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Ferry Operator (4 positions)

Location

Hammocks Beach State Park
Swansboro, NC
Onslow County

Contact

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

hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov
910-326-4881

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

Job description


Dates employed

Flexible; typically:

  • 1 or 2 positions: April to October
  • 2 or 3 positions: May to September (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend)

 

Hours

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

 

Pay: $13 per hour

Minimum age: 19 years old

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

 

Job description

  • Navigate waterways in and around Hammocks Beach State Park and provide safe transportation of passengers to and from Bear Island, a remote barrier island
  • Position requires a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain's License (25-ton)

 

Duties

  • Control operations of ferry vessels and inclusive systems
  • Direct and coordinate activities of crew or workers, such as loading and unloading of passengers or equipment
  • Responsible for records of daily activities, movements, and report preparation
  • Instruct crew and assign duties to deckhand or any staff aboard ferry vessel
  • Signal deckhand to rig lines, open or close gates, and secure ramps
  • Inspect vessels to ensure the safety of passengers and crew
  • Efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment
  • Understand and ensure compliance with all rules and regulations
  • Use first aid and emergency procedures as necessary
  • Use a two-way/VHF radio
  • Work as a team member
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Skills

  • U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain's License (25 ton) required
  • CPR and first aid certification through the American Heart Association or Red Cross required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Customer service experience preferred

 

 

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.