Part-time Seasonal Pump-out Boat Operator





 Part-time Seasonal Pump-Out Boat Operator

Assistant Harbor Master

(No Benefits)


Tuesday – Thursday

8 – 10 hours a week.


May include additional 10-20 hours of Patrol as assigned by the Harbormaster

Hours are weather permitting

Position Duration: May through October

$17.50 per hour


Under the direction of the Harbor Master, is responsible for the operation of a pump-out boat. This position is a part-time, seasonal position.


Description of Duties:

Under the direction of the Harbor Master, the staff member will be responsible for the following:

Operating a pump-out boat;

Assists when necessary with other harbor duties assigned by the Harbor Master;

Responds to and assists persons/vessels in distress;

Maintain the pump-out boat and other necessary equipment;

Must interact with other City departments, State and Federal agencies when necessary;

Must read all current bulletins published by the US Coast Guard

Performs any other duties as required and/or assigned by the Harbor Master

May be asked to write incident reports of any circumstance worth noting;

Minimum Qualifications:

High School graduate and or GED;

At least 18 years of age;

Must speak, write and comprehend English;

Must have at least 10 years of power boat experience and show proficiency at operating boats up to 25’ in length and 250 HP;

Must be able to work for the entire duration of the job period (May-October)


Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience in the operation of marine-related equipment and vessels;

Interpret data and prepare reports;

Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public and other City departments;

Must be in good physical condition and able to respond to emergency situations

Must be able to swim;

Physical demands of the Job:

Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds;

Must be able to climb a ladder into and out of a boat;

Must be able to maintain balance when boat encounters choppy water conditions;

Must be able to toss a life ring to struggling swimmers or other boaters on deck;

Must have the ability to tread water;



Please apply online in ADP no later than Thursday, April 20, 2023.


At the City of East Providence we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.


















Posted 04/05/23

Submission Deadline 
Thursday, April 20, 2023


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