employment

UPDATED:
April 8, 2021

Lifeguard

Part Time

General Definition of Work

Primary responsibility is to maintain swimmer safety, monitor water conditions and guest behavior to safeguard and protect the pool patrons. Responsibilities also include general maintenance work to assist in maintaining a safe and clean environment.  Work is performed under the direction of the Head Lifeguard and Pool Manager.

 Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Essential Functions

Oversee swimmer safety by monitoring water conditions and guest behavior, enforcing safety rules and paying close attention to swimmer activities and behavior;

 Issue warnings when a guest is creating an unsafe environment;

 Assist new swimmers as necessary to ensure safe use of pool;

 Conduct rescue operations, if necessary, in accordance with established emergency procedures;

 Operate the pool entrance booth, collect money, and assist with the daily reconciliation of pool revenues;

 Assist with organizing and delivering pool activities;

 Assist with concession stand operations;

 Monitoring weather and water conditions for signs of danger;

 Assist with the opening and closing of the pool;

 Assist with the cleaning and maintenance of the pool and pool facilities;

 Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be a strong swimmer who can maneuver and navigate in the water even while carrying another person; excellent observation skills with the ability to observe and monitor swimmers and safety conditions; possess a high level of attention to detail and concentration; strong judgement and response skills with the ability to calmly assess a situation and make critical decisions to provide assistance; and the ability to effectively communicate with visitors and co-workers.

 Education and Experience

Must be at least 16 years of age; High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in customer service work, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, swimming, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to wet, humid conditions, exposure to chemicals related to pool operations; work is generally in a moderately noisy location(e.g. outdoor recreation, light to moderate traffic), with many interruptions.

Special Requirements

First Aid, CPR., and Lifeguard certified or be able to obtain training before pool season begins.

Applicationtcollins@ci.grottoes.va.us