Ferry Mate (On-Call) – Kingston

Company: Ministry of Transportation
Location: Kingston
Salary: $26.30 - $28.53 Per Hour
Term: 3 Temporary on-call up to 12 months (with possible extension)
Start Date: TBD
Deadline: Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:59 pm EDT

Job Description:

The Ministry of Transportation’s Wolfe Island Ferry Service requires an individual to serve as Ferry Mate.

What can I expect to do in this role?
Under the supervision of the Ferry Captain, you will:
• Assist in the operation and maintenance of a Ferry Vessel transporting vehicles and passengers by deciding upon appropriate parking spaces for vehicles
• Supervise the loading and unloading of vehicles and the securing and casting-off of vessel
• Ensure vessel and shore facilities are maintained in a safe, clean and efficient condition
• Assist Captain in wheelhouse during poor visibility and emergency situations as required
• Check condition and accessibility of fire-fighting and life-saving equipment
• Maintain passenger discipline
• Respond to public enquiries and/or complaints
• Investigate accidents/incidents and report to supervisor
• Provide direction and guidance to deckhands
• Assume duties of Captain or Deckhand on assigned shift, as required (as certified)

Please note: This is an irregular on-call position working 0 to 40.00 hours per week

Job Requirements:

How do I qualify?

You have:
• Transport Canada Certificate of Competency as Mate Limited (for the specified vessel)
• Marine Emergency Duties Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada
• Valid Transport Canada Marine Medical
• Restricted Radio Telephone Operators Certificate
• Valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired

Technical Expertise
You have:
• Experience in the loading and unloading of vehicles and passengers to ensure the operation of the vessel in a safe and lawful manner
• Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and procedures relative to marine operations to ensure the operation of the vessel in a safe and lawful manner

Essential Skills
You have:
• Decision-making skills to ensure the proper trim and stability of the ship appropriate to prevailing weather conditions and in investigating accidents involving vehicles
• Oral, written and visual communication skills when supervising the direction of vehicles and to effectively communicate with co-workers
• Organization skills to carry out daily routines as well as complete non-routine activities

Customer Service Skills
You have:
• Demonstrated experience in the delivery of quality customer service to deal courteously with complaints and concerns of passengers
• Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when responding to unlawful situations
• Ability to be courteous with the public and when responding to public inquiries

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1.You must apply online: Go to https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Jobs.aspx, enter JobID 151719 to search and apply for this position.
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