Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Annapolis, Maryland
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Pool and/or Waterfront Lifeguard duties comprise 60% of incumbent's time and include but are not limited to:

  • Performs all pool and/or waterfront lifeguard responsibilities (e.g., supervising swimmers/patrons and their activities, monitoring all natural water activities, applying first aid, enforcing safety rules, reporting safety hazards to supervisor, performing water rescues as necessary, etc.).
  • Observes conditions of area assigned (e.g., possible hazards, water/chemical conditions, wind and weather, etc.) to ensure a safe environment, removing hazardous materials when necessary (e.g., floating debris, glass, etc.).
  • Performs rescue work, promptly renders cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or emergency first aid, and calls for medical assistance as necessary.
  • Conducts and documents pool chemical testing results. Checks chlorine and pH levels on a scheduled basis; notifies Certified Pool Operator or supervisor of chemical imbalances; adjusts chemicals as directed.
  • Documents marine life, water conditions and weather conditions.
  • Marks swim and surf areas with a flag system. (Waterfront Only)
  • Operates rescue vehicles (e.g., personal watercraft (PWC) rescue craft, patrol boats, automobiles, etc.), as needed. (Waterfront Only)

General duties comprise 40% of incumbent's time and include but are not limited to:
  • Administers aquatic assessment testing and certification in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC policy.
  • Provides introductory equipment orientations, as needed.
  • Checks identification cards for authorized patrons and collects usage fees, if applicable.
  • Serves as the primary liaison between the activity, security, medical departments, and Aquatics Coordinator during emergency situations.
  • Performs cleaning duties (e.g., basic janitorial services, vacuuming, skimming, etc.) and routine facility maintenance as assigned by Aquatics Coordinator.
  • Inspects stands, boards, ropes, safety gear and condition of the dressing rooms, ensuring they are
  • within the condition required by environmental health standards. Informs supervisor of deficiencies.
  • Uses and maintains care of emergency equipment (e.g., specialized kits and bags, backboards, suction devices, splints, stretchers, monitoring equipment, etc.).
  • Enforces applicable policies and procedures of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) regarding the use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations.
  • Prepares accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of all emergencies immediately.
  • Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must submit current, active certifications of ALL of the following: Lifeguard Certification, CPR for professional rescuers, First Aid to include Automated Exteranl Defibruillator certification, and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • This position is subject to a favorable National Agency Check (NAC).
  • You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9
  • Must be able to lift and carry objects up to 501bs independently and objects over 501bs with assistance.


Qualifications

MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN ALL THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers
  • First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification
  • Blood Borne Pathogens

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
  • Knowledge of pool and waterfront safety rules.
  • Knowledge of the beach environment, marine life, and beach and water hazards. (Waterfront Only)
  • Knowledge of DoD, DON and CNIC policies and procedures governing aquatic assessment testing and certifications.
  • Knowledge of applicable policies and procedures of MWR regarding the use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures.
  • Ability to appropriately identify hazards or hazardous situations and identify a patron's need for assistance immediately.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct pool chemical testing, document the results, and adjust chemical imbalances, as directed.
  • Skilled or proficient in surf lifesaving techniques and radio communications to perform a safe and efficient rescue operation.
  • Ability to exercise control over a large group of people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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 submit a copy of current PCS orders along with the Military Spousal Preference Request form . Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.

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 https://www.sss.gov/default.htm .

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: https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/taxableentitlements.html

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.