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Recreation Specialist Aquatics

Norfolk, VA

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This position is located in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Fleet and Family Readiness Program, Fleet Readiness Department in the Fitness/Sports and Deployed Support Department. The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of support duties to operate fitness, sports, or aquatic facilities as needed. The size of the installation and the number of facilities and patrons serviced determines number of personnel needed and is provided in the Statement of Difference (SOD) attached to each position description for that installation. This position is for a Small – High (1,501-3,000) military installation IAW CNIC Fitness standards.


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Assist the Fitness Director to plan, arrange and execute activities for military, civilians and family members in the facilities assigned.

Incumbent may explain and assist patrons in the use of facilities, ensuring safe and proper handling of facilities and sports equipment.

Assures officials for sporting events are scheduled and available on time. Is responsible for and assists in maintaining cleanliness of facilities prior to, during, and after use. Assists in the opening and/or closing of facilities ensuring building security before closing at the end of the day.

Responsible to review scheduled events to ensure facilities are prepared prior to Scheduled start times.

Checks ID cards to assure that only authorized patrons are utilizing facilities assigned.

May answer telephone and personal questions providing excellent customer service skills.

Circulates among the patrons to assist in basic use of equipment and to maintain good order and discipline.

Cleans and maintains facilities, performing janitorial services to ensure interior spaces are clean, neat and orderly at all times.

Sweeps, mops, dusts, and cleans workout rooms, mirrors, bathrooms and locker areas as necessary.

Accounts for individual and unit issue of sports equipment by proper issue and turn-in procedures. Maintains and updates reservation schedules for facilities and sports fields to prevent schedule conflicts.

Prepares and updates records tables on ongoing intramural sports activities.

Prepares, distributes, and posts publicity announcements pf sports events and programs. Inventories sports equipment and follows-up on discrepancies.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Who May ApplyThis job is open to…United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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0189 Recreation Aid And Assistant

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You must be a US Citizen.

Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. ****
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.

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.


* Position is a non-sensitive position that does not operate a government computer so, employment is conditional on the successful completion of a National Agency Check SF85.
* Must possess and maintain a current driver's license, as us of a government vehicle may be required to and from sporting events fields.

Training and education or a minimum of one year of specific experience in a recreation/sports program.

Skill in operation of equipment to line fields, or set up for intramural sporting events.

Must be a mature individual who can exercise control over a large group of people to ensure good order and discipline as necessary.

Must be skilled in customer service.


The incumbent reports directly to the Fitness/Sports or Aquatic Director or his/her designee who provides assignments by indication what needs to be done. The incumbent will perform tasks independently without specific instructions, but refers deviations, problems or unfamiliar circumstances to supervisor for resolution.

Departmental, command and local guidelines are available for the programs and specific detailed guidelines are provided to employee and he/she must strictly adhere to guidelines; deviations must be approved by supervisor.

The work consists of duties involving related steps, processes, or methods in connection with the fitness programs in which are usually basic (i.e., typical, conventional, and well-established) and are, as a whole, uncomplicated by severe problems such as extreme limitations in resources or by numerous special environmental elements.

The work involves specific procedures to follow to assist in sporting events/programs where basic program plans and methods of operation are established. The problems encountered are typical, conventional, relatively free of complicating environmental elements. The activities and services provided contribute to physical development, and morale and leisure time community recreation needs. Intramural sports is a leisure time activity that recreates the military and keeps them in physical condition which is a critical element of the military mission.

Personal contacts include MWR and/or command staff, program participants, active duty military personnel, retirees and family members, visitors, business contacts, and the general public. Related contacts are with equipment manufacturers, maintenance and repair personnel.

To provide information, on rules, hours of operation and provide information that will achieve results and provide customer service.


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