Commander, Navy Installations Lifeguard in Patuxent River, Maryland

  • Duties



The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs team is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the Navy family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness and Housing Programs. We service all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Bachelor Housing (BH) throughout the Fleet and Family Readiness Program for the Naval District Washington (NDW) Region.

Learn more about this agency


Responsibilities as a swimming pool lifeguard to perform rescue work, promptly render CPR or emergency First Aide and call for medical assistance when necessary. Supervises swimmers for safety and crowd control. Enforces safety and pool regulations. Promptly reports safety hazards to supervisor. Completes incident reports and assists in maintaining routine documents and reports. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

US Citizens and bona fide residents (Green Card holder)

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • #### Job family (Series)

0189 Recreation Aid And Assistant

Similar jobs
  • Lifeguards

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.


Six months experience as a pool lifeguard is preferred. Must have an approved and current nationally recognized certification as a Lifeguard as well as Basic First Aide and CPR certifications (please attach copies of current certifications with all required forms). In addition, skill in the use and maintenance of pool equipment is desired. Dexterity to handle a person in the water who may panic or be unconscious. Understanding of and the ability to enforce rigid safety regulations to ensure maximum protection of swimmers. Ability to use equipment and take pool readings. Must be able to pass a background investigation. Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI).


Must have an approved and current nationally recognized certification as a Lifeguard as well as Basic First Aide and CPR certifications (please attach copies of current certifications with all required forms).

Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Read more

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire.

Read more

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents


Required Documents
  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:

  • Resume that includes 3 professional references
  • Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.
  • Military Spousal Preference form (if applicable)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Flexible(0 - 40 hours per week), no benefits offered.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and any other required documents as indicated in the "required documents" section, by ONE (only) of the following ways:

Directly through, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account

* OR*

By Email to: Note: If submitting by email,* you must put the announcement number in the subject line.*


By Fax to: (301) 757-2755 with the announcement number clearly indicated on the fax


By US Postal Service to: NAF Human Resources Office, 47402 Buse Road Bldg 467, NAS Patuxent River Maryland 20670


In person to: NAF Human Resources Office, 47402 Buse Road Bldg 467, NAS Patuxent River Maryland 20670

Please note: The Announcement Number for the position you are applying for MUST be specified on your resume. Please write it on the top if submitting via fax, mail, or in person. If emailing, please indicate the announcement number in the subject line. Applications received without an announcement number designated may not be considered.

Technical Support
  • Check the status of the application system and maintenance schedule here:
  • If you experience technical difficulties applying online, report it here: The support inbox is monitored Monday through Friday, from 8 AM ET until 6 PM ET.
  • Make sure your status in USAJOBS is 'Received' after you submit your application to ensure it was submitted successfully.

Read more

Agency contact information






Commander, Navy Installations Command 47402 Buse Rd Patuxent River, MD US

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

Before submitting your resume and supporting documents, please review this checklist:

  • Resume with 3 professional references
  • Proof of Education (if applicable to position requirements)
  • DD 214 for veteran's preference consideration
  • Questionnaire
  • Any other supporting documentation

All applicants will be notified regarding their status. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent a letter of non-selection 4 - 6 weeks after announcement closing date. If selected for an interview, applicants can expect to be contacted 3 - 4 weeks after their interview with a position offer or notification of non-selection.

Read more

  • Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Read more

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

Read more

Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 12/19/2017 to 03/19/2018

Salary: $9.25 to $12.50 per hour

Pay scale & grade: NF 01

Work schedule: Intermittent - Flex Position

Appointment type: Intermittent - 0 - 40 hours per week