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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard), NF-0189-02

Announcement Number:
Position Status:
$10.00 - $11.00 Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
See Below
Relocation Expenses:
Opening Date:
Open Continuously
DUTY LOCATION(S) Fleet Activities Chinhae, South Korea
WHO MAY APPLY Applicants with SOFA Sponsorship (including applicants with current Military Spouse Preference, Family member preference, and current Federal employees) within the local commuting area
*Amended What to Expect Next on 06/26/19.*
This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Support Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); Fleet Activities Chinhae, South Korea. 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.
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.).
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.
Must be able to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.
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
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 to ensure proper consideration is given.
Using the qualifications of the positions, as predetermined Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.
NAF Flexible (FLEX) employees are not eligible for benefits or leave accrual.
All Interested applicants can submit all required documents via email to:
Or mail to: Commander Navy Region Japan
NAF Human Resource Office (N941) PSC 473 Box 12
FPO AP 96349-0001
Please visit our webpage at to find a sample format and information on Military Spouse Preference.
Please direct inquiries to:
Resume or NAF Application Form
PCS Orders and Family Entry Approval (Military) OR Sponsor’s Letter of Employment (Civilian)
OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment (This is a REQUIRED form and MUST be signed in ink and dated within the opening and closing date of this vacancy announcement)
Proof of Education (transcripts/copy of degree(s)/certification(s)), if applicable to position requirements
If claiming Veteran’s Preference, please submit 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
Commander Navy Region Japan
NAF Human Resources Office (N941) Commander, Navy Installation Command PSC 473 Box 12 Tel: 315-243-5446 / 046-816-5446
FPO AP 96349-0001 Email:
Please ensure that your application/resume contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested on this form and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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