Lead Lifeguard

Announcement Number:
Position Status:
Temporary, No Benefits
9.73 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Not Authorized
Application Email:

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Employment Category:   Temporary Flexible, 0-40 hours per week, with no benefits.  Not to Exceed 6 months.  May require working night, weekend and Holiday hours.  NOTE:  A flexible employee is one who serves in either a continuing or temporary (time limited) position, on a scheduled or unscheduled (as needed or intermittent) basis, up to 40 hours per week. Flexible employees are not eligible to participate in the CNIC benefit programs, nor are they entitled to earn or use leave including military leave, court leave, sick or annual leave.

Location:   Aquatics Complex, Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA

Duties:  Incumbent serves as the lead lifeguard and is responsible for safeguarding the lives of persons at the assigned work area.  Incumbent assists with Aquatic training, education, and general support at the installation.  Leads and assists in direction of Lifeguard positions.  Ensures that lifeguards rotate as scheduled and during assigned breaks.  Provides relief to lifeguards as required.  Monitors equipment, takes head counts and observes conditions of area assigned.  Performs cleaning duties and leads other lifeguard staff in performing of such tasks.  Informs Aquatics Coordinator and recommends closing swimming area until safe conditions prevail.  Performs other related duties as assigned, to include but not limited to program maintenance and administration tasks.


  • Must have American Red Cross or other nationally recognized Lifeguard Certification, good through 13 September 2018 and must be attached to the application to be considered for the position.(Note:Certification will not be offered through MWR).

  • Must be at least 15 years old by 23 May 2018.

  • Knowledge of recreation equipment and use in an aquatic setting.

  • Knowledge of pool and water safety rules.

  • Knowledge of general aquatic facility upkeep and maintenance.

  • Ability to conduct routine safety inspections of the facility and pool area.

  • Ability to work with hazardous and biohazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, blood).

  • Skill in providing customer service to a diverse group of people.

  • Skill to act decisively and immediately in any situation which could result in harm to a patron by identifying a patron in distress.

  • Skill to conduct pool chemical testing, adjust chemical imbalances and document the results.

  • Skill to exercise control over a large group of people.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:   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.  This is a mixed position where the incumbent must be able to lift and carry objects up to 50lbs independently and objects over 50lbs with assistance is required, while performing normal duties in the area.  May perform work that poses physical demands beyond normal requirements during rescue.  Work is performed in indoor and outdoor aquatics facilities.  Indoor aquatics facilities are subjected to high humidity.  Outdoor aquatics/waterfront facilities are subjected to variable weather conditions.         

Basis of Review:   Applicants will be evaluated based on experience and qualifications described above and presented in written format.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:   Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements.  Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a National Agency Check with Inquiries and State Criminal History Repository Check (CNACI) background checks which are required for positions that involve working with children under 18 years of age upon hiring and renew every 5 years.

In addition to an interview, the applicant will be required to complete and successfully pass all of the following skills assessments:

1.  Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

2.  Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of your arms.

3.  Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

            - Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are

              not allowed.

            - Retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting

              point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they

              are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.

            - Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.