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Harbor Master - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0053)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $14.70 per hour
Maximum Salary: $19.34 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Community Services
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Provides customer service, collection of moorage fees, and enforcement of rules at the City of Kirkland Harbors.

Duties of this position include:

  • Public relations and customer service to citizens using the park and visiting the Harbors.
  • Receive and record moorage payments, sell boat launch access cards, and follow up with boaters delinquent in payment.
  • Maintain daily moorage and incident logs.
  • Manage reserved areas of the Harbors for boaters and tour ships and ensure areas are open for those who have made proper arrangements.
  • Enforcement of park rules, harbor rules, moorage regulations and other laws and regulations pertaining to the site.
  • The Harbor Master may have a limited commission to issue violation notices for parks rules violations.
  • The position may be asked to help maintain the park facility by empting garbage cans and assisting in the maintenance of the restroom facility and basic dock maintenance.

Hours of Work

Hours of work vary between 11am and 12am (midnight).    [A typical shift may be from 2pm – 10pm.]

Weekends are required (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) as part of regular shift.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma required.

One year of customer service and/or cashier experience required. 

First Aid/CPR certification or ability to acquire within 30 days of hire.

Must successfully complete a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in marina operations and/or recreation

AA or BA/BS degree


Special Note

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.  While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening and interviewing may commence prior to the closing date.

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Position works outdoors in inclement weather. Occasionally requires lifting of supplies and equipment of approximately 50 pounds. Requires moving along the length of the Harbor and park areas; may include bending, reaching, etc. May require the use of small hand tools

Selection Process

Applicants who are invited to participate in the test and/or interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a criminal background check.


PCS Operations Center
1129 8th St
Kirkland, WA 98033