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Lifeguard- Seasonal

Forest Park

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The purpose of this classification is to enforce pool rules and regulations and monitor pool use for the safety of the general public.


· Provide proper surveillance of facility and patrons.

· Enforce all Aquatic Center policies, rules, and regulations.

· Identify hazardous conditions and eliminate or minimize them to ensure safety.

· Recognize and respond effectively to incidents and emergencies.

· Provide proper emergency care (first aid/resuscitation/CPR/AED) when necessary.

· Report unsafe/unsatisfactory conditions and behaviors to the supervisor.

· Maintain a clean, neat, and organized pool area.

· Test water and complete chemical log records.

· Teach quality swim lessons in accordance with current American Red Cross standards and guidelines.

· Be prepared and organized when teaching swim lessons.

· Maintain a safe and controlled class environment when teaching.

· Interact in a positive and effective manner with the parents of young program participants.

· Properly complete assigned records and reports and submit them within the required time frame.

· Work nights and weekends.

· Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

Applicant must be at least (16) years of age. (1) year experience in the aquatic field.

Special Qualifications:

Must possess a current certification in American Red Cross training, Water Safety and CPR. Must have experience with CivicRec or equivalent recreation program system.          

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·  Ability to work at indoor and outdoor pools.

·  Ability to effectively communicate with staff and patrons.


The work is medium which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. 


· Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.

· Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.

· Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.

· Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.


Work may be performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, or rude/irate customers.

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