In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
1. General Experience: You must have at least 3 months of general experience. General experience is defined as (1) any type of work that demonstrates the applicants ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.
2. Education: Successful completion of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Selective Placement Factor: You must possess all of the following current and valid nationally recognized certifications and provide a copy of your certifications with your application package. Failure to provide information regarding certifications will result in an ineligible rating.
A. Lifeguard Certification
B. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification, which includes adult, child, and infant procedures.
C. Basic First Aid Certification.
(Note: In crediting experience, full time credit is given for a normal work week of 35-40 hours and part time work is prorated. Be sure your resume/application fully documents your experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Basic knowledge of lifesaving, first aid, and CPR as would be learned through an approved course of leading to a certification.
- Knowledge of swimming facility rules, work procedures, equipment, and materials to perform standing, recurring tasks.
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally.
- Physical ability to swim to and rescue swimmers of all age groups up to and including adult and to administer CPR to adults, children and infants.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: If you are using education to qualify, failure to submit the following documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. You must submit a legible copy of your college transcripts or a complete list of all college courses you have completed that identify for each course: the college or university attended, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Transcripts must reflect receipt of degree and date degree was awarded, if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide an official copy of college transcripts before entering on duty.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A pre-employment physical examination may be required if selected for this position.
- Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills, and procedures.
- Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized basic first aid certification.
- Position requires pre-employment screening for swimming ability, rescue skills, and CPR skills.
- If position is identified as having "regular contact with children" (e.g. youth swimming lessons instructor) in accordance with public law, a criminal background check must be completed.
- The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. Click here for more information.
- Former Federal Employees who return to work for the government after receiving Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) are normally required to repay an amount equal to the VSIP amount received, including Federal taxes that were withheld. This requirement remains in effect for 5 years after separation. Upon acceptance of the tentative offer, submission of a copy of the separation SF-50 will be required.
- Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Involves long periods of exposure to summer sun and chlorinated water.
- Participation in required in-service training and maintenance of physical capabilities to perform rescues throughout the period of employment. All certifications must remain current during the period of employment.
- Some physical exertion is required in effecting a swimming rescue. Must be able to lift and carry 45 pounds and over. A lot of time spent sitting, standing, or walking; however, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, or reaching is required.
- May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.