City Spotlights

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Featured Job

Lifeguard

Lifeguard

Job Summary:  

Supervise all swimming activities at assigned pool.  Maintain safety in and around pool area, including order and discipline of all swimmers and visitors in pool area; enforce all pool rules.  Must be courteous and cooperative with the public at all times.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

1)     Monitor and maintain swimmer safety at all times.

2)     Perform necessary swimmer rescue, basic life support skills.

3)     Follow comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program as required by Ellis & Associates and facility’s Emergency Action Plan.

4)     Maintain general appearance and cleanliness of assigned area and perform general housekeeping of assigned area; maintain water safety equipment. 

5)     Perform chemical readings on pH and chlorine levels and water temperature.

6)     Assist with assigned recreational programs.

7)     Teach swim lessons.

8)      Perform other duties as may be assigned. 


Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Continuously sits, looks, listens, and talks while monitoring and maintaining swimmer safety.  Frequently stands, walks lifts and carries safety equipment; chairs and tables on pool deck; pushes/pulls vacuum, broom, and water hoses, and handles equipment; kneels, bends and climbs stairs and guard stands. Occasionally reaches for safety equipment, chairs and tables on pool deck, and twist while demonstrating safety moves, swim lessons; diving instructions.  This position is subject to outside environmental conditions, including being in extreme heat while performing job.


Qualifications
Education, Certification and Experience Required:
•Completion of 9th grade level in high school or greater.
•*Must be 15 years of age or older.
•20/25 vision or better with corrective lenses.
•Jeff Ellis & Associates ILTP (International Lifeguard Training Program) License training provided on-site at applicants expense.
•Possession of a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License preferred, but not required.
•Experienced swimmer.
•No experience as a lifeguard required.
•Experience in public relations preferred.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Excellent swimming skills.
•Ability to administer Basic Life Support Skills with or without assistance.
•Ability to exercise good judgment and effectively enforce pool rules.
•Ability to maintain courteous and helpful working relationships with the public of all ages.
•Ability to follow verbal and written instructions from supervisor(s).
•Ability to give verbal and physical instructions to swim lesson students.
•Ability to work effectively under minimal supervision.
•Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

 Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
•Safety equipment, pool vacuum.

 Protective Equipment Required:
•Sun protective equipment such as 100% UV sunglasses, billed/brimmed hat or cap; sunscreen.
•Gloves when using cleaning solutions in custodial work.

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