Public Employment Opportunity

Purser Deckhand

Competition Details

Referral Number
TW.18.19.R0293
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Division
Marine Services - Regional Services
Position Group
NAPE - Marine Services
Department
Department of Transportation and Works
Location
M.V. Sound of Islay
Closing Date
24 Jul 2018
Salary (scale)
$19.58 - $21.47 per hour (CG-22)
Benefits

Position Details (What is this?)

Context
The Department of Transportation and Works is responsible for the administration, supervision, control, regulation, management and direction of all matters relating to transportation and public works. As such, the department oversees the construction and maintenance of the provincial highways; the provision of the provincial ferry services; management of the provincial government fleet of light vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and maintenance of the provincial government air ambulances and water bombers; and construction and management of provincial government buildings. The vision of the Department of Transportation and Works is of safe, reliable and sustainable transportation and public works infrastructure and services, demonstrating a commitment to service excellence in supporting the social and economic needs of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Duties
As part of a team offering safe marine transportation services to members of the public, the incumbent will be responsible for selling tickets, collecting fares, maintaining a cash float, and reconciling monies and preparing same for deposit on a daily basis; and assisting passengers as necessary (foot and vehicular) to board and disembark the vessel. The incumbent will also be responsible for performing purser and general seamanship duties under the direction of the captain or his/her designate; assisting in the securing and releasing of mooring lines for arrivals and departures of the ferry, including ramps and gangways; performing general maintenance and upkeep work on the ferry, including janitorial duties; and performing other related duties as required, including active participation in all required safety drills and safety related meetings. Other related duties as assigned.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Experience in a Canadian marine environment in bridge look-out duties and steering duties;
  2. Experience using deck machinery or equipment such as capstans, windlass and ropes;
  3. Experience with cash handling;
  4. Bridge Watch Certificate from Transport Canada to SCTW 95;
  5. Valid Marine Medical Certificate;
  6. Marine Basic First Aid Certificate;
  7. WHMIS Certificate;
  8. Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats Certificate (asset);
  9. ROC-Marine Commercial Certificate (asset);
  10. Passenger Safety Management Certificate (asset).
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of bridge look-out duties and steering duties including use of deck machinery and equipment in a Canadian marine environment.
  2. Cash handling skills.
  3. Basic computer skills.
  4. Ability to solve problems independently.
  5. Ability to manage time.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal).
  7. Client-Service Oriented.
  8. Ability to work in a team.
  9. Commitment to safety.

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
Offer
  1. Submission of Valid Bridge Watch Certificate from Transport Canada to SCTW 95; Valid Marine Medical Certificate; Marine Basic First Aid Certificate; WHMIS Certificate.
  2. Certificate of Conduct satisfactory to the Employer.
  3. Vulnerable Sector Query satisfaction to the Employer.
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Participation in any safety course training, as offered and required by the Department.
Applicant Information

Applicants must submit copies of valid Bridge Watch Certificate from Transport Canada to SCTW 95; Valid Marine Medical Certificate; Marine Basic First Aid Certificate; WHMIS Certificate with their application.

Failure to submit all the required certificates will result in an application being screened out.

Applicants can submit the required documents and credentials by either:

  1. a) Scanning them into ONE PDF and uploading it to the online job portal at the time of application

OR

  1. b) Fax them in with a cover page indicating the competition number for which you had applied on through the online job portal.

For more information about this opportunity please call Glenn Tremblett, Manager of Marine Services at (709) 535-6220.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number TW.18.19.R0293, should be submitted

Online
By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

Applicants must submit copies of valid Bridge Watch Certificate from Transport Canada to SCTW 95; Valid Marine Medical Certificate; Marine Basic First Aid Certificate; WHMIS Certificate with their application.

Failure to submit all the required certificates will result in an application being screened out.

Applicants can submit the required documents and credentials by either:

  1. a) Scanning them into ONE PDF and uploading it to the online job portal at the time of application

OR

  1. b) Fax them in with a cover page indicating the competition number for which you had applied on through the online job portal.

For more information about this opportunity please call Glenn Tremblett, Manager of Marine Services at (709) 535-6220.