Deckhand – Kingston

Company: Ministry of Transportation
Location: Kingston
Salary: $22.60 - $24.49 Per Hour
Term: 6 Temporary, 1 Permanent
Start Date: September 07, 2022
Deadline: September 29, 2022

Job Description:

Do you have a love of the water? Do you enjoy working on boats? Are you interested in becoming a deckhand on one of the Province’s ferries? Then come have a closer look at this opportunity to join our crew with the Wolfe Island Ferry Service!

Bring your expertise in seamanship and organizational skills to our team in this unique experience you won’t find anywhere else! Our working environment boasts work-life balance. You’ll experience all the adventure on the water but when working for the Wolfe Island Marine Service in the beautiful city of Kingston, you will be home for dinner with your family.

Come work for the Ministry of Transportation and open the door to a wide variety of opportunities!

The Ministry
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably, to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life. MTO focuses its efforts on five key strategies: 1. Increase transit ridership by working with our partners to make transit an attractive, affordable alternative by expanding services and promoting integration. 2. Promote a multimodal transportation network to support the efficient movement of people and goods. 3. Promote road safety, and remain among the safest jurisdictions in North America by improving safety and security for all road users through enforcement, education, legislation and regulation. 4. Improve Ontario’s highway, bridge and border infrastructure through strategic investments. 5. Integrate the principle of sustainability into the Ministry’s decision-making, programs, policies and operations by implementing the Ministry’s sustainability strategy and continuing to build awareness.

The Division
The Operations Division provides leadership related to Ministry transportation activities by developing operational policies, providing end-user-focused services for the transportation network, and maintaining and operating assets, infrastructure and services. Our division manages regional corridors, emergency management, maintenance and operations. We also play a pivotal role in building and managing transportation-related stakeholder relationships and partnerships in the province and advocate for regional needs.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code . Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?
Under the supervision of the Ferry Mate, you will:
• assist in the operation and maintenance of a ferry vessel transporting vehicles and passengers
• assist with the loading/unloading of vehicles
• secure and cast-off the vessel
• respond to public inquiries
• ensure vessel and shore facilities are maintained

Please note: These positions require working 12-hour shifts days/nights and weekends, and meeting the requirements of the Physical Demands Analysis for the position.

Location: Kingston

Job Requirements:

How do I qualify?
• The positions require the successful candidates to have a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidates providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You are able to write and pass the Marine Emergency Duties Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada.

Technical Knowledge and Skills:
• You have knowledge of seamanship principles, and safe practices and procedures relevant to Marine Operations.
• You have knowledge of routine emergency procedures relevant to Marine Operations.
• You have knowledge about the use and maintenance of lifesaving and firefighting equipment aboard vessels.
• You have the ability to conduct routine maintenance and cleaning of terminal facilities, docks and vessels.

Customer Service and Communication Skills:
• You have proven communication and interpersonal skills to exchange information with passengers and crew.
• You have the ability to provide quality customer service to the public through courteous communication.

Judgement and Decision-Making Abilities:
• You can identify and resolve potentially dangerous emergency or unsafe situations and/or conditions.
• You have awareness of safe working practices and procedures.
• You are able to stop vehicles in parking spaces so that passengers can exit safely.
• You are able to plan and organize daily routine and non-routine activities in a timely manner.

Salary Range: $22.60 - $24.49 Per Hour

Additional Information:
• 4 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 287 Ontario St, Kingston, East Region
• 1 Permanent, 287 Ontario St, Kingston, East Region
• 2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 287 Ontario St, Kingston, 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, by Thursday, September 29, 2022, by visiting, and entering Job ID 186117 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

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