Recreation Assistant (Outdoor Guide)

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$14.42 - $17.00 Hourly
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Open Continuously

Location: Naval Base Kitsap Community Recreation

Pay Grade: NF-0189-02

This position provides quality customer service to all eligible patrons guiding a variety of outdoor adventure program trips and activities. Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent provides guidance for one or more types of outdoor recreation activities, including instruction of diverse quantity outdoor recreation skills. Activities include but are not limited to hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, and camping. Assist in planning and supervision of outdoor recreational trips, tours, and special events. Incumbent will be required to properly fit and outfit customers with a variety of outdoor recreational rental equipment. Will attend pre-trip meetings; be involved with all post trip evaluations, cleaning, and proper storage of equipment used. May perform maintenance functions on a variety of outdoor recreation equipment; provide information to patrons on outdoor recreation programs, equipment, services, hours of operation, current regulations, and other outdoor recreation information. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements: Possession of a Wilderness First Responder Certificate is desirable. Incumbent must possess leadership/instruction skills at a level to lead or assist in instruction of skill classes, trips, clinics, and workshops. Must be familiar, knowledgeable, and efficient in the use of a computer, GPS, transceiver, and job related electronic equipment. Incumbent must be able to multi-task and work as a team member with other staff and employees. The work may require a high amount of physical exertion while involved with customers in a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of National Agency Background (NACI) Check required. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be available to work days, evenings, and weekends as per trip schedule. Must have a valid state driver’s license, CPR/First Aid Certification or obtain within 90 days of employment. Must be able to lift and carry program-related gear up to 75 pounds. Work may be performed in extreme weather conditions ranging from long-term exposure to heat and sun to sub-freezing temperatures and wind. Work environment may include rocky steep ice covered terrain and work on, in or near water.

Other Information: Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

How to Apply: Submit signed NAF Application and Declaration for Federal Employment Form 306 posted online Send signed application, Form 306, and resume via mail to: CNRNW NAF HR 1103 Hunley Rd Silverdale, WA 98315; via email to or fax at (360) 396-5445.