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Our vessel fleet staff has an enviable work environment -- the majestic waters of the Puget Sound.

Washington State Ferries (WSF) offers on-call and permanent employment in the fleet and at our headquarters in Seattle, WA. Most jobs provide full benefits, training and a flexible work schedule.

Spring 2017

WSF is not currently recruiting for entry-level fleet or terminal openings at this time.

  • We will recruit for Deck Hands (Ordinary and Able-Bodied Seaman in fall 2017 and winter 2018

How to get your maritime worker credentials

Credentials are required for all fleet and ferry terminal workers.

Interested in other positions? 

  • Engine Room (Engineers and Oilers)
    All of our Engine Room positions are filled through the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association. Please contact the MEBA union hall for current Engine Room employment opportunities.
  • Skilled Trades (electricians, welders, carpenters, etc.)
    We have multiple, full-time permanent Skilled Trades positions open at our Eagle Harbor facility in Bainbridge Island, WA. Please contact WSF Human Resources or the appropriate union hall for a list of current Skilled Trades opportunities.

Featured job openings


Please email WSF Human Resources for available internship opportunities aboard our fleet and in our administrative office.

What we can offer you

Washington State government offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. In addition to a flexible work schedule, we have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits to meet your current and future needs. Learn about our benefits package.

We want to hear from you

Online recruiters are available Monday-Friday 8-5 to answer your questions. To contact a recruiter, email us at or

Find out about current and upcoming opportunities