Recreation Aid (Lifeguard) NF-01

Fort Detrick, Maryland
Sep 15, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as a lifeguard for indoor and outdoor pools and works under the direction of the Installation Aquatics Program Manager.
  • Employs safety rules for the protection of the pool guests.
  • Responsible for lifeguarding guests in attendance at the assigned aquatics facility.
  • Provides maximum pool area surveillance and responds to emergencies.
  • 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.
  • Must have current health assessment which documents good physical health, and free from communicable disease IAW current Army Policy.
  • 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.
  • Must have good vision (corrected vision if necessary) while on duty to effectively recognize all emergencies, incidents and rule breaking.
  • Required to follow environmental safeguards and wear personal protective equipment.
  • 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.
  • Fifteen (15) year old lifeguards must comply with the restriction of the DOL Child Labor Law (Jan 17, 2006).
  • Additional background checks are required to have regular and recurring contact with children.
  • All required certifications must be kept current.


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
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.

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.

This position is a Flexible (Flex) position and there are 0 guaranteed hours per week. Flex employees are not entitled to leave or benefits however, there is no upper limit to the number of hours a flexible employee may work (subject to overtime obligation and work scheduling requirements).

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Initial Cut-Off Date:
  • Thursday, April 20th, 2023 (Applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST). Applications received by the initial cut-off date will be reviewed and possibly referred to the Selecting Official. Subsequent referrals to the Hiring Manager will occur as additional vacancies become available or at the request of the Hiring Manager.
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 Fort Detrick, 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 10/31/2023 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. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.

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