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- Type:Part Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:$8.81/hr
- Posted Date:09/20/2019
Under the general direction and supervision of the Aquatic/Recreation Specialist, the Lifeguard ensures the safety of aquatic patrons and assists with aquatic programs and operations. Will perform other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Safeguard and regulate conduct of pool patrons; enforces pool policies, rules, and regulations.
- Effect rescues and perform appropriate follow-up procedures, including the proper use of equipment in first aid, CPR and AED administration.
- Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
- Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
- Must be able to surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 9-14 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object; exit the water without using a ladder or step.
- Test water quality in pool and maintains appropriate records.
- Assist in the proper maintenance and sanitary operation of the pool, pool area, and locker rooms.
- Participate in the preparation of daily records.
- Provide written reports on all accidents.
- Maintain proper updated safety requirements.
- Attend in-service training and any additional staff training and meetings.
- Provide customer service to patrons, including handling customer conflict and complaints, as necessary.
- Perform work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practices to Aquatics Manager.
- May provide guidance to less experience Lifeguards during shift.
- May maintain proper chemical balances in the pool as directed making adjustments to these balances as directed.
- May handle mechanical/pump room or chemical problems as necessary.
- Required to work weekends.
- Abides by all policies, procedures, rules, etc. associated with the City’s Safety Program.
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
- Knowledge of water rescue methods.
- Knowledge of life guarding, CPR, AED and first-aid practices and techniques.
- Ability to work within established guidelines.
- Ability to perform repetitious tasks.
- Ability and skill in carrying out water rescues.
- Must possess a valid American Red Cross life guarding Certificate or International Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Certificate.
- Must participate in employee performance evaluations in accordance with the City of Bay City Employee Guidelines for City Employees.
- Must pass a medical physical examination and drug test.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- To perform this job successfully, the person in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish.
- Water Safety Instructor
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:
- Endurance/Moving About: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Move from location to location.
- Endurance/Overall strength: Heavy work. Exerts force and/or lifts or carries objects weighing up to 100 pounds occasionally.
- Walking: Constantly (up to 2/3 of the time). Move about on foot.
- Sitting: Frequently (1/3 or more of the time).
- Lifting/Carrying: Periodic. Lift by manually raising or lowering an object from one level to another (including upward pulling), and/or carry transport and object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder.
- Pushing/Pulling: Periodic. Push by exerting force on an object so that it moves away from the force or worker (including slapping, striking, kicking, and treadle actions); and/or pull by exerting force on an object so that it moves toward the force or worker (including jerking).
- Controls: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Use one or both arms and/or hands and /or one or either feet or legs to move controls on machinery or equipment.
- Climbing Periodic. Ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, ropes, and the like using the feet and legs and /or hands and arms.
- Balancing: Periodic. Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
- Bending/Stooping: Periodic. Stoop by bending the body downward or forward by flexing the spine at the waist, and /or bend by extending the spine backward or from side to side.
- Kneeling/Crouching: Periodic. Kneel by bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees, and/or crouch by bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine.
- Crawling: Periodic. Move about on the hands and knees or hands and feet.
- Reaching: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Extend hands and arms in any direction.
- Handling: Constantly (up to 2/3 of the time). Seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with the hand or hands.
- Rotation: Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time). Twist and turn the spine or a ball and socket joint such as the shoulder or hip.
- Talking: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients or to the public and convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
- Hearing: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Perceive the nature of sounds by the ear.
- Seeing: Constantly (2/3 or more of the time). Obtain impressions through the eyes of the shape, size, distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects.
- Reading: Read water meters, written reports and instructions.
- Writing: Able to accurately record water meter readings, record information and summary of events.
- Location: Both inside and outside. Work is spent inside (where there is protection from weather, but not necessarily from temperature changes) and outside (where there may be no effective protection from weather).
- Extreme Cold: Endure temperature(s) sufficiently low to cause marked bodily discomfort unless exceptional protection is used.
- Extreme Heat: Endure temperature(s) sufficiently high to cause marked bodily discomfort unless exceptional protection is used.
- Wet Conditions: Endure contact with water or other liquids.
- Noise / Vibration: Periodic. Occasionally endure noises, either constant or intermittent, or work sites.
- Smell: Fumes chemicals, or toxic substances.
- Shift work (including weekends and holidays) may be required.
No supervisory responsibility.
Receive direction from the Head Lifeguard, Aquatic/Recreation Specialist, Parks and Recreation Supervisor, and/or Director of Parks and Recreation.
Normal working hours are Sunday – Saturday with varying hours. Overtime may be required. May include swim lessons in morning and early evening.
EXPECTATIONS OF ALL CITY EMPLOYEES:
- Support City and Department goals and objectives.
- Serve and meet the needs of our citizens during routine or emergency situations.
- Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, demonstrate team skills, and perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
- Plan and organize his/her work, time and resources, and, if applicable, that of subordinates.
- Contribute to the development of others, to the Department, and the City.
- Produce desired work outcomes including quality, quantity and timeliness.
- Communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates and people to whom service is provided.
- Understand and value differences in employees and value input from others.
- Consistently report to work and work assignments prepared and on schedule.
- Consistently display a positive behavior with regard to work, willingly accept constructive criticism and be respectful of others.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Bay City and the employee and is subject to change by the City of Bay City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change. The City of Bay City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In compliance with the American’s with Disability Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Formal application or letter of interest, rating of education and experience; oral interview, reference and criminal background checks, and drug screens are required. In addition, job related tests may also be required.