Recreation Assistant Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

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This position serves as Water Safety/Swim Instructor for the Aquatics Program. The primary function of this position is to instruct swimming and water safety classes at the Aquatics facility for patrons of all ages.


Instructs various levels of swimming including various strokes (e.g., front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, etc.). Teaches students from age groups of infant through adult.
Instructs basic diving, safety and survival skills to students.
Works with lifeguards to ensure swim lessons are safe at all times.
Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
Plans and organizes instruction methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Aquatics Program Manager and the certifying organization.
Organizes and directs activities of students in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all pool patrons.
Develops swim program according to student's ability and promotes students to higher levels of swimming according to their skills.
Provides individual feedback to parents/guardians regarding student's swimming developments and achievements.
Provides introductory equipment orientations, when needed.
Inspects equipment used for swim instruction, ensuring they are within the condition required by environmental health standards. Informs supervisor of deficiencies.
Administers aquatic assessment testing and certification in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON) and CNIC policy.
Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Aquatics Program Manager and the American Red Cross office.
Works with the Aquatics Program Manager on an on-going basis to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.
Prepares and completes accident/incident reports during emergency situations. Notifies management of all emergencies immediately.
Works with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).
Checks identification cards to ensure proper patron usage.
Helps organize and assists in the development of special programs, activities or instruction.
Completes regular cleaning and tidying of equipment used for swim lessons to ensure the maintenance of a safe environment for staff and patrons.
Answers telephone providing information in regards to facility hours of operation, upcoming special events and programs, etc.
Completes the Daily Activity Reports, handling cash where fees apply, verifying the amount of money collected and dropping the cashier bag in the drop safe.

Conditions of Employment

Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
MUST submit ALL of the following current, active certifications: Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Certification, CPR for professional Rescuers, First Aid to include automated external defibrillator, and blood borne pathogens.
Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.


Knowledge of the organization's instructional methods and goals.
Knowledge of DoD, DON, and CNIC aquatic assessment and testing policy.
Knowledge of basic water safety equipment utilized for various age groups.
Knowledge of basic first aid procedures to include automated external defibrillator and blood borne pathogens.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic to compute charges, disperse change accurately, and prepare reports.
Knowledge of cash handling procedures.
Ability to complete a 300 yard swim in less than 10 minutes.
Ability to assess and provide instruction on various swimming skills, basic diving, and water safety skills to various age groups ranging from infant through adult.
Ability to plan and organize appropriate skill- and age-based swimming instruction.
Ability to handle/rescue persons in the water of various sizes, who may panic or be unconscious.
Ability to enforce rigid safety regulations to ensure maximum protection of swimmers.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Must be able to work varied work schedules to include holidays, weekends, and evenings.
Must be able to work with hazardous materials (e.g., cleaning agents, pool chemicals, etc.).




Water Safety Instructor
Lifeguard Certification
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers
First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification
Blood Borne Pathogens

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) priority consideration: provide a copy of the notice of separation
If claiming Military Spouse Preference: provide a copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and a marriage certificate at the time of application
If a current or former Federal Employee: provide a copy of your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50