The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has scheduled four events in February to find qualified applicants to staff its ferries, terminals and shipyard.
“There has never been a better time to start a career with the Ferry Division,” state Ferry Division’s Director Harold Thomas said in a statement.
“This year, we want to show potential applicants that there is a wide range of career opportunities in the Ferry Division beyond operating vessels, including trades such as welders, electricians, pipefitters and painters. Our goal is to showcase the skills and abilities critical to our maritime operations,” Thomas continued.
The career events are to take place at the following times and locations:
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2 at Brunswick County Career Center, 5300-7 Main St., Shallotte.
- 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 16 will be shipyard tours and career events at 8550 Shipyard Road, Manns Harbor. This event is for those interested in shipyard-based employment. Register to attend by contacting Human Resources Program Director Lori Sanderlin at email@example.com.
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 20 at NC Works Career Center, 3813 Arendell St., Morehead City.
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Hatteras Community Center, 57689 N.C. 12, Hatteras.
Applications will be accepted for temporary and full-time positions at all experience levels, from general utility worker to experienced boat captains.
Officials said benefits include competitive salaries, year-round full-time permanent employment, health insurance, recruitment bonuses, retirement benefits, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.
People interested in attending one of the career events should bring resumes and supporting documents.
For a listing of Ferry Division job openings, log onto the state jobs website and search the term “ferry.”
For more information, call 252-463-7027.