New Job Ferry Able Seaman (23-119) In Maine

Ferry Able Seaman (23-119)
Ferry Able Seaman (23-119)

Ferry Able Seaman (23-119)

Company : State of Maine
Salary : $20.28 - $25.75 an hour
Location : Maine

Full Description

Maine Department of Transportation

Salary : $20.28 to $25.75/hourly * This includes a 30 per cent salary.* (Salary Schedule)

Office/Bureau : Maine State Ferry Service

Location : Rockland, ME

Position Number : 02530-03334;03335;03336

Opening Date : September 13, 2023

Closing Date : September 27, 2023

Job Description:

This position serves as an able-bodied seaman aboard one of our ferry ships, while headquartered in beautiful Rockland, Maine. Candidates could be assigned to one of the following vessels: Vinalhaven, North Carolina, or Swans Island, which offers transportation to and from several of those communities.

Ferry workers work a rotating schedule consisting of 7 days on duty, followed by 7 weeks off duty with additional opportunities available. Employees receive a per-diem allowance for meals that are taxable income but are not necessarily consumed on the island in which their vessel is assigned. Typical daily duties include: Spraying mooring lines during docking/undocking operations; employees who do not reside on this island are permitted to utilize Weinstein State owned housing equipped with cable;

Candidates must be physically capable of performing all duties of a ferry master and submit to and pass a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Certification) drug screen in order to be considered for this position. The applicant must be selected for hire by meeting the 49CFR Part 40 criteria.

To be minimally qualified for this position, candidates must provide evidence of the following experience :

As a member of the crew of ships operating on ocean or coastal routes, I have experience as a maritime captain.

Licensing/Registration/Certification Requirements:

US Coast Guard certified as able seaman and lifeguard. )

You are required to have a current TWIC card--Twenty-four hour identification card. The card is provided by the TSA -- the Transportation Security Administration.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the "apply for this opening/apply now" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.

  • If you require paper application or have general questions, please contact Maine DOT Human Resources at 207-620-0050 or via email. [email protected]

Why join our team?

No matter where you work across the Maine state government, employees who embody our state's motto - "Didiot" or - "I lead," provide essential services to our citizens every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and well-being with a valuable total compensation package, including health benefits.

  • Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave. What are the benefits? , and 3+ weeks of leave. What are the benefits? annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

  • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.

  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% for MSEA positions and 17.96% for Confidential positions, of employee’s pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

  • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
  • Health and Dependent Care - Flexible Spending Accounts. – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness. – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
  • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive 4 weeks of paid parental leave. What are the benefits?. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, the Maine State Government embraces a strong sense of belonging for all team members and our process ensures that applicants from diverse race, color, gender or economic status meet job requirements in different ways, we appreciate that many skills can make people successful in this role."

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