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Lifeguard

Published on March 24, 2021

Department(s): Parks and Recreation

Location: Pittsburg, KS

Position Summary

Maintain order in the pool and apply rescue and first aid skills when required
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide safe supervision of all aquatic related areas.
• Identify potential accident hazards.
• Enforce all pool rules in a consistent manner.
• Handle discipline situations with courtesy and fairness.
• Respond quickly, intelligently, decisively and in accordance with established emergency and accident management procedures.
• Administer first aid and CPR as required.
• Assists in the supervision and instruction of swimming programs when qualified.
• Follow department policies and procedures.
• Perform related tasks as assigned, including water quality checks, pool maintenance, cleaning of restroom facilities and other associated duties.
• Other duties as assigned.
POSITION COMPETENCIES
• Current American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid certification required by start of season.
• Must be attentive and caution patrons in various situations which may be dangerous.
• Must have ability to communicate with employees, supervisors and upper level management.
• Facilitate public relations with a positive and professional attitude, courtesy and tact.
• Must have ability to substitute for other staff members and follow substitution procedures.
• Must have ability to complete accident/incident reports thoroughly.
• Must have ability to attend all in-service trainings.
• Must have ability to work weekends and holidays.


Qualifications

EDUCATION
• Must be at least 16. Full Red Cross Lifeguard including CPR/AED/First Aid certification required by 05/20/2020.
• Experience in performing lifeguard duties at a public pool is preferred but not required
WORK REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Works outside in typically 70-90+ degree temperatures and on occasion 100+ degree temperatures (May through August) during a scheduled work day. Lifeguards are exposed to outdoor weather conditions and the wet atmosphere of the water as well as humid conditions.