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Lifeguard

Posted: 05/08/2022

Job Title: Lifeguard/Office Attendant
Job Level: Part-time (Seasonal), $11.10/hr - Office Attendant Only; $11.69 - $12.85/hr - Lifeguard (Based on Experience)
Updated on: February 20, 2022
SUMMARY Monitors activities in aquatic facilities to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers/patrons by performing the following duties:  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Prevents accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulations and ordinances governing the conduct of the persons using the swimming pool.  Ensures all safety equipment is in order and the pool is safe to open. Never leaves the pool unattended. Maintains constant visual surveillance of the pool and surrounding areas to prevent drowning or accidents. Is alert, looks alert. Checks pool bottom frequently. All non-swimmers must be in shallow water. Swimming test will be given to all swimmers the lifeguards feel does not need to be in deep water. Lifeguards have the final say on who swims in the deep end. Observes persons entering pool area to assure that they have proper bathing attire and that no one enters the pool in an unclean condition or with open cuts, sores or apparent ailing conditions. Stations self at a point where the entire pool can be readily seen and where entry of water can be made immediately and safely if necessary.  Enters water with proper rescue skills to rescue persons in trouble; resuscitates swimmers as needed; administers proper first-aid to the injured at the level trained to do so; calls the emergency number in case of serious accidents. Maintains order in the pool, anticipates trouble and takes steps to prevent it. Reports definite or potential physical hazards, unsafe conditions or complaints of patrons to the Pool Manager. Lifeguards are required to clean all aquatic facility areas. Maintains the swimming pool, deck, guard room, office, keeps gutters clean, assists in cleaning of restrooms, showers, sidewalks, as well as other maintenance duties including using a leaf blower, taking trash to dumpster, installing lane ropes, etc. Is friendly, helpful and cheerful to all pool patrons and fellow employees in the performance of duties. Adheres to posted job schedules. Is punctual when reporting for duty; reports 5 minutes before scheduled time. Wears assigned uniforms of swim suits and shirts only. A whistle on a lanyard and a rescue tube are to be carried at all times. Keeps well groomed at all times. Keeps self in top physical condition. Keeps Lifeguard Training, Standard First Aid and CPR Certifications current. Will not participate in games with patrons in or out of the water while on duty or in a guard suit unless approved through management, i.e. day care groups. Makes thorough examination of pool and pool areas before it is closed. Is expected to assist with any special aquatic events and instruction. There will be In-Service Training periodically for lifeguards and pool staff to go over EAP and rescues. Other duties as assigned.  QUALIFICATIONS  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. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY Must be 18 years of age prior to beginning work. LANGUAGE SKILLS  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.  MATHEMATICAL SKILLS  Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.  REASONING ABILITY  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  Must hold current certifications, or be able to obtain prior to hire: Lifeguard Training, CPR, and First Aid. Homewood Parks and Recreation will host two courses which will cover these topics. The dates are TBD. PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee is required to have above average aerobic capacity.  WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to toxic or hazardous chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

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