• Part Time
  • Sausalito, CA
  • $30.00 - $50.00 Hourly USD / Year

Richardson Bay Regional Agency

Are you someone who is skilled in boating and interested in providing patrol and public support to maintain safety on the Richardson Bay waters?

Are you a self-starter who excels at working with others to provide excellent customer service to the general public?

Are you looking for a workplace with flexibility and a range of career opportunities?

Regional Government Services (RGS) is seeking a skilled Technical Advisor to fulfill our commitment and provide services of 20 hours per week to Richardson Bay Reational Agency as a Deputy Harbormaster.

Regional Government Services and its staff are conducting the recruitment on behalf of Richardson Bay Regional Authority Assignment.

The Position
Pursuant to an agreement between agencies, Regional Government Services (RGS) provides services to the Richardson Bay Regional Agency (RBRA).  Currently RGS is recruiting for a Technical Advisor with experience as a Deputy Harbormaster with a public agency to provide ongoing services. The assigned incumbent will support the day-to-day operations of the waterways, open waters, and shoreline of Richardson Bay by enforcing regulations of the Richardson Bay Regional Agency via waterway patrol as well as providing technical information to individuals and government agencies.  In addition, the Deputy Harbormaster will deliver oversight of contractors performing restorative work at natural sites, provide administrative support to the Harbor Master, and may serve temporarily when needed as Harbormaster.


Demonstrates intelligence, integrity, maturity of mind, attention to others, and service to the public without discrimination.
Demonstrates knowledge of Maritime law.
Demonstrates critical thinking to evaluate and analyze circumstances and apply knowledge and decide on an appropriate action.
Works effectively with a team of employees, building trust, promoting teamwork, and working with a shared sense of purpose.
Has a commitment to a problem-solving philosophy and a strong customer service focus.
Thinks clearly and acts decisively in emergency situations while remaining calm under stressful conditions.
Represents the organization as a professional, poised, and competent staff member at meetings, group settings, community events and public forums.
Maintains cooperative working relationships with the general public, employees, customers, vendors, other groups, intergovernmental, and regulatory agencies.
Is detail-oriented, manages multiple tasks, and acts upon facts and details heard, observed, and read.
Demonstrates expertise and experience in general administrative work; for example, supporting grant projects and reporting activities.
Has experience with the standard business software applications: spreadsheet (e.g., Excel), word processing (e.g., Microsoft Word), and communications (e.g., Outlook).
Effectively and professionally communicates orally and in writing; uses multiple channels to build transparency; and understands and speaks to the concerns of others; and demonstrates writing capabilities to compose reports, correspondence, and other documents, and presentations.
Accountability – Accepts responsibility for themselves and their work.
Adaptability & Flexibility – Shifts gears comfortably.
Attention to Detail – Accomplishes tasks with thoroughness and accuracy.
Communication – Effectively conveys and exchanges thoughts, opinions, or information verbally or in writing.
Conflict Management – Handles conflicting interests diplomatically to help solve them.
Customer Service – Maintains on-going client relationships.
Decision Making & Judgement – Uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions with careful thought within documented organizational boundaries.
Inclusiveness – Respects and values working in a diverse environment.
Influence – Exerts a positive effect on other’s views, attitudes, decisions, perceptions, and/or beliefs.
Interpersonal Relations and Skills – Builds relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
Problem Solving – Sees and is able to define problems and implement solutions.
Risk Management – Works to comply with liability regulations and helps to promote liability consciousness.
Safety – Complies with safety regulations and helps to promote safety consciousness and well-being.
Teamwork – Works collaboratively with others to achieve a goal.

Regional Government Services
RGS is a unique public agency serving the consulting, administrative and project management needs of local governments. Our greatest asset is our expert Advisors who pride themselves on delivering outstanding services to support the mission of our partner agencies.

In order to provide this expertise, RGS has developed a highly flexible and adaptive team environment and work culture. We utilize technology to support a remote workforce of approximately one hundred Advisors. Our Advisors are trained and experienced public-sector professionals from a variety of relevant disciplines. We combine the strength of each Advisor’s unique experiences, perspectives and skills through teaming, leveraging their combined talents to benefit our partner agencies.

The Richardson Bay Regional Authority
The Richardson Bay Regional Agency is a local Joint Powers Authority, comprising the County of Marin, the cities of Mill Valley and Belvedere, and the Town of Tiburon. The RBRA is dedicated to maintaining and improving the navigational waterways, open waters, and shoreline of RBRA.

In August 2021, the RBRA executed an Agreement with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). This plan leads to the removal of all illegally anchored vessels and floating homes by October 15, 2026.

Transition Goal: A safe, healthy, and well-managed Richardson Bay Regional Agency.

Transition Principles:
Implement the 2021 Settlement Agreement between Richardson Bay Regional Agency and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Affirm Richardson Bay Regional Agency as a temporary anchorage and prevent additional vessels from extended stays.
Conditionally and with discretion, allow occupied legacy vessels that comply with RBRA requirements to remain for a limited period.
Support initiatives for relocating occupants of vessels to alternative housing.
Realize a decreasing number of occupied vessels over time.
Protect and promote eelgrass habitat and growth.
Examples of Duties

Enforces regulations regarding anchoring and vessel operations in Richardson Bay; abates illegally moored vessels; takes appropriate action within legal guidelines regarding the citation, impounding and demolition of boats that may pose an operational safety or environmental threat to the Bay and its users.
Patrols the Bay water and shore on foot and by boat to ascertain conditions; communicates with owners, and residents and surveys demolition and disposal work by contractors.
Provides information to the public and individuals residing in or using vessels within the Bay regarding operational, safety and environmental concerns; resolves routine issues and problems among anchor-outs, vessel owners, and marina owners.
Performs physical work related to clearing debris, operating a powerboat, and inspecting inaccessible shore areas.
In conjunction with the Regional Water Quality Control Board, takes samples of Baywater and provides them for laboratory testing; prepares and submits reports regarding water quality to appropriate regulatory agencies.
Conducts research, maintains records, and contributes to the preparation of grant applications, reports, notifications, correspondence, and other written materials under the direction of the Harbormaster.
Acts as Harbormaster in his/her absence.

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school. Training and/or education in environmental science, recreation, maritime studies, or a field related to the work may substitute for the experience outlined below to a maximum of one year.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in the operation of public recreation facilities or harbors including one (1) year of boat handling experience on an ocean or bay within a marina or waterfront setting.

License and Certificates:

A valid California driver’s license; must meet the insurability requirements of the RBRA as a condition of continued employment.
A valid CPR and Basic First Aid certification.
Additional Requirements:
Possession of PC 832 Powers of Arrest Certificate is required within first year of employment.
Completion of HAZWOPER-24 training and receipt of certificate within first year of employment.
California Boating, Boat America, or Boating Skills and Seamanship Training Course completion within the first year of employment from the State, US Coast Guard Auxiliary or equivalent or higher-level training certification may be substituted.
Possession of a California Boating Safety Card is required within the first 90 days of employment. May be substituted for higher level credential in accordance with California Boating Law.


Supplemental InformationSalary and Benefits
The annual salary range $30-$50 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. In addition to competitive salaries, RGS offers flexible benefit plans that may include:

Medical, dental, and vision benefits available for employees who regularly work more than 20 hours per week.
California Paid Sick Leave benefits.
Employer Contribution at 10% of earnings to a 401a deferred compensation plan.
Flexible work hours with the understanding that a majority of time will be during core work hours of 8am – 5pm PST to deliver client support and information in addition to public meetings that occur outside of core hours.
In general, RGS employees are required to provide their own devices, including laptop/computer, internet, and cell phones.  When providing their own devices, RGS provides an allowance based on hours worked for use of said devices.  Necessary devices for this position will be provided by the RBRA.
The deadline to apply is October 9, 2023 before 11:59 PM PST.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application along with a Letter of Interest and a focused resume detailing their recent (within the past ten years) experience and demonstrated career accomplishments relevant to this position along with their application.

Each candidate’s background will be evaluated on the basis of information submitted at the time of application, and qualified candidates will participate in a preliminary remote/phone interview. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to the next step in the selection process, which may include a possible Written Exercise, boating skills performance exam, and/or interview if held. Only the names of the most-qualified candidates who pass the panel interview process will be submitted for consideration for final selection.

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to David Prieto at dprieto@rgs.ca.gov Regional Government Services is not responsible for failure of internet forms or email transmission in submitting your application.

Candidates who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise us by emailing dprieto@rgs.ca.gov

Regional Government Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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