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Deputy Harbormaster

  2024-03-01     Santa Cruz Port District     135 5th Ave.     $5,372 - $7,199 month  


Santa Cruz Port District is seeking qualified candidates for the regular, full-time position of Deputy Harbormaster. Under general supervision, Deputy Harbormasters perform law enforcement, safety, security, parking, traffic, marina management and other functions of the District; assures effective enforcement of state and federal regulations, and District policies and procedures. The position is a fully armed, sworn peace officer position. 


Santa Cruz Port District is an independent special district government responsible for the administration and operation of Santa Cruz Harbor, located 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Santa Cruz Harbor provides permanent moorage for approximately 1,200 wet-berthed and 275 dry-stored vessels and offers both residents and visitors access to a variety of recreational and commercial opportunities.


  • Performs marine search and rescue services in cooperation with US Coast Guard, State Parks Lifeguards and other outside agencies.
  • Provides law enforcement and security by patrolling the Port District`s waterfront and land facilities by foot, bicycle, vehicle, or boat. 
  • Responds to reported crimes, incidents and threats to public safety.
  • Performs parking enforcement.
  • Supports the relationship between the District and the general public by demonstrating courteous behavior.


High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND one year of experience in marine equipment operations; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


A valid California State Driver`s License is required. State of California POST PC 832 course-training certificate must be obtained within six months of date of appointment. Completion of first aid, CPR, and Basic Boating training required within 12 months of date of appointment. Employment is subject to successful completion of psychological evaluation, background check, and comprehensive medical examination, including drug testing.


The salary range for this position is $5,372 to $7,199 per month, depending on qualifications. 

The Port District offers full benefits which include:

  • Retirement: The District participates in the California Public Employees` Retirement System (CalPERS). Employees` tiered placement is dependent on status as a “classic” member or “new” member.
  • Medical/Dental/Life Insurance:  Employee and eligible dependents receive medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance.
  • Paid Leaves: 10 days of vacation accrual; 12 days of sick accrual; and 12 holidays per calendar year.


To apply, submit:

  1. A completed Santa Cruz Port District Application;
  2. Responses to the Supplemental Questions;
  3. Copies of any licenses/certificates listed on application;
  4. Resume is optional.

The required application, supplemental questions, and complete job description are available on the Port District`s website ( 


APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2024, 5:00 PM

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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