Second Officer, Relief Chief Officer

  • Sidney
  • Bc Ferries


Swartz Bay


We are seeking a highly motivated, Second Officer, Relief Chief Officer to fill a regular position at Swartz Bay.

In this position you will stand a watch as the Navigating Officer of the vessel. You have Considerable knowledge of applicable navigating equipment and techniques; Considerable knowledge of Corporate policies and procedures applicable to the position; Considerable knowledge of international, federal and provincial regulations applicable to the position; Considerable knowledge of safety and emergency procedures; Considerable knowledge of ship handling principles, stability, seamanship and deck maintenance

As duties will vary depending on business requirements, a flexible attitude is essential. You are extremely safety-conscious. You hold a valid Chief Mate, Near Coastal Certificate or higher and Valid Seafarer’s Medical certificate.

  • “We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”_
  • At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering on our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team._
  • With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers._
  • We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted._