Ferry Able Seaman (19-68-2)

Rockland, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Oct. 17, 2019

Maine Department of Transportation 

Pay: $15.77 - $20.65  Job Code: 8471  Pay Grade:   14  Operations and Maintenance 

* The salary range above includes a 15% stipend

Location: Rockland           Bulletin No.  19-68-2

Position Number: 02530-0805

Opening Date:   October 2, 2019

Closing Date:  October 17, 2019



This is an intermittent position meaning there is no set schedule. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Handles mooring lines during docking/undocking operations; verifies and collects boarding tickets and assists in the loading/unloading of passengers and vehicles including chocking/unchocking of vehicle wheels and operating the transfer bridge; cleans/paints interior and exterior vessel structure, gear, and equipment, passageways and compartments on or above the main deck; actively participates in safety drills and operations including the swinging out, lowering, handling, and retrieval of lifeboats; stands helm and lookout watches in wheelhouse; and performs security duties IAW the Vessel Security Plan. Applicant must possess a valid U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) with AB endorsement (unlimited, limited, or special) and a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential). The applicant selected for hire must submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening as outlined in 49CFR Part 40. Applicant must be physically capable of performing all duties of Ferry Able Seaman and, at the Department’s discretion, submit to and pass pre-employment physical.    


Experience as a deck crew member of vessels operating on ocean or coastal routes.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS(These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

U.S. Coast Guard certificate as able seaman and lifeboatman.

Required to have a current TWIC Card - Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card. Card is provided by TSA -Transportation Security Administration.


Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the "Apply for this Opening/Apply Now" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and any applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications. 

*If you require a paper application, please contact MaineDOT Human Resources at 624-3050 or via email at Jobs.dot@maine.gov*


Jeremiah HutchinsonHuman Resources, at (207) 624-3058 or Jeremiah.k.hutchinson@maine.gov



The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  14.47% of salary for BU positions and 19.27% for confidential positions.

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.31 biweekly.  The value*of State paid Health Insurance:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly

 *The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

The Maine Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.