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Dock Hand

Company: Guest Services
Location: Homestead
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

GREAT PEOPLE | GREAT BENEFITS | JOIN OUR ALL-STAR TEAM!Dock HandMangroves, Manatees, and Marshes, OH MY! Join us on the southernmost tip of the mainland United States in the beautiful Florida Everglades. The park is a nature lover's dream where nine different ecosystems converge and support a network of plants and animals that cannot be found anywhere else on Earth.This is a full time, year round position that pays $11/hour.We have RV sites with full hookups ($20 per week) and employee housing ($40 per week) is available for those leaving their campers behind. Our team members enjoy free and/or discounted bicycle, kayak, and boat rentals, food discounts, and free boat tours. And you can be driving through the Florida Keys in under two hours!Guest Services, Inc. offers amazing benefits such as medical, dental, vision, a 401K savings plan, paid time off, employee discounts at recreational and lodging facilities nationwide, and more! Apply today to join our All Star Team!JOB SUMMARYThe Flamingo Everglades Marina Dockhand is responsible for assisting with all marina services offered and is expected to maintain a clean and safe dock area.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSResponsible for launching and/or transporting kayaks and canoes, briefing paddlers on safety, orienting them to the local area, and offering suggestions as to where they might encounter wildlife.Provide excellent customer service to guests, while directing customer issues to supervisor or unit manager.Move skiffs and pontoon boats to and from the fuel dock.Assist in refreshing the houseboat fleet between rentals by refilling freshwater tanks, pumping out blackwater tanks, removing soiled linens, and generally ensuring the houseboats are immaculate for the next rental.Assist in maintaining the marina, marina grounds, buildings, and marina restrooms to ensure our marina area presents a welcoming environment to our guests.Maintain awareness of safety issues, and report them immediately to your manager.Identify items and corresponding cost of items and tabulate bills using cash register, calculator, or other price equipment.Issue receipts, refunds, credit, or change due to customers accurately.Maintain cash register and contents within.SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDEMust possess a valid state driver's license.Must be willing to complete FWC Boating Safety Training and NPS Everglades Boater Education training.A Six Pack MMC is preferred, but not required.Must be able to swim or be willing to wear a personal flotation device while on duty.Interest and experience in paddle sports, camping, and local wildlife is highly desirable.Strong customer service abilities, the desire to actively look for ways to assist customers, and to recognize when a problem has occurred and communicate it to management.PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTSMust be able to move everything from single person kayaks to 3 person canoes, mostly with a second person but sometimes singularly.Ability to communicate with customers and coworkers in English. Proficiency in a second language would be a plus, especially Spanish.Ability to work outdoors in a tropical environment with the attendant heat, humidity, bugs, wildlife, and inclement weather.EQUIPMENT USEDAll Marina equipment (Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Gas/Diesel pumps, Blackwater pumps, Dock lines, Motor Vehicles, etc.).Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Associated topics: coordinator, intern, logistics support, logistics technician, material handler, operator night, operator warehouse, supply chain, warehouse engineer, warehouse support

Keywords: Guest Services, Homestead , Dock Hand, Other , Homestead, Florida

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