Recreation Assistant (Marina) - Flexible: NF-0189-02



This position is assigned to the Recreation Division; Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). The purpose of this position is to provide program support for Marina and Community Recreation Activities for the assigned Sailing Center or Marina facility. 


General (Duties include but are not limited to): 

  • Prepares and maintains required administrative reports and forms (e.g., utilization data, financial forms, procurement forms, invoices).
  • Performs numerous duties for successful daily operations (e.g., collection of fees; completion of retail sales transactions on point of sales, receipt book, or cash register; walk-through of parking lot and dock areas).
  • Demonstrates safe use of equipment and techniques for various activities in marina settings.
  • Provides pre-programmed and impromptu activities pertaining to Marina or aquatic settings; such as but not limited to stand-up paddling or canoeing.
  • Briefs customers on safety procedures and techniques for using rental gear and performing pre and post rental gear inspection.
  • Maintains effective controls for receipt and safekeeping of all cash associated with the fees and sales of the Marina or Sailing Facility.
  • Monitors use of supplies to ensure internal controls and accountability are maintained.
  • Ensures adherence to loss prevention for program resources, cash or pilfer-able items.
  • Maintains various contracts, files, regulations, manuals and directives related to marina operations.
  • Maintains and coordinates the master event schedule for all programs at the facility and ensures all changes are reported to the immediate supervisor.
  • Ensures all events, program schedules and marina information are sent to the marketing office monthly in addition to ensuring they are all advertised.
  • Prepares and reviews outgoing correspondences and reports ensuring proper format.
  • Assists management with administrative duties such as month end inventory, answering phones, signing up participants for programs, and other clerical duties.
  • Operates government owned motor vehicles to drive to and from marinas and sailing facilities.



Knowledge of the goals, philosophy, principles, and methods of procedures used in organizing, planning, administrating and conducting facility operations.

  • Knowledge of State and Federal Guidelines concerning Marina Operations.
  • Knowledge of the daily operations of the facility to be able to answers questions from patrons.
  • Knowledge of the routines and procedures followed in group activities or programs for recreation or marina operations.
  • Knowledge of recreational activities and equipment, rules and procedures in a recreation program activity.
  • Knowledge of boating terminology, watercraft operation and maintenance, water and boating safety, handling of boats (e.g., launching, mooring, etc.), boating equipment and facilities, and recreational boating activities.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to follow instructions, present options and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate excellent customer service techniques and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to effectively operate office machines to include cash registers and computers.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and perform basic word processing and spreadsheet tasks using Microsoft and site-specific software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Works under direct supervision of the Marina Manager. Recurring assignments are carried out independently without specific instructions. Situations involving unfamiliar problems not covered by instructions are referred to the supervisor for resolution. Work is reviewed for achievement of objectives and goals as set by the Manager, and for the overall facility operations and patron satisfaction. 


Guidelines include but are not limited to CNIC Instruction 1710.3 including chapter 18 on marinas; directives from higher authority, Command, MWR and Commercial Activities Division; established standard operating procedures (SOPs); and the US Sailing Association. The incumbent uses established guidelines and published policy for the basic operation of the program. The incumbent uses some independent judgment in adapting guidelines and in translating program policies into positive and practical program plans. 


Incumbent is required to execute policies, regulations and guidelines as they pertain to a wide variety of procedures and internal controls. Must be able to handle work that involves 
multiple/changing priorities and matters that are confidential/sensitive in nature. The work consists of delivering various forms of recreation or aquatic activities to meet expressed requirements of the customers served. Variations in the work depends on changes in patron usage and program operations. Programs are varied from time to time to meet patron needs.  


The purpose of the work is to provide a variety of functions including clerical and administrative duties to the marina operation. The services provided may be highly visible, and directly contribute to the success and utilization of the overall site services, facilities and programs, contributing to customer satisfaction ion and profitability. 


Contacts are with MWR and Command staff, program participants, support agencies on 
base such as Staff Civil Engineers, Public Works Center, Safety Office and Civilian Personnel Staff, business contacts and the public.  


Contacts are for the purpose of planning, implementing, and administering the program to motivate participation, and to gather and disseminate information. Contacts with department personnel are to determine needs, identify sources, and coordinate services.  


Work requires some physical dexterity and standing, sitting, walking, stooping and lifting materials 40 pounds or less.  


Work is generally performed in a normal office setting; however, many of the duties are performed outdoors in the Marina or Sailing Facility with exposure to all environments and weather conditions to include but not limited to wind, rain, storms, high waves, and unusual ocean conditions.  


Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a current state driver's license. 
Occasional travel up to 10% may be required.   
Hours of work will vary as required by the needs of the program to include split days off, evenings, weekends, and holidays.  May be required to work early, late, and on weekends and holidays. 
Must successfully complete a National Agency Check or equivalent background screening upon selection and periodically thereafter as computer access is required. 
Must have or be able to obtain and maintain the following certification within 90 days of hire: 

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • First Aid Certification
  • National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NAS BLA) Safe Boating Certification, or equivalent.



All application forms and current vacancy announcements can be found on-line at: To contact the Human Resources Office directly please call 305-293-2518.



PLEASE NOTE: When completing the NAF Employment Application form, applicants are required to fill in the 'Position Applying For' field and the 'Announcement No.' field. 

You may attach any other information that you wish to be considered (training, certifications, etc.).  Completed applications and information may be submitted via any option listed below:

SUBMIT IN PERSON (w/ base access):

MWR Personnel Office

BLDG A-711                             

NAS KEY WEST, FL 33040                  

SUBMIT IN PERSON VIA DROP-BOX (w/o base access:)

 Drop Box is located inside the Pass & ID Office outside the main gate at Boca Chica.

SUBMIT VIA U.S. MAIL:                 

MWR Personnel Office                  

P.O. BOX 9027

NAS Key West, FL 33040



All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a minimum of 3 years prior to application and must successfully pass a suitability check be considered. As a condition of employment, selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer with the first 30 days of employment.  Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may not be interviewed and due to the volume of applications received, may not be notified. 

Dept. of the Navy NAF is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factors. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

Navy Region Southeast is a drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace. Sailors and their family members have a right to reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Guidelines for Claiming Employment Preference:

Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have a priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.

To claim this preference, you MUST:

  • Submit a copy of your BBA Separation
  • Notification indicating eligibility for RPL

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The Marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.

To claim this preference, you MUST:

  • Submit a sponsor’s PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
  • If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS

Veteran’s Preference/Gold Star Veteran’s Preference: Qualifying military veterans and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.

To claim Veteran’s preference, you must:

  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy): AND
  • Submit Completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc.)

To claim Gold Star Veteran’s preference, you MUST:

  • Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.)