Laborer - Community Recreation

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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located within the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department Aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida. This position is responsible for the community recreation and rentals program.


Assists in issuing and receiving rental equipment from customers.  Assists customers in hooking up trailers, loading and unloading of equipment into personal vehicles. Delivers, sets up, inspects and tears down inflatable bounce equipment, large party tents, tables, chairs and a variety of other rental items. Provides mandatory instruction to customers on use of equipment including set up/tear down procedures, safety policies, and waiver liability forms.  Cleans rental items upon return.  Maintains greens spaces and parks through-out the base. Uses mower, weed-eater, edge, blower and/or other field equipment to cut grass, edge sidewalks, rake and clears foliage and debris and picks up trash on athletic fields and/or golf course. Empty trash bins, sweep walkways and facility entryways, may use pressure washer in removing heavily soiled spots. May maintain facility public restrooms ensuring the availability of bathroom tissue, hand towels and soap. May be required to remove bulky items such as boxes, supplies, and equipment.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:  Has the skill and knowledge to operate and the equipment needed to perform the major duties listed above.  Knowledge of safe and efficient operating techniques of various large equipment and power tools: Operates a variety of other power equipment to include, but not limited to: blowers, weed eaters, power washers, mowers, box trucks with lift gate, etc.  Knowledge and skill using hand tools and other equipment such as: shovels, rakes, hammers, bars, saws, axes, loppers, wrenches, brushes, brooms, ladders, banding equipment, and pallet jacks.
Ability to complete assignments involving several tasks by following detailed processes which require remembering directions, sequences, following simple drawings, etc.
Must possess or be able to obtain first aid and CPR certifications within the first 60 days of employment.
Must be able to obtain a Forklift Operator Certification.
Must be able to obtain a Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO) certification.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Exerts very heavy physical effort, frequently lifting and moving objects weighing over 50 lbs., towing trailers, pushing/pulling heavy pallet loads, and lifting items from ground level.  Work is performed in all kinds of weather outdoors.  Indoor work may expose the worker to drafts, noise, dust, dirt and require standing on concrete for long periods of time.


NOTE:  Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of closing date. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee will be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
The Department of the Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer where employees are respected and valued. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, contact the NAF HR Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case by basis.


HOW TO APPLY:   All interested applicants should submit an application OR resume in one of the following ways: 

By fax to: (904) 542-3424 


Submit via email (preferred) include title & number in subject: JAXS_NAS_MWRJOBAPPS@NAVY.MIL


EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If requesting any type of employment preference, supporting documentation must be submitted with the application/resume to prove preference eligibility. The submission of a preference does not guarantee a position as applicant still must be highly qualified with the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements of each submittal. 

*If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc). is required.

*If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.

*If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

*If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

*Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

SPOUSAL PREFERENCE:  Spousal Preference can be used only once to gain regular full time employment in the commuting area but may be used multiple times for flexible type position.
To prove eligibility, you must submit the following with your resume/application:

  • Request for Military Spouse Preference form
  • Copy of spouses’ orders that state the “Ultimate Activity” is within the average commuting distance to NAS Jacksonville.
  • A copy of the marriage certificate that provides proof that marriage occurred prior to the issuance of the orders. 


Employment is contingent upon a successfully completed and positively adjudicated National Agency Check (NACI) or higher background clearance as required by the position or local security requirements.