The San Mateo County Harbor District is seeking a highly qualified and dedicated individual to serve as Deputy Harbormaster. Under general direction of the Assistant Harbormaster, performs a variety of operational, maintenance, repair, safety, security and public information activities in support of the facility. As first point of contact with the public, the Deputy Harbormaster is responsible for ensuring the public’s safe and enjoyable facility use.
Deputy Harbormaster A:
This is the entry-level class in the Deputy Harbormaster series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents will perform basic duties. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Eventually, incumbents will attain a level of experience to receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and where they are fully aware of the operational procedures and work. This class is alternately staffed with the Deputy Harbormaster B and incumbents may advance to the higher-level class after gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience that meet the qualifications for and by consistently demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class. You can review detailed job description for the Deputy Harbormaster A on the San Mateo County Harbor District’s website.
Deputy Harbormaster A Education/Experience:
An Associate of Arts Degree in Fire Science or Law Enforcement obtained from an accredited college or university is desirable. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement. Experience: A minimum of six (6) months’ service in the capacity of Harbor Worker B preferred, or comparable experience.
License And/Or Certificates:
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license at time of employment. Completion of Penal Code 832 Law Enforcement Training, within first year of employment. Completion of Marine Fires, Department of Boating and Waterways training within first year of employment. Completion of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Adult, Child, One and Two Person and Standard First Aid training and receipt of certificate within first year of employment. Completion of HAZWOPER-24 training and receipt of certificate. Completion of the California Boating Safety Course within first year of employment.
May be required to work various shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Excellent Benefit Package, including Medical, Dental, Vision & Life, Personal Time Off (PTO), CalPERS Retirement (2.5%@55 Classic members or 2%@62 new members).
Available for pick up at the District Office
504 Avenue Alhambra, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1449, El Granada, CA 94018
Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. You may email, fax, mail or drop off in person at the address above.
Written and Performance Testing: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The San Mateo County Harbor District will supply all testing materials. The entire process will take approximately 7-8 hours. The performance test includes a timed one-mile run, 150-yard cold saltwater swim, lifting up to 50 pounds, and boat handling skills. Swimsuits only, no wet suits, goggles, or fins allowed. If you have any questions about the process or need special accommodations, please let me know.
Oral Interviews: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Top candidates will be invited to return for scheduled Oral Panel interviews on October 17, 2019. If needed, we will extend interviews to Friday, October 18, 2019.
About San Mateo County Harbor District
The San Mateo County Harbor District operates both the Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, and the Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco. Pillar Point is a protected harbor of refuge and is homeport to a vital commercial fishing industry, sport fishermen, and recreational boaters. The Harbor has 369 berths and an inner and outer breakwater, making it one of the safest harbors in the United States. Pillar Point is unique in that it provides search and rescue services to all boaters in San Mateo County. Over the past two decades, its dedicated crew performed an average of 110 rescues annually, saved more than 100 lives and millions of dollars in boats and equipment. With 455 berths, a boat launching ramp, fuel dock, fishing pier, park, and small sandy beach, the Oyster Point Marina offers something for everyone, from serious boaters and fishermen to families looking for a day of hiking and beach time.
The District has 37 employees, and its administrative offices are located in El Granada, north of Half Moon Bay. The region is known for its stunning coastal landscapes of rugged mountains and beaches, along with endless recreational resources including copious hiking trails..., redwood forests, quaint shops, farm-to-table dining, including produce from local farms, some of which date back to the 1800s. And with San Francisco just 35 minutes to the north, there are unlimited possibilities for adventure, culture, relaxation and fun.