Employment Opportunities


Arundel Rivers Federation is returning the popular pumpout boat, the Honey Dipper, once again for the 2023 season to the South, West, and Rhode Rivers. The pumpout boat captain will provide free pumpouts of vessels across our rivers each weekend through October. This is a great opportunity to be on the water this summer providing a critical service to our recreational boaters, and keeping our rivers clean!

The pumpout boat captain will operate on the South, West and Rhode Rivers for up to two days each weekend during the summer season. Schedules can be flexible, allowing for multiple part-time pumpout boat operators to rotate through each weekend. This position will work up to two 8-hour shifts each weekend providing pumpout services to boaters from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, weather permitting.

Wages: Inquire for more details

Primary Location: Hartge Yacht Harbor, 4883 Church Lane, Galesville, MD 20765

● Provide pumpout services to boaters on the South, West and Rhode Rivers, weather permitting.
● Maintain pumpout logs and contact records for grant compliance.
● Operate the pumpout boat in a safe manner at all times, and ensure that all occupants onboard follow Maryland State boating safety requirements.
● Store the pumpout boat safely each evening, and report maintenance issues to the Senior

Minimum Qualifications:
● Maryland Boater Safety Certification AND boat handling experience required
● Knowledgeable of basic boat maintenance
● Knowledgeable and proficient in handling a small vessel in close quarters in a safe manner
● Basic knowledge of the navigable waters of the South, West and Rhode Rivers
● Able to lift 50 pounds
● Able to work flexibly and cooperatively with a team
● Able to adapt to changing weather conditions

To apply for this immediate part-time opportunity, please send a resume and description of your
experience operating vessels to [email protected].

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The Federation is effective because of the people who live,
work and play on the South, West, and Rhode Rivers.