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Lead Recreation Assistant Lifeguard

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Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:W-GUIS-03-DE
$15.51 to $15.51 / Per Hour
Thursday, October 18, 2012 to Thursday, November 08, 2012
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Pensacola Beach, FL United States
Ocean Springs, MS United States
United States Citizens
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.
This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U. S. Citizens.
Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS)! From Mississippi to Florida, the seashore abounds with sparkling blue waters, beautiful sugar white beaches, historic forts, wildlife, and coastal marshes. The Seashore is home to the nests of four species of sea turtles, over 300 species of birds, and you can spot bottlenose dolphins from the beaches. The largest of the National Seashores, GUIS includes 12 separate units stretching eastward 160 miles from Cat Island, Mississippi to Fort Walton, Florida. The climate is sunny and warm most of the year. Join us in preserving and protecting these precious natural resources. This announcement is open until Thursday, November 8, 2012. Multiple positions will be filled from this announcement. Lists of qualified candidates will be referred based on the hiring needs of Gulf Islands National Seashore. This is a temporary NTE 1039 hour seasonal lead lifeguard position. Positions may be part time early in the season and full time during the summer season. Positions will be located in both the Florida and Mississippi Districts of the park. Selectees for the Florida District will perform lifeguard duties at one of several beach locations in the Pensacola Beach area. Selectees for the Mississippi District will perform lifeguard duties at the West Ship Island location. If selected for one district and during the appointment and hiring needs change, you may be assigned to the other district. The island is located approximately 12 miles off the coast of Biloxi/Gulfport and is accessible only by boat.
Background investigation required
Selective Service Registration, if applicable
Valid state driver's license required
Medical Exam/Drug Testing
U. S. Citizen
Serves as a lead lifeguard for Florida or Mississippi District. May lead up to 9 lifeguards. Performs lifeguard services during assigned tours of duty, including search and rescue, lifesaving, and preventive life guarding. Monitors activities within assigned beach area and observes the condition and behavior of swimmers to ascertain any potential problems. Rescues and resuscitates individuals in danger of drowning and renders emergency medical services at the first responder level or higher to injuries. Uses variety of techniques such as artificial respiration, CPR, and first aid. Notifies emergency medical services and/or other appropriate personnel for more serious accidents/injuries. Lead duties may include but not limited to, supervision of day to day lifeguard operations, scheduling,completing monthly statistics,instructing park cadets, Junior Lifeguard Program and assisting with park trainee program.
Applicants for this position must meet the basic experience or education
requirements stated below. For equivalent combinations of education and
experience refer to OPM's Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General
Schedule Positions, which can be viewed at ****Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the
particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties
of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position
to be filled.
GS-5 level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-4 level in the Federal service is required to qualify for this position. Specialized experience includes life guarding or water rescue.
4-years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in courses related to recreation or physical education.'
A combination of education and experience.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or
list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours,
major(s) and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are
required upon selection if you qualified based on education.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 on creditable education, visit:
You Must be a U.S. Citizen.
If selected, you will be required, prior to your first official motor vehicle
operation, to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid
State-issued driver's 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. DO NOT submit a copy of your driver's license
with your application.
Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State drivers
All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made
by Direct Deposit.
Selection for this position is subject to a favorable background investigation to
determine suitability for Federal Service.
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position; DURING THE APPOINTMENT, YOU ARE SUBJECT TO RANDOM DRUG SCREENING.
Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
Position is subject to shift rotation, evening, weekend and holiday work.
Incumbent of this position will be required to wear an NPS uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards.
Applicants for lifeguard positions must pass the annual pre-employment performance test which includes the following: Swim 600 yards in less than 10 minutes and run 1 1/2 miles in less than 14 minutes in one testing session. For details of the performance test, ****.
Incumbent must possess and maintain certifications from a nationally recognized organization such as a Red Cross or American Heart Association for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and lifeguard training.
You will need to work outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.
You will need to pass the Open Water Rescue training.
You will need to successfully complete and pass the National Registry First Responder Course.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be
made to ensure you meet the qualification requirements of the position. Your
resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your
responses in the Occupational Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume
and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that your resume does
not support your responses to the Questionnaire, your rating can and will be
adjusted to more accurately reflect the experience or qualifications documented
in your resume.
The occupational questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the
following competencies:
1. Ability to monitor surf and weather conditions and work as a lifeguard rescuing swimmers.
2. Ability to provide emergency first aid.
3. Ability to provide information and deal with people in a stressful situation.
4. Ability to lead a beach recreational program.
Basis for Rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank
candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
BEST QUALIFIED - applicants who possess experience that well exceeds the minimum
qualifications of the position, including selective or screen-out factors, and
are highly proficient in the requirements of the job and able to perform
effectively in the position.
WELL QUALIFIED - applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the job
including selective or screen-out factors, and are proficient in most of the
requirements of the position.
QUALIFIED - applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including
selective or screen-out factors, and are proficient in some, but not all, of the
requirements of the position.
Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Veterans with preference who
meet the qualifications requirements for this position will be listed above all
non-veterans in alphabetical order within each quality category. In addition,
veterans who meet the qualification requirements for this position who have a
compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be placed
in the highest quality category and will be listed above all non-veterans. If
supporting veteran documentation is not submitted, veteran preference will not
be granted.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.
This link provides an overview of all the benefits currently offered to
Federal employees.
****Temporary employees are eligible for sick leave and annual leave.
If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this
position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy,
displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria
for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of
eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a Notice
of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification
that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM
notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military
Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5
U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans'
preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
If you are claiming veterans preference based on a service-connected disability
or as the mother, spouse, widow or widower of a veteran, you must attach an
SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required
by that form. Veterans documentation must be received by the closing date of
this announcement. If supporting veterans documentation is not submitted,
veterans preference will not be granted.f
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
Do not submit photographs with your application
How to Apply:
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete
Application Package, which includes all of the following:
1. Your resume or application form,
2. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and
3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below).
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, November 08, 2012 WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPY OR EMAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
Option A: Apply Online
To begin the application process online, click the Apply Online button to create
an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to
complete the occupational questionnaire.
Please be sure to click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page
****using the following vacancy ID 769123. ****.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or
incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications
and click on the more information link under the application status for this
To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure
they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents
are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application
Manager account ****for this vacancy announcement.
Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.
Option B: Apply by Fax
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
Print the Form 1203FX ****to provide
your response to the Occupational Questionnaire and
Fax the completed Form 1203FX along with any required supporting documentation
to 1-478-757-3144. Your Form 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your ****
1. Title of Job

Lead Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

Notification of results and other correspondence is by email.
4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Lead Lifeguard

21. Geographic Availability

122494033 Pensacola Beach, FL
281810059 Ocean Springs, MS

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions: 1. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-5 Lead Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard). make sure your resume supports the response that you select.
A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service, related to the occupation of Lifeguard; e.g., life guarding or water rescue position.
B. I have successfully completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in courses related to recreation (e.g., basic psychology, group dynamics, physical education, swimming, etc.)
C. I have an equivalent combination of experience and education as described in A and B above
D. I do not have the experience or education described in A through C above.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark your selection to that statement in Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX) or use the on-line questionnaire to provide your responses. Please select only one letter for each item.
A- I do not have education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
2. Monitor swimming areas.
3. Enforce rules.
4. Take immediate and appropriate action in the event of an accident, injury, drowning or near-drowning.
5. Use most appropriate technique when rendering aid.
6. Notify appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
7. Monitor surf and weather conditions.
8. Monitor beach for a clean, sanitary, and orderly condition in accordance with established schedules or procedures and/or oral instructions.
9. Check beach area for safety related hazards.
10. Report equipment/facilities problems to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
11. Lift and carry 45 pounds.
12. Rescue swimmers.
13. Perform emergency first aid.
14. Give artificial respiration.
15. Perform CPR.
16. Use first aid kit.
17. Use rescue boards, tubes, and/or bouys.
18. Use AED.
19. Provide information to visitors.
20. Communicate with people in stressful situations such as near-drownings or drownings.
21. Use radios or cell phones to communicate during emergency situations.
22. Direct beach operations.
23. Establish work priorities for lifeguards.
24. Prepare work schedules for lifeguards.
25. Ensure that first aid and lifesavings equipment are available and properly maintained.
26. Prepare reports concerning events and incidents.
27. Report workgroup accomplishments to supervisor.
28. Lead group of employees in performing lifeguard duties.
29. Administer fitness and performance tests to employees and applicants.
30. I possess a current certification from a nationally recognized organization such as a Red Cross or American Heart Association for Lifeguard.
31. I am currently attending Lifeguard training at a nationally recognized organization such as a Red Cross or American Heart Association.
Expected date of completion for Lifeguard training.
32. I possess current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification from a nationally recognized organization such as a Red Cross or American Heart Association.
33. I possess current First Aid certification from a nationally recognized organization such as a Red Cross or American Heart Association.
Required Documents:
1. OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment or resume or written
2. If qualifying based on education, transcript or list of college courses (see
qualifications section above).
3. Response to Occupational Questionnaire.
4. If applicable, Veterans preference documentation (DD-214 or equivalent that
shows honorable discharge, SF-15 and VA letter, as appropriate.
5. If applicable, CTAP/ICTAP documentation.
AGENCY **** Email: ****
Agency Information:
Gulf Islands National Seashore
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL
Once your application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your
qualifications. You will be notified by email if you are qualified
and referred to the selecting official. We expect to make a selection within 45
days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
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