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Recreation Assistant​/Lifeguard

Job in Yokosuka - Japan
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Company: Department of the Navy
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-09-21
Job specializations:
  • Outdoor/Pet/Nature
    Lifeguard, Recreation
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

Summary

This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Support Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

Responsibilities

Incumbent provides lifeguard duties; is responsible for safeguarding the lives of persons at the assigned work area; assists with Aquatic training, education, and general support at the installation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs all pool and/or waterfront lifeguard responsibilities (e.g., supervising swimmers/patrons and their activities, monitoring all natural water activities, applying first aid, enforcing safety rules, reporting safety hazards to supervisor, performing water rescues as necessary, etc.).
  • Observes conditions of area assigned (e.g., possible hazards, water/chemical conditions, wind and weather, etc.) to ensure a safe environment, removing hazardous materials when necessary (e.g., floating debris, glass, etc.).
  • Performs rescue work, promptly renders cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or emergency first aid, and calls for medical assistance as necessary.
  • Conducts and documents pool chemical testing results. Checks chlorine and pH levels on a scheduled basis; notifies Certified Pool Operator or supervisor of chemical imbalances; adjusts chemicals as directed.
  • Documents marine life, water conditions and weather conditions.
  • Marks swim and surf areas with a flag system (Waterfront Only). Operates rescue vehicles (e.g., personal watercraft (PWC) rescue craft, patrol boats, automobiles, etc.), as needed (Waterfront Only).
  • Administers aquatic assessment testing and certification in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC policy.
  • Provides introductory equipment orientations, as needed.
  • Checks identification cards for authorized patrons and collects usage fees, if applicable.
  • Serves as the primary liaison between the activity, security, medical departments, and Aquatics Coordinator during emergency situations.
  • Performs cleaning duties (e.g., basic janitorial services, vacuuming, skimming, etc.) and routine facility maintenance as assigned by Aquatics Coordinator. Inspects stands, boards, ropes, safety gear and condition of the dressing rooms, ensuring they are within the condition required by environmental health standards. Informs supervisor of deficiencies.
  • Uses and maintains care of emergency equipment (e.g., specialized kits and bags, backboards, suction devices, splints, stretchers, monitoring equipment, etc.).
  • Enforces applicable policies and procedures of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) regarding the use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations.
  • Prepares accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of all emergencies immediately.
  • Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).
  • ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.
  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    02

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.
  • Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Approved and current nationally recognized certification as a Lifeguard/First Aid/ and CPR Certification.
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT CONT:

    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 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 Pathogens.

    Lifeguard Waterfront: Must possess and maintain the following certifications: International Life Saving Federation or Red Cross Waterfront; CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Response through the American Red Cross or equivalent; and Blood Borne Pathogens. The following certification is preferred, in addition to the required certifications above: American Red Cross Small Craft Safety Training.

    Education

    When education is a basic requirement for the position, or when substituting education for experience, applicants MUST submit a copy of your high school transcripts, college transcript, or a list of courses which includes grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and/or semester hours earned as part of your application package. Foreign education must include evidence that it is comparable to education received at accredited educational institutions in the United States. All substitutions of education for experience will be made in accordance with OPM approved qualification standards. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Education websites at and

    Additional information

    Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and/or education.

    The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to 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. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s) should email their request to (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) to ensure proper consideration is given.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Using the qualifications of the positions, as predetermined ranking and rating criteria of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

    Required Documents

  • Resume or NAF Application Form
  • PCS Orders and Family Entry Approval (Military) OR Sponsor’s Letter of Employment (Civilian)
  • (Declaration for Federal Employment / Must be signed in ink and dated within the opening and closing date of this vacancy announcement)
  • Proof of Education (such as high school diploma/GED, clinical licensure, awarded/conferred academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position
  • If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4).
  • If you are a current Federal employee, please submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50
  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    NAF Flexible (FLEX) employees are not eligible for benefits or leave accrual.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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