Job Title:Lead Recreation Assistant (lead lifeguard)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:GETT-12-65DEU (US609721)
SALARY RANGE: $16.92 to $16.92 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, February 16, 2012 to Thursday, March 15, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0189-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) – Bushkill, PA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens
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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
This recruitment will be used to fill seasonal appointments. These appointments are not to exceed 1039 hours in a twelve month period, although positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
EARLY CONSIDERATION DATE: FEBRUARY 29, 2012
This announcement will be used to fill 1 position. This is a summer seasonal job at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, located at Smithfield, Milford and Turtle Beaches. This position is a seasonal temporary position, with a full-time work not to exceed 1039 hours in a service year. Under this type of appointment, selectee(s) may be eligible for rehire in future seasons. Expected to work early June through Labor Day.
There is also a GS-3 and GS-4 Recreation Assistant/Aid (lifeguard) position advertised under GETT-12-64 DEU (US603749). You must submit a separate application package for each announcement.
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•U.S. Citizenship Required
•Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
•Nationally recognized lifeguarding certificate is required.
•Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result
•Must pass a pre-employment physical exam
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Serves as a lead lifeguard at three beaches, (Milford, Smithfield and Turtle), in the National Recreation Area. Responsible for public safety, water assists and rescues, enforcement of beach regulations, providing first aid and providing visitor information. Supervises beach operations including keeping a constant watch over areas to prevent accidents and water oriented emergencies. Responds to emergency water rescues as team leader. Serves as crew leader for up to 10 lifeguards, GS-03 and GS-04, assisting in duty schedules, training schedules, leading drills and establishes task priorities to ensure the smooth operation of all three beaches. Maintains first aid and EMS supplies and trains others in proper use. Responsible for all case incident reports, daily activity logs, and lost and found items.
At the beginning of each shift, must perform one hour of physical training, which may include but is not limited to running, swimming and/or review of lifeguard skills.
As a condition of employment, applicant will be required to pass a swim test and physical efficiency battery test. The swim test consists of: swimming 1500 feet in 10 minutes; free diving to 15 feet, carrying a swimmer 75 feet at the surface, and treading water (legs only) for 2 minutes. The physical efficiency battery test consists of: a 1.5 mile timed run, a bench press for strength, a flexibility test, and an agility run.
Applicants must hold current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Applicants must hold at a minimum, certification in American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety and in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent.
FOR SPECIFIC AREA AND HOUSING INFORMATION, OR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE JOB DUTIES, CONTACT: Michele Kuna at 570-426-2440 or by email at email@example.com
ADDITONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Number of Vacancies – approximately 1 positions; this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.
IF YOU APPLY: Please carefully read the information and carefully follow all the steps under How To Apply to assure that you received full consideration. Your resume or application should include a work experience block for each paid or non-paid position that relates to the job for which you are applying. To assure proper credit, you MUST indicate the month and year you began and ended each job, and the number of hours worked per week. (If the position was seasonal, please indicate the months you worked each year.)
AREA INFORMATION: Delaware Water Gap NRA is a 70,000 acre park located along 40 miles of the Delaware River. The park is approximately 80 miles west of New York City and approximately 100 miles north of Philadelphia. Nearby towns are Stroudsburg, PA, Milford, PA, Newton, NJ and Sparta, NJ. All services including elementary school, college, medical services and other community needs are available in Stroudsburg, PA, Port Jervis, NY, and Newton, NJ. Winters are generally mild as are the summers with average temperatures in the summer about 80 degrees with some humidity and average temperatures in the winter time about 30 degrees.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be in excellent physical helath, must be able to swim for long distances in river current. Must be able to cope with the physical and mental rigors of emergency management in life threatening situations. May be required to free dive to depths greater than 20 feet in rescue situations.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performed outdoors in warm climate. Extremes in temperature and humidity are common. Ambient air temperatures in the high 90′s are recorded every summer and water temperatures can be as low as 55 degrees.
TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION EXPENSES: WILL NOT BE PAID.
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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.
Selectee must possess a nationally recognized Lifeguarding Certifications. Certification must be from a nationally recognized organization, such as the American Red Cross, the YMCA, American Heart Association and United States Lifeguard Association.
Qualifications: For GS-05: 12 months of specialized experience OR 4 years of education above high school with at least 24 semester hours in courses related to recreation or physical education.
Specialized experience is experience which is in the occupation of the position to be filled, in a related occupation, or in one of the specialized areas within that occupation, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE
Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.
1. This position requires the incumbent to wear the National Park Service lifeguard uniform in accordance with applicable policies as a condition of employment.
2. You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver’s license.
3. TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION EXPENSES: WILL NOT BE PAID.
4. TOUR OF DUTY: This is a full-time position, working 8 hours days, five days a week. Will work weekends and holidays
5. PAY: Actual salary for the individual selected for this position will be set in accordance with applicable regulations. Direct Deposit is required as a condition of employment. In accordance with PL 104-134, new employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
6. FLSA: Non-exempt.
7. PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL: Yes
8. DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION: Yes – This is a drug testing position. The individual selected for this position will be subject to and must pass a drug test prior to entrance on duty. Incumbents may be subject to random testing.
9. PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Under the Requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal employees, must pass a background investigation. A pre-employment National Agency Check (NAC) must be completed for anyone who does not already have this level of clearance prior to entry on duty. An additional background security investigation (NACI) will be initiated for those who do not already have this level of clearance. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)/competencies that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.
Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies.
Knowledge of Lifeguard Skills
Skill in First Aid/CPR
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) – applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) – applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) – applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran’s preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran’s preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.
Order of Consideration: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans’ preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more, best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans’ preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans’ preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans’ preference and then all other qualified applicants.
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