Internal Employment Opportunity

Ferry Captain III

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Marine Services - Regional Services
Position Group
CSMG - Ferry Captains
Department of Transportation and Works
M.V. Legionnaire
Closing Date
29 Nov 2019
Salary (scale)
$55,670 - $72,372 (FC-21)

Position Details (What is this?)


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.


The Captain is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of ferry services, the management of the crew, and the safe and compliant operation of the vessel, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.  Reporting to the Director of Marine Services through the Marine Services Manager, the Captain is responsible to ensure the efficient and timely administration of technical and logistical reports and returns.  Commanding an intra-provincial passenger/vehicle ferry as Captain of the vessel, the incumbent is responsible for direction of crew members engaged in duties of engine operation and maintenance; conducting and enforcing good safety practices while ensuring the vessel adheres to prescribed schedules of operations; maintaining a log on the operations of the vessel; maintaining related records for crew members; notifying applicable ferry committees and media advisories of delays and cancellations; ensuring cook financial food processing and requisition sign off is completed, including the reconciliation of the P-card; ensuring the safety of passengers and crew; ensuring timely public updates are completed via mechanisms utilized by Marine Services including tapes, web site and 511; ensuring compliance with safety management system, department, provincial, federal legislation and ship policies; performing other related duties as required. Use of a computer in the function of duties will be required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Experience in the operation and command of a vessel in coastal waters in a Canadian marine environment
  2. Possession of a current Master Near Coastal Certificate or higher from Transport Canada
  3. Valid Marine Medical Certificate
  4. WHMIS Certificate
  5. GOC (General Operators Certificate)
  6. Experience in the operation of a passenger/vehicle ferry (asset)
  7. Completion of Passenger Safety Management Course (asset)
  8. Completion of Specialized Passenger Safety Management Course (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of operation and command of a vessel in coastal waters in a Canadian marine environment
  2. Knowledge of operating in adverse weather conditions
  3. Knowledge of current navigational aids, practices and regulations
  4. Computer skills
  5. Leadership skills
  6. Ability to make decisions
  7. Ability to manage time and tasks
  8. Commitment to safety

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Submission of a current Master Near Coastal Certificate or higher from Transport Canada, valid Marine Medical certificate, valid WHMIS certificate and GOC (General Operators Certificate)
  2. Certificate of Conduct and the Vulnerable Sector Query satisfactory to the Employer may be required
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Participation in any safety course training, as offered and required by the Department
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity, please call Christine Nurse, Marine Manager, at (709) 466-4027.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • 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.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • 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.19.20.R0786, should be submitted

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

For more information about this opportunity, please call Christine Nurse, Marine Manager, at (709) 466-4027.

This competition is open to employees of the Public Service including those on lay-off status, but does not include students.