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Lifeguard – Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia
Commander, Navy Installations, Department of the Navy
Job ID: 212689Start Date: 02/12/2020End Date: 02/23/2020
Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION Knowledge of pool and waterfront safety rules. Knowledge of the beach environment, marine life, and beach and water hazards. (Waterfront Only) Knowledge of DoD, DON, and CNIC policies and procedures governing aquatic assessment testing and certifications. Knowledge of applicable policies and procedures of MWR regarding the use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations. Knowledge of cash handling procedures. Ability to appropriately identify hazards or hazardous situations and identify a patron's need for assistance immediately. Ability to tactfully, but forcefully, provide instruction on water safety, facility rules and regulations, and enforce them. Ability to conduct routine safety inspections of the facility and pool area to ensure they meet environmental health standards. Knowledge of and ability to conduct pool chemical testing, document the results, and adjust chemical imbalances as directed. Skilled or proficient in surf lifesaving techniques and radio communications to perform a safe and efficient rescue operation. Ability to exercise control over a large group of people. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 2. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS Works under direct supervison of the Aquatics Coordinator. Incumbent uses initiative incompleting daily/routine assignments and receives general guidance from Lead LIfeguard or Aquatics Coordinator. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and through occasional quality checks and inspections. 3. GUIDELINES Guidelines consist of Navy Fitness, Sports, & Aquatics Support program standards, departmental policies, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and augmented regulations and procedures issued at local level. General accepted procedures found in the fitness industry and adopted by reputable aquatics organizations are used. 4. COMPLEXITY Work consists of continually evaluating the overall safety and effectiveness of the operation, ensuring the safety of all patrons at all times. The incumbent may be responsible for a number of patrons or groups of patrons simultaneously, and must constantly assess possible risk situations, ensure the area is free of preventable hazards, and differentiate between patrons loud and physical play versus a call for assistance. 5. SCOPE AND EFFECT Work involves performance of specific routine operations that include few tasks or procedures, but can have a significant impact on the well-being of patrons and staff. Duties performed contribute directly to the military community readiness, physical fitness, morale, and quality of life. The incumbent promotes physical fitness and healthful living, which will have a positive influence in improving the morale, physical and mental well-being of all customers. 6. PERSONAL CONTACTS Contacts are primarily with facility patrons, recreation co-workers,and other local activity staff. Occasional contacts mayb include security, police, vendors, Command Fitness Leaders, etc. 7. PURPOSE OF CONTACTS The purpose of contacts is to plan, implement, and administer Aquatics programs; motivate participates; arrange staff assistance; resolve problems; enforce policies and procedures; provide customer service; increase participation; and promote quality of life programs. 8. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work includes extended hours of sitting and standing and requires prolonged hours in the pool during swim lessons or other activities. Work involves frequent lifting or pulling of pool equipment, cleaning supplies, and program participants. Applicant must be able to maintain physical ability to complete the swim and rescue skill portion of their respective certifying agency. The incumbent must be able to lift and carry objects up to 50lbs independently and objects over 50lbs with assistance, while performing normal duties in the area. May perform work that poses physical demands beyond normal requirements during rescue. 9. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in indoor or outdoor aquatics facilities. Indoor aquatics facilities are subjected to high humidity. Outdoor aquatics/waterfront facilities are subjected to variable wether conditions. 10. OTHER FACTORS Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license. Must be able to work varied work schedules to include nights, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to work with hazardous and biohazardous materials (e.g. cleaning agents, pool chemicals, blood, etc.). Must be able to satisfactorily complete background investigation – National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years. Must be able to pass an initial and recurrent physical agility test. Must be able to complete an ocean run swim run event (1/4 mile run, 500-meter swim, 1/4 mile run). (Waterfront Only) Must be able to complete a 500-meter swim in less than 10 minutes in a controlled environment. (Waterfront Only) Lifeguard Pool: Must possess and maintain the following certifications: Lifeguard Training Certification in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3; CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers; First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification; and Blood Borne Pathognes Lifeguard Waterfront: Must possess and maintain the following certificaitons: International Life Saving Federation or Red Cross Waterfront; CPR for the Professional Rescuer Emergency Response through the American Red Cross or equivalent ; and Bloodk Borne Pathogens The following certification is preferred, in addition to the required certifications above: American Red Cross Small Craft Safety Training. 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.
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