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Ferry Master - NEW HIGHER PAY!

Shoreside Operations
$41,429 - $72,500
Employment type
Full Time
Mid Career
How to Apply
You MUST apply at by September 26, 2022 at midnight EST to be considered.
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NEW HIGHER SALARY: $41,429 - $72,500
The Challenge
NCDOT manages one of the largest ferry fleets in North America, and we are looking for a Ferry Master to join our Cherry Branch team. You will have full responsibility for operating US Coast Guard-Inspected vessels across North Carolina near coastal, sound, and river waterways. NCDOT Ferry operates vessels of varying gross tonnage, on various waterways, and in varying weather and work conditions.
In this role you will:
  • Supervise deck, above deck, and engine room crew.
  • Assure safe operation and navigation of the ferry vessel while underway.
  • Enforce safety guidelines and rules for vessel crew and passengers.
  • Interpret radar, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and weather instruments, and oversee these operations.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and Homeland Security rules and regulations.
  • This position works a 7 days on/7 days off schedule.
  • Your work will be reviewed by superiors through written reports and by US Coast Guard inspections.
What You Bring
  • Knowledge of operations and basic maintenance of ferry vessels.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable State, federal, and US Coast Guard laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of radar, navigational, GPS and communication equipment used in ferry vessel operations.
  • Experience supervising and instructing crew in all areas of ferry operations.
  • Skills reading chart and plotting courses.
  • Experience navigating vessels involving ship handling and seamanship.
  • A valid Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) license for 1,600 gross tons or higher.
  • A valid certificate as Radar Observer issued by an institution approved by the US Coast Guard.
  • A valid Marine Radio Operator permit issued by the Federal Communications Commission.
  • A Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
To learn more and get your TWIC go to:
To learn more and get your MMC go to:
Call me: Terri Grubbs at 252.423.5126.
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NC Department of Transportation Ferry Division

NC Department of Transportation Ferry Division

We are leading the nation's move to smart transportation. With over 11,000 employees and an annual budget of $5.6B we are designing, managing, and innovating the state's highways, ferries, airports, railroads and bike/pedestrian paths. We have great people, great benefits, and great jobs. Join Us!

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Raleigh, NC, 27601 USA


1 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC, 27601 USA

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Work Phone : 252.423.5126
397 Maple Rd
Maple, NC, 27956 United States