Rec Assist (Dock Master)

Naval Base, Virginia
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time


This position is located at Naval Station Norfolk's Marina.
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Rigs ferry and safety boats, ensuring they are properly fueled and clean each morning and secured at end of day. Ferry's patrons and equipment to and from moored fishing boats and operates safety boats during training sessions, regattas or other on-the-water activities. Assists patrons with pulling boats to and from their storage rack and carrying hulls to the floating dock, launching, dock approach, 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, painting, varnishing boats, repairing piers and decking and replacing floats as necessary. Tows disabled boats to assigned slips or dock.

Circulates among patrons to assist with basic boating needs and maintain order. Monitors dock, checking for improperly tied boats, retying as needed to prevent loss or damage to boat or dock, insurance, registration and adherence to marina policies. Warns patrons of disorderly behavior or unsafe techniques or practices being utilized. Attempts to resolve problems in a tactful, diplomatic manner. May be required to tactfully remove disrupting patrons from the facility.

Inspects Marina daily to ensure area is clan 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; washes walls, windows, and 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.

May serve as duty manager in the absence of management to ensure the facility is function in a smooth, safe and efficient manner. This includes servicing as point of contact to assigned subordinate staff, assuring task are in process/complete, providing necessary supplies and resolving minor problems and complaints of the employees.

Performs other related duties related to this position as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent Unit
  • Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National


Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Must possess knowledge of boating terminology, operation, maintenance , water and boating safety

One year working in marina environment

Must have the ability to follow a standard swim test

Position is designated ALPHA and subject to irregular work schedule

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


Additional information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

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.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@ to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

USAJobs Resume

Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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