Must be 18 years of age and out of high school at least one year prior to the start of the boating season. A Diploma or GED is required. Must be able to pass a complete background check and swim test. Able to work well with others. Prior boating knowledge and a mechanical aptitude, computer skills along with written and verbal communication skills desired.
Hours are based on a 40-hour work week, and is weather dependent. Deputies will be required to work weekends with holidays mandatory.
Under the supervision of the Marine Lieutenant and/or Marine Sergeant, responsibilities include enforcement of the Marine Safety Act on Lake Michigan, inland lakes and rivers within Berrien County. Deputies must be able to work well with others. Deputies will perform waterway patrols, issue citations, warnings, safety checks, process accidents, search and rescues and possible body recoveries. Deputies will be responsible for, proper maintenance on boats, engines, trailers, vehicles, and caring for all county issued gear and equipment.