous benefits package that includes fully paid subsidized medical and dental insurance for the employee and dependents, as well as disability and health insurance. life. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement Plan with the option to participate in a state-administered deferred compensation plan. You will receive a generous accumulation of general holidays and 11 statutory holidays. We also provide you and certain dependents with a free transport pass on Kitsap Transit.

Working hours: Hours of operation for the Marine Services division are currently 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. These hours of operation may change depending on the agency’s business needs. As the agency’s business needs change, candidates must be available to work during all business hours, including Saturdays, Sundays 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 meeting any of the following criteria in the last twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:

  • current or higher Decisional Leave in the Security category
  • more than two customer complaints in progress
  • more than four unplanned absences
  • more than two reports late

Education and experience: High school diploma/GED and at least three months experience as a deckhand on a vessel of at least 65 feet. Must have a valid Transportation Worker Identification (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) within thirty days of hire, first aid and CPR certification within thirty days of hire, and a United States Coast Guard Merchant Navy designation with a minimum rating of Ordinary Seaman within ninety days of date of hire is also required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Here are some highlights of what is needed to be successful in this position.

  • Emergency management and situation control on board a passenger ship.
  • Operational knowledge of small passenger ferries at least 65 feet.
  • Reinforce procedures for prompt and courteous customer service.
  • Ensure compliance with cleanliness, uniform agency policy and ensure security preparations are made.
  • Strong commitment to customer service and positive attitude.
  • Strong commitment to safe vessel operations and safe passenger management.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: Hand and finger dexterity to operate desk and other work-related equipment, speaking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Holders may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, oils, poor ventilation, chemicals, blood, and other bodily fluids , temperature extremes, inadequate lighting, work space restricting movement, loud noise and environmental nuisances. conditions such as disruptive people, imminent danger and/or a threatening environment. This position requires substantial time outdoors, in all weather conditions in a maritime environment. Travel to and from various ferry terminals will be required. The main workstations will be located in outdoor marine locations. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs. Must be qualified in sight, hearing and physical condition to perform deckhand duties. Must be physically capable of performing all duties associated with the protection and evacuation of passengers in emergency situations, including rescue and recovery of man overboard, fire, abandonment of the ship, bad weather, medical emergency, collision and the management of suspicious packages. Must be able to work long shifts. Must be able to work outdoors in bad weather and extreme temperatures. Must be available to work late evenings and early mornings, weekends and holidays. Must be able to handle all seamanship duties including refueling, line management, surveillance, inspection of machinery spaces, emergency drills, deployment of gangways and boarding ramps and transfer of black and gray water.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to comply with the United States Coast Guard physical and mobility standards for deckhands aboard small passenger vessels, in accordance with USCG COMDTPUB B 16700.4, NVIC 1-91. You can find this information at n1_91.doc (uscg.mil)

Kitsap Transit values ​​the safety of our employees, our visitors and our community. In support of these values, if selected for this position, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Fully vaccinated” would mean one Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or two Pfizer, or two Moderna vaccinations. Please note that the definition of “fully vaccinated” may evolve based on CDC guidelines.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet the required qualifications for the position and perform the essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

Selection process: After evaluating the completed application package, we will invite the most qualified candidates to interview for the position. We will not make any hiring decisions until all steps of the screening process are completed, including references, background checks, and a pre-hire drug screen.

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: We must receive your completed application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1st 2022.

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