Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) NF-02

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time


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This position will be needed for the summer season and active employment will begin Memorial day weekend. Selected and cleared candidates may be brought on-board as an active employee as soon as cleared for employment with the ability to assist in miscellaneous pool preparation tasks - as needed by management - for the summer.
  • Refer to the Additional Information section for info on classes offered.

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  • Serves as lifeguard for indoor and outdoor pools (may include water parks and/or beach fronts) 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.
  • Rescues swimmers and administers first aid as required. Responsible for assisting in the conduct of aquatic swimming and water survival training according to TC 21-21.
  • Attends aquatics and/or safety training as directed. Keeps accurate records and adequate supplies.
  • Assists with scheduling of staff and programs, tracking inventory and ordering supplies. Assists in maintaining pool and area clean and free from any hazards.
  • Provides information to swimmers regarding safety rules and procedures. Tactfully warns patrons who repeatedly disregard safety rules, and follows facility Standard Operating Procedures for disciplinary actions.
  • Assists in coaching or preparing the competitive and non-competitive swimming programs as required. Maintains daily logs and records as required.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Work hours may involve weekend, weekdays, holidays and night duty. Travel to on and off post locations may be required.
  • 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.
  • 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.


1. Possesses and maintains the following certifications:
  • Lifeguard (American Red Cross or nationally recognized equivalent i.e. Star Guard or Ellis)
  • American Red Cross "Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent (i.e. Star Guard or Ellis)
  • First Aid
2. Have customer service experience.

Highly Desirable: 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


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The APG CRD Pool Operations will be offering Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications for selected candidates at a price of $100.00 - payment is due at time of registration (other payment arrangements can be made as coordinated). Candidates must pass a basic swimming ability test which consists of a two (2) minute thread with no hands and a 300 yard swim as part of the eligibility to take the test.
  • Class is scheduled on June 17 - 21, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm.
The APG CRD Pool Operations will be offering Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certifications at a price of $50.00 . Payment is due at time of registration. You can contact the APG Outdoor Recreation to register via phone number (410) 278-4124, email or by visiting for more information. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 10am to 4pm.

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 4:00 pm (EST) on Monday -Thursday and by 3:00 pm (EST) Friday 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.

Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not 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.

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: Highly Desirable, Minimum Qualifications, Conditions of Employment compentency and Integrity Certification

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

***If an additional list is required, Non-Preference Eligible Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and meeting the highly preferred criteria 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 be 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 3434, DA Form 3433, Military PCS Orders and Marriage Certificate, ISMP Card, Certifications: Lifeguard, CPR and AED, First Aid; Lifeguard Instructor/Water Safety Instructor (Highly Desirable)
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

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