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As a small operation, we employ less than 40 employees who focus on providing customers with safe and quality transportation between our Hollis Port and Ketchikan Port. Our crew consists of Vessel and Shoreside Employees who manage the everyday operation of our vessels, the M/V Stikine and the M/V Prince of Wales.

As leaders in the marine transportation industry, IFA employees are responsible for instilling an atmosphere that riding the ferry is a pleasure, not just a need. To that end, every IFA employee is responsible for overall passenger safety and satisfaction. All necessary steps must be taken to correct or to report conditions that could endanger passenger safety or satisfaction on and off the vessel, including IFA vehicles, access ramps, offices, terminals, and terminal grounds.

The IFA’s success is built on recognition of the skills and efforts made by each employee. Every employee and every job is essential to fulfilling our mission to the people who trust and rely on us. It is the primary goal of the IFA and yours to live up to our mission statement and continue as a leader in the marine transportation industry in SE Alaska. This goal is achieved as a team through dedicated hard work and commitment from every employee. Our policy is to work with all members of the IFA team in a fair and courteous manner and treat each team member with dignity and respect.

IFA is an equal-opportunity employer.



As a Political Subdivision of the State of Alaska, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority offers benefits similar to any other department of the State. And we want to help our employees get the most out of the benefits that we offer. Benefits may differ for On-Call and Part-Time Positions. Some of our benefits include:

  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance (Employer)
  • Optional Group Long/Short-Term Disability, Supplemental & Select Life (Employee)
  • Health Insurance, with Vision, Dental, and Audio (Employer) with optional Dependent & Spouse Coverage (Employee)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for health care or dependent care expenses (Employee)
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Contributions (Employer/Employee) After Probationary Period
  • Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in Lieu of Contributions to Social Security (Employer/Employee)
  • Optional Enrollment in Alaska Deferred Compensation Program (Employee)
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Space Available Pass Travel for You and Qualifying Family Members, and Qualifying Vehicles
  • Plus-One Pass Travel
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