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Employment

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.

Winter 2017

WSF currently has multiple entry-level openings for the following opportunities:

*Training begins in May, 2017, for all On-Call positions

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.

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Internships

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 wsfrecruitment@wsdot.wa.gov or jobinfo@wsdot.wa.gov

Find out about current and upcoming opportunities