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About the position:
This position will be assigned to one or more of the swimming pools as part of the Outdoor Recreation Facility on Edwards AFB, CA.
This position requires the incumbent to be able to work an uncommon tour of duty to include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and family days.
This is a standing register position. Applications will be sent to the hiring manager at least once every two weeks, or at the request of the hiring manager.
The Recreation Aid (Lifeguard):
- Continuously and vigilantly observes all swimming areas and surroundings to ensure water safety rules and pool regulations are observed by all patrons, utilizing a good knowledge of all aspects of water safety.
- Coordinates the opening and closing of the swimming areas to authorized patrons at appropriate times; ensures only authorized patrons utilize the facilities.
- Performs proper skills and training to rescue distressed persons, and promptly administers the appropriate first aid and emergency medical procedures.
- Notifies swimmers and leadership of unsafe environments or health conditions and provides appropriate recommendations (ie. closing swimming areas until safe conditions prevail).
- Inspects all equipment daily for malfunctions and confirms that all necessary repairs are made.
- Is responsible for the cleanliness of swimming pools, locker rooms, dressing areas, shower rooms, latrines, etc.
- May be responsible for completing and recording preventative maintenance and cleaning in accordance with all Air Force and other appropriate regulations (ie. water temperature checks, chemical checks, etc.).
- May be required to assist swim instructors.
- May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty to include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and family days.
- Performs all other related/incidental duties as required.
If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10875537
Conditions Of Employment
- This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results. This position requires satisfactory completion of installation records checks and state/national criminal history checks.
- This position requires the incumbent to have an approved and current nationally recognized certification in lifesaving and water rescue methods and skills, as well as basic first aid training and CPR (adult and child) training.
- This position requires the incumbent to be available to work an uncommon tour of duty, to include days, nights, weekends, holidays, and family/down days.
Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 01/17/2021
Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
The Recreation Aid (Lifeguard) must:
- Have experience that provides a practical knowledge of swimming activities, rules, and procedures
- Be able to maintain good standings with American Red Cross (or other nationally recognized) certification and stay current with no break in certificates (Lifesaving and water rescue methods and skills, basic first aid training, and Adult and Child CPR)
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Be able to pass a basic swim test administered by the Lifeguard Instructor of the Edwards AFB staff or other qualified ODR staff member
- Satisfactorily complete a background check (Tier 1/NACI), installation records checks, and state/national criminal history checks
In addition, skill in the use and maintenance of various pool and safety equipment is highly desirable.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution.
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.
- Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
- Direct deposit is required
- Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
- A probationary period may be required
- Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD)
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
- Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Your resume and supporting document will be evaluated against the qualifications of the position.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination has been made that you have inflated your responses to meet the position's qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.,) for professional and personal references on your resume.
Background checks and security clearance
Required documents may vary based on the eligibility you are claiming (i.e., applying as a Military Spouse Preference - MSP, applying as a veteran, applying as a current federal employees, applying as a displaced employee, etc.,). The below document(s) are required and MUST be submitted with your application by the closing date of this job announcement:
- Professional Certification
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support identified the general or specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
Other accepted documents to support a qualification and/or claimed preference/priority eligibility may include:
- Cover Letter
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Diploma/ GED
- Disability Letter (VA)
- Other (1)
- Other (2)
- PCS Orders
- Professional Certification
- Proof of Marriage Status
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and supporting documents which prove your claimed eligibility. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package to include supplemental documents may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To be considered for this vacancy you must apply and complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/17/2021 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJobs account to apply. If you do not have a USAJobs account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJobs account and designate the document type when submitting your application. Failure to complete this portion will result in an incomplete application package and you will not be further considered for this vacancy.
It is your responsibility to ensure your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.
Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Applicant
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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