Water Safety Instructor

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Full Time

Instructs various levels of swimming including various strokes (e.g., front crawl, back crawl,
elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, etc.). Teaches students from age
groups of infant through adult.

Instructs basic diving, safety and survival skills to students.

Works with lifeguards to ensure swim lessons are safe at all times.

Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the

Plans and organizes instruction methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines
provided by the Aquatics Program Manager and the certifying organization.

Organizes and directs activities of students in order to provide a high level of quality
instruction for all pool patrons.

Develops swim program according to student's ability and promotes students to higher level s of
swimming according to their skills.

Provides individual feedback to parents/guardians regarding student's swimming developments
and achievements.

Provides introductory equipment orientations, when needed.

Inspects equipment used for swim instruction, ensuring they are within the condition required
by environmental health standards. Informs supervisor of deficiencies.

Administers aquatic assessment testing and certification in accordance with Department of
Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC policy.

Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Aquatics Program
Manager and the American Red Cross office.

Works with the Aquatics Program Manager on an on-going basis to upgrade, improve and refine
individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and
various skill levels.

Prepares and completes accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of all emergencies immediately.

Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).

Checks identification cards to ensure proper patron usage.

Helps organize and assists in the development of special programs, activities or instruction.

Completes regular cleaning and tidying of equipment used for swim lessons to ensure the
maintenance of a safe environment for staff and patrons.

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.


Conditions of Employment

  • MUST submit ALL of the following current, active certifications: Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Certification, CPR for professional Rescuers, First Aid to include automated external defibrillator, and blood borne pathogens.
  • 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



  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers
  • First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Knowledge of the organization's instructional methods and goals.
  • Knowledge of DoD, DON, and CNIC aquatic assessment and testing policy.
  • Knowledge of basic water safety equipment utilized for various age groups.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid procedures to include automated external defibrillator and blood borne pathogens.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic to compute charges, disperse change accurately, and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures.
  • Ability to complete a 300 yard swim in less than 10 minutes.
  • Ability to assess and provide instruction on various swimming skills, basic diving, and water safety skills to various age groups ranging from infant through adult.
  • Ability to plan and organize appropriate skill- and age-based swimming instruction.
  • Ability to handle/rescue persons in the water of various sizes, who may panic or be unconscious.
  • Ability to enforce rigid safety regulations to ensure maximum protection of swimmers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Must be able to work varied work schedules to include holidays, weekends, and evenings. Must be able to work with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).

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. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

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/register/ .

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/Civilian-Permanent-Change-of-Station-PCS/Tax-Information/.

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.