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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 652P
Category: Marine-Ferry & Aircraft


Serves as master in operation of the Keller Ferry carrying vehicles, passengers and cargo and leads a crew.

Typical Work

Operates the Keller Ferry carrying vehicles, passengers and cargo; 

Navigates vessel on instruments in fog and in heavy snow storms; 

Supervises the loading and unloading of the vessel to ensure maintenance of safety standards; 

Maintains a running log of the number of passengers and vehicles; 

Inspects the ferry and its navigational aids to ensure they are in good operating condition in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard standards; 

Lubricates and services ferry engines and makes emergency repairs; 

Adjusts ferry landings for fluctuations in lake level and assists in ferry landings maintenance; 

May do welding, carpentry, electrical and mechanical work in connection with ferry and ferry landing maintenance; 

Leads the work of one or more deckhands; 

Performs other related work as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A valid U.S. Coast Guard license for master of inland steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons valid on Lake Roosevelt between Grand Coulee Dam and the Canadian Border.

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted December 1, 1965.
Revise class. Revises Highways Maintenance Class Study, class code (formerly 7371); adopted
July 1, 1975.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Ferry Operator 2), minimum qualifications; adopted
January 13, 1989.
Revise class. Revises definition, minimum qualifications, general revision; adopted
September 10, 1993.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 71830), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.