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Sailing Instructor (Marina)

Announcement Number:
MWR 04-2020
Position Status:
$11.00 - Hourly (Locality Pay Incuded)
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
Opening Date:
Closing Date:

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JOB SUMMARY:  This position is located at the Mulberry Cove Marina which is part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department aboard Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. This activity is maintained and operated as a service for all active duty, retired military and their dependents.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position may perform all or some of the following duties as assigned: Conducts sailing lessons to authorized patrons, ensuring their safety on the water during the scheduled lesson. Administers, grades and evaluates the basic, intermediate, advanced and night qualifications sailing test in both written and practical areas. Observes activities of patrons to ensure that safety rules are followed.  Provides information to patrons regarding safety rules and procedures.  Enforces applicable policies and procedures of MWR regarding the use of the marina/sailing.  Keeps boating area clean and free from hazards.  Observes wind and weather, tides, and currents conditions and makes recommendations to supervisor on appropriate action needed. Coordinates with the Aquatics Director for lifeguard scheduling requirements for classes. Responsible for all rigging/de-rigging of sailboats, returning them to a ready for rent condition. Inspects and notifies Marina Manager of unsafe discrepancies with sailboats at least one-week prior to each Sail Class. Notifies Marina Manager of the number and type of sailboats needed each week for classes scheduled. Greets customers, checks I.D. cards to ensure only authorized patrons utilize the program. Answers questions in regards to availability and cost. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Marina provides all sail boats and instructional materials for students. Will be assisted by Marina staff with launching and retrieving Flying Scot sailboats.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.  Must be certified by US Sailing to instruct students for Skipper “B” and Basic Keelboat certifications.  Must maintain US Sailing member status.  Must be able to properly instruct in correct progression with regard to individual student capability.  Classes will be taught by accepted procedures.  Must be familiar with boating terminology, water and boating safety, handling of boats (launching, mooring, etc). Must be able to handle both small and large sailboats in heavy winds. Must be aware of and comply with all safety regulations.  Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and written to understand instructions given and provide clear information to students.  Must be a mature individual with positive customer service skills, tact and good judgment. Experience with teaching youth sailing a plus .

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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

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 as well as the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF 306) ( in one of the following ways:

BY FAX TO: (904) 542-3424


NAF Application form and Request for Military Spouse Preference form can be picked up at the MWR Personnel Office or can be downloaded from under the "Jobs" tab.


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.

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.


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