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Recreation Assistant (Dock Attendant)

Norfolk, Virginia
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

Rigs ferry and safety boats, ensuring they are properly fueled and clean each morning and secured at end of day. Operates safety boats during training sessions, regattas or other on-the-water activities. Assists patrons with launching, mooring, pump out station and fueling of boats. Performs minor maintenance which may include but is not limited to changing batteries, scraping and cleaning boat bottoms, and painting, varnishing boats. Tows disabled boats to assigned slips or dock. Inspects Marina daily to ensure area is clean and free from debris and other hazards. Performs basic cleaning duties to maintain a constant and clean working area and ensure all current sanitation requirements are followed and maintained. Sweeps, dry mops floors/docks: wash walls, windows, blinds and other surfaces and replaces light bulbs as needed. Maintains restrooms, bath and laundry houses ensuring they are clean, orderly and sanitary at all times-disinfects and deodorizes lavatories, urinals and toilet bowls. Replenishes bathroom tissue, hand towels and soap. Notifies supervisor when cleaning supplies are needed and reports all equipment malfunctions to supervisor for corrective action. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess the following:

Must possess or complete the NASBLA Approved Safe Power Boating certification and effectively apply new skill sets to small powerboat operation, boat maintenance, water and boating safety within 2 weeks of hire. Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and written to understand instructions given. Must be a mature individual with positive customer service skills, tack and good judgment. Basic skill in the use of hand tools.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

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