With 47 ports of call, 35 vessels, and more than 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.
Licensed Deck Officers
Exciting opportunities currently exist with BC Ferries to be part of our Northern Coast crew. If you hold a minimum watchkeeping mate certificate, like variety in your work schedule and have some flexibility to travel to one of our coastal communities for short periods of time, this could be the perfect role. Based out of our Little River terminal in the Comox valley, you will have an opportunity to train on various vessels including our newest; the Salish class which are dual fuel and state of the art. Set a new course, your career awaits!
You are a passionate, innovative, leader with the ability to communicate and liaise cooperatively with shipboard personnel and other BCFS departments. You serve as the ship’s Executive Officer in the conduct of deck department activities including loading/unloading vehicles and passengers; navigation; ship husbandry; passenger/vessel safety; supervision; plan, direct, and organize crew, delegate vessel duties, and provide regular training and performance feedback. In addition, you perform various administrative duties relating to deck safety, security, maintenance, and crew. You possess considerable knowledge of applicable navigating equipment and techniques, ship handling principles, stability, seamanship and deck maintenance, and act as Mate or Master, Minor Vessel when required. Your background includes six months experience as a Watchkeeping Officer within the last three years.
You are computer literate and have clear, concise, English communication skills. A familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite would be an asset. The successful candidate will hold a valid WKM, Chief Mate, Master Mariner or Master, Near Coastal certificate as required by Transport Canada and must obtain a valid a Seafarers’ medical prior to commencing employment.
Please apply by February 1, 2019.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.