By Suet Lee-Growney, Fort Riley Public AffairsFebruary 12, 2018
FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Two hiring fairs will be held Feb. 12 at Riley's Conference Center.
The first hiring event is by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation from 9 to 11 a.m. According to the event fliers, applicants are encouraged to apply early at USAJobs.gov.
Positions open are recreation assistants, recreation aides and laborer positions for the Outdoor Adventure Park facility, said Christopher Solano, Non-appropriated Funds division human resources officer at Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.
For the recreation aide and assistant positions, applicants should bring an updated resume, social security card and government-issued identification. For the laborer position, an updated resume, social security card and a valid driver's license are required.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply and can expect to be paid $9 to $11 per hour if hired for the recreation aide position and $8.99 per hour for the laborer position. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted for those openings.
The aquatics hiring fair will also be held that day at the same place, but from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Positions available are shallow-water lifeguard, a new position; regular lifeguard and water safety instructor. Applicants must be at least 15 years old to apply and can expect to be paid $10.15 per hour if hired.
Human resources staff will be present at the hiring fair to help complete applications and answer employment questions. All applicants have to do is bring an updated resume, a government issued ID, social security card, birth certificate and first-aid and lifeguard certifications or receipt of enrollment for lifeguard certification course.
For those not yet enrolled in a lifeguard certification course, they can do so during the early portion of aquatics hiring fair at 10 a.m. that overlaps with the Adventure Park hiring fair.
"The reason there is some overlap (in timing of the hiring fairs) is because the aquatics program, for those positions, if folks have not already obtained their lifeguarding certification … they will have opportunity to go and take a pre-test," Solano said. "We will have transportation for them at Riley's to take them to Eyster Pool where they can do the pre-test and they can enroll and pay for their lifeguarding certification course."
The test is a prerequisite to be considered for lifeguard and shallow water attendant certification courses. Basic skills are tested at this pre-test, Solano said. The lifeguarding certification course costs about $100 for the shallow water position and $200 for the regular lifeguard. Applicants who need to go through the pre-test must bring their own swimwear.
For more information on the Adventure Park hiring fair, call the NAF office at 785-239-2325. For more information on the aquatics hiring fair, call Eyster Pool at 785-239-4854.