Senior Pool Lifeguard
Senior Pool Lifeguard (Part-Time, Year-Round)
- The Position
- This is a skilled position with more than average difficulty in lifeguarding and swim instruction at a municipal pool. An employee in this class is responsible for the supervision and instruction of swimming and a variety of recreational activities at a municipal pool. This includes efficient and safe operation of a municipal swimming pool for the convenience, enjoyment and safety of patrons. A Senior Lifeguard assists with the supervision of subordinate staff and pool patrons and is responsible for maintaining pool deck, restrooms, changing rooms and surrounding area.
1. Safeguards and regulates the conduct of patrons to prevent unsafe practices and accidents; instructs proper swimming techniques to patrons of all levels; administers first aid and C.P.R. as needed.
2. Assist with the planning and implementation of aquatic programs, swim meets, pool games, etc.
3. Maintains pool deck, dressing rooms, restrooms, office and other physical areas of the facility.
4. Maintains physical condition by training, including rescue procedure drills, running, swimming, paddling and other necessary conditioning and rescue exercises.
5. Warns patrons against dangerous practices; keeps non-swimmers and weak swimmers out of deep water; stays alert of patrons in and around the pool.
6. Must effectively and positively represent the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.
7. Must establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.
8. Performs related work as required for this position description only.
- The Requirements
High School Diploma or GED equivalent and three (3) years lifeguard experience with one (1) season as an Instructor.
Five (5) years of lifeguard experience.
Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Certifications: Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certificate, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate.
- Valid Driver’s License: With proof of automobile insurance
- Background Check: Must have an acceptable background record
- Driving Abstract: Must have an acceptable driving record
NOTE: Please visit the American Red Cross to obtain information on the next available training classes in your area to obtain the required certifications for the Senior Pool Lifeguard position. You may view this information by clicking on the following link: http://www.redcross.org/ux/take-a-class.
The work hours for this current vacancy is 9:00AM – 11:00AM. The work hours and days for this position will vary and you may be required to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends and holidays as needed.
- The Examination
- Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of a GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.
Veteran’s Preference: An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran’s preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statutes.
- Additional Information
- All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background, which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.
Applicants who are considered for employment will be required to pay $55.00 for the background investigation.
Employment of Relatives: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions.
– The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
– The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
– The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.
Tobacco Affidavit: As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.
Reasonable Accommodation: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.
The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.