Marina Attendant - Extra-Help

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $29.69 - $36.09 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Information

The County of Sonoma Regional Parks Department Seeks Qualified Extra-Help Marina Attendants!

This recruitment is being conducted to fill extra-help (seasonal) openings in the Regional Parks Department . This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help openings as they occur during the active status of this list.

Working for Sonoma County Regional Parks, Marina Attendants perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work, new construction, and repair work at a County operated marina. They enforce marina rules, regulations, and ordinances, operate the fuel dock and ice plant, and collect marina fees.

As a Marina Attendant you will also:
  • Perform security rounds and dock checks
  • Dispense fuel, oil, and ice to boats
  • Compose minor incident reports
  • Handle cash and retail sales
  • Perform janitorial tasks for bathrooms, shower facilities, laundromat, and the Marina Office
  • Maintain marina facilities

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Six or more months of paid experience working in a marina
  • Experience with small boat handling and safe boating practices
  • Confidence working with the public and enforcing rules in a courteous and firm manner
  • The ability to obtain their California Boater's ID card within (6) six months of hire

Due to the seasonality and nature of these positions, working hours vary based on the time of year. These positions require the ability to work shift assignments including weekends and holidays.

County of Sonoma's Regional Parks include more than 50 parks, trails, and beaches from Petaluma to Gualala and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Many offer wild landscapes while others feature sports fields, playgrounds, campgrounds, boat launches, and an environmental education center. Regional Parks also offers a range of recreation, education and natural resource programs that enhance the quality of life and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Please visit to learn more about the various programs and resources offered by the Regional Parks Department.


Seasonal extra-help employees augment permanent staff by performing duties that are required at certain times or seasons of the year. Seasonal, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the county retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Seasonal, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of six months in any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-Help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple seasonal, extra-help positions in the Regional Parks Department. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help openings as they occur during the active status of this list.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education and training that will provide one with the knowledge and abilities.

Experience: Any combination of experience that relates to the knowledge and abilities. Normally, two years of experience in semi-skilled building construction, repair, maintenance, and groundskeeping work, some of which must have been in a Marina environment.

Desirable Qualification: At least six months of paid experience working at a marina of similar size and operation.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge: of basic construction materials, safety practices, and tools commonly used in building construction, repair, maintenance and groundskeeping work; semi-skilled carpentry, masonry and plumbing and electricity; planting, cultivation, pruning, spraying and materials used in controlling weeds, insects and parasites; preventive maintenance tasks that need to be performed on marina vehicles, equipment and facilities.

Knowledge of: basic weather instruments and how they are used; the leadership techniques necessary to lead a work crew.

Ability to: perform a variety of light and heavy semi-skilled manual marina construction, repair, and maintenance tasks for extended periods of time; perform groundskeeping work that includes but is not necessarily limited to: propagation, planting, cultivation, pruning, trimming, spraying, and fertilization of lawns, plants, shrubs and trees; read and record information from weather instruments and post it for public review; operate and make adjustments to a variety of power tools and light equipment; demonstrate physical strength, endurance, and mechanical aptitude that relates to the tasks to be performed; apply the Spud Point Marina Ordinance and Marina rules and regulations in a firm and courteous manner; comply with and enforce common safety practices and procedures and to take corrective action that eliminates safety hazards; perform basic first aid as required; swim at a level necessary to ensure personal safety; read and write the English language at a level sufficient for satisfactory job performance; perform arithmetic calculations at a level sufficient for satisfactory job performance; enforce County ordinances and Marina rules and regulations in a courteous and firm manner; communicate in an appropriate manner with supervisors, peers, subordinates, the general public and others who have interest in the Marina's operations; train and/or lead a work crew when assigned; work different shifts, weekends, holidays and to wear a uniform.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.


The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted online at: . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not apply to Extra Help positions.


These are some of the excellent benefits the County offers:

Paid Time Off :Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals; 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year; and may be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment.

Health Plan :Choice of five health plans (a PPO, EPO, HMO, and two deductible HMOs) with a County contribution toward the premium (the contribution amount varies by bargaining unit. For specific details, please refer to the applicable MOU). A County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement is available for some bargaining units.

Retirement :Fully integrated with Social Security.For more information regarding eligibility, retirement contributions, and reciprocity with prior public service, please visit .

IRS 457 Plan : Pre-tax employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

Retiree Medical :County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.

Plus excellent dental, vision, disability, life insurance, professional development, and more.

For answers to specific questions regarding the employment process and more details about benefits or retirement, please contact Human Resources at (707) 565-2331.Additional details about benefit and compensation packages can be found in the MOUs located at . For specific information about health and welfare benefits including plan options, coverage, and premium amounts go to or, contact the Human Resources' Risk Management-Benefits Office at or (707) 565-2900.

*IMPORTANT NOTES: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

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