Recreation Assistant (Head Lifeguard) NF-02

Fort Lee, Virginia
Jun 06, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Full Time

  • As head lifeguard, oversees the accomplishment of work and evaluates swim facility operation efficiencies. Assist manager by insuring adequate staffing of operations with personnel and the safety of users.
  • Directs lifeguards as required in the performance of their duties. Performs checks and makes adjustments in water quality levels and insures that the pump rooms are maintained and operational.
  • As head lifeguard, supports the management team in decision making and responding to concerns of guests and users. As lifeguard, responsible for the life guarding of guests at the swim facility.
  • Rescues swimmers and administers first aid as required. Coordinates and conducts in-service and water survival training. Attends and or arranges for the conduct of aquatics and ocean front safety training.
  • Enforces and carries out policy and requirements. Rescues swimmers and administers first aid as trained.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required.
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position. In addition, the incumbent may be subject to additional background checks if required to have regular and recurring contact with children.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • May be assigned to irregular duties or when needed for special recreational events and related requirements. Work hours may involve weekend, weekdays, holidays and night duty.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical is required for this position.
  • Must be physically fit in order to perform lifeguard duties.
  • Continuous exposure to sun and prolonged periods of high temperature and humidity.
  • In case of exposure to infectious disease, incumbent is required to obtain the Hepatitis B vaccination series within a 24-hour period.
  • Incumbent is required to follow environmental safeguards and wear personal protective equipment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • As head lifeguard, must hold current lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid certification.
  • A Lifeguard Instructor certificate is preferred.
  • Must have 12 months of experience as a lifeguard.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment, accomplish tasks within established time frames, and possess good people skills requiring the ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and grammatically correct manner.
  • Must have experience with office functions such as preparing and managing reports.
**The certification must be reflected on your resume and your certification uploaded at the time of application.**


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Area of Consideration:
  • The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is the local commuting area. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)
Manual Applications:
  • If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application package using a manual application method. Please contact the NAF Human Resources Office or representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 01:00 PM EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner. Please note that neglecting to respond to the job related questions may result in an ineligible rating.

Allowances, Incentives, and PCS Costs:
  • Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid.
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are NOT authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
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