Recreation Assistant (Lead Lifeguard)

Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia
May 24, 2022
May 25, 2022
Full Time

Lead Lifeguards: Acts as primary liaison between the activity, security, medical departments and Aquatics Coordinator during emergency situations. Assists with coordinating lifeguard schedules and activities including: training, appearance, and professional conduct. Conducts ongoing training programs, including running, swimming and rescue drills. During the assigned shifts, incumbent directs the work of lifeguards. Provides input to lifeguard performance evaluations. May be required to make rounds of various facilities to ensure adequate staffing, spot check for facility/area cleanliness, and to ensure lifeguard services are appropriately provided. A 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.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • You must have current, active CPR, Lifeguard and First Aid certifications
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience, knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess the following:
  • Knowledge of pool and waterfront safety rules.
  • Knowledge of the beach environment, marine life, and beach and water hazard is required for waterfront lifeguard positions.
  • Knowledge of DoD, DON, CNIC, and MWR policies and procedures governing aquatic assessment testing and certifications and use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures, if applicable.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct pool chemical testing, document the results, and adjust chemical imbalances, as directed.
  • Skill in and ability to provide training,
  • Skilled or proficient in surf lifesaving techniques and radio communications to perform a safe and efficient rescue operation.
  • Ability to appropriately identify hazards or hazardous situations and identify a patron's need for assistance immediately.
  • Ability to act decisively and immediately in any situation which could result in harm to a patron by identifying a patron in distress.
  • Ability to tactfully, but forcefully, provide instruction on water safety, facility rules and regulations and enforce them.
  • Ability to conduct routine safety inspections of the facility and pool area to ensure they meet environmental health standards.
  • Ability to exercise control over a large group of people.
  • Ability to perform the full range of work leader responsibilities.
  • Ability to direct the work of subordinate staff and appropriately manage conflict.
  • Ability to schedule work, handle last-minute changes, and evaluate performance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

You must have current, active CPR, Lifeguard and First Aid certifications

Additional information

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

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