Job Details: Ferry Operator - Permanent Part Time (up to 2 positions)

Job Details
Open Date Mar 16 2022 - 02:33:00 PM Close Date May 31 2022 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Ferry Operator - Permanent Part Time (up to 2 positions) Posting Type Part Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Part Time
Department Group Hours per Week No guaranteed hours
Department Marine Services Openings 3
Education Certificate Company County of Frontenac
Location Howe Islander - Ferry Competition MS-22-001
Salary Range 24.60/hr
Union Position No


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Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Performs the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the applicable federal, provincial and municipal statutes;  performs the responsibilities of the position consistent with the operational policies of the County of Frontenac (County)
  • Directs and assists the loading and unloading of all vehicles and passengers onto the Ferry in a safe and efficient manner; maintains orderly parking and traffic flow at terminal sites
  • Collects all ferry tolls
  • Operates the Ferry in a safe manner; tests and maintains firefighting and lifesaving equipment and carries out lifeboat and firefighting drills
  • Completes minor repair and maintenance of the vessel, within the scope of the position, and assists Ministry of Transportation representatives in maintenance when required
  • Provides information to, and interacts with the public in a positive and constructive manner
  • Provides a safe environment for passengers on the ferry
  • Reports or escalates concerns, incidents, accidents and near-misses regarding vessel operation and maintenance to the Supervisor
  • Maintains and cleans the ferry and ferry building and property surrounding; replenishes ferry supplies


Health & Safety

  • Protects own health and safety and the safety of others by adopting safe work practices, wearing the applicable personal protective equipment (PPE) reporting unsafe conditions immediately, Job Description
    and attending all relevant in-services regarding occupational health and safety
  • Follows all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act

 Other Duties

  • Completes other duties as assigned

 The foregoing description reflects the general responsibilities and expectations necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed to be all of the work requirements that may be inherent in this classification

Education & Experience - Ferry Operator Job Description

  • Grade 12 diploma;  an equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered
  • Must hold all required licenses regulated by Transport Canada – Marine Safety (Marine Emergency Duties, Restricted Radio, Telephone Operators License (Maritime), Marine First Aid Certificate
  • Maintain an acceptable bi-annual Transport Canada Marine Medical from a certified doctor
  • Marine emergency duties training required

Please note:  Only those candidates who hold the required licenses regulated by Transport Canada, or those who provide proof that they have registered for the Marine Emergency Duties - Domestic Vessel Saftey course (see below) will be considered:


Marine Emergency Duties - Domestic Vessel Saftey - St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Training dates will be held April 22-24 and April 29-May 1; please see link below to register

For those applicants who are offered employment and are currently enrolled in the Domestic Vessel Safety program or interested in enrolling, the County will reimburse the cost of the program over an 18 month period during your employment.


HR-02-07 Employee Job Descriptions Appendix B - ETS Ferry Operator.pdf