Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The location of this position is in the Naval Support Activity, Regional Support Services Program, Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division. The primary function of this position is to provide lifeguard duties in a variety of situations throughout the MWR Department. The incumbent will be responsible for safeguarding the lives of persons at the assigned work area. This position is located at Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg, VA.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The primary function of this position is to provide lifeguard duties in a variety of situations throughout the MWR Department. The incumbent will be responsible for safeguarding the lives of persons at the assigned work area. The incumbent observes activities of patrons to ensure that safety rules are followed. Provides information to swimmers regarding safety rules and procedures. Enforces applicable policies and procedures of MWR regarding the use of the pool, beach, or water park, within the regulations found in BUPERSINST 1710.19. Ensures that only authorized personnel use the facilities. Rescues swimmers and administers first aid and CPR as certified. Assists in keeping assigned areas clean and free from hazards. Consistently observes conditions of area assigned, i.e. possible hazards, water/chemical conditions (pools), wind and weather (beach/water park), ocean bottom, surf, tides, and currents (beach). Makes recommendations to the Senior Guard or Aquatics Coordinator on appropriate actions to take. Maintains all appropriate logs and records as assigned.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 02 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must possess and maintain lifeguard certification provided by the American Red Cross or the YMCA.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong> KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION </strong><br /><br /><strong>Lifeguard:</strong> Must possess all special requirements along with sufficient maturity to focus on the importance of due diligence of patrons at all times; ability to exercise control over a large group of people; ability to appropriately identify hazards or hazard situations; and identify a patron's need for assistance vice general play immediately. Must act decisively and immediately in any situation which could result in harm to a patron-either by identifying a patron in distress, or by the ability to tactfully but forcefully provide instruction on water safety and facility rules and regulations, and enforce them.<br /> <ul> <li>Senior Lifeguard: Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS: Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience.</li> <li>Lifeguard (Beach): Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS: Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience and meet the requirements of BUPERS Instruction 1710.19. Must be a mature individual with leadership abilities who can exercise control over a large group of people.</li> <li>Lifeguard (Water Park): Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS: Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience. Must be a mature individual with leadership abilities who can exercise control over a large group of people.</li> <li>Lifeguard (Water Safety Instructor): Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS: Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience. Must possess and maintain a valid Water Safety Instructor Certificate.</li> <li>Lead Lifeguard: Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS: Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience. Must be a mature individual with leadership abilities who can exercise control over a large group of people. Must be able to direct the work of subordinate staff, deal appropriately with conflicts, possess the ability to schedule work, appropriately deal with last-minute changes and make appropriate alternate arrangements, and evaluate performance.</li> </ul> <br /><strong> SUPERVISORY CONTROLS </strong><br /><br />All positions are directly supervised by the Aquatics Coordinator. Work is spot-checked consistently. Detailed instructions are provided.<br /><br /><strong> GUIDELINES </strong><br /><br />Guidelines are established in BUPERSINST 1710.19 and in MWR Department and Fitness and Sports Division guidelines.<br /><br /><strong> COMPLEXITY </strong><br /><br />The incumbent must continually assist in the evaluation of the overall safety and effectiveness of the operation and ensure the safety of all patrons at all times without diminishing the enjoyment of the facility. The incumbent may be responsible for a number of patrons or groups of patrons simultaneously and must constantly assess possible risk situations, ensure the area is free of preventable hazards, and differentiate between patrons loud and physical play versus a call for assistance. Peak physical conditions must be maintained at all times.<br /><br /><strong> SCOPE AND EFFECT </strong><br /><br />The purpose of this position is to consistently ensure a safe environment for patrons in a high-risk activity. The incumbent's maturity and appropriate presentation of rules and regulations facilitates proper behavior without diminishing the patron's full enjoyment of the facility. Failure to adequately assess a risk situation appropriately could result in serious injury or death.<br /><br /><strong> PERSONAL CONTACTS </strong><br /><br />Contacts are with all levels of military members, their family and guests, other authorized patrons, and employees of the MWR Department. Contacts may be extended to advisory groups and MWR Marketing to promote, organize and carry out other recreation activities, or with support, rescue, and/or medical personnel responding to an emergency situation.<br /><br /><strong> PURPOSE OF CONTACTS </strong><br /><br />Contacts are for the purpose of providing necessary information, rules and regulations to Aquatics patrons, promoting Aquatics programs, obtaining base security and/or medical support. Contacts are also to exchange factual information, reporting problems and taking corrective measures.<br /><br /><strong> WORK ENVIRONMENT </strong><br /><br />Duties may be performed in an indoor pool, outdoor pool, outdoor water park, and/or outdoor beach. Indoor activities are performed in an environment where the heat/air conditioning, and humidity may or may not be controlled. Outdoor work is subject to varied weather conditions, which may include prolonged hours of exposure to wind, cold, heat and sun.<br /><br /><strong> PHYSICAL EFFORT </strong><br /><br />Often work will require minimal effort, but may require prolonged sitting. Work is subject to emergency situations where strenuous work is required to reach, position, and tow a victim to safety. In addition, work will require moving lifeguard stands, signs, and equipment, and practice/training lifeguard enactments. Must be able to lift 45 pounds unassisted, and in excess of 100 pounds with assistance.<br /><br /><strong> SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS </strong><br /><br />Must possess and maintain lifeguard certification provided by the American Red Cross or the YMCA. Must possess and maintain current certifications in Standard First Aid and CPR. As a condition of employment, the employee must obtain the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) vaccination or complete the HBV declination form prior to first day of work due to possible occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Must be in good physical condition and be able to successfully perform and pass a Physical Agility and Skills test. This position is subject to an irregular schedule, requiring weekends and holidays.<br /><br />Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:<br /><br />You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.<br /><br />As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.<br /><br />Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.<br /><br />For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.<br /><br />The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br />This activity 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, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.<br /><br />Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: <strong> Preview Applicant Questionnaire </strong>. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />USAJobs Resume<br /><br />Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.<br /><br />If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.<br /><br />If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.<br /><br />If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.<br /><br />If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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