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Job opening: Supervisory Recreation Specialist (Aquatics Coordinator)

Salary: $22 - 25 per hour
Relocation: YES
City: Milton
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located within the Fitness Division, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department, Naval Air Station Whiting Field Florida. The incumbent will technically and administratively oversee the management, supervision and operation of the MWR Aquatics Programs and assist with the sports program.


The incumbent is responsible for managing a comprehensive Aquatics programs and assisting with the sports program. The incumbent is responsible for recruiting, hiring and training and motivating staff; evaluates effectiveness of ongoing aquatics activities. Adapts and varies programs as necessary. Enforces rigid safety regulations to ensure maximum protection of swimmers. Ensures facility is properly maintained for safety of the patrons, including pool deck, pool house, and water chemical levels. Plans swimming programs, developing basic categories such as swim instructions, swim team competition, springboard diving, water exercise classes, etc., Devises, improvises and adapts various activities to fit the conditions of water environment and to conform to limitations in funds, facilities, equipment and staff support. The incumbent is responsible for the Aquatics Program functions of each activity noted within the division and delivery of program and services in accordance with applicable directives and policies. The incumbent evaluates recreational and social needs as well as the special interests of patrons who participate in all Aquatics programs and establishes and/or recommends establishment of/or modification of existing programs to ensure that requirements and goals are satisfied. Schedules and, coordinates and plans recurring and non-recurring sports and aquatics programs ensuring maximum effectiveness in attracting and motivating participants and in providing the widest possible range of activities for different age groupings and interests. The incumbent assists the Sports Coordinator with planning, administering, a year round sports programs. The incumbent assists with carrying out individual or team sports, clinics or seminars to train coaches, officials and/or participants; trains or develops athletes in individual or team sports. Arranges for all supplies and equipment necessary to support the aquatics programs and events. Ensures proper internal controls are established to protect income, minor property, fixed assets, resale supplies, records, etc. The incumbent is responsible for the fiscal accountability for the activities under their supervision. Prepares and justifies annual operating NAF and APF budgets for inclusion in the overall MWR Department budget. Budget requests are based on a needs assessment of the population served and include projected expenses for supplies, instructors, officials' fees, payroll, equipment, awards, training, travel and lodging, maintenance and upkeep of facilities. Estimates projected income derived from fees, charges, and miscellaneous fund raising initiatives. Applies financial and accounting knowledge and skills regarding both appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund entitlements and policies to manage resources for a sound fiscal policy that meets current program objectives and short/long range goals. Solicits volunteer help for sports and aquatics programs, fun runs, tournaments, etc. Ensures that all volunteers have completed a thorough background screening in accordance with Navy instructions and have a current volunteer agreement signed. Resolves complaints from patrons and parents and solicits feedback to improve quality of service provided. Coordinates program efforts with managers of other recreational facilities such as the Fitness, Information, Community Recreation, Liberty/Single Sailor Programs, Parks and Picnics, and Library. Performs all other related duties as assigned.


  • Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation. Background investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.
  • Must successfully pass the E-verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.
  • May be required to pass pre-employment examinations.
  • Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National.
  • A valid State driver's license is required to operate motor vehicles.
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. 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. All non-government positions identified on your resume must include complete address and to and from dates. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates and address of the agency/organization. One year of specialized experience directly related to the duties described above. Qualifying experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Knowledge of the goals, philosophy, principles, techniques, and methods of procedure used in organizing, planning, administrating and conducting Sports and Aquatics activities. Knowledge of the entire scope of activities and their suitability for individuals, groups, ages, and interests. Knowledge of the Navy recreation system and its mission. Ability to coordinate a volunteer program with command, community and civic leaders, and to develop and raise local funds through various fund raising initiatives. Ability to solve problems that arise from managing large, diverse groups of people. Ability to market the programs and motivate eligible patrons. Ability to effectively manage the financial and physical resources of the Intramural sports and Aquatics programs and to utilize MWR Department resources effectively. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire and your RESUME MUST SUPPORT AND VALIDATE YOUR ANSWERS or you may be removed from consideration. ONLY THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED. IF MANAGEMENT DOES NOT WISH TO SELECT A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, THEY MAY REQUEST A REFERRAL LIST INCLUDING WELL OR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility. PLEASE READ THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE ADDRESSED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE. RELOCATION AUTHORIZED NO Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest KEY REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT You must be a US Citizen. Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. https://www.sss.gov/register/ Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program. Social Security Card is required. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check. A favorable background is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal. NOTE: Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check. Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.


Minimum qualifying certifications:

American Red Cross Lifeguard or YMCA equivalent
American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or YMCA equivalent
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or YMCA equivalent
Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator

Preferred certifications:

Minimum qualifications plus…
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor or YMCA equivalent
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer or YMCA equivalent
American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard or YMCA equivalent

Exceeding expectations:

Minimum and preferred qualifications plus…
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer or YMCA equivalent
American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor or YMCA equivalent
Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator Instructor


  • Address NAS Whiting Field Milton 7180 Langley Street Milton, FL 32570 US
  • Name: Renee Lagergren
  • Phone: 850-623-7311
  • Email: [email protected]


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