904-001 - HEAD LIFEGUARD (TPT)
|THIS IS A SEASONAL POSITION|
Class Title: HEAD LIFEGUARD
Pay: $15.00 -$17.00 per hour
Department: Parks & Recreation
This is supervisory recreation work in regards to the aquatics program for the City of Allentown.
Head Lifeguards work under the supervision of the Community Aquatics Manager and Pool Manager.
May exercise supervision over Lifeguards and Cashiers (Pools).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist in making responsible decisions on all aspects of aquatics operation.
2. Assist in identifying problems and act responsibly to make a decision.
3. Supervise cashier (Pools) and Lifeguard personnel alongside the pool manager.
4. Act as a lifeguard; must take on all lifeguard responsibilities in addition to duties listed here.
5. Act as a cashier if needed. You must be aware of all functions of the facilities' cash register.
6. Complete daily revenue reports in the absence of the Pool Manager.
7. Supervise all daily opening and closing procedures to ensure their proper completion by assigned staff
8. Check and replenish first aid equipment, manifest supplies, and cleaning supplies daily.
9. Document and post minutes of staff meetings while acting as a spokesperson for the lifeguards and cashiers at meetings.
10. Supervise lifeguard rotation.
11. Assist in supervising pool maintenance and water quality tests during operating hours.
12. Conduct a weekly practice of the facilities emergency action plan with all staff members.
13. Conduct weekly practices of lifeguarding skills with all lifeguards including supervising required lap swimming (900 yards per week- 3 x 300 yard swims) for all lifeguards.
14. Learn how to use all equipment and complete all paperwork.
15. Make sure all equipment is out on the pool deck is operational prior to opening.
16. Act as liaison between Lifeguards, Cashiers and Pool Manager.
17. Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.
18. Performs related work as may be required.
19. Provide quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments.
Education and Experience:
A. Education equivalent to completion of a standard high school diploma.
B. Three seasons of lifeguard experience at a community or municipal pool.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A. Knowledge of water rescue methods and techniques.
B. Knowledge of swimming strokes and aquatic techniques.
C. Knowledge of first aid /CPR/ AED principles and procedures.
D. Skill in swimming, lifeguarding, first aid / CPR / AED.
E. Ability to pass swimming test as required.
F. Must have current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED/Lifeguarding certifications
G. American Red
H. Ability to supervise the work of subordinate lifeguards and other pool personnel.
I. Ability to exercise tact and judgment in maintaining order and discipline, and in enforcing pool regulations.
J. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, participants and the public.
K. Ability to swim a minimum of 900 yards per week (3, 300 yard swims).
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
" Rescue Tubes
" First Aid Supplies
" General Office Supplies
" Pool Vacuum
" Hair catcher
" Lifeguard Stands
" Water Testing Kit/Supplies
" Programming Supplies/Equipment
" Spray Features
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Employee is required to demonstrate all applicable swimming, CPR/First Aid/AED and Lifeguarding rescue skills.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment varies.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.