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Employment

Our vessel fleet staff has an enviable work environment -- the majestic waters of the Puget Sound.

image of ferry in Seattle's Elliott Bay

Washington State Ferries (WSF) offers on-call and permanent employment in the fleet and at our headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Most jobs provide full benefits, training and a flexible work schedule.

Fall 2018

WSF will be seeking Deckhands for entry-level positions with the fleet (Ordinary and Able-Bodied Seaman) as well as Ferry Terminal Employees with recruitment anticipated to begin on Nov. 16. Please check back for updates on our recruiting efforts.

How to get your maritime worker credentials

Credentials are required for all fleet and ferry terminal workers.

Deckhand positions require a TWIC and MMC cards. Terminal Attendants require a TWIC card only.

Interested in other positions? 

  • Engine Room (Engineers and Oilers)
    All of our Engine Room positions are filled through the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association. Contact the MEBA union hall for current Engine Room employment opportunities.
  • Skilled Trades (electricians, welders, carpenters, etc.)
    We have multiple, full-time permanent Skilled Trades positions open at our Eagle Harbor facility in Bainbridge Island.

What we can offer you

Washington State government offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. In addition to potential for a flexible work schedule, we have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits to meet your current and future needs. Learn about our benefits package.

Contact us 

Email Amy Fermo at fermoa@wsdot.wa.gov for more information.

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