Water Safety/Swim Instructor (WSI)

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Naval Shipyard, Virginia
May 04, 2021
May 12, 2021
Full Time


This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Forces Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); Naval Norfolk Shipyard. Incumbent serves as Water Safety/Swim Instructor for the Aquatics Program. The primary function of this position is to instruct swimming and water safety classes at the Aquatics facility for patrons of all ages.
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Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Instructs various levels of swimming including various strokes (e.g. front, crawl, back crawl, elementary backstrokes, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, etc. Teaches students from age groups of infant through adult.
  • Instructs basic diving, safety and survival skills to students.
  • Works with lifeguard to ensure swim lessons are safe at all times.
  • Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  • Plans and organizes instructions methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Aquatics Program Manager and the certifying organization.
  • Organizes and directs activities of students' ability and promotes students to higher levels of swimming according to their skills.
  • Provides individual feedback to parents/guardians regarding student's swimming developments and achievements.
  • Provides introductory equipment orientations, when needed.
  • Inspects equipment used for swim instruction, ensuring they are within the condition required by environmental health standards Informs supervisor of deficiencies.
  • Administers aquatic assessment testing and certification in accordance with Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC policy.
  • Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Aquatics Program Manager and the American Red Cross office.
  • Works with the Aquatics Program Manager on an on-going basic to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.
  • Prepares and completes accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of all emergencies immediately/
  • Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pools chemicals, etc.)
  • Checks identification cards to ensure proper patron usage.
  • Helps organize and assists in the development of special programs, activities or instruction,
  • Completes regular cleaning and tidying of equipment used for swim lessons to ensure the maintenances of a safe environment for staff and patrons.
  • Answers telephone providing information in regards to facility hours of operation, upcoming special events and programs. etc.
  • Completes the Daily Activity Reports, handling cash where fees apply, verifying the amount of money collected and dropping the cashier back in the drop safe.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience, knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess the following:
  • Knowledge of the organization's instructional methods and goals.
  • Knowledge of Dod, DON, and CNIC aquatic assessment and testing policy
  • Knowledge of basic water safety equipment utilized for various age groups.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid procedures to include automated external defibrillator and blood borne pathogens.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic to compute charges, disperse change accurately, and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures.
  • Ability to complete a 300 yard swim in less than 10 minutes.
  • Ability to assess and provide instruction on various swimming skills basic diving and water safety skills to various age groups ranging from infant through adult.
  • Ability to plan and organize appropriate skill and age-based swimming instruction.
  • Ability to handle/rescue persons in the water of various sizes, who may panic or be unconscious.
  • Ability to enforce rigid safety regulations to ensure maximum protection of swimmers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

Must possess and maintain the following certifications:
  • Water Safety Instructor (in accordance with (CNICINST 1710.3)
  • Lifeguard Training Certification (in accordance with CNICINST 1710.03)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers;
  • First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification; and
  • Blood Borne Pathogens.

Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years or a Child Care National Agency Check with Inquires when there is regular contact with children under the age of 18.

Must be able to work varied work schedules to include holidays, weekends, and evenings.

Must be able to work with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.)

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. 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.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

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@nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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

The following documents are required at the time of application:

A résumé

OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment

If current Federal Employee, a copy of your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50 and evaluation report is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders and marriage certificate is required.

If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (pg. 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc.) is required.

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 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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