Water Safety Instructor (NRC Solomons)

Solomons, Maryland
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 05, 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); Navy Recreation Center Solomons, MD. 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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  • Instructs various levels of swimming including various strokes (e.g., front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, etc.). Teaches students from age groups of infant through adult.
  • Instructs basic diving, safety and survival skills to students.
  • Works with lifeguards 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 instruction 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 in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all pool patrons.
  • Develops swim program according to student's ability and promotes students to higher level s 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 basis 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, pool 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 maintenance 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 bag in the drop safe.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • MUST submit ALL of the following current, active certifications: Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Certification, CPR for professional Rescuers, First Aid to include automated external defibrillator, and blood borne pathogens.


  • 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.


Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at https://www.sss.gov/default.htm .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information: Taxable Entitlements

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

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, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents


  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers
  • First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification
  • Blood Borne Pathogens

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.).

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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