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Ship pursers

OaSIS code 64311.03

Ship pursers attend to the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships.

Overview

Also known as

  • Ship purser

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise ship attendants and arrange activities for passengers
  • Conduct ship's business, such as signing on crew, maintaining payroll records, assisting passengers in preparing customs declarations and supervising baggage storage.

Additional information

  • There is little mobility between airline pursers and ship pursers.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services (65210)
  • Food and beverage servers (65200.00)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

6 – Sales and service occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

64 – Sales and service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations

Sub-major group

643 – Occupations in food, accommodation and tourism

Minor group

6431 – Occupations in travel and accommodation

Unit group

64311 – Pursers and flight attendants

Occupational profile

64311.03 – Ship pursers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Coaching and Developing Others
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously

Workplaces/employers

  • Tour boat or cruise ship companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Far Vision
3 - Moderate Level
Multitasking
3 - Moderate Level
Speech Clarity
3 - Moderate Level
Speech Recognition
3 - Moderate Level
Verbal Ability
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Personnel Resources
4 - High Level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level
Instructing
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Financial Resources
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important