Lead Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) NF-02

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


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  • Serves as the Lead Lifeguard for indoor and outdoor pools and works under the direction of the Installation Aquatics Program Manager.
  • Performs life guarding duties and limited management functions. Ensures the safe operations of the pool, filtration system, water balance, pool chemistry and performs water tests.
  • Responsible for pool patrons' safety/health in attendance at the assigned aquatics facility. Provides maximum surveillance of pool area and rescues swimmers and administers first aid as required.
  • Ensures that safety/health/admission rules and Aquatic Risk Management policies are followed.
  • Responsible for teaching aquatic swimming and water survival training according to TC 21-21, and assists with Shallow Water Egress Training (SWET or 'Dunker') if the equipment is available.
  • Attends aquatics and/or safety training as directed. Adheres to the Customer Service Standards of the Installation. Keeps accurate records/reports and adequate supplies.
  • Leads the work of other employees. Passes on to other workers instructions received from the supervisor and starts work. Distributes and balances workload assuring that each employee has enough work to keep busy.
  • Answers questions of other employees on procedures, policies and directives. Provides leadership, guidance and oversight in program operations. Provides on-the-job training to new employees.
  • Conducts safety/health rule briefings to groups prior to use of the pool.

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.


Possesses and maintains 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/AEDand First Aid); For Water Parks upgrade the certification to: (Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid; CPR/PR/AED) (American Red Cross)

Maintains certifications current by recertifying with the American Red Cross Lifeguarding and 1st Aid, CPR/PR/AED program before the certifications expiration date.

Possesses one or more Instructor rating (see below):American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor(LGTI) authorization; or American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor(WSI) authorization;or Aquatic Exercise Association Instructor authorization(AEA); or Adapted Aquatic Instructor authorization.

All of the above certifications/authorization must be kept current.


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.
  • Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (Click here to view kit or copy this URL: https://acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/NAF_applicant_info_kit.pdf
  • 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 athttp://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check. 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 3434, Marriage Certificate and Spouse PCS Orders, ISMP Card for Involuntarily Separated Military Personnel
  • PCS Orders
  • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

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