Recreation Assistant (WSI)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Incumbent is responsible for instructing various swimming skills, styles, and basic diving to various age groups. Ensures all water safety rules are observed by swimmers, utilizing a good knowledge of all aspects of water safety. Observes swimmers and ensures all participants are accounted for at all times. Prepares materials for presentation and explaining. May lead the work of other lifeguards. May act as a pool lifeguard performing rescue work. When necessary, renders emergency first aid until qualified medical assistance arrives. Completes appropriate accident reports and other required reports. Checks the chemical balance of pool water and applies disinfectant to showers, floors, and decks, as required. Performs necessary maintenance work required for sanitation, cleanliness and neatness of the pool areas. May collect usage fees and check I.D. cards, as required. Position requires irregular working hours, to include evenings, weekends and holidays. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must possess Water Safety Instructor (WSI), current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid certificates. Must have one to two years of related experience. Dexterity to handle a person in the water who may panic or be unconscious. Understanding of and ability to enforce rigid safety regulations to ensure maximum protection of swimmers. Ability to use equipment to take pool and environment readings. National and state background checks are required for positions that involve working with youth programs.

How to ApplySubmit a NAF application to the NAF Human Resources Office, Building 00021, Blandy Avenue, NAWS China Lake or mail application to Fleet & Family Readiness, 1 Administration Circle Stop 1313, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Submitted applications will be kept for 90 days. For more information call (760) 939-0882. We reserve the right to close this position without further announcement. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements or submit all required forms may not be considered. Due to volume of applications received, applicants may not be notified of non-selection. As a condition of employment participation in direct deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer upon employment is required.

Dept. of the Navy NAF is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factors. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

Navy Region Southwest is a drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace. Sailors and their family members have a right to reliable and productive Federal workforce.   

This position is eligible for a referral bonus and up to $2,250 in retention incentives in the first year of employment.