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Senior Deckhand/First Officer

Company: City Experiences
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

City Experiences is seeking a Senior Deckhand/First Officer for our City Cruises operation in San Diego.

About Us:

City Experiences' passion is to provide amazing experiences on land and water. Our 40-year success through organic growth and acquisitions has resulted in a portfolio of over 25+ brands that welcome upwards of 30 million guests/riders annually. If you're an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity, and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you.

About the Opportunity:

The First Officer position works closely with the Captain and all other departments to ensure a safe and enjoyable cruise for all guests and crew. This is a guest facing position, so customer service must be a top priority.

About You:

This person will be adaptable, dynamic, and embody City Experiences' RESPECT Service System.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take command of the vessel if captain becomes incapacitated
  • Instruct & lead all onboard emergency preparedness drills
  • Stand bridge watch and assist in the safe navigation and maneuvering of the vessel
  • Clean and maintain vessel, solve problems, and carry out the Captains orders
  • Assign deckhands tasks and provide direction & instruction
  • Act as on-scene leader in the event of emergency
  • Supervise and perform routine shipboard maintenance as required
  • Obtain knowledge of all vessel systems, pumps, and mechanical gear
  • Maintain a strong focus on guest safety & customer service
  • Maintain the cleanliness and safety of all common areas
  • Load & unload materials from vessels including trash and deliveries & handle lines to moor vessel to pier
  • Preform vessel maintenance including, paining & general aesthetics, plumbing, electrical, water (potable, raw, black, and gray) systems, fire suppression, bilge, comms, and navigation systems
  • Stand look-out watch on bow, stern, or bridge wings to look for obstructions in ship's path or to locate navigational aids such as buoys
  • Operate and maintain ship equipment such as engines and generators, HVAC systems & bridge equipment
  • Assist with general maintenance of machinery
  • Willingness to be involved in shipyard periods
  • Provide exceptional hospitality to guests and coworkers as prescribed in our RESPECT Service System
  • Be prepared to begin work at scheduled time
  • Maintain uniform and personal grooming in compliance with appearance standards
  • Must be able to effectively understand and convey written and verbal information to guests and coworkers
  • Willing to work for extended periods of time without sitting
  • Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds; moving furniture & other heavy items such as provisions up and down stairs.
  • Must be able to throw mooring lines from ship to pier
  • Strong focus on safety and teamwork while actively looking for ways to help others
  • Other duties as assigned by the CaptainRequirements & Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
    • Two (2) to four (4) years maritime experience OR two (2) years mechanical experience is required
    • Ability to effectively lead others
    • Pre-employment and on-going random drug testing are required for all marine personnel
    • Must have normal color vision to interpret navigational lights and color-sensitive systems and safety displays
    • Ability to receive CPR/First Aid Certificate
    • Must obtain TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) in first 30 days
    • Receptive to working nights/weekends and major holidays
    • Per US Coast Guard regulations, must be a US Citizen or a Permanent ResidentThe RESPECT Service System embodies City Experiences' mission, vision, values and operating principles. By creating a company culture that puts RESPECT at its core, we believe it will drive us to achieve our goal of becoming a Global Experiences and Transportation Leader.

      City Experiences is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additional, City Experiences participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

      Pursuant to applicable State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Keywords: City Experiences, Chula Vista , Senior Deckhand/First Officer, Professions , Chula Vista, California

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