Commander, Navy Installations Lifeguard in Great Lakes, Illinois
Summary This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Support Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES, IL. 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. 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.). Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience, knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs. A qualified candidate possess the following: •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. Education This position does not have a positive education requirement. Additional Information Other Factors: 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). (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 Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes. Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of 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. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to email@example.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.