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Commander, Navy Installations Water Safety Instructor (WSI) in Annapolis, Maryland


The primary function of this position is to instruct swimming and water safety classes at the Aquatics facility for patrons of all ages. The South Pool is open from May 23, 2020 - September 7, 2020. The North Pool is open from June 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020


Duties include but are not limited to:

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 level s 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


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.


Water Safety Instructor (in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3) ;

Lifeguard Training Certification (in accordance with CNICINST 1710.3);

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers;

First Aid to include Automated External Defibrillator Certification; and

Blood Borne Pathogens.

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 submit a copy of current PCS orders along with the Military Spousal Preference Request form. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. 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. When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information: Public Trust is a type of background investigation, butit is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either theStandard Form 85 (SF85)or85P (SF85P)questionnaire.