904-001 - HEAD LIFEGUARD (TPT)
|Class Title: HEAD LIFEGUARD|
Pay: starting at $17 an hour
Department: Parks & Recreation
This is supervisory recreation work regarding the City of Allentown aquatics program.
To ensure the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to all emergencies; prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring at the aquatic facility.
Assist in the supervision and training of the lifeguard team and cashiers; conducting facility safety checks; and communicating staff and equipment needs to Aquatics Program Coordinator.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
Head Lifeguards work under the direct supervision of the Pool Manager and/or Aquatics Program Coordinator; Recreation Program Specialist(s) and Director of Parks and Recreation.
Responsible for direct supervision of Lifeguards and cashiers in the absence of Pool Manager
" Maintain current, valid certification in or the ability to pass all of the following:
o American Red Cross Lifeguarding
o American Red Cross First Aid
o American Red CPR&AED for the Professional Rescuer
(certification program(s) offered by the City of Allentown Parks and Recreation)
o Additional certifications required by local or state laws
" Successful completion of pre-employment lifeguard knowledge and skills check
" Successful completion of background checks: current Act 34, 151, and 114 FBI clearances
" Successful completion of pre-employment drug screening
" American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, preferred
" American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, preferred
Education and Experience:
" 18 years of age or older, preferred
" High School graduate or equivalent
" Two (2) seasons of paid lifeguard experience or previous lifeguard supervisory experience
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
" Demonstrate safety driven and responsible decision-making regarding daily operations of aquatics facilities.
" Orients new lifeguards to job duties and responsibilities. Ensures that all lifeguards are current on their training and certifications.
" Ability to identify problems and problem solve with team members to create effective solutions as needed.
" Assist in maintaining aquatic staff work schedules 2 weeks in advance. Schedule must include a supervisor to be on-site during all operating hours.
" Assist to organize effective and efficient lifeguard rotations and/or lifeguard stations utilizing Ask Drills, Zone Test Drills, LIVE Recognition Drills, Lifeguard Station Response Time Testing, and Multiple Rescuer Response Drills.
" Performs all responsibilities of Pool Manager/Lifeguard/Cashier when necessary and appropriate.
" Assist to maintain accurate records for all aspects of facility management including, but not limited to: scheduling, time sheets, water quality logs, first aid logs, incident/accident reports, bottom check logs, facility safety checks, facility cleanliness, manifest reports, supply and inventory logs.
" Assist with all facility program planning and operations; including special events.
" Clear the pool and facility in the event of inclement weather or a severe aquatics emergency.
" Communicate with management and/or of pool maintenance needs including cleaning, chemical adjustments and repairs.
" Responsible to conduct all daily opening and closing procedures; assign task(s) to staff as needed and appropriate.
" Report all needed supplies to APC and coordinate requisition of supplies in a timely manner.
" Attendance at the facility, on-site, is an essential and required function of this position.
" Provide quality customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments.
" Performs related work as required, specifically, for the successful operation of assigned aquatic facility.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED, to include, but not limited to:
" Safety/Rescue Equipment: Rescue Tubes, Hip Packs, Whistles, Spinal/ Extrication Backboards, Life Vests
" First Aid Supplies: Resuscitation Masks, Bag-Valve Masks, Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
" Pool Maintenance Equipment: Skimmers, Extension Poles, Pool Vacuum, Water Quality Test Kits
" Filter Room, as needed: Chlorinator, Hair Catcher, Filtration System, Slides/Special Features
" Lifeguard Stands
" Programming Supplies and Equipment
" General Office Supplies
" General Cleaning Supplies and Equipment
" Cash Register(s)
" Digital Camera/Memory Card
" Concessions Stand Equipment, as required, specific to facility.
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 or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and pool mechanical systems. The employee occasionally is exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment varies. Weather conditions in the work environment varies. The employee may be exposed to stressful situations as a result of human behavior.
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