MUST HAVE A LEFEGUARD CERTFICATION OR THE CLASS SCHEDULED IN ORDER TO APPLY. PLEASE INCLUDE CERTICATION OR THE CLASS DATE WITH RESUME AND / OR APPLICATION.
This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Support Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); NAS JRB NEW ORLEANS. 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.
II.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Pool and/or Waterfront Lifeguard duties comprise 60% of incumbent’s time and include but are not limited to:
- 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)
General duties comprise 40% of incumbent’s time and include but are 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, 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 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.
Works under direct supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator. Incumbent uses initiative in completing 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.
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. Generally accepted procedures found in the fitness industry and adopted by reputable aquatics organizations are used.
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's 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.
Contacts are primarily with facility patrons, recreation co-workers, and other local activity staff. Occasional contacts may 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 participants; arrange staff assistance; resolve problems; enforce policies and procedures; provide customer service; increase participation; and promote quality of life programs.
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.
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 weather conditions.
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).
Must be able to complete a 500-meter swim in less than 10 minutes in a controlled environment. (Waterfront Only)
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.
Must possess and maintain the following certifications:
International Life Saving Federation or Red CrossWaterfront;
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Response through the American Red Crossor equivalent; and
The following certification is preferred, in addition to the required certifications above:
American Red Cross Small Craft SafetyTraining