Current Employment Opportunities:

Port Patrol Officer

 The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) is seeking an individual to join our Port Security team


 Reporting to the Manager, Port Security & Harbour Master, the Port Patrol Officer will assist in maintaining the security of the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority’s Hamilton properties and port facilities.  In addition, this position will also assist in the monitoring of ship traffic control for the Hamilton Harbour.

Please note: To be considered for this position, the applicant must pass various criminal/security background checks and hold a valid driver’s license


  • Conduct mobile audits/inspections of the port properties to ensure compliance with the Port Security Plan (PSP), Marine Facility Security Plans (MFSP), Marine Transportation Security Regulations, and HOPA policies and procedures; enforce Canada Marine Act and Port Authority Operating Regulations
  • Ensure security awareness and vigilance in the port and at the marine facilities, including awareness of changes in the Marine Security Level (MARSEC)
  • Report security threats, breaches, and incidents to the Port Security Office (PSO), appropriate law enforcement agencies when required, and marine facilities and tenants
  • Respond to and investigate emergency incidents/situations (including environmental); direct third-party responders
  • Communicate with ship traffic/vessels via marine VHF radio on behalf of the Manager, Port Security & Harbour Master; ensure the safe movement of vessels in the Hamilton Harbour; Inspect navigation lights and aids
  • Respond to and investigate vessel and marine occurrences (collisions, groundings, pollution reports, etc.)
  • Ensure security equipment is operated, tested, calibrated and maintained in compliance with the Port Security Plan and security requirements
  • Other duties as required



Technical / Community College – Law & Security/Police Foundations

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check

Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)



Valid Province of Ontario Driver’s License – required

Valid Province of Ontario Security Guard License – required

Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) – preferred

VHF Marine Radio Operators Certificate (ROC-MC) – preferred


Please forward resumes by Friday May 29th, 2020 including salary expectations to


“We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted”

HMO – Port Patrol Officer

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