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Air Force Civilian Service Scott Afb, IL

Job Description


·        Lead three or more lifeguards in the performance of lifeguard and related swimming facility duties.  Distribute and balance workload in accordance with established directives.

·        Observe the condition and behavior of swimmers to ascertain any potential problems.  Foster good relationships with patrons.

·        Use a variety of techniques such as artificial respiration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.

·        Clean swimming assigned areas (e.g., bathrooms, decks, locker rooms, showers, pool, etc.) according to the established schedules and instructions.  Open and inspect facilities at the beginning of the day and close and secure facilities at the end of the day.

·        Verifies that customers are authorized to use facility by checking appropriate identification.  Conducts swimming lessons following prescribed lesson plan. 


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.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Six months of general and six months of specialized experience in federal service which equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position and which are typically in or related to the position of Recreation Assistant. General Experience: (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. Specialized experience is experience gained while performing work that included (1) 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; (2) teachers aid in elementary school recreation or physical education program, with emphasis on development of general recreational skills and abilities; (3) aid or assistant assignments in recreation while on active military service; (4) 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; (5) summer aid in a State or national park, with 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) (6) sales or stock clerk in a recreation supplies and equipment shop; (7) aid or assistant in the issuance of authorized property, and in the maintenance of inventory control and accountability for such property in a recreation facility; or (8) 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.




EDUCATION: Two years of education above high school.




Applicants must submit at the time of application a current and valid nationally recognized: (a) lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills and procedures and (b) basic first aid certification and (c) water safety instructor certification and (d) CPR certification which includes adult, child and infant procedures.  FAILURE TO SUBMIT THESE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and general and/or specialized experience click on the following link:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:


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. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

4. Demonstrated current 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.

5. Ability to orient lower graded employees, distribute/balance work assignments, and monitor work accomplishment.


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. 


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.


·     Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills and procedures.  Lifeguards on coastal beaches must also have surf-rescue training specified.

·     Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized basic first aid certification.

·     Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized CPR certification which includes adult, child and infant procedures.

·     Position requires pre-employment screening for swimming ability, rescue skills and CPR skills.

·     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. 

·     If position is identified as having "regular contact with children" (e.g. youth swim lessons instructor) in accordance with public law, a criminal background check must be completed.

·     Some physical exertion is required in effecting a swimming rescue. 

·     Must be able to lift and carry 45 pounds and over.

·     Work conditions involve 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/or holidays.

·     May provide advice and guidance (e.g., orientation, lesson plans, etc.) to lower grade lifeguards.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or above "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Temporary Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Note: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

Job Details

Date Posted July 11, 2018
Date Closes August 10, 2018
Requisition 466034700
Located In Scott afb, IL
SOC Category 00-0000.00