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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) , FT Temporary

National Park Service

Eastham, Massachusetts
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Department of the Interior - National Park Service


$17.68 to $17.68 per hour



These positions are located in Cape Cod National Seashore. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

These positions are Full-Time temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement may be eligible for rehire in subsequent service years provided the employee does not exceed 1039 hours of work in their service year.

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Cape Cod National Seashore is June - September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: June 2018

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

CUT-OFF DATES: Applications received by the first cutoff date of March 23, 2018 will be reviewed, rated, and/or referred to the selecting official. Subsequent cut-off date will be: April 20, 2018. Best Qualified applicant resumes received by each cut-off will be referred to the selecting official.

Serves as an ocean lifeguard at one of six protected Seashore beaches. Responsible for public safety, water oriented assists and rescues, enforces beach regulations, administers first aid, as well as providing informational services and interpretation to visitors. May assist with conservation and park protection programs, particularly during periods of inclement weather. Lifeguards must pass a pre-season run/swim test. Required to be able to work outdoors for long periods of time.


  • Responsible for public safety, water oriented assists and rescues, enforce beach regulations, administer first aid, and provide informational services and interpretation to vistors.
  • Must pass a preseason run/swim test.
  • Required to work outdoors for long periods of time.


Conditions of Employment

  • Lifeguard certificaion from a national recognized organization requried prior to entry on duty.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required prior to entry on duty.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirements for males.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • Valid state driver's license required.
  • Required to work weekends and holidays.


To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is experience which is in the occupation of the position to be filled, in a related occupation, or in one of the specialized areas within that occupation, which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least least the next lower grade. Some examples of specialized experience are a) Aid or assistant in the issuance of authorized property, and in the maintenance of inventory control and accountability for such property in a recreation facility; b)Aid or assistant in a hotel or resort recreation service, with duties such as setting up areas for games, tournaments, and other organized group recreational activities; c)Aid or assistant in the organization and administration of recreation activities, such as preparing activities calendars, maintaining attendance records, and providing information concerning schedules and activities; d) Summer aid in a State or national park, with duties related to the recreational activities of visitors to campsites, trails, picnic areas, nature and raft centers, and boating and fishing areas (e.g., demonstrating camping techniques and park safety, conducting nature tours, and overseeing farm animal areas provided for children). You must include mm/yy beginning and ending date and hours per week worked for each period of employment.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least four years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of 24 semester hours in recreation or physical education. You must include transcripts.
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

For Full Job Description and to Apply

You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/11/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.

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