Recreation Assistant (General)

Dam Neck Naval Facility, Virginia
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time


This position is located within Commander, Mid-Atlantic Region, Fleet and Family Readiness Program. The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties in support of the assigned activity. This position is located at the Oasis on Dam Neck Annex.
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This position is located within Commander, Mid-Atlantic Region, Fleet and Family Readiness Program. The purpose of this position is perform a variety of duties in support of the assigned activity.


This position may perform all or some of the following duties as assigned:

Assists in the administration of the assigned facility, answering phones, greeting customers, ringing up sales and checking I.D. cards to assure that only authorized patrons utilize the program.

Circulates among patrons to assure service is satisfactory to promote good patron relationships and to enhance the image of the facility. Provides information and general instructions concerning use of facility, equipment, hours of operation, upcoming events or programs offered, regarding materials, ticket availability, costs, etc. Receives and resolves customer complaints, reporting any problem areas/issues beyond normal operating procedures to the supervisor.

May operate cash register, ringing sales and providing correct change to the patron. At end of shift, completes the Daily Activity Report (DAR), verifying the amount of money collected and dropping the cashier bag into the drop safe.

Maintains a variety of established office files, records and logs ensuring they are accessible, clearly marked, neat and up-to-date. Types documents from draft or verbal instruction, reviews/proof-reads outgoing correspondence such as purchase requests, brochures, flyers, etc. Pertinent to the assigned facility. Checks for accuracy, format, spelling and punctuation prior to signature of the supervisor. Completes smooth correspondence and places in proper folders, attaching any references and enclosures as needed.

Loads/unloads, transports and stores supplies, equipment or other items. Cleans and maintains the assigned facility by performing general janitorial services to ensure interior spaces and rest rooms are clean, neat, orderly and well stocked at all times. Perform minor repairs to facilities and equipment, reporting any maintenance problems, material deficiencies or unsafe conditions to the supervisor.

Perform general lawn care tasks such as cutting grass, edging/weed eating, pulling weeds, raking, and shoveling. Upon completion of tasks, cleans, and properly stores equipment after use. Picks up debris and empties all trash receptacles daily. Notifies the supervisor immediately of any missing items and equipment malfunctions needing repair.

Assists with logistics for special events programs that includes minor and major events both indoors and outdoors. Assists Recreation Specialists to provide appropriate sites, staging, seating, lighting, sound and amenities. Ensures logistical implementation is completed properly and on time, to include construction of staging, installation of temporary lighting/sound requirements, placement, power requirements and coordination of concessions, rental and/or placement of amenities, and transport installation, and break-down of rental equipment. Ensures supplies are delivered where and when needed. Immediately advising supervisor if changes need to be made and why. Performs all facets of set-up/break down including constructing/assembling staging, bleachers, and other equipment.

Ensures the facility is open and closed at the posted time and in a state of cleanliness both inside and out. Reviews the schedule of events and ensures the facility is prepared prior to the scheduled start time. Upon closure of the facility, completes fire and safety checks, secures all doors, windows, storerooms, etc. Notifies the "trouble desk" of the Public Works Department (CWPD) of any emergencies that may occur. Prepares and submits daily report of night operations, to include both minor and serious incidents. This includes equipment breakdown or repairs, leaks, personnel/staffing problems related to work situations and any other information that may affect the operation of the athletic facility and/or management decisions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be willing and able to perform a background check.


Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Successful completion of a National Agency Check or equivalent background check(s) upon selection and periodically thereafter is a condition of employment.
  • This positon is subject to an irregular tour of duty, which includes, days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess and maintain a current state driver's license as travel is required in the performance of duties.


Additional information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@ to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • USAJobs Resume
  • Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
  • If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.
  • If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.
  • If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.
  • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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