Job Opportunities: Apply for Boating Jobs-Dock Attendant, Sailing & Boating Camp Instructor, Boating & Science Instructor

Apply at by January 4, 2019

Boating Dock Attendant, PT (Recreation Attendant I, PT)
Sumer Camp Boating & Sailing Instructors, Recreation Aide, PT, Recreation Leader I, PT
School Year Science & Boating Instructors Recreation Specialist I, PT

At the City of Oakland's Lake Merritt Boating Center, Oakland, CA.

Work Outside at Lake Merritt!

Application information at: Apply by January 4, 2019.

Recreation Attendant $14.12/hour plus $2.90/hour health and welfare benefit. 10-20 hours/week Spring/Fall and 20-40 hours/week Summer (mid-June through August), limited winter work available.
Recreation Aide $13.79/hour plus $2.90/hour health and welfare benefit.
Recreation Leader I $15.69/hour plus $2.90/hour health and welfare benefit.
Recreation Specialist I $20.93/hour plus $2.90/hour health and welfare benefit.

Recreation Attendant I:
An excellent opportunity for a college student, or other adult, seeking part-time employment. The Dock Attendant works one to five days per week including weekdays, weekends, and holidays with a maximum of 960 hours/year. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons using the lake facilities. Assignments include the cleaning and maintenance of equipment, docks, and grounds, assisting and instructing patrons in the safe use of rental boats, tour boat operation, assisting instructors, performing boat rescues, testing renters for sailing competency, and enforcement of lake rules and regulations. Candidates with cashiering experience may also work in the office as cashiers. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. Heavy lifting is required. Equipment includes: small motorboat, Optimist Dinghy, El Toro, Sunfish, Catalina 14 keelboat, Hobie Wave, Hobie 14, kayak, canoe, pedal boat, dragonboat, whaleboat, and rowboat.

Experience: City requirements for Recreation Attendant I, PT and
· Basic swimming skills
· Certification in Basic First Aid, CPR, Powerboat Safety is desirable
· Excellent customer service skills
· Personal Boating Experience
· Basic Sailing Skills or willingness to take the Basic Small Boat Sailing Class (offered free of charge)

Recreation Leader I:
Boating & Sailing Camp Instructor:
Programs are held in a camp format at Lake Merritt Boating Center and Jack London Aquatic Center. Sailing Camps (ages 10+) run June- August and include Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Catamaran Sailing. Explorer Boating Camps (ages 7-10) focus on muscle powered boats, environmental ecology, and nautical arts & crafts. Primary responsibilities include implementing classroom and on-water curriculum including boating skills and safety demonstrations, setting up and maintaining equipment, and rotating lunch and before/after care. More program information at
Equipment used includes: small motorboat, Optimist Dinghy, El Toro, Sunfish, Byte, Laser, Pico, JY 15, Catalina 14 Keelboat, Hobie Wave, Hobie 16, kayak, canoe, pedal boat, dragonboat, whaleboat, and rowboat.

Experience: City requirements for Recreation Leader I, PT and
· Basic swimming skills
· Outboard motorboat handling experience
Applicants must possess at least one of the following:
· American Sailing Association or US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Instructor Certification
· Canoe &/or Kayak teaching experience
· Sailing teaching experience
· Dragonboat coaching experience
· Certification in Basic First Aid & CPR & Powerboat Safety is a plus

Recreation Specialist I:
Position is for 12-35 hours per week Monday-Friday; mid-September through mid-November and mid-February through May. Sailing Into Science is an outdoor education program that provides Oakland youth with a hands-on experience utilizing Lake Merritt's unique environment for science and boating. Elementary school (primarily 5th grade) students experience rich entry points into the worlds of life science, earth science, physics, and nautical science. Each class dedicates the morning to a science topic engaging in activities in the program's classrooms as well as experiments and observations on and around Lake Merritt. Afternoons expose students to various boating activities including pedal boats, kayaks, and dragonboats with an emphasis on water safety and teambuilding. More Sailing Into Science program information at

Experience: City requirements for Recreation Specialist I, PT and
A minimum of one year professional level experience, paid or volunteer, and demonstrated ability to teach skills in some specialized area of interest. Areas can include: science, boating, outdoor education.
• Certification in Basic First Aid & CPR (required by start date).
• Personal Sail or Muscle Powered Boating experience, boating instruction experience is a plus.
• Outboard motorboat handling experience, Powerboating Safety

Additional Qualifications: Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin are highly desirable.

More information on our programs is at

For Questions, contact 510-238-2196.

Fingerprinting background check and pre-employment drug and TB tests are required for this position. The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.