Lifeguard – GCC & Splash
- Job Description
- The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is a CAPRA Accredited Parks and Recreation Department and most recently received the Gold Medal Award from the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA).
We are currently seeking the right individual to performs a wide variety of lifeguard and pool maintenance duties for the City’s Aquatics facilities, to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all patrons in the aquatics area; and provide rescue assistance and administers First Aid/CPR as necessary.
May be required to work at the indoor facility, the Golden Community Center or the outdoor facility, Splash Aquatic Park. Work schedule may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Current American Red Cross Certifications required by hire date include First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer AED (CPR/AED for Lifeguards) and Lifeguard Training. If you do not currently have these Certifications, they can be obtained through the Golden Community Center Aquatics Department.
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- Essential Duties and Responsiblities
- Maintains a safe environment and facility for the enjoyment of patrons by establishing and maintaining a positive public relations image for all aquatic programs and activities.
Educates patrons about pool policies, regulations and requirements. Cautions and advises swimmers regarding unsafe areas.
Guards lap and/or leisure pool(s) and supervises patrons of swimming pool. Maintains order in swimming areas.
Rescues swimmers and administers first aid as necessary.
Keeps pools and pool deck areas in safe condition by checking safety equipment and proper water chemical balance.Inspects facilities for cleanliness. Performs pool cleaning and maintenance duties as assigned.
Informs supervisor or senior staff on duty of any staff, patron or chemical issues that need attention or resolution.
Attends staff meetings and in-service training as required.
Keeps all certifications current and updates to new material as necessary.
Responsible for finding a qualified replacement when it is necessary to miss a scheduled shift.
May be required to teach in the Learn to Swim program at the Golden Community Center or Splash Aquatic Park.Other duties as assigned.
- Education and Experience
Must be at least 16 years of age by date of hire. Must demonstrate ability to swim and perform the requirements of lifeguard. Must possess excellent customer service and communication skills. Must possess all current certifications required for the position.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current American Red Cross First Aid Certification
Current American Red Cross CPR for The Professional Rescuer/AED Certification (CPR/AED for Lifeguards)
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the City.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of U.S. currency and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense and to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to enforce facility rules and regulations as it pertains to safety of the patrons and surroundings.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to deal with diverse age groups and populations. Ability to deal with public and staff in a professional and positive manner. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Whistle, swimsuit, rescue tube, spine board, and rescue equipment. Occasional use of chlorine and daily use of chemical agents. Sunscreen and sun protection equipment is provided and expected to be utilized when on duty.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to focus on the pool environment, sit, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance in and out of pool; swim, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear distress calls above pool noise.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Indoor and outdoor pool environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.City of Golden is an Equal Opportunity Employer