Pool Staff - Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

City of Gainesville
Job Description
Salary 
$13.75 - $14.25 Hourly
Location 
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Part-Time Temporary
Department
PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Job Number
09272
 
 
Closing
Continuous
Job Ad
Inviting applications for:
 
Temporary Pool Staff
(Lifeguard and Swim Instructor)

Pool Staff - Lifeguards and Swim Instructors description image

The City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen-centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision.
 
As a Lifeguard (Temporary Aquatics Ambassador) and/or Swim Instructor (Temporary Sr. Aquatics Ambassador), you will be responsible for, but not limited to, maintaining water safety at the City's aquatic facilities by observing swimmers and taking appropriate action as necessary, the operation and maintenance of the swimming pool under the supervision of the designated Supervisor. In addition, Swim Instructors will teach American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim swimming courses.
 
To be considered for Lifeguard you must:
  • Must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment and
  • Possess an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification or equivalent
  • Have physical capability to pass the pre-employment Lifeguard swim test
  • Must pass the Department of Children and Family Services background check upon hire and as requested
  • American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in Adult, Infant and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid is required upon hire.
To be considered for Swim Instructor you must:
  • Meet all the requirements of a Lifeguard and 
  • Possess an American Red Cross certification as a Water Safety Instructor or equivalent 
Notes:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Prior Lifeguard experience is preferred
  • May Create Eligibility List
  • May Fill Multiple Positions
  • May under fill the position
  • May be Required to Complete an Assessment(s)
Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life! 
 
Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams".
 
Job Description

SUMMARY
This is temporary, responsible work maintaining water safety at the City's aquatic facilities by observing swimmers and taking appropriate action as necessary.  Teaches American Red Cross or National Safety Council Learn-to-Swim swimming courses.  Responsible for swimming pool water safety under the supervision of the designated Supervisor.
Positions allocated to this class report to a designated supervisor and works under close supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its swimming course instruction responsibilities of a temporary nature.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*
* This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Maintains alertness at all times while observing patrons in and around the facility.
Enforces all rules, regulations and procedures governing the City of Gainesville's aquatic facilities, including compliance with health, safety and building codes; enforces by informing general public participants.
Rescues swimmers in distress; administers first aid to the injured; administers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), if necessary; calls for emergency assistance, when needed.
Teaches swimming and water safety courses as assigned by the designated Supervisor and completes appropriate records.
Reports all incidents and accidents to the designated Supervisor and completes an accident report.
Monitors activities, special events and programs at pool facilities and assists as needed.  Acts as the City's representative during rentals of pool facilities by outside agencies.
Answers telephone and provides public with pertinent information about facility operations and deals with inquiries or complaints from the public in a diplomatic and respectful manner.
Performs general janitorial and attendant work including, but not limited to set-up before events and activities, clean-up after events and activities, cleaning the pool and deck area, bathroom floors and fixtures, concessions areas, store room and office area daily.  Checks these areas during each break and spot cleans, as necessary.
Responsible for monitoring and for the minor maintenance of equipment, materials and facilities; reports any damaged and unsafe equipment or required maintenance or materials such as cleaning supplies to the designated Supervisor.
Moves and lifts heavy equipment, tables, chairs, and other objects to prepare for and clean up after events and programs.
Collects entrance or equipment rental fees and money for food and beverages from customers; makes correct change and issues receipts.Prevents unauthorized persons from entering the facility.
Checks chemical status of pool several times daily and adds chemicals when needed in absence of the designated Supervisor.
Attends 4 hours of in-service training per month as scheduled by the designated Supervisor.
Informs the designated Supervisor of any problems or changes in regard to the general operation of the facility.
Responsible for the care of the children/adults at the facility they are assigned to.
Attends required in-service trainings as scheduled by the designated Supervisor.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.
 Assists the designated Supervisor in any phase of the pool's operation not outlined above.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May lock and unlock facilities and notify appropriate authorities in event of an emergency.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment and possess an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification. 
Physical capability to pass the pre-employment American Red Cross Lifeguard swim test is required.
Ability to pass Children and Family Services background check upon hire and as requested.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
None.
Certifications
American Red Cross (ARC) Water Safety Instructor is required upon hire.
American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in adult, infant and child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid is required upon hire.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of teaching swimming and water safety.
Intermediate knowledge of the principals and methods of water safety.
Basic knowledge of State Public Swimming Pool codes and related Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
Ability to prevent dangerous situations from arising, to recognize emergencies and to take appropriate action.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
Knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in pool maintenance.
Basic knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in pool maintenance, pool filtration systems (sand) and pool water chemistry.
Ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying ages and abilities, both orally and in writing.
Ability to provide individual and group skilled instruction in varied aquatic activities.
Ability to effectively work with and to secure the confidence and cooperation of participants, the general public, and other employees in aquatic activities.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work requires the ability to climb stairs and ladders to the height of 35 feet.
Work requires the ability to use respiratory protection equipment, including self-contained breathing units.
Must be able to swim down to a depth of 16 feet.
Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential job functions, including the ability to lift, carry, push or pull 50 pounds without assistance.
Specific vision abilities include normal color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision and close vision.
Must conform to grooming and dress codes (uniforms furnished).

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work requires the ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals, including but not limited to: water treatment, gasoline, motor oil, household cleaning and maintenance chemicals.
While performing the duties of this Job, work will require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
May be required to work outside regular business hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. 
Days off are at the discretion of the designated Supervisor.

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