Featured Job: Lifeguard

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This is specialized recreation work in monitoring swimming activities and enforcing water safety rules and regulations at a public pool.

 

Work involves responsibility for observing swimmers, leading swimming activities, and enforcing water safety rules and regulations in accordance with standard practices. Work also involves instructing patrons and performing routine cleaning and maintenance duties. Work is performed under immediate supervision and is reviewed by a supervisor through discussions and observations.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Work is performed at a public aquatic facility. Work exposes employee to potential chemical hazards and physical hazards.Work requires frequent physical effort such as sitting, walking, standing, climbing, swimming, and lifting and carrying light to heavy objects. Work also requires physical dexterity in the frequent use of hand-to-eye coordination and manipulative skills using fingers, limbs and body in swimming and operating pool equipment.

 

 Essential and Marginal Functions of Work:

  • Monitors swimming activities and enforces water safety rules and regulations; observes swimmers; rescues swimmers in distress; administers first aid; teaches water exercise classes; assists in setting up and preparing for swim meets and events.
  • Answers inquiries and provides information pertaining to the pool, its facilities, schedules and fees.
  • Assists in pool cleaning and maintenance; checks and adjusts chemical balance of pool water; keeps the pool deck and adjoining areas clean and free of potential hazards.
  • Performs routine janitorial duties to include, but not limited to, cleaning mirrors, windows, blinds, counters, furniture, sweeping, mopping, dusting, emptying trash, picking up litter, replenishing paper products, cleaning restrooms/shower areas, etc.
  • Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team.

 

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK:

  •  Assists in maintaining life saving equipment; answers the telephone; operates the cash register and receives fees; keeps attendance records.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of the methods, principles and techniques involved in lifesaving, first aid and water safety.
  • Ability to swim proficiently and effectively perform lifesaving duties.
  • Knowledge of the methods, principles and techniques involved in lifesaving, first aid and water safety.
  • Ability to swim proficiently and effectively perform lifesaving duties.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, other employees, patrons who use the pool, and the general public.

 

Minimum Education, Training and Experience:

High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above listed knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lifeguard Training Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards Certificate

 

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