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Lifeguard

Pay: $14.25 an hour

Job Type: Seasonal Part Time

Department/Division: Parks and Recreation Department

HOURS OF WORK:

  • Hours vary per day and week, Monday through Sunday. Requires evening work and/or weekend hours
  • Part-time seasonal position
  • FLSA Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK:

Under the administrative direction of the Pool Manager and the Recreation Coordinator performs the work related to the operation of clean and safe pool facility, assists with supervision of aquatics staff and record keeping of daily operations, observes users of public swimming pool, enforces pool regulations, provides rescue assistance, administers first aid, instruct all levels and ages of swimming lessons.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Assists Pool Managers with the supervision and training of aquatics staff
  • Assists Pool Managers with work schedules and record keeping of daily operations and swimming lessons
  • Assists Pool Managers with the pool water quality and pool maintenance
  • Makes decisions on the daily operations of the pool facility with the advice and consent of the Pool Managers and Recreation Coordinator
  • Observes users of public swimming pool
  • Enforces pool regulations
  • Enforces safety and health regulations
  • Provides rescue assistance
  • Assists other aquatic staff members as needed
  • Instruct all levels and ages of swimming lessons
  • Collects and submits daily receipts
  • Promotes use of pool facility
  • Securing recreational facilities
  • Keeps pool facility clean and orderly
  • Other assigned and related duties to assure a successful pool operation

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Skilled in understanding and responding to participants needs
  • Ability to discipline, lead, and interact with young children in a positive manner
  • Ability to courteously and effectively deal with the general public
  • Requires ability to organize duties and produce results in a timely manner.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Skilled in administering First Aid and CPR
  • Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations making proper judgments as to the correct course of action
  • Supervisory skills

EDUCATION:

  • Working knowledge of current life guarding techniques and procedures related to the rescue of drowning swimmers
  • Working knowledge of first aid procedures common in swimming pool operations
  • Star Guard or Red Cross Instructor Certification, preferred
  • Ability to pass basic reading, writing, and mathematics exam

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age. 15 year old must submit valid work permit.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds using proper body mechanics
  • Ability to keep focus attention on tasks, which may be routine, or repetitive, without losing concentration or becoming distracted by external activities
  • Ability to stand, sit, reach, grasp, lift/carry, walk, climb, kneel, squat/bend, and push/pull
  • Use written sources of information, e.g. read reports, procedural documentation, reference materials
  • Perform detailed work requiring visual acuity, e.g., repair electronic equipment
  • Use non-verbal auditory sources of information, e.g., alarms, beepers, pagers

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:

  • Residency within the limits of Jefferson County is required of all City Employees.