Public Employment Opportunity

Steward Deckhand

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
1 Permanent Position
Marine Services - Regional Services
Position Group
NAPE - Marine Services
Department of Transportation and Works
M.V. Flanders
Closing Date
29 Nov 2019
Salary (scale)
$19.22 - $20.94 per hour (CG-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.


As part of a team offering safe marine transportation services , the incumbent will be responsible for performing custodial and daily maintenance duties to ensure that all areas of the vessel (galley, crew quarters, passenger areas, washrooms, etc.) are clean while at sea and in port; Performing general vessel maintenance; scrapes and paints vessel, as directed; Performing general seaman duties including assisting with docking and mooring lines during vessel arrivals and departures; assisting the Marine Cook with the preparation, cooking and serving of meals for vessel crew members including the clean-up of tables and dish washing. Use of a computer in the function of duties will be required. 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. Valid Food Safety and Handling Certificate
  3. Bridge Watch Certificate from Transport Canada to SCTW 95
  4. Valid Marine Medical Certificate
  5. Marine Basic First Aid Certificate
  6. WHMIS Certificate
  7. Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats Certificate (asset)
  8. ROC-Marine Commercial Certificate (asset)
  9. 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. Knowledge of food safety and handling practices
  3. Computer skills
  4. Ability to solve problems independently
  5. Ability to manage time and tasks
  6. Client-Service Oriented
  7. Ability to work in a team
  8. Commitment to safety

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Submission of valid Food Safety and Handling Certificate, Bridge Watch Certificate from Transport Canada to SCTW 95, valid Marine Medical certificate, valid Marine Basic First Aid certificate and valid WHMIS 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.R0789, 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.