Recreation Aide (Lifeguard)

Department of the Navy Great Lakes, IL
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides Sailors and their families the finest facilities, programs and activities to meet their recreational and social needs, encouraging individual values, aids retention, and provides the physical, mental and social needs of a mobile Navy.

POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR NF02 STATUS AFTER 6 MONTHS AND SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE. CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE ATTACHED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

During Summer, hours will vary based on operations at Nunn Beach.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Aquatics Branch, Sports & Fitness Division, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL. Monitor activities in the swimming pool and beach areas to prevent accidents, promote safe swimming practices, and ensure the security and well-being of all persons participating in activities in the water and immediate area. Responsible for safeguarding the lives of persons using the swimming pools/beaches. Maintains constant observation of all persons in the water and adjacent area. Provides information to swimmers of water depths, diving and swimming regulations and general swimming practices and render emergency assistance to persons in distress or difficulty. Administer first aid as required. The lifeguards are responsible for the cleanliness of the pool/beach area, dressing rooms, shower and head area. They will ensure that all areas are clean and secure before leaving the pool/beach. Administer first aid and other emergency temporary health treatment. Maintain security in locker room area. Instruct swimming and non-swimming techniques and practices. Assist in and provide lifeguard services during formal swimming instruction periods. Lifeguards will be required to take necessary chlorine and PH readings to be recorded on the provided daily charts. Lifeguards must conduct themselves in a professional manner, treat the patrons with respect, enforce the rules and regulations, and promote good public relations. May operate cash register, receive, collect and be accountable for money's received from pool usage charges. Performs other duites as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Who May Apply This job is open to… US Citizens and Non-Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

* Job family (Series)

0189 Recreation Aid And Assistant

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

PLEASE READ THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE ADDRESSED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.

KEY REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. http://www.sss.gov

Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.

A favorable background is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal.

Qualifications

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Current Advanced Lifesaving Certificate. Water Safety Instructors Certificate, preferred. Completion of a recognized First Aid Course and a Recognized CPR course. Willingness to accept responsibility and ability to enforce compliance with required rules and regulations by subordinates and patrons. Must present a neat, clean and presentable appearance. Must purchase and wear an assigned Lifeguard uniform while on duty. All lifeguards are required to swim 2000 meters per week in order to assure proper conditioning to perform physical life-saving rescues. Employment is conditional on the successful completion of a National Agency Check (NACI).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Relocation Expenses will NOT be paid

Education

Must have and maintain a current Advanced Lifesaving Certificate and a certificate from a recognized First Aid Course/ CPR course; PROOF MUST BE ATTACHED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.