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Part-time Lifeguard and Swim Instructor II
$15.00 Hourly
Swim Center, 1211 W. Main St.
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The principal functions of an employee in this class is to ensure patron safety at the aquatic facilities, and provide aquatics programs instruction. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the assigned supervisor but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.   The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, members of community groups, school officials, other City employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed at aquatic facilities, both indoors and outdoors.

Bargaining Unit: Not Represented
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt

Opens and closes facilities;
Performs life-saving and guarding duties, including assisting patrons in life threatening situations, enforcing pool rules and regulations for the efficient and safe operation of the aquatic facilities, providing active accident prevention, and monitoring patrons in the water;
Provides aquatics programs instruction to patrons, including composing lesson plans, demonstrating proper stroke techniques and awareness, ensuring safety of children and adults by watching for potential hazards and dangerous situations, and teaching water safety and pool rules;
Provides customer service, including answering questions, referring customers to other agencies or organizations when necessary, accepting payment for passes, parties, lessons, and programs, answering phones and directing calls, and registering patrons for programs;
Maintains a clean and safe swimming facility, including cleaning locker rooms, lobby area, pool deck, and restrooms, and ensuring pool, equipment room, and pool deck are clear of potentially dangerous objects or situations;
Tests and monitors chemical balance in water and changes to water chemistry as directed;
Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;
Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.

Must be of legal age to perform the duties of the position; and
Aquatics/Lifeguarding experience is desired, but not required.

Thorough knowledge swimming and lifeguarding techniques;
Thorough knowledge of First-Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and use of an Automated External Defibrillator;
Thorough knowledge of stabilization of victims with spinal cord injuries and other life threatening injuries;
Thorough knowledge of proper aquatic teaching techniques in all ages and levels of ability;
Thorough knowledge of pool water chemistry;
Some knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, community and recreation programs;
Ability to swim at an American Red Cross level four;
Ability to properly perform rescues;
Ability to maintain current certifications
Ability to instruct individuals on pool and water safety;
Ability to use power and hand tools for cement work, painting, woodworking, plumbing, tiling, and other repairs;
Ability to accurately operate a point-of-sale and pass registration computer program;
Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with the general public;
Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly and with tact;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other employees, and the general public;
Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;
Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;
Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;
Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;
Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;
Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Consistently performs assignments in accordance with the City’s Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service and Teamwork.

Must either possess current or have expired certifications in the following:
Lifeguarding/First Aid;
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED);
NOTE: If certifications are not current the employee will be provided with on the job training to obtain them.
As a condition of continued employment, must obtain Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification with one (1) year of employment; if course is available:
Offers for employment are conditional upon satisfactory responses to appropriate post conditional offer process including a credit check.

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