Able- Bodied Seaman

Augusta, ME 04330

Posted: 07/02/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: SS38495416 Pay Rate: $22.78 / hour

Job Description

Maine Department of TransportationMaine State Ferry ServiceAble Bodied Seaman
This is structure and craft work involving the general upkeep, servicing, and operation of a ferry boat.
Work includes assisting in docking vessel, and loading and unloading passengers and vehicles, standing relief watch, and performing cleaning and maintenance tasks.
Work is performed under general supervision
Qualifications: Entry level knowledge, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience. 
• Experience as a deck crew member of vessels operating on ocean or coastal routes. Licensing/Registration/Certification Requirements: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class) • U.S. Coast Guard certificate as able seaman and lifeboatman. • Required to have a current Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card (TWIC Card). Card is provided by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Requirements: • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of motor-powered ferries. • Knowledge of safety prevention and procedures aboard boats. • Knowledge of national security rules, regulations, and laws. • Knowledge of security screening methods and techniques. • Knowledge of nautical equipment and instruments. • Knowledge of hazardous materials transferred by water vessels. • Ability to perform routine maintenance, repair, and painting of vessel and equipment. • Ability to operate a vessel according to Coast Guard and navigational rules, regulations, and aids. • Ability to steer and navigate a variety of powered vessels. • Ability to execute emergency safety procedures. • Ability to enforce rules and regulations on the vessel. • Ability to perform security inspections. • Ability to identify hazardous materials. • Ability to respond to the captain's instructions involving routine and emergency situations.
Duties: • Cleans and maintains passageways, compartments, restrooms, and other areas on and above the main deck in order to ensure established standards are maintained. • Handles lines during docking, securing the vessel and/or casting off in order to assist with the safe operation of the ferry. • Loads and unloads passengers and vehicles in order to ensure proper safety procedures are followed. • Cleans and paints boat interior and exterior, including deck structures, gear, and equipment in order to ensure established standards are maintained. • Participates in safety practice activities in order to clear away, swing out, and lower lifeboats and rafts, and handle lifeboats and rafts under oar and sail. • Conducts regular on-site security reviews of vessels in order to maintain and protect public safety. • Stands relief watch at the wheel while the ferry is underway in order to operate vessel safely. • Monitors and enforces rules and regulations on the boat in order to ensure vessel and passenger safety. • Prepares and maintains appropriate logs in order to document nautical, traffic and related vessel information.
Reimbursement: • Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate set by the Office of the State Controller. • The Provider's employees will be assigned to a Department location that will be considered that employee's "Headquarters". Mileage will be permitted to assignments in "other" locations. Mileage reimbursement will be based on the distance between the Provider's employee's "Headquarters" and the "other" location. • Mileage will be reimbursed for travel incurred for TWIC enrollment/application. There will be NO travel time paid for the TWIC enrollment/application process. • Employees will be eligible for reimbursement for TWIC costs.• Mileage and travel time will be paid when there is travel between the employees' "Headquarters" and "other" locations, as well as when conducting MSFS business, as authorized by MaineDOT. • The Department will not reimburse for travel time when driving from home to assignments in "other" locations. • Provider's employees will be entitled to a meal allowance of $12.00 for the first and last day worked and $24.00 for the days in-between when in overnight status in the Department's crew quarters.
Equipment Requirements: Steel Toe Shoes Job
Location: Multiple Locations Including Islands
Hourly Rate: $22.78 per hour

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