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Harbor Dredge Worker I, II

Santa Cruz Port District is seeking qualified candidates for the regular, full-time position of Harbor Dredge Worker I, II. Under general supervision, Harbor Dredge Workers perform semi-skilled to skilled labor and maintenance tasks for Santa Cruz Port District (District) buildings, grounds, landscaping, docks, lift stations, dredge, and other harbor facilities, equipment, and infrastructure, and perform work in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.

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Essential Functions

  • Operates specialized equipment and performs manual labor tasks in order to maintain a clean, safe, attractive and user-friendly District harbor; maintains buildings, grounds, landscaping, docks, lift stations, dredge, and other harbor facilities and infrastructure; follows all safety rules and regulations to minimize risk of accidents; duties may vary according to job assignment and experience.
  • Performs a variety of harbor maintenance activities, including cleaning facilities and equipment, landscaping maintenance, and pesticide and herbicide applications; cleans up trash and debris; sweeps and cleans harbor facilities, grounds, and adjacent areas.
  • Performs basic maintenance and repairs on harbor facilities and buildings as directed; performs basic carpentry, plumbing, electric, painting, and masonry tasks; maintains and repairs mechanical and plumbing systems, dredge equipment, lift stations, sewer and water lines
  • Performs basic inspection and maintenance on tools, equipment, harbor services equipment, and motorized machinery; performs minor repairs within scope of authority and training.
  • Operates vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair.
  • Cleans work area of debris; disposes of all material in accordance with District policy and safety standards
  • Checks facilities, dredge yard and grounds for unsafe conditions; clears hazards and dangerous areas; reports safety conditions, security issues, and illegal activities; reports problems and emergency situations.
  •  Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  • Responds to emergencies as directed and performs tasks in the interest of public safety and property protection during emergencies.
  • Cross-trains in a variety of work methods, and the use and maintenance of District equipment and tools.
  • Supports the relationship between the District and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and District staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and District information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Operate a personal computer for research of parts, tools and ordering.
  • Working over and in the water, on boats and docks.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions and communicate clearly both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND one to three years of experience in building and grounds maintenance; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

License & Certification Requirements

A valid California State Driver’s License is required.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salary range for this position is $4,009 to $6,219 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 Online Application for Employment (Apply Today!);
  2. Responses to the Supplemental Questions (Click Here);
  3. Copies of any licenses/certificates listed on application;
  4. Resume is optional.