Recreation Specialist (Aquatics Manager) 5280

OMB NO: 1625-0120

 Expiration Date: 01/30/2025


Announcement #: 5280      

Opening Date: 13 September 2023                               

Pay Plan/Series/Pay Band:  NF-0188-03

Closing Date: Until Filled                                           

Work Schedule: Temp FT NTE 180 days (30-40 hrs/wk)

Position: Recreation Specialist (Aquatics Manager)   

Salary: $25.00-$28.75/hour DOE

Who May Apply:  All Sources                                     

Location:  Kodiak, AK      
MWR Kodiak MWR Aquatics Facility  



Assists Recreation Manager with planning, developing, and maintaining a military recreational fitness program for active-duty military, dependents, retirees, and authorized civilians. Assists with planning, coordinating, and scheduling of recurring activities, special events, and joint community undertakings to maximize use of facilities and resources consistent with the military mission.


Safety is the number one priority. In coordination with Facilities Engineering, assists with the operation of the pool, and associated facilities in accordance with standard operating practices and procedures. Help ensure that pool chemical levels remain in the appropriate ranges; report and balance pool chemicals as needed.


Assist with scheduling and over-site of indoor recreational aquatics programs including intramural sports, and recreational games.


As Recreation Specialist (Aquatics Manager) you would assist with the implementation of the following:


  1. Seek, improve, and apply knowledge and skills as related to the Aquatics programs.
  2. Understand the requirements and assist with the preparation of all annual or other daily/weekly scheduled inspections as required. Help to ensure that references are current and accessible.
  3. Assist with conducting and completing the annual checklist for CG public swimming pools prior to open swim; assists with monitoring throughout the year.
  4. Assist with conducting a summer swimming lesson program for the youth at the MWR Aquatics Facility Assists with keeping track of participation levels and report as needed.
  5. Training to include but not limited to professional development and enhance job performance.
  6. Assist in coordination with the MWR wellness events.


Performs other duties as assigned.


You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications below. Your resume/application must demonstrate the required experience/education. Please see additional information on how your application is evaluated.




  1. Demonstrated experience in planning and executing aquatic programs for indoor or outdoor aquatic programs and facilities.
  2. Undergraduate Education: Major study -- general recreation, or one of the appropriate fields of recreation such as outdoor recreation; recreation and parks leadership; wild land recreation management; natural resources recreation; youth recreation; public, urban, or community recreation; special populations recreation (e.g., senior citizens, institutional, etc.); or physical education or experience that provides a knowledge of the goals, principles, methods, and techniques of recreation, and an understanding of the interests of individuals or groups.
  3. Current certification in Lifeguarding or Lifeguarding instructor, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent.


  1. Water Safety Instructor - Aquatic Facilities Operator (AFO) or Pool Operator certifications must be obtained within 12 months of appointment.
  2. AED certificate must be obtained within two weeks of reporting for duty.


Preferred: (in addition to the minimum): 

  1. Experience that demonstrates the ability to apply the principles of one or more specialty areas of aquatics recreation.  Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
    • Planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising, or evaluating community, industrial, outdoor/indoor, institutional, or other recreational programs.
    • Planning, establishing, or evaluating a recreational curriculum for junior college or higher academic levels.
    • Instructing in the principles and techniques of recreational program planning and management.
    • Assisting with the programs and activities of local, regional, and/or national recreational organizations.
  2. Current Water Safety Instructor - Aquatic Facilities Operator (AFO) or Pool Operator certifications.
  3. Current AED certificate.




  • Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378.  Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status unless he is exempted by this statute.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a Federal Background check


US Citizens and non-citizens authorized to work in the US, must have lived in the US for three of the last five years, and meet residency requirements set forth below:


1.Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);

2.Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or

3.Have been a dependent of a United States Federal or military employee serving overseas.


Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete stateside coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination.  Applicants must provide this information with their application for employment.



Additional Information on how you will be evaluated:


Your resume/application must demonstrate the required experience/education.   Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through the National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social, committee, sports, internships).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and leadership experience that translates directly to paid employment.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.   Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. 


You MUST submit a resume or any other written format in English of your choice which clearly identifies: (1) The announcement number, title and pay band of the job you are applying for, and, (2) Information such as full name; mailing address; country of citizenship (U.S. Citizenship required OR valid authorization to work in the US); highest Federal grade or NAF pay band held with job series, title, and dates held (if applicable); a statement requiring proof of veterans’ preference by means of DD 214; education; and relevant work experience including start/end dates, supervisor’s name and phone number, salary and title, series and grade if experience was with a non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Federal government.  You must also include a copy of your most recent performance appraisal if you are a current Federal or NAF employee.  Applications may not be sent in franked Government envelopes; applications filed in this fashion will not receive consideration.  If information is not complete, you may be excluded from consideration. The first application and/or resume submitted for a specific requisition will be considered the only submission. Any duplicate submissions to the same requisition will not be considered. The application date will be used in determining these factors.





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Recreation Specialist (Aquatics Manager) Temp FT NTE 180 Days

Kodiak, AK, US


Equal Employment Opportunity:  All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.



Authority: The U.S. Coast Guard rates applicants under the authority of Title 5 of U.S. Code, Sections 301, 1104, 1302, 2103, 3301, 3304, Executive Order 9397, and Departmental Regulations.

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Disclosure: Voluntary, however failure to disclose requested information may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for a position in which the information is needed.

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Kodiak, AK

13 day(s) ago

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