The Deck department leads the fleet with positions of command. AMHS Licensed Deck officers are either graduates of one of several maritime academies or gain their knowledge, skills, and abilities through intensive self-study and on-the-job training.
AMHS currently has approximately 105 deck officers navigating AMHS vessels, but not all deck crew are licensed. Employees in unlicensed positions are able to perform almost any task in relation to deck maintenance, small boat operations, basic navigation and seamanship.
Licensed: Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate and Third Mate
Unlicensed: Bos'n, Able Bodied Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, Porter and Watchmen
Currently recruiting for: Able Bodied Seamen
Under the supervision and direction of the Deck Watch Officer, an Able Bodied Seaman stands wheel and lookout watches. Under supervision of the Boatswain performs operational, maintenance, and sanitation duties on a vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway System. An AB is also a member of the Emergency Squad.
Currently recruiting for: Extra Relief Third Mate
This is a year-round position, with work assignments on a two week rotation. As an unlimited tonnage USCG licensed deck officer, you'll be working in a supervisory role, responsible for the navigation, communications, unlicensed deck crew, passengers, and vessel operations.