Lifeguard - PT

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Temporary Part-Time

$12.00 Hourly

Overview: To provide a safe environment at the City's recreational pools, and serves in a safety as well as community oriented capacity. The position is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations.<strong>Locations at</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Arlington Park Aquatic Facility, Lido Beach Pool and Robert L. Taylor Community Complex. Six vacancies are available.</strong>
Responsibilities: &bull; Observes and supervises the activities in the swimming areas.<br />&bull; Maintains log of daily procedures; oversees maintenance of equipment and inventory of supplies for first aid<br />&bull; Maintains order in the swimming areas.<br />&bull; Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards.<br />&bull; Enforces and adheres to pool rules and regulations.<br />&bull; Follows emergency action plan and procedures established in the event of an emergency.<br />&bull; Assists in aquatic programs such as learn to swim classes, water safety classes and special events.<br />&bull; Inspects assigned areas to insure proper warning signs and safety devices are properly posted or in place.<br />&bull; Completes incident reports and daily operational reports.<br />&bull; Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: <strong>Minimum Qualifications<br /></strong><br />&bull; High school diploma or equivalent and 1 year experience as a lifeguard<br />&bull; Lifeguard certified<br />&bull; First Aid/CPR Certified<br />&bull; Ability to re-qualify for certification each year<br />&bull; Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license<br /><br /><strong>Job Based Competencies:<br /></strong><br />&bull; Working knowledge and understanding of pool chemistry and filtration systems.<br />&bull; Knowledge of appropriate ways of dealing with individuals in emergency situations.<br />&bull; Ability to be proactive and recognize emergencies or unsafe conditions and take effective actions prior to incidents occurring.<br />&bull; Ability to respond to the public in a calm, effective manner including exercising tact, firmness and good judgment in enforcing rules and regulations.<br />&bull; Ability to maintain courteous and effective relationships with co-workers and the public.<br />&bull; Ability to perform rigorous physical activity and to work for long periods of time under adverse weather conditions.<br />&bull; Skill in using rescue, first aid and lifesaving techniques and equipment.<br />&bull; Skill in swimming and rescuing endangered persons.<br />&bull; Ability to work independently and in a team environment.<br />&bull; Ability to make accurate observations.<br />&bull; Ability to community effectively verbally and in writing and to prepare concise written reports.<strong><br /></strong>