Virginia State Government Position Opening at Virginia State Government in Surry, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

This position is with the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry in Surry County. This is an hourly/wage position and is limited to 1500 hours within a 12-month period. This position is not eligible for the state benefit package.

Additional positions may be filled with this announcement.

The Hampton Roads District is seeking Hourly/Wage Ferry Chief Engineers to provide a safe and efficient ferry service across the James River. This position operates all machinery as per USCG and VDOT regulations and policies and recognized engineering practices. This position performs all required drills and crew training, maintains vessel readiness for USCG inspections, and performs other duties as assigned to maintain the safety, cleanliness and overall operation of the ferry and facility. This position is designated as essential and as such, all duties associated with this job are required during emergency situations which may include but are not limited to inclement weather, disaster response, and emergency operations in accordance with DPM 1-27, Staffing for Emergency Events.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and ability to operate and monitor main engines and auxiliary machinery on ferry vessels. Ability to maintain records and reports and submit on schedule. Ability to perform measures for security and emergency response. Ability to perform measures for proper passenger management. Ability to take action to ensure workplace safety. Must possess a US Coast Guard license as Chief Engineer of motor vessels of at least 4000 HP.

Special Requirements

A drivers license valid in Virginia. References, work history, and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Hold a US Coast Guard license as Chief Engineer of motor vessels of at least 4000 HP. Experience maintaining machinery on motor vessels. Ability to obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card. Position requires pre-employment physical and random drug screening.

Special Instructions to Applicants

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to Your Application in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants: NOTICE – VDOT will record information from the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) on each new employee into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Contact Information

Working Title: Ferry Chief Engineer - Wage

Role Title: Watercraft Operatns Manager I - 79193

Job Open Date: 04/20/2017

Job Close Date: 05/14/2017

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $27.44 to $34.26 Hourly Rate (negotiable based on experience)

Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)

Agency Website:

Location: Surry - 181

Position Number: H5071

Job Posting Number: 1023807

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Hourly/Wage

Job Type Detail: Wage Non-Faculty- W-1

Pay Band: 04