Shore Captain – Picton

Company: Ministry of Transportation
Location: Picton
Salary: $1,321.69 - $1,517.21 Per Week
Term: • 1 Permanent - Full Time
Start Date: September 01, 2022
Deadline: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Come join our team and provide technical expertise and assistance to the Ferry Supervisor and Head, Marine Services, in support of Ferry Operations, Ministry of Transportation. This position offers an exciting opportunity where you can use your seamanship skills to provide leadership to passengers, staff and officials.

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What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• provide technical expertise and assistance to the Ferry Supervisor and Head, Marine Services, in support of Ferry Operations
• command and direct the operation of marine vessels to provide efficient two-way ferry service to transport vehicles and passengers
• develop materials, programs, and corrective action plans to ensure compliance with applicable legislation and regulations at the organizational, facility and staff levels

Location: Picton

Job Requirements:

How do I qualify?
You must have a:
• Transport Canada Certification of Competency to reflect the level required for the vessel(s) in operation at the specified location (i.e., Master Limited for a vessel of 60 Gross Tonnes or more)
• Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada
• Radiotelephone Operator's (Restricted) Certificate
• Valid Continued Proficiency Endorsement

Technical Knowledge
You have:
• knowledge of, and experience with, seamanship principles and practices
• knowledge of the operation of navigational aids, steering and propulsion controls, and navigational and emergency lighting systems
• ability to apply knowledge of relevant sections of legislation such as Transport Canada regulations, Canada Shipping Act, the Canadian Buoyage System and Collison regulations, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
• knowledge of emergency procedures

Leadership and Supervisory Skills
You can:
• provide direction to, and supervise, crew in daily activities, including assigning tasks, checking work performance, and participating in the assessment of training needs
• provide direction to crew in responding to emergency situations in accordance with Standing Orders for Ferry Operation

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• you can interact effectively with passengers, staff and other internal and external stakeholders

Analytical, Organizational and Computer Skills
You can:
• analyze and solve problems in order to determine safety implications, weather conditions and load restrictions
• set work priorities and assign work of ferry crew
• use computer skills to develop and issue written reports of inspections, and investigations, and to do scheduling of staff as well as contractors

Salary Range: $1,321.69 - $1,517.21 Per Week

Additional information:
• 1 Permanent - Full Time, 35 Hatchery Ln, RR 4, Picton, East Region

• The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 186485, by Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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