Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) NF-02

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Jun 06, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as lifeguard for indoor and outdoor pools and works under the direction of the Installation aquatics Program Manager or Pool Supervisor.
  • Performs life guarding duties and employs safety rules for the protection of the pool guests.
  • Responsible for life guarding guests in attendance at the assigned aquatics facility.
  • Assists with scheduling of staff and programs, tracking inventory and ordering supplies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required.
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • Satisfactorily complete all pre-employment checks in accordance with AR 215-3 and complete a Tier 1 background investigation for a Common Access Card for physical access to federally controlled facilities.
  • 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.
  • Required to follow environmental safeguards and wear personal protective equipment.
  • Availability to work irregular hours to include weekends, weekdays, holidays and night duty.
  • Additional background checks are required to have regular and recurring contact with children.


Possesses and maintains OR in the process of obtaining the following certifications:
  • Lifeguarding and First Aid (American Red Cross or nationally recognized equivalent i.e., Star Guard, YMCA, or ELLIS)
  • American Red Cross "Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional"
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED or equivalent (American Heart Association CPR/AED)
  • First Aid
  • Customer Service
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: You are in the process of obtaining a certification if you plan on registering for or are already registered for the above-named certification courses. Must obtain certification prior to start of pool season on 19 MAY 2023.

Highly Preferred:
  • Possesses American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor or nationally recognized equivalent i.e., Star Guard or Ellis Lifeguard Instructor Certification) OR
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or nationally recognized equivalent i.e., Star Guard or Ellis Water Safety Instructor Certification.
Applicants meeting the Highly Preferred criteria will be referred first to the Selecting Official. All other applicants may be referred for consideration at managements request.

These certifications must be reflected on your resume and if you possess any of the following trainings certificates, please upload with your application package: AED, CPR or First Aid.

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This is an open continuous announcement to provide a ready pool of available applicants as needed. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as vacancies occur.

Area of Consideration:
  • The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is for US Citizens and Non-US Citizens who reside within the local commuting area of the US Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. (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 12:00 noon by 07/11/2023 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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  • Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date.