Washington State Training Lead-Engine in Belltown, Washington


The Opportunity: The Washington State Ferries has an opening for a Training Lead for our Engine department. This position acts as a training liaison to the WSF Engine Crew of approximately 450 Employees and 14 instructors. The Engine Program Lead performs training needs analysis with engine personnel, evaluates collective bargaining agreements, oversees the annual training plan, and is responsible for overseeing the budget to meet performance objectives, union, and regulatory requirements related to training. This position serves as the primary labor force development liaison and contact point between WSF Training and Engine personnel. This position administers a $2,000,000 budget and is directly responsible for identifying requirements for regulatory compliance and serves as the main point of contact for Merchant Mariner Credentialing (MMC) renewal, United States Coast Guard documentation and licenses upgrades and unionized labor collective bargaining agreements. The Engine Training lead works with curriculum designers to determine subject matter expertise (SME) requirements needed to build curriculum and coordinates SME resources to meet the USCG technical requirements for the approval of the Engine Training courses and facilities

Washington State Ferries is a government agency within the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) that operates automobile and passenger ferry service in the U.S. state of Washington as part of the Washington State Department of Transportation. It runs 10 routes serving 20 terminals located around Puget Sound and in the San Juan Islands, designated as part of the state highway system. The agency maintains the largest fleet of ferries in the United States at 24 vessels, carrying 23 million passengers in 2014. As of 2014, it was the largest ferry operator in the United States, and the fourth-largest ferry system in the world.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system consisting of over 18,000 lane miles and 3,600 bridge structures, WSDOT is responsible for the largest ferry system in the nation; owns three Talgo train sets in the Amtrak Cascades fleet; and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs. Additionally, WSDOT manages the world's widest tunneling project and the world's longest floating bridge. WSDOT's diverse programs and projects are supported by more than 6,800 full-time employees, including engineers, vessel captains, maintenance technicians, environmental specialists, planners, and more. We take pride in our workforce and strive for excellence and integrity in everything we do.

This position will perform the following work:

  • Represents the Engine department in the identification and analysis of training competency requirements, and assesses and plans for the impact of emerging regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for the identification, coordinated planning, development and implementation of technical and policy mandated training for Engine employees (may be contracted or in house).
  • Manages 14 engine instructors, communicates standards and expectations and supervises their performance in the delivery of Engine training instruction and maintenance of Engine Training equipment and facilities.
  • Manages the Engine Intern Program: Develops project plan, schedules program plan, determines and schedules resources, meets with HR to establish solicitation and screening, interfaces with Maritime Programs, oversees intern training plan and manages fleet sea time assignment
  • Administers the Engine crew training labor and non-labor budgets
  • Identifies SME expertise within fleet personnel to assist in developing engineering specific curriculum and other training products working collaboratively with instructional designers and graphics designers following WSF standards of format, style, and methodology.
  • Works with the Training Implementation Coordinator to monitor and manage program delivery requirements, perform cost analysis and estimates
  • Maintains compliance with unionized labor collective bargaining agreements for licensed and unlicensed personnel.
  • Works closely with the Environmental Program Manager on the development and implementation of Safety Management System ( SMS) policies and procedures to support agency compliance with environmental regulations:
  • Drafting, editing and review of SMS procedures
  • Coordinates SMS Training
  • Tracks and documents SMS training
  • Serves as a point of contact to contracted training providers and WSF staff, including; fleet engineering staff, administrative staff. Assures proper review of all contractor furnished training and documentation deployment
  • Plans and manages new employee orientation for the engine department in conjunction with human resources and the Engine department. Acts as a resource to Engine new employee hiring programs and may work with the Engine Dispatch Coordinator, Director of Vessels, and Port Engineers to assess on-call staffing levels
  • Works with the Training Implementation Coordinator to prepare USCG initial submittal and on-going renewals of all required course certifications and manages all Deck and Terminal USCG Instructor Certifications.
  • Manages the organization and implementation of the delivery of regularity instructor led programs (Fire Fighting, First Aid, Personal Survival)
  • Manages the maintenance of all course materials for Engine.
  • Provides advice and guidance to Engine employees on NMC certification requirements and oversees the Engine Tuition & Wage reimbursement program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

An ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Four years of experience Marine Engineers operations or Vessels Engines Operations Or

  • Four years of experience in managing a training program in a maritime or transit organization


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, certification, or training.
  • Thorough working knowledge of:
  • Training Programs
  • Marine Vessel Engines
  • Engine Room Operations
  • Costing, pricing, and budgeting
  • Reading and interpreting technical specifications, regulatory compliance, and collective bargining agreements
  • Washington State Drivers' License or equivalent
  • Project Management experience or equivalent
  • Experience performing job task analysis
  • Strong planning capability, ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Knowledge of Maritime federal, state and international regulatory compliance
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Command of the English language – both verbal and written
  • Strong numerical ability
  • Understanding of budgeting
  • Strong organization skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to teach classes and do presentations
  • Computer Skills: (Must have excellent knowledge of the following applications)
  • Microsoft Word: business letters/reports/forms
  • Microsoft Excel: spreadsheets for budgets, forms, reporting and databases
  • Microsoft Outlook: email correspondence and electronic calendaring of scheduled classes
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: presentation
  • Microsoft Project
  • CMMS: for ordering supplies
  • AOSS: posting training, printing labels, looking up phone numbers and addresses
  • Internet search skills: to access vendors and trainig material information
  • Ability to learn new software and programs

How to Apply:Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large "apply" button at the top of this announcement. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Contact us:For inquiries about this position, please contact Jessica Mangoat 206.389.8532 or email to mangoj@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 2016-WMS-082.

**Employment, Education and Criminal History Verification

Due to the nature of this position a comprehensive background check will be conducted on the final candidate(s) prior to hire. Applicants will be required to sign a release of authorization prior to conducting the background check. Applicants will be notified prior to any adverse hire action taken as a result of a background check. Information received from the background check does not automatically make a candidate ineligible for employment. However, candidates that provide false or misleading information in their application and/or authorization may be eliminated from any further consideration. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the recruiter listed above.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Office of Human Resources, at 360.705.7042 or email atjobinfo@wsdot.wa.gov.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-WMS-082

Department: Dept. of Transportation

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $63,504.00 - $81,432.00 Annually

Location: King County - Seattle – Belltown, WA