Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
- Announcement Number:
- Position Status:
- Regular, Full Time
- USD $10.00 - SGD $11.64 - USD $12.00 - SGD $13.00 Hourly Plus non-taxable Post Allowance
- Areas of Consideration:
- Local Commuting Area
- Relocation Expenses:
*This is a re-advertisement of announcement number FFR21-0029A which closed on 06/17/21.*
This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Support
Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); Singapore Area
Coordinator, Singapore. Incumbent provides lifeguard duties; is responsible for safeguarding the lives of
persons at the assigned work area; assists with Aquatic training, education, and general support at the
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Performs all pool and/or waterfront lifeguard responsibilities (e.g., supervising swimmers/patrons
and their activities, monitoring all natural water activities, applying first aid, enforcing safety rules,
reporting safety hazards to supervisor, performing water rescues as necessary, etc.).
• Observes conditions of area assigned (e.g., possible hazards, water/chemical conditions, wind and
weather, etc.) to ensure a safe environment, removing hazardous materials when necessary (e.g.,
floating debris, glass, etc.).
• Performs rescue work, promptly renders cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or emergency first aid,
and calls for medical assistance as necessary.
• Conducts and documents pool chemical testing results.
• Checks chlorine and pH levels on a scheduled basis; notifies Certified Pool Operator or supervisor of
chemical imbalances; adjusts chemicals as directed. Documents marine life, water conditions and
• Marks swim and surf areas with a flag system (Waterfront Only).
• Operates rescue vehicles (e.g., personal watercraft (PWC) rescue craft, patrol boats, automobiles,
etc.), as needed (Waterfront Only).
• Administers aquatic assessment testing and certification in accordance with Department of Defense
(DoD), Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC policy. Provides introductory equipment
orientations, as needed.
• Checks identification cards for authorized patrons and collects usage fees, if applicable. Serves as
the primary liaison between the activity, security, medical departments, and Aquatics Coordinator
during emergency situations.
• Performs cleaning duties (e.g., basic janitorial services, vacuuming, skimming, etc.) and routine
facility maintenance as assigned by Aquatics Coordinator.
• Inspects stands, boards, ropes, safety gear and condition of the dressing rooms, ensuring they are
within the condition required by environmental health standards.
• Informs supervisor of deficiencies. Uses and maintains care of emergency equipment (e.g.,
specialized kits and bags, backboards, suction devices, splints, stretchers, monitoring equipment,
• Enforces applicable policies and procedures of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) regarding the
use of Aquatic facilities and waterfront operations.
• Prepares accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of all
emergencies immediately. Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals,
• Knowledge of pool and waterfront safety rules. Knowledge of the beach environment, marine life,
and beach and water hazards (Waterfront Only).
• Knowledge of DoD, DON and CNIC policies and procedures governing aquatic assessment testing
• Knowledge of applicable policies and procedures of MWR regarding the use of Aquatic facilities and
• Knowledge of cash handling procedures.
• Ability to appropriately identify hazards or hazardous situations and identify a patron's need for
• Ability to tactfully, but forcefully, provide instruction on water safety, facility rules and regulations,
and enforce them.
• Ability to conduct routine safety inspections of the facility and pool area to ensure they meet
environmental health standards.
• Knowledge of and ability to conduct pool chemical testing, document the results, and adjust chemical
imbalances, as directed.
• Skilled or proficient in surf lifesaving techniques and radio communications to perform a safe and
efficient rescue operation.
• Ability to exercise control over a large group of people. Ability to communicate effectively both orally
and in writing.
• Approved and current nationally recognized certification as a Lifeguard/First Aid/ and CPR Certification.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must be able to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written
Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.
Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Must be able to work varied work schedules to include nights, weekends and holidays.
Must be able to work with hazardous and biohazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals,
Must be able to pass an initial and recurrent physical agility test.
Must be able to complete an ocean run swim run event (1/4 mile run, 500-meter swim, 1/4 mile run)
(Waterfront Only). Must be able to complete a 500-meter swim in less than 10 minutes in a controlled
environment (Waterfront Only).
Lifeguard Pool: Must possess and maintain the following certifications: Lifeguard Training Certification
in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3; CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers; First
Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification; and Blood Borne Pathogens.
Lifeguard Waterfront: Must possess and maintain the following certifications: International Life Saving
Federation or Red Cross Waterfront; CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Response through
the American Red Cross or equivalent; and Blood Borne Pathogens. The following certification is
preferred, in addition to the required certifications above: American Red Cross Small Craft Safety
Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the
satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable).
Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct
Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and/or education.
The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will
receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or
physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or
any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s)
should email their request to MWR_Recruitment@fe.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration is given.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED
Using the qualifications of the positions, as predetermined Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge,
skills, and abilities will be used for each application.
All benefits offered (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, longterm
disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan).
You can review our benefits at: https://www.nafhealthplans.com/enrollment/cnic/
− Resume or NAF Application Form
− PCS Orders and Family Entry Approval (Military) OR Sponsor’s Letter of Employment (Civilian)
− OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment / Must be signed in ink and dated within the
opening and closing date of this vacancy announcement)
− Proof of Education (such as high school diploma/GED, clinical licensure, awarded/conferred
academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position
− If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4).
− If you are a current Federal employee, please submit your most recent Personnel Action Report
(PAR) or SF-50
Note: To receive consideration for a non-related degree or eligibility based on a combination of
education AND experience, a college transcript is required. All transcripts MUST show student’s name
and the name of the awarding university or educational institution, degree type, awarded/conferred
date, and the field of study. *If your degree has not been awarded/conferred, you must provide a copy
of your HS Diploma or equivalent along with transcript(s). Transcripts from foreign colleges must be
evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible to obtain and
submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency which is a private U.S.
organization. Credential evaluations are not free and applicants are responsible for the cost of the
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants can submit all required documents to: CNRJ NAF Human Resources Office, PSA
Sembawang Terminal, Deptford Road, Bldg. 7-4, Second Floor, Singapore 759657.
Or send via email to: MWR_RECRUITMENT@fe.navy.mil.
Please visit our webpage at https://www.navymwrsingapore.com/jobs.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO
Commander Navy Region Japan
NAF Human Resources Office (N941) Commander,
Navy Installation Command
PSC 473 Box 12 FPO AP 96349-0001
Tel: (315) 243-5446 / 046-816-5446
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT
Please ensure that your application/resume contains all the information requested in the vacancy
announcement. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested on this
form and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applications
received after the closing date will not be considered.