Recreation Assistant (Equestrian Center) at USA

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$16 an hour

Job Type

Full Job Description



About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Equestrian Center, Air Force Academy, Colorado.

  • This position does not include benefits.




  • Assists in planning and scheduling recreation programs and special events for USAFA Equestrian Center.
  • Drives vehicle to various sites.
  • During the absence of a manager, resolves customer complaints and other day-to-day operational issues and elevates unresolved employee complaints to supervisor.
  • Responsible for leading the work of staff assigned to USAF Equestrian Center, when management is unavailable to include distributing and balancing workload among employees.
  • While leading, observes work in progress, production, and adherence to quality and safety standards. Instructs and trains new employees.
  • Rings up sales in register and follows proper cash handling procedures.
  • Prepares daily cash reports and deposit bag/slip.
  • Prepares reports and other statistical and financial data pertaining to the stables for items such as grain, hay, number of horses rented, etc.
  • Assists in ordering, purchasing and receiving supplies and inventory items.
  • Responsible for leading the work of staff assigned to USAFA Equestrian Center, when management is unavailable.
  • Distributes and balances workload among employees.
  • Observes work in progress, production, and adherence to quality and safety standards.
  • Instructs and trains new employees.
  • Curries and brushes horses; combs mane and tail; cleans hoofs. Saddles horses for riders.
  • Maintains equipment, e.g., saddles, bridles, etc., and makes minor repairs to fences and facility.
  • Feeds, waters, and exercises horses.
  • Grains and turns horses into the corral area.
  • Cleans stables area; cleans water tanks in full care, partial care and pasture areas.
  • Observes horses for obvious changes in behavior, appearance, and activity; informs supervisor if necessary.
  • May accompany or guide various recreational trips when necessary.
  • Manages volunteer program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11272214


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0189 Recreation Aid And Assistant

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.
    • This position requires the incumbent to complete a pre-employment physical.
    • This position requires the incumbent to complete a pre-employment drug test.
    • This position requires the incumbent to have a valid driver’s license.
    • This position requires the incumbent to provide a driving record from the state from which the incumbent has a valid driver’s license.


    Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant’s eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 11/02/2021

    Business Based Action, Military Spouse Preference, Outside Applicant Veteran, Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran, and Transition Hiring Preference

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if the position allows for qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    Qualifying Experience:

    • Must have working experience in the equine/horseback riding field and knowledge of horsemanship and equipment, rules and procedures as related to the activity.
    • Progressively responsible experience in clerical duties in the receipt, disbursement, examination, deposit, custody, or other processing of cash items when this includes (1) direct handling of cash items and, (2) use of cash accountability control methods.
    • Must have computer experience to perform basic computer operations.
    • Experience making reservations is preferred.
    • Experience leading others in a recreational environment or similar activity is preferred.
    • Applicant must have good organizational skills.
    • Must have the ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, and policies.
    • Must have the ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
    • The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
    • Must be able to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.


    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position Does not allow for education substitution.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information


    • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Direct deposit is required
    • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
    • A probationary period may be required
    • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD)
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government’s interest.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
    • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume and supporting document will be evaluated against the qualifications of the position.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination has been made that you have inflated your responses to meet the position’s qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.,) for professional and personal references on your resume.


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Required documents may vary based on the eligibility you are claiming (i.e., applying as a Military Spouse Preference – MSP, applying as a veteran, applying as a current federal employees, applying as a displaced employee, etc.,). The below document(s) are required and MUST be submitted with your application by the closing date of this job announcement:

    • Resume

    Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support identified the general or specialized experience described in this announcement.
    If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

    Other accepted documents to support a qualification and/or claimed preference/priority eligibility may include:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Diploma/ GED
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • Other (1)
    • Other (2)
    • PCS Orders
    • Professional Certification
    • Proof of Marriage Status
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and supporting documents which prove your claimed eligibility. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package to include supplemental documents may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person’s personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


  • Benefits



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This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Please see the “Who May Apply” section under the Qualifications section.