Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform lifeguard services, general maintenance activities, and assisting with children's activities. Work involves exercising preventative safety measures to ensure the safety of patrons and to repair and maintain the recreational facilities and equipment. Other duties may be performed relating to summer program/after-school program activities, receptionist functions at the front counter and/or routine custodial operations.
- Performs responsible protective service work ensuring the safe use of the swimming facility by patrons.
- Aids in water rescue as needed and CPR or first aid treatment to injured or ill patrons.
- Observes actions of swimmers, and maintains discipline in and around pool facilities.
- Enforces pool and water safety rules in a tactful and effective manner.
- Assists with children's activities such as after-school programs, summer program, arts and crafts, and swimming programs.
- Performs general maintenance of the pool and surrounding areas; checks water make-up and adjusts pool chemicals; maintains recreational facilities and equipment.
- Performs other duties as required.
Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications
- High School diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year of responsible experience in recreation programs.
- Possession of a Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification
- Water Safety Instructor Certification desired
- CPR and first aid professional rescuer certification required.
Supplemental or Additional Information
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Knowledge of life-saving methods and practices
- Knowledge of pool maintenance and proper chemical make-up of pool water
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public recreation programs
- Skill in leading and/or instructing recreational activities
- Ability to instruct swimming and water safety classes
- Knowledge of general building and facility maintenance practices
- Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public
- Ability to perform rigorous exercises and keep in top physical condition.