Employment Opportunities

City of Santa Barbara


$71,532 — $86,949 ANNUALLY

The City of Santa Barbra has an exciting opportunity for Harbor Patrol Officer. This position patrols the waterfront area by boat, vehicle and foot to ensure safety of personnel and property. Monitors radios and responds to emergency situations, including but not limited to fire, medical, law enforcement, lifesaving and disabled vessel rescue calls in the Harbor area. Conducts routine inspections of vessels, moorings and dock lines; removes navigational hazards and illegally docked boats. Safely operates and navigates patrol boats in harbor and coastal waterways and locates and assists disabled boats and passengers. Tactfully com-municates information, including harbor policies, rules and regulations to the public. Prepares watch logs and incident reports to document shift activities, and completes other special reports as assigned. Operates multi-channel radios, cash drawer, com-puter, and miscellaneous office equipment. Calculates, receives and records payments for harbor services. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Provides exemplary customer service to all individuals by demonstrating a willingness to be attentive, understanding, responsive, fair, courteous and respectful.

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Port San Luis Harbor District

Chief Harbor Patrol Officer

$6,407- $8,028 monthly

The Chief Harbor Patrol Officer reports directly to the Harbor Manager, works as part of the management team, and must have the ability to work favorably with and relate to an elected Board of Commissioners. This management position is considered “at will” and is not represented by any collective bargaining group. The Chief’s success will be determined by the ability to work with others. The Harbor Patrol Department includes one Chief and five Harbor Patrol Officers.

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Dana West Marina


This is a hands-on working supervisory position. Ideal candidates will have management and supervisory skills in addition to being an excellent communicator with outstanding customer service skills. Previous Dockmaster and property maintenance experience is a plus. Other skill sets should include knowledge and experience with concrete and wood dock repair and maintenance, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and general building maintenance. The ability to budget, purchase supplies, supervise vendors, prioritize and plan work load will be required. Knowledge and experience with boats and boating is a must. A key responsibility is enforcement of marina rules and regulations utilizing diplomatic and helpful communication skills. Ability to work outdoors for duration of work shift is required. After-hours on-call availability.

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