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Lifeguard

Company: City of Commerce City
Location: Commerce City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Purpose Under the supervision of the Aquatic Coordinator and guidance of aquatic assistants and head guards a lifeguard is responsible for the general safety and conduct of the patrons using the pool and enforcement of the governing policies, rules, and regulations in the pool area.The hiring range for this position is $12.68 - $14.45 per hour.Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesMust be able to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, weekends, midday, and evening shifts.Provides vigilant surveillance over users of a public swimming poolEnforces all pool rules and regulationsProvides rescue assistance as neededAdministers emergency care and first aid treatment as necessaryAssists in facilitating emergency action procedures for the aquatic and facility areasDemonstrates safe work habits with awareness of co-worker and public safetyChecks and cleans all aquatics areasAttends monthly staff trainings and meetings regularly as requiredHandles various reports and records such as chemical logs, incident reports, etc.Assists other aquatic staff members as neededConducts classes for various age groups and ability levels including group and private swimming lessonsComplies with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and proceduresProvides exceptional customer serviceParticipates and assists in the implementation of City-wide Special Events, i.e. Halloween, Neighborhood Outreaches, Fourth of July, etc.Exhibits flexibility, creativity, and efficiency in performing work assignmentsServes the community with courteous, tactful and respectful actions toward citizens, customers, and co-workersCommunicates clearly, honestly, and timely to supervisors and co-workers at all levelsWorks effectively in a team environment by completing assignments, adapting to changing circumstances, and respecting diversity Performs other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Previous experience preferred but not required. Must possess current certifications in all or a combination of the following: Starfish Aquatic Institute StarGuard Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED or ability to obtain prior to, or within one month, of hiring._Knowledge, Skills and Abilities_Manages City tools, equipment, supplies, and resources for the best interest of citizensMust be highly motivated and take direction wellBilingual language skills are a plus but not requiredMust be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays.Must possess a working knowledge of current lifeguarding techniques and procedures related to rescue of drowning swimmers.Must maintain working knowledge of first aid procedures common in swimming pool operations.Understands and responds to customer needs.Ability to administer first aid and CPR.Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations making proper judgments as to the correct course of action.Perform general lifeguard duties and pool maintenance tasks.Ability to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning regardless of the situation and even if possible drowning victim resists rescue efforts.Ability to work hours scheduled.Enforce safety and health regulations.Ability to work well with culturally diverse people.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.Ability to work well with varied and demanding people.Ability to communicate effectively verbally.Ability to organize tasks and working environment to maximize efficiency.Ability to focus attention on tasks, which may be routine or repetitive without losing concentration or becoming distracted by external activities.Ability to adapt to interruptions, equipment failures, unusual demands, or changing priorities.Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and procedures. Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical ActivitiesOffice equipment: Daily use of telephone, calculator, copier, fax and printerComputer equipment: Daily use of a personal computer, Microsoft Word and Excel, ActiveNet softwareOther equipment: Digital camera, pumps/motors, first aid supplies, chemical controllers and testing kits, lane lines, high-rate sand filters, safety devices (rescue tubes, backboards, whistles, 2-way radio, shepherds crook, buoys, poles, bag valve masks and oxygen), AED unitLanguage skills: Reads and interprets documents, instructions, and manuals; in written material, uses proper spelling, grammar and style; presents information and responds to questions individually and in small groupsMathematical skills: Basic mathematical skills to perform moderately complex calculations including percentages, decimals and basic algebraReasoning ability: Interprets instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format; solves practical problems with little standardization and a variety of concrete variablesPhysical activities: May need to provide support of partial body weight for program participants needing assistance; physical coordination for demonstration of activities; bending, stooping, squatting, walking standing throughout shiftLifting: Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs and climb ladderVision and hearing: Ability to read a variety of documents and reports such as budget reports, certifications, complaint/compliment forms, various invoices/packing slips, job lists, refund requests, telephone messages, letters and memoranda; ability to deliver information in a teaching or instruction setting.Exposure to environmental conditions: Works in various recreational settings where exposure to any of the following may be possible:Noise sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing lossAtmospheric conditions conditions that affect the skin or respiratory systemPotential exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastesPotential exposure to hot and humid work environmentPotential exposure to infections and contagious diseaseSalary:$12.68 - $16.46 HourlyLocation:Commerce City, COJob Type:Part-timeDepartment:Parks, Recreation, & GolfJob Number:2020-00082Agency:City of Commerce CityAddress:7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022Website:

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