Waterfront Safety Monitor

Job Description

• Monitoring, cleaning, and maintaining recreational waterfront equipment, • obtain IDs of those wishing to use kayaks, and collecting waivers, • examine equipment before returning IDs • enforcing Waterfront safety regulations, • provide basic instruction on usage of kayaks, and share knowledge of local waterways, • monitor weather, • must have knowledge of proper procedures for emergency action with regard to the waterfront. • Monitors who have a Boating Safety License and experience using a small outboard engine open boat, may use the boat to monitor kayaking activities when safe to do so.

Special Skills Needed:
CPR and AED certified preferred, general knowledge of kayak and motorboat operation and usage, Lifeguard Certified is encouraged but not required. All Waterfront monitors must pass the swim test administered by the Waterfront Coordinator that includes a 100 yard swim and treading water for 10 minutes. Applicants must be responsible and trustworthy. Waterfront Staff are responsible for the safety of kayakers and other waterfront users and must be willing to take that responsibility seriously. There will be lifting and physical work involved. Safe lifting training will be provided by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.  A positive attitude is a must; students in this position are ambassadors of the waterfront.

*Students are prohibited from driving during work study employment with the limited exception of authorized work study driver positions.

Starting Date

Department Information

Contact Name

Amanda Callahan/Head Sailing Coach


Aquatics & Waterfront

Phone Number

(401) 254-5325