3232 - Marina Assistant

SF Marina Green

Recruitment #TEX-3232-085495



AMENDED 2/12/19 to extend filing deadline to 'Continuous'

Applicants who already applied to this recruitment DO NOT need to reapply.


Appointment Type

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is hiring Temporary-Exempt 3232 Marina Assistants. These positions are not to exceed 1040 total work hours in a 12 month period and are considered 'At-Will' of the Appointing Officer.

About Us 

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100-acre system includes 24 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department's responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts and Lake Merced. More than 2,000 talented individuals comprise our team, from gardeners, foresters and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

Position Description

Under general supervision, a 3232 Marina Assistant is responsible for patrolling and providing security for marina owned facilities and equipment including private boats berthed at the marina; performing routine maintenance of plumbing, electrical and structural systems of wooden docks and related facilities; interacting with a variety of people on issues related to boating safety and law, marina rules and regulations, and enforcing ordinances, laws and regulations governing the use and safety of the marina.

Essential Functions

  1. A 3232 Marina Assistant patrols the Marina and Yacht Harbor to prevent vandalism and damage to property; provides protection to yachtsmen; registers watchman's clock at established stations during each round.
  2. Inspects floats and berthing areas to prevent encroachments and obstructions that might endanger navigation.
  3. Checks boats in assigned berths for proper and adequate securing, and takes corrective action as required; may be required to operate the harbor patrol boat in support of other City departments.
  4. Enforces City and County ordinances relating to the Marina while patrolling harbor facilities.
  5. Assigns berths to permanent and transient lessees.
  6. Inspects harbor facilities for damage or hazardous conditions and prepares work lists and work orders as required.
  7. Performs minor routine maintenance on facilities and related equipment; performs routine maintenance of plumbing, electrical and structural systems of wooden docks and related facilities.
  8. Prepares weekly time records and other reports as directed.
  9. Collects and accounts for monies paid for permanent and temporary berth rentals.
  10. Provides a visible presence to prevent theft and acts of vandalism.
  11. Interacts with a variety of people on issues related to boating safety and law, marina rules and regulations, weather and tourist information. 


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  1. One year (2000 hours) of verifiable experience in the operation of a marina yacht harbor, commercial fishing harbor, or equivalent. Such experience MUST have specifically included: patrolling and inspecting docks and facilities; performing routine electrical, plumbing and mechanical maintenance; general use of hand and power tools and pumps; routine report writing; operation of small sail, power/non-power driven craft; AND
  2. Possession of a valid Standard First Aid Certificate (SFA); AND
  3. Possession of a valid Basic Water Rescue Certificate or Lifeguard Certificate; (Possession of either a Basic Water Rescue Certificate or a Lifeguard Certificate is required within four months of appointment); AND
  4. Possession of a current California driver’s license at the time of appointment. Candidates must be insurable under the Port’s automobile liability insurance policy. Insurability must be maintained throughout employment.

Special Requirements
  1. This position may require incumbents to work weekends and holidays; operate marina patrol boats while performing security, maintenance or towing duties; swim in deep water; administer CPR, and first aid; work in adverse weather conditions; and lift up to 50 lbs.
  2. Incumbents will be required to obtain either a Basic Water Rescue Certificate or a Lifeguard Certificate within four months of appointment.
  3. Certificates must be current (valid) as of the time of appointment. Maintaining the required certificates after appointment is a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/SF to register an account and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement (TEX-3232-085495)
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow the instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.


Applicants will be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.



Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



General Employment Information
General Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities


Issued: 05/22/2018; Amended 6/5/2018 to extend filing deadline; Amended 6/19/2018 to reissue announcement; Amended 7/3/2018 to continuous announcement; Amended on 12/17/2018 to reopen for new applications; Amended  12/31/2018 to extend filing deadline; Amended 1/29/19 to extend filing deadline; Amended 2/12/19 to extend filing deadline.


Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-3232-085495
REC / GWC / (415) 831-2762


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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