Recreation Assistant

Naval Medical Center, Virginia
Jul 04, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Full Time

Administrative Support (includes but not limited to):

Provides customer service to patrons using the facility, to include: greeting customers; checking identification cards to ensure only authorized users are entering facility; issuing and receiving great/equipment; and registering patrons for facility use, events, and/or classes.

Answers telephone, providing information in regards to facility hours of operation, upcoming special events and programs, etc.

Completes the Daily Activity Reports, handling cash where fees apply, verifying the amount of money collected and dropping the cashier bag in the drop safe.

Assists in planning, scheduling, and publicizing various activities and maintaining related supplies in order to attract and motivate participants.

Oversees the sale of retail items associated with activities.

Evaluates the effectiveness of ongoing Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) fitness activities from the standpoint of participants' responses, resources, and program objectives.

Monitors patrons, volunteers and contractors at the assigned program/event and reports any issues to management.

Assists in the selection of fitness, sports, and aquatics activities to be offered, both within the required basic program categories and additional ones, possible through available resources and desirable in terms of participant's interests and needs.

Instructional Support (includes but not limited to):

Monitors assigned participants in indoor and outdoor activities to include intramural sporting events.

Conducts instructional classes in the assigned recreational area.

Performs basic fitness orientation; identifies and corrects unsafe fitness techniques.

Demonstrates procedures common to the activities and instructs in the use of related equipment.

Establishes/reviews the schedule of events, conducts tours, sets-up/prepares gymnasiums/facilities/playing fields prior to scheduled start time for events (e.g., lap swim, lifeguard training, exercise programs, races, pool parties, sporting events (e.g. lap swim, lifeguard training, exercise programs, races, pool parties, sporting events, etc.)

Ensures adherence to regulations and safety procedures

Facility/Equipment Maintenance (includes but not limited to):

Ensures facility and sporting fields are open and/or closed at the posted time

Monitors and checks the security of premises

Monitors activity within the facility, circulating among the patrons to assist with basic use of equipment/great and to maintain good order and discipline

Ensures athletic playing surfaces are properly maintained, safe, and ready for play

Assists in properly cleaning and maintaining equipment/facilities, maintains inventory, performs general janitorial services to ensure interior spaces are in a clean, neat, and orderly state at all times (e.g., sweeping and mopping floors; dusting and cleaning workout areas, mirrors, bathrooms, and locker areas; straightening equipment and accessories, etc.).

Makes minor repairs to facilities and equipment when appropriate and assists with outdoor maintenance.

Reports maintenance problems, material deficiencies, and unsafe conditions or discrepancies that cannot be repaired in-house to the supervisor.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment


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 MWR policies, rules, and regulations involving the work area.

Knowledge of basic arithmetic to compute charges, disperse change accurately, and prepare reports

Knowledge of cash handling procedures.

Knowledge of basic fitness, aquatics and sports principles.

Knowledge of safe use and operation of fitness equipment, facility operations, and basic fitness equipment maintenance/repair.

Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and others as they relate to fitness, sports and aquatics programming.

Skill and ability to provide fitness, aquatics and sports training or orientation.

Ability to competently and independently carry out day to day recreation operations.

Ability to develop and effectively deliver presentations and/or training.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and writing.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

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.

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


Work includes extended hours of sitting and standing. Exercise demonstrations and/or prolonged hours may be required. Must have the ability to perform moderately strenuous physical labor, lifting objects weighing up to 45 pounds unassisted and heavier weight with assistance.


The recreation activities overall involve everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of the recreation specialty. There will be periods of time when the employee participates in a specific activity (e.g. leading physical training, moving equipment, carrying aquatics equipment, etc.) that will require special safety precautions. Facilities may be subjected to varying conditions (e.g., variable weather conditions, variable temperatures, humidity, etc.).

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain the following certification within 30 days of hire:
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid Certification

  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain the following certifications within 90 days of hire:
  • Automated External Defibrillator Certification
  • Blood-borne Pathogen Certification
  • Navy Basic Fitness Certification

  • Occasional travel of less than 10% may be required.

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