Job: Harbormaster - Extra Help (Open)

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Job Title:Harbormaster - Extra Help (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 10/23/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$39.79 - $49.74 Hourly
$3,183.20 - $3,979.20 Biweekly
$6,896.93 - $8,621.60 Monthly
Job Type:Extra Help
Location:San Mateo County, California
Note: This job announcement was amended on October 2, 2017 to close on October 23, 2017.

The Department of Parks is seeking a Harbormaster – Extra Help to oversee the Coyote Point Marina, which proves 544 public berths and support facilities. Under the direction of the Parks Director, the Harbormaster will manage the operation and maintenance of the Marina and related facilities; coordinate rental agreements; prepare the Marina budget; select, supervise and evaluate the work of three Marina personnel; and manage a night security contract. The Harbormaster will also manage and train staff in the use of a patrol boat used in the performance of rescue operations.

In addition to planning and budgeting for capital projects in the Marina, the Harbormaster is responsible for maintaining excellent relations with the tenants and leases of the Marina and coordinating relations, as appropriate, with City and County officials, representatives from the California Department of Boating and Waterways, United States Coast Guard staff, and other Parks staff.

The Department is looking for a responsive and innovative manager to serve as Harbormaster. The ideal candidate will:
  • be a highly motivated individual to be responsible for property management, personnel, accounting, administration, and harbor patrol operations, as these duties relate to planning, developing and managing the County's real properties, financial programs, human resources, harbor safety and administrative functions.
  • possess a proven track record as a Marina manager with participatory team building style,
  • have knowledge of issues and trends within the marina recreation industry,
  • ability to maximize quality services through the creative use of the Department's resources; ability to deal effectively with the public, tenants, elected officials and other County and City departments, special interest groups, commissions and committees, and the media; a strong customer service orientation with an ability to effectively respond to and communicate with customers, committees, departments and the general public, both orally and in writing,
  • be able to swim 25 yards unassisted,
  • operate a rescue boat and respond to emergencies in all types of situations,
  • interpret, apply and explain, codes, regulations and ordinances; preparing clear, concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures and other written materials.
  • possess excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • have knowledge of computer applications/marina programs,
  • think clearly under pressure and maintain a positive attitude,
  • be able willing to work to work off-hours emergencies, and to possibly work weekends and holidays dependent upon scheduling.
Note: Extra-help assignments are at-will and the employee is paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, methods, and techniques of marina administration and operations.
  • Pertinent laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to marina operations, boating, navigation, and inland waterways.
  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in marina construction, maintenance and repair.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation, administration and control.
  • Principles and techniques of supervision, performance evaluations and training.
  • Safe boating operations.
  • Search and rescue techniques. 

Skill/Ability to:
  • Plan, direct, manage and evaluate operations of a marina and/or water recreation area.
  • Develop and implement operational standards and procedures.
  • Prepare, control and administer successfully budgets and expenditures.
  • Interpret accurately and make decisions in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations and policies.
  • Analyze situations and problems accurately, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement effective courses of action in support of solutions.
  • Operate a large boat in all types of situations.
  • Administer CPR and first aid.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maintain clear and accurate records and reports.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate technical/maintenance and clerical staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with tenants, the general public, various private and public agencies, and others contacted in course of performing assigned duties.
  • Lift, carry, push and pull heavy objects.
  • Walk, stand, stoop and crouch for long periods.
  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
Education: Equivalent to Associate of Arts degree in business administration supplemented by courses in marina management and administration.
Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible administration experience in the operation or maintenance of a marina, including one year f supervisory experience.

This is an extra-help recruitment. Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. The  Department of Parks will screen materials after the recruitment closes. The Department of Parks will contact qualified candidates directly for a departmental interview.

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply Online' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

Final Date for Filing:  10/23/2017
Departmental Interviews: TBD
The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days.  Failure to do so within the time frame will disqualify you from the rest of the process.  Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.
Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Arlene Cahill (09182017) (Harbormaster - D166)

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