Would you like to build a career in an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Hampton Roads District, Jamestown Scotland Ferry. We serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life.
We are the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce consisting of classified and hourly employees. Our strong culture focuses on:
- creativity and collaboration that values differences,
- nimble learning
We are seeking individuals interested in joining our team who are able to serve as a Marine/Maritime Ferry Chief Engineer operating and monitoring main engine and auxiliary machinery on ferry vessels to ensure safety of passengers, crew, and property.
In this position, you will be responsible for:
Vessel Machinery Management – Perform minor repairs to all systems. Keep Captain informed of any deficiencies. Operate all machinery according to USCG and VDOT regulations and policies and recognized engineering practices. Perform all required drills and crew training. Maintain vessel readiness for USCG inspections.
Record Keeping – Ensure accurate fuel readings are taken and recorded at the start of each day. Maintain ship’s engineering log with all pertinent information. Maintain records of machinery usage and readings for maintenance department. Maintain and submit all other records and reports on schedule.
Vessel Security and Emergency Response – Be alert to security violations and suspicious behavior during shift. Respond appropriately to emergency situations. Ensure engine room security doors are closed and secure at all times, as well as other non-passenger access compartments. Report all violations.
Passenger Management – Provide information and assistance. Resolve issues with passengers in a professional manner.
VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is the core of this requirement, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations.
We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please click here to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Click Here for additional information.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this position.
You are considered minimally qualified if you possess the following:
Knowledge and ability to operate and monitor main engines and auxiliary machinery on ferry vessels.
Knowledge of United States Coast Guard regulations governing ferry operations.
Ability to train others.
Ability to diagnose and repair primary and ancillary systems on the ferry.
Ability to read and interpret gauges, schematics, and manuals. Ability to complete and maintain records and reports.
Must hold a minimum of MMC-endorsed as a Chief Engineer of motor vessels of at least 3000 H.P.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Skill in the use of hand and power tools.
Valid driver’s license.
High school diploma or GED preferred, equivalent experience or training may substitute for education.
Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
Obtain and Maintain 1st Aid and CPR Certifications
If selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
- References and verification of work history
- DMV Records Check
- Pre-employment physical and drug screen.
- Fingerprint-based criminal history records check
This position also requires approved safety shoes as a reimbursable expense.
Special Instructions to Applicants
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).
Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application and/or resume lacking job history and relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.
RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.
Name Darreyl Hicks, Human Resources Consultant
VDOT – Hampton Roads District
Human Resources Department
7511 Burbage Drive
Suffolk, Virginia 23435