BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: You must have 6 months of general and 6 months specialized experience at a level close to the work of this position that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression, GS-03, pay band or equivalent. GENERAL EXPERIENCE is described as any type of work that demonstrates the applicants ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Examples of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the GS-03 grade level, pay band or equivalent include: Group leader, counselor or similar work in public and private recreation programs for adults or children such as summer camps, local playgrounds, YWCA and YMCA clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, urban community centers or resort recreational activities; Lifeguard, water safety instructor or related activities within a swimming facility; Teachers aid in elementary school recreation or physical education program, with emphasis on development of general recreational skills and abilities; Aid or assistant assignments in recreation while on active military service; Aid or assistant in the organization and administration of recreation activities, such as preparing activities calendars, maintaining attendance records, and providing information concerning schedules and activities. Also, duties related to the recreational activities of visitors to campsites, trails, picnic areas, nature and raft centers, and boating and fishing areas (e.g., demonstrating camping techniques and park safety, conducting nature tours, and overseeing farm animal areas provided for children); and an aid or assistant in a hotel or resort recreation service, with duties such as setting up areas for games, tournaments, and other organized group recreational activities.
OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in courses related to recreation (e.g., basic psychology, group dynamics, physical education, arts and crafts, etc.) may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required.
OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience which may be used to meet the total special experience required. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelors degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION IF USING EDUCATION AS A SUBSTITUTION OF EXPERIENCE.
AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must currently possess all of the following certifications. IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT A PHOTOCOPY OF ALL YOUR CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.
1. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills, and procedures.
2. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized instructor certification.
3. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized basic first aid certification.
4. Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized CPR certification which includes adult, child, and infant procedures.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience, but you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
ONLY EXPERIENCE OBTAINED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED.
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 as reported on your rÃ©sumÃ©
1. Knowledge of a variety of lifesaving, first aid, CPR, water safety instruction, and associated techniques and procedures as would be acquired through previous experience.
2. Knowledge of a variety of swimming facility rules, work procedures, equipment, and materials to perform standing, recurring tasks, and special tasks such as providing swimming lessons under specific instructions from the supervisor.
3. Demonstrated current physical ability to swim to and rescue swimmers of all age groups up to and including adult.
4. Ability to administer CPR to adults, children and infants.
5. Ability to orient lower graded employees, distribute/balance work assignments, and monitor work accomplishment.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts on college letterhead are acceptable, and must display major field of study and date degree conferred. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here.
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; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
DRUG TESTING: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR DRUG TESTING. IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO URINALYSIS TESTING PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AND YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM URINALYSIS TESTING AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
1. Position requires pre-employment screening for swimming ability, rescue skills, and CPR skills.
2. **Applicants are required to lift and carry 45 pounds and over. This position requires a weight lifting aptitude test.
3. Participation in required in-service training and maintenance of physical capabilities to perform rescues throughout the period of employment are conditions of employment for this position. All certifications must remain current during the period of employment.
4. If position is identified s having "regular contact with children" (e.g., youth swim lessons instructor) in accordance with public law, a criminal background check must be completed.
5. May be required to work other than normal duty hours which may include evenings, weekends, and /or holidays.
6. May provide advice and guidance (e.g., orientation, lesson plans, etc.) to lower grade lifeguards.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate level security clearance as a condition of employment.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Some physical exertion required in effecting a swimming rescue. Must be able to lift and carry 45 pounds and over. Much of the time is spent sitting, standing or walking; however, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, or reaching is required. A physical may be required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Duties will be working in and around swimming pools, inside and outside. Subject to extreme heat and humidity, slippery or uneven walking surfaces.