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Commander, Navy Installations

Great Lakes, IL

Recreation Assistant (Lead Lifeguard) Jobs Near Me

Location525 Bronson Ave, Great Lakes, Illinois 60088
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-10-07
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-01-18

Job Description:

Summary This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Forces Support Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); Naval Station Great Lakes. 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. Responsibilities Lead Pool Lifeguard duties comprise 60% of incumbent’s duties and include but are notlimited to: Performs all pool and/or waterfront lifeguard responsibilities such as supervising swimmers/patrons andtheir activities, monitoring all natural water activities, applying first aid, enforcing safety rules andreporting safety hazards to supervisor, and performing water rescues as necessary.Observes and documents conditions of area assigned (e.g., possible hazards, water/chemicalconditions, marine life, wind and weather) to ensure a safe environment, removing hazardousmaterials 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 scheduledbasis; notifies Certified Pool Operator or supervisor of chemical imbalances; may adjust chemicals asdirected. General (includes but not limited to): 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, when 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 ProgramManager during emergency situations.Performs cleaning duties (e.g., basic janitorial services, vacuuming, skimming) and routine facilitymaintenance as assigned by Aquatics Program Manager.Inspects stands, boards, ropes, safety gear and condition of the dressing rooms, ensuring they arewithin 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, suctiondevices, splints, stretchers, monitoring equipment). Enforces applicable policies and procedures of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) regardingthe use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations.Prepares accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of allemergencies immediately.Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals). Lead duties comprise 40% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to: Leads and directs the work of three (3) or more lifeguard crew during work shifts, ensuring duties areperformed in accordance with established safety regulations and policies.Interviews and recommends selection of all lifeguard positions to the Aquatics Program Manager orFitness Program Director, as needed.Schedules, coordinates and conducts in-service training of assigned lifeguards and recreational swimming instructors. Orients new lifeguards to job duties and responsibilities.Monitors and tracks all the lifeguards’ training requirements and certifications to ensure they are currentand/or competent in all rescue techniques to include first aid and CPR.Monitors lifeguard rotation schedules, issues directives, and monitors work performance. Recommendspersonnel actions to the Aquatics Program Manager.Assists with the scheduling of lifeguards to ensure adequate coverage of pool areas are maintainedduring operating hours. Notifies the manager of employee absences and issues.Inventories and recognizes when supplies or equipment needs to be ordered and communicates the needsto the Aquatics Program Manager.Interfaces with patrons regarding concerns, problems, or any other significant issues. Provides input andfeedback while responding to problems.Ensures the aquatics programs are occurring as scheduled and assists with the overall management ofswimming events. Monitors the functions of the aquatics activities and provides input to the Aquatics Program Manager.Carries out the full range of work leader responsibilities to include performingin an acting capacity inthe absence of the Aquatics Program Manager.Assists in the planning, coordination and scheduling of recurring activities, special events andcommunity undertakings to maximize use of facilities and resources consistent with the military mission.Teaches various swimming skills and water safety for all age groups. Prepares material for classes beingtaught. Ensures the safety of all patrons in the class.Schedules use of lanes and aquatic spaces for patron use.During emergency situations, assumes a leadership position and takes control of the emergency situation.Performs opening and closing procedures of the facility. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience, knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs. A qualified candidate possess the following: Knowledge of pool and waterfront safety rules.Knowledge of DoD, DON, CNIC, and MWR policies and procedures governing aquatic assessmenttesting and certifications and use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations.Knowledge of cash handling procedures, if applicable.Knowledge of and ability to conduct pool chemical testing, document the results, and adjustchemical imbalances, as directed.Skill in and ability to provide training.Ability to appropriately identify hazards or hazardous situations and identify a patron's needfor assistance immediately.Ability to act decisively and immediately in any situation which could result in harm to apatron by identifying a patron in distress.Ability to tactfully, but forcefully, provide instruction on water safety, facility rules andregulations, and enforce them.Ability to conduct routine safety inspections of the facility and pool area to ensure they meetenvironmental health standards.Ability to exercise control over a large group of people.Ability to perform the full range of work leader responsibilities.Ability to direct the work of subordinate staff and appropriately manage conflict.Ability to schedule work, handle last-minute changes, and evaluate performance.Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be able to pass an initial and recurrent physical agility test.Must be able to work with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).Must be able to work varied work schedules to include holidays, weekends, and evenings. Six months experience as a Lifeguard is preferred. Education Lead Lifeguard for Pool Must possessand maintain the following certifications: Lifeguard Certification in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3;CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers or equivalent;First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification; andBlood Borne Pathogens. The following certifications are preferred, in addition to the required certifications above: Lifeguard Instructor Certification; andWater Safety Instructor certification in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3; andCertified Pool Operator. Additional Information To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. 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 theRequest for Military SpousePreference formand 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 athttps://www.sss.gov/register/. 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:https://www.dfas.mil/CivilianEmployees/Civilian-Permanent-Change-of-Station-PCS/Tax-Information/. Public Trust is a type of background investigation, butit is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either theStandard Form 85 (SF85)or85P (SF85P)questionnaire.

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