Recreation Assistant (Water Safety Instructor)
Department of the Army - Fort Leavenworth, KS

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Fort Leavenworth is often referred to as "The Best Hometown in the Army". Overlooking the Missouri River on the border between Kansas and Missouri, its campus-like setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a wonderful place to live. Fort Leavenworth MWR Homepage

Teach swimming lessons to students of all ages and follow specific protocols set forth by the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Ensures student safety and prepares lessons plans. Works with volunteers and swim aides to assist with swim lessons. Provides positive, constructive feedback to students and parents enhancing the learning experience. Organizes and directs activities of assigned students in order to provide a high quality level of instruction. Makes sure that all class students are registered, attendance is taken daily, and course records are completed prior to the completion of the class. Recognizes and understands swimming developments and achievements. Resolves simple public complaints in matters related to swimming instruction and refers other complaints to the Aquatics Manager. Enforces pool safety standards and operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Current Water Safety Instructor, First Aid, and CPR certifications

DUTIES: As a Water Safety Instructor you will manage all swimming lessons and instruct when scheduled, at the assigned aquatics facility. You will develop swim programs according to students' ability and promote students to higher level of swimming according to their skills. Instruct all levels of swimming and appropriate strokes, to include; front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. Teach students from age groups of infant through adults. Introduce and instructs safety and survival skills to students, when appropriate to level of instruction. Instructors work with lifeguards to ensure that swim lessons are safe at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Work experience related to the duties described above and possession of the following certificates:

· Water Safety Instructor Certification

· Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

· First Aid Certification

(Certificates issued by American Red Cross, Ellis @ Associates, Star Guard or other nationally recognized agencies are acceptable)

Highly Preferred: Possession of a Lifeguard Certification

Conditions of employment:

1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.

3. All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI).

4. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

5. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

6. May be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

· Knowledge of swimming facility rules

· Work procedures and equipment

· Ability to communicate orally

· Knowledge of water safety instruction and swimming

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

BENEFITS: Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits: Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account. For additional benefits information please refer to .

Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.

OTHER INFORMATION: This announcement does not apply to specific vacancies but will establish a register of qualified candidates as vacancies become available. Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date.

Certificates will be issued as vacancies occur.

To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor. To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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