Recreation Assistant (Seasonal Lifeguard)

Naval Weapons Station, Virginia
Aug 05, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time

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 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 chemcial imbalances; adjusts chemicals as directed.

Documents marine life, water conditions and water 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:

Adminsters 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 usages 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 envirionmental 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 witth hazardous materials (e.g. cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.)


Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • 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 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.


Lifeguard Training Certification in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers

First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification

Blood Borne Pathogens.

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.

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.

Must be able to work varied work schedules to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Must be able to work with hazardous and biohazardous materials (e.g. cleaning agents, pool chemicals, blood, etc.).

Must be able to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.

Must be able to pass an initial and recurrent physical agility test.

Must be able to complete an ocean run swim run event (1/4 mile run, 500-meter swim, 1/4 mile run). (Waterfront Only)

Must be able to complete a 500-meter swim in less than 10 minutes in a controlled environment. (Waterfront Only)

Lifeguard Pool:

Must possess and maintain the following certifications:

Lifeguard Training Certification in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3;

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers;

First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification; and

Blood Borne Pathognes

Lifeguard Waterfront:

Must possess and maintain the following certificaitons:

International Life Saving Federation or Red Cross Waterfront;

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Emergency Response through the American Red Cross or equivalent ; and

Bloodk Borne Pathogens

The following certification is preferred, in addition to the required certifications above:

American Red Cross Small Craft Safety Training.

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