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Ferry Deckhand (3 positions)


Hammocks Beach State Park
Swansboro, NC
Onslow County


Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

Job description

Dates employed

  • One position: May to October
  • Two positions: May to September (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend)



  • 20 to 40 hours per week
  • 10-hour shifts from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend
  • 8.5-hour shifts in May, September, and October
  • Weekend and holiday work required


Pay: $10 per hour

Minimum age16 years old

Required tests: Drug testing/screening required by the U.S. Coast Guard


Job description

  • Support the Ferryboat Operator in the safe operation of ferry vessels to and from Bear Island
  • Assist with safe loading and unloading of passengers
  • Provide clear information and answer passenger questions in an engaging manner



  • Collect and tally passenger tickets at the mainland ferry dock
  • Supervise the orderly passenger access and boarding of the ferry vessel
  • Accurately compile and maintain records of daily activities and passenger counts and totals
  • Communicate passenger number counts to captain, office, and appropriate staff members
  • Instruct passengers and answer questions
  • Rig mooring lines, open or close gates, and secure ramps
  • Assist with the inspection of the vessel to ensure the safety of passengers and crew
  • Assist with the efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment
  • Assist ferryboat operator with adherence to rules and regulations
  • Interact with visitors and provide information and customer service to passengers
  • Use a two-way/VHF radio
  • Work as a team member
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Basic computer skills
  • Boating experience and maritime knowledge
  • North Carolina Boater Safety Course preferred
  • Customer service and experience working or volunteering with the public



How to apply

Complete the NC State Employment Application (PD-107) and mail with original signature to Hammocks Beach State Park:

Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

Specify position name/title (vacancy # not required). Multiple positions for the same park may be listed.