Rec Assistant_Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

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Position Status:
Temporary, No Benefits
9.73 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Not Authorized
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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:  Responsible for instructing and teaching 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.  Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Must have American Red Cross or other nationally/internationally recognized Water Safety Instructor Certification AND 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.

  • Must have at least one year 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 protections of swimmers.

  • Ability to use equipment to take pool and environmental readings.

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.

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

Applicants under 18 years of age – Must pass Child & Youth Program (CYP) background screenings which are required for positions that involve working with children under 18 years of age upon hiring.

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.