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Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

This position will be assigned to the Buckner Fitness Center Pool.

Continuously observes swimming area to ensure safety of patrons. Ensures the swimming area is open to patrons at scheduled times and only authorized persons are admitted to the area. Rescues swimmers in trouble, promptly administers first aid, and calls for medical assistance if and when needed. Warns swimmers of unsafe environmental or health conditions. When working at pools, may operate water pumps and control chemical additives to ensure pool water meets specified standards. Ensures that diving boards are inspected frequently for cracks or loose matting, and that necessary repairs are made. May perform other related or incidental duties as assigned for the daily operation of the swimming area to include: cleaning of bath houses, main pools, pool decks, etc. Ensures the safe operation of the pool, filtration system, water balance, pool chemistry and performs water test. Performs lifeguarding duties and limited management functions. Responsible for teaching aquatic swimming and water survival training according to TC 21-21.

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Recreation Assistant (Swim Instructor)

This position will be assigned to the Buckner Fitness Center Pool.

Provides swimming lessons and instruction to groups of adults and/or children, or to individual adults or children. Instructs patrons on rules and procedures for safe swimming. Works in swimming pool environment where lifeguards are present to perform lifesaving activity. As necessary works as a lifeguard. Assists lifeguards in inspecting pools for safe conditions, and perform other duties as assigned for the daily operation of the swimming pool to include: cleaning of bath houses, wading pools, main pools, and pool decks. Incumbent will periodically be required to demonstrate lifesaving ability during in-service training for one hour twice a month for a total of two hours. May be required to instruct lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid courses as necessary. May be required to teach aquatic swimming and water survival training according to TC 21-21.

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Child and Youth Program Assistant


The incumbent will serve as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs and will be accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants. Assists in preparing age appropriate activities.

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Wood Crafter (Instructor)

This position will be assigned to the Arts & Crafts Center.

Operates and maintains a woodworking shop for patron use. Equips shop with a variety of woodworking and wood crafting equipment. Maintains stock of wood, wood products, and other woodworking shop supplies to complete a variety of woodworking projects. Prepares shop budget. Prepares requests for supplies and equipment required for shop operation. Registers patrons, collects appropriate fees, and issues materials, tools, and equipment. Requests supplies and equipment for shop operations. Controls and accounts for funds.

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The Civilian Personnel Office (CPO) is designated to act as a liaison between the Air Force Personnel Center and civilian personnel at JBER, Alaska. CPO provides assistance for current and prospective civilian employees in a wide variety of areas. Services include, but are not limited to:

• Staffing
• Classification
• Employee and Labor Relations
• Priority Placement Program Enrollment
• Voluntary Leave Transfer Program Enrollment
• Job Fairs

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The Human Resources Office (HRO) is designated to administer the NAF personnel program.

There are two types of employment catagories for NAF positions, Regular and Flexible.
Flexible category employees: Work schedules that depend on the need of the activity. These employees may work anywhere from 0-40 hours per week.
Regular category employees: Have regular work schedules between 20 and 40 hours per week depending on the position.

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The Military Personnel Section is the central hub for all military personnel actions such as issuing ID cards, awards and decorations, in- and out-processing, evaluations, retirements, separations and more. In addition, MPS also offers Career Development programs include Re-enlistments, Retirements, Outbound Assignments, and Promotions.

Walk-ins welcome Mon. – Fri. 7:30 – 11:00 a.m.,

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. is by appointment only.

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