Sailing Instructor (Advance Cruising)

Naval Base, Virginia
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Regional Support Services Program, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department. The purpose of this position is to serve as a "duty manager" during the absence of the manager and to assist in the effective scheduling, coordination and communication of an effective sailing program. This position is located at Naval Station Norfolk base.
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In the absence of management, serves as duty manager to ensure the facility is functioning in a smooth, safe and efficient manner. This includes serving as point of contact to assigned subordinate staff, assuring tasks are in process/complete, providing necessary supplies and resolving minor problems and complaints of the employees. May make recommendations to the supervisor in regards to work performance of assigned staff.

Upon arrival, the incumbent checks the work schedule, taking note of on-call personnel for emergency needs. 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.

As applicable, responsible for issuing, receiving and controlling cash receipts and change funds under custody. Upon end of shift or closing, rings out cash register. Assures the Daily Activity Report (DAR) is completed and certifies cash count of receipts and change funds turned in by individual cashiers. Determines cash shortages or overages by comparing total of cash receipts against cash register readings. Completes the deposit form in accordance with local procedures. Ensures all keys are turned into the lock box and/or cashiers bag.

Warns patrons of disorderly behavior or unsafe techniques or practices being utilized. Attempts to resolve problems in a tactful, diplomatic manner. May be required to tactfully remove disruptive patrons from the facility.

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.

As needed, performs all or some of the following duties:

Conducts sailing lessons to authorized patrons, ensuring their safety on the water during the scheduled lesson. Administers, grades and evaluates the basic, intermediate, advanced and night qualifications sailing test in both written and practical areas.

Observes activities of patrons to ensure that safety rules are followed. Provides information to patrons regarding safety rules and procedures. Enforces applicable policies and procedures of MWR regarding the use of the marina/sailing. Rescues boaters in need of assistance. Keeps boating area clean and free from hazards. Observes wind and weather, tides, and currents conditions and makes decisions on sailing limitations and activities as appropriate for the given weather conditions.

Performs minor maintenance, which may include, but is not limited to changing batteries, painting, varnishing, and minor repairs to boat engines. Some fiberglass work is also required to maintain the sailboat and motorboat fleet.

Greets customers, rings up sales for merchandise, answers phone and checks I.D. cards to ensure only authorized patrons utilize the program. Answers questions in regards to hours of operation, upcoming events, special events, merchandise availability and cost. Operates a cash register, ringing sales and providing correct change to the customer. At end of shift, completes the Daily Activity Report (DAR), ensures all cash handling/reporting/securing requirements are met, verifies the amount of money collected and drops the cashier bag into the drop safe.

Ensures the proper preparation and display of merchandise. Receives merchandise from storage area. Inventories and verifies shipments and stock items in accordance with established stock location procedures. Continually observes quantities of stock, and replenishes as necessary to maintain established levels. Rearranges stock and displays to accommodate new, seasonal or fast moving items. Maintains sales and storage areas in a neat, orderly condition at all times. As directed, assists with inventory of merchandise.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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:

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age with a minimum one-year specific experience in a sailing facility or program. Must be familiar with boating terminology, water and boating safety, handling of boats (launching, mooring, etc.). Must be able to handle both small and large sailboats in heavy winds. Must be able to conduct on the water rescues by controlling both the chase boat and the boat being rescued. Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and written to understand instructions given and provide clear information to boaters. Knowledge of basic arithmetic to compute charges, make change accurately and prepare reports. Must be a mature individual with documented leadership abilities, who can exercise control over a large group of people to ensure good order and discipline as necessary. Must possess positive customer service skills, tack and good judgment. Basic skill in the use of hand tools.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

Must be able to pass a standard swim test by swimming two widths of the pool without touching bottom or any other support. This position is subject to an irregular tour, which may include weekends and holiday work. Must possess and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certifications within 30 days of hire.

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 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

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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