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This position is located at NSA Dahlgren, VA. This position 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.
Pool and 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.
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.).
Conditions of Employment
Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
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 POSSESS AND MAINTAIN ALL FOUR (4) OF THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL FOUR (4) CERTIFICATIONS WILL RESULT IN YOUR RESUME BEING PLACED IN A "NOT QUALIFIED" STATUS AND YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers
First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification
Blood Borne Pathogens