Dockhand – Marina Operations (Summer Student 2024)

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Job Title:
Dockhand – Marina Operations (Summer Student 2024)
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Job Category:
Recreation & Leisure Services
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Job Type:
Summer Student
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Contract Duration :
Apr 27 to Oct 15, 2024
Hours of Work:
Up to 40 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
February 1, 2024
Closing Date:
March 3, 2024

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQIA+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor of Recreation Facilities, the Dockhand is responsible for ensuring adherence to Marina rules and regulations and providing excellent customer service to the boating community.

This position is responsible to:

Welcome public in a friendly, courteous manner and provide directions upon request

Aid in the security of overall facility and dock boats as required

Coordinate available slips with Cashiers

Allocate slips according to boat size and general awareness of boaters needs

Greet and usher arriving boats to allocated slips

Aid boats leaving marina to ensure a safe and courteous cast off

Perform payment transactions

Pump Fuel in accordance with the Fuel Handling Act

Operate wastewater pump out equipment

Responsible for the clean-up and removal of debris and seaweed from the water, docks, and grounds on a daily basis

Produce shift-end reports

Operate point of sale equipment and answer phones

Accountable for daily cash receipts

Maintain accurate records of all boats in marina

Clean the marina office daily and clean the marina and on-shore facilities as required

Assist other marina staff with general maintenance of the marina facilities and sites as required

Comply with the Occupational health and Safety Act (OHSA) as well as the Corporation of the City of Kingston’s Health and Safety Program

Other duties as assigned

Must be available to start work as of April 27, 2024

Hours of operation are 7:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday – Saturday, including holidays

Qualifications, Competencies


Current Standard First Aid/CPR with Automated External Defibrillator Certification is required.

Valid Class “G2” or “G” Driver’s Licence is considered an asset

Pleasure Craft Operator Card; Marine Personnel Training; and Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime is considered an asset

Knowledge of the Liquid Fuels Handling Act is required

VHF radio licence is preferred

Experience with cash handling and knowledge of various computer software and point of sale systems (Word, Excel, etc.) is considered an asset

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer focus, results orientation, integrity and teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Bilingualism (English and French) is preferred; additional languages an asset

Strong customer service skills

Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel

Ability to organize and prioritize tasks

Judgement and discretion when dealing with confidential information

Ability to follow instructions and perform assigned duties with limited direct supervision

Excellent interpersonal skills

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidate’s own expense

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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