Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides Sailors and their families the finest facilities, programs and activities to meet their recreational and social needs, encouraging individual values, aids retention, and provides the physical, mental and social needs of a mobile Navy. The location of this position is in the Naval Support Activity, Regional Support Services Program, Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division. The primary function of this position is to provide lifeguard duties in a variety of situations throughout the MWR Department. The incumbent will be responsible for safeguarding the lives of persons at the assigned work area.
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MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent observes activities of patrons to ensure that safety rules are followed. Provides information to swimmers regarding safety rules and procedures. Enforces applicable policies and procedures of MWR regarding the use of the pool, beach, or water park, within the regulations found in BUPERSINST 1710.19. Ensures that only authorized personnel use the facilities. Rescues swimmers and administers first aid and CPR as certified.
Assists in keeping assigned areas clean and free from hazards. Consistently observes conditions of area assigned, i.e. possible hazards, water/chemical conditions (pools), wind and weather (beach/water park), ocean bottom, surf, tides, and currents (beach). Makes recommendations to the Senior Guard or Aquatics Coordinator on appropriate actions to take.
Maintains all appropriate logs and records as assigned.
Lead Lifeguards Only:
Acts as primary liaison between the activity, security, medical departments and Aquatics Coordinator during emergency situations.
Assists with coordinating lifeguard schedules and activities including: training, appearance, and professional conduct. Conducts ongoing training programs, including running, swimming and rescue drills.
During the assigned shifts, incumbent directs the work of lifeguards. Provides input to lifeguard performance evaluations. May be required to make rounds of various facilities to ensure adequate staffing, spot check for facility/area cleanliness, and to ensure lifeguard services are appropriately provided.
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Only:
Provides water safety instruction as certified. May also be assigned Leader duties.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Lifeguard: Must possess all special requirements along with sufficient maturity to focus on the importance of due diligence of patrons at all times; ability to exercise control over a large group of people; ability to appropriately identify hazards or hazard situations; and identify a patron’s need for assistance vice general play immediately. Must act decisively and immediately in any situation which could result in harm to a patron—either by identifying a patron in distress, or by the ability to tactfully but forcefully provide instruction on water safety and facility rules and regulations, and enforce them.
•Senior Lifeguard:Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS:Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience.
•Lifeguard (Beach):Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS:Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience and meet the requirements of BUPERS Instruction 1710.19.Must be a mature individual with leadership abilities who can exercise control over a large group of people.
•Lifeguard (Water Park):Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS:Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience.Must be a mature individual with leadership abilities who can exercise control over a large group of people.
•Lifeguard (Water Safety Instructor): Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS: Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience. Must possess and maintain a valid Water Safety Instructor Certificate.
•Lead Lifeguard: Must have all the qualifications for lifeguard PLUS: Must have a minimum of one (1) year previous experience. Must be a mature individual with leadership abilities who can exercise control over a large group of people. Must be able to direct the work of subordinate staff, deal appropriately with conflicts, possess the ability to schedule work, appropriately deal with last-minute changes and make appropriate alternate arrangements, and evaluate performance.
All positions are directly supervised by the Aquatics Coordinator. Work is spot-checked consistently. Detailed instructions are provided.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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