GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the administrative supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director and direct supervision of the Pool Manager, ensure the health and safety of patrons through: careful observation of the pool and surrounding areas; effective response to emergency situations and enforcement of pool safety policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: For purposes of 42 USC 12101:
50% (1) Maintain required certifications, fitness level, and alertness to any emergency. Scan and monitor all patrons in facility and respond immediately in the event of an emergency according to department procedures, guidelines and standards. Follow procedures for clearing the facility due to inclement weather, emergencies, rest periods, drills, and closing. Perform rescuing, resuscitating, administering first aid activities, accurately completing all documentation as required.
30% (2) Assist in maintaining the facility in a safe and clean matter. Assist in the implementing of swimming lessons and special events. Required to teach or assist with various levels of swim lessons.
15% (3) Attend all assigned meetings, assist with in-service trainings and inform supervisors of suggestions or ideas that could better the City operation. Enforce safety policies and procedures, and maintains disciplinary action as necessary. Maintain equipment and report problems to supervisor. Inform supervisor of items needing special attention and communicate with staff. Assist in the development of goals and objectives.
(4) Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
5% (5) Performs other job related duties as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS: An example of acceptable qualifications:
Must be at least 16 years of age. Enrollment in High School or higher education; or possession of High School Diploma or equivalent (i.e. G.E.D.).
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Must be American Red Cross (or equivalent) CPR/AED and First Aid certified; certified American Red Cross or equivalent Lifeguarding. Preferred certifications: Certified American Red Cross or equivalent Water Safety Instructor; American Red Cross or equivalent Lifeguard Instructor.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (*indicates developed after employment)
Knowledge of: *City and departmental goals, objectives, and functions; lifeguarding and rescue practices; first aid.
Ability to: read, analyze, and understand various directives and regulations; apply principles to solve practical problems; deal with variety of variables in familiar context; communicate effectively, and develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, coworkers, department heads, officials, and general public; travel to and gain access to work site(s); speak effectively before large groups; use and operate AED, backboard, C-collar, facemask, lifeguard tube, shepherds hook, umbrella, skimmer, whistle, ADA lift, various first aid and cleaning supplies, etc.
Other Desirable Attributes
EQUIPMENT OPERATED: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Standard water rescue and first aid equipment (AED, backboard, C-collar, facemask, lifeguard tube, shepherds hook, umbrella, skimmer, whistle, ADA lift, various first aid and cleaning supplies, etc.).
INHERENTLY HAZARDOUS OR PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WORKING CONDITIONS:
Employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment as well as aquatic facilities (e.g., chlorine, muriatic acid, toner, correction fluid, etc.); is exposed to possible injury from unclean or unsanitary conditions; works with moving mechanical parts of equipment of machines; is exposed to hot, cold, wet, humid, and windy weather conditions; works in or around crowds; has contact with potentially violent or emotionally distraught persons; sharp objects, needles, and medical instruments; blood, bodily tissues, and fluids; potentially dangerous/fatal infectious diseases; is exposed to possible injury as a result of working with moving mechanical parts of equipment or machines; may work an irregular shift; may work in and around noisy conditions; has exposure to life threatening situations; rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid.
Note: In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this is considered light work.
In cases of emergency, unpredictable situations, and/or department needs, may be required to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects heavier than D.O.L. strength ratings recommend.