Notice effective October 14, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division (WSF) is currently accepting applications for its on-call Ordinary Seaman (OS) positions for the summer season 2014.
On-call Ordinary Seaman (OS): Entry Level Positions
Application deadline is December 15, 2013.
IMPORTANT: You will have to visit the following webpage for more information on the position and detailed directions on how to apply:
On-call Ordinary Seaman (OS); 2014-WSF-Deck
Applications are accepted electronically. You will have to follow the directions on how to apply and submit complete applications; incomplete applications will not be considered.
For assistance with your application please check out the videos in the section “WSDOT's Employment Workshop Videos” on the webpage: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Employment/GetFootInDoor.htm
IMPORTANT: You will have to be in possession of a valid driver’s license, a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and a valid Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) when you apply.
Information about the TWIC and MMC can be found on the following web pages:
- TWIC: http://www.tsa.gov/twic
- MMC: http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/credentials/default.asp
If you are interested in working with the Terminal department of WSF, please check back with us in January 2014.
These on-call positions are a great opportunity and the only way to begin a lifetime career in the fleet with WSF, one of Washington State’s greatest attractions and marine highways and the largest ferry system in the United States!
If you have questions regarding the positions please contact the Inlandboatmen's Union (IBU) of the Pacific Puget Sound Region and National Office (Fishermen's Terminal 1711 W. Nickerson St. Suite D Seattle, WA 98119, phone 206-284-5040, ext 0, or email WSF Human Resources Office at WSFRecruitment@wsdot.wa.gov.
Engine Room (Engineers and Oilers)
These positions are filled through the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, including temporary, on-call, and an occasional full-time replacement. You must contact the union hall regarding these positions.
Maintenance and repair positions are filled through the various Metal Trades Unions. You must contact the union hall regarding these positions.
Management, Engineering, Information Technology and all other Administrative Positions
These positions are filled through the WSF Human Resources Office in downtown Seattle. Applications are accepted only when a job bulletin is open. Information regarding open bulletins may be obtained by visiting the WSDOT Employment website. This lists open recruitments for the entire Department of Transportation.