Recreation Assistant (Head Lifeguard) NF-02

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
Full Time


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  • As head lifeguard, oversees the accomplishment of work and evaluate pool 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 pools.
  • Rescues swimmers and administers first aid as required. Coordinates and conducts aquatic swimming and water survival training. Attends and or arranges for the conduct of aquatics and safety training.
  • Maintains peak physical condition. Maintains daily logs and records as required. Carries out work in accordance with policies, regulations, directives, and requirements.
  • Exercises judgment on routine matters where discretion is permitted. Keeps manager informed of events or items of significance. Enforces and carries out policy and requirements.
  • Issues towels and checks identification as required. Responsible for the safeguarding and protection of funds, property and personnel.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • Work hours may involve weekend, weekdays, holidays and night duty. Travel to on and off post locations may be required.
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Continuous exposure to sun and prolonged periods of high temperature and humidity. In case of exposure to infectious disease, incumbent is required to obtained the Hepatitis B vaccination serious within a 24-hour period.
  • Incumbent is 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.
  • Head Lifeguards must have good vision (corrective vision if necessary) while on duty to effectively recognize all emergencies, incidents and rule breaking.
  • In addition, the incumbent may be subject to additional background checks if required to have regular and recurring contact with children.
  • Successfully complete all required background checks to include a health screening.
  • Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.


As head lifeguard, must hold current lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certification.

Within 6 months of hire must obtain a pool operator's license.

A Lifeguard Instructor certificate is preferred.

Must have 12 months of experience in pool operation as a lifeguard with experience in swimming instruction and pool maintenance.

Must be able to use sound judgment, accomplish tasks within established timeframes, 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Manual Application: 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 4:00PM (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.
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is in the Government's interest.
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  • Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.
NOTE: Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, and Integrity Certification

** Qualified Preference-eligible candidates (e.g. Military Spouse Preference, Involuntarily Separated Military Preference) will be referred to management first.

If an additional list is required, Non-Preference Eligible Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to management.**

**Lastly, if no selection was made off of the previous lists, management may make selections for candidates meeting the minimum qualifications only**

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
  • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
  • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  • Resume

Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will accepted in place of a Resume.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • DA Form 3433
  • Marriage Certificate
  • ISMP Card for Involuntarily Separated Military Personnel
  • PCS Orders
  • Professional Certification
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

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