City of Fort Wayne

Lifeguard

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Working under the direction of the Aquatic Center Manager, incumbent creates and maintains a safe public swimming and general pool environment. Provides instructions in aquatic programs, including learn to swim, to the community.
Job Code: 2019044
Posted On: Monday, 14th January 2019
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: Varies
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $9.75 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Aquatic Center Manager, incumbent creates and maintains a safe public swimming and general pool environment.  Provides instructions in aquatic programs, including learn to swim, to the community. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Guards pool an enforces the rules;
  • Answers the telephone;

  • Performs light cleaning of bathhouse and deck;

  • Administers first aid as needed;

  • Handles discipline as needed;

  • Teaches swim lessons;

  • Assists with daily reports as needed;

  • Monitors/Adds pool chemicals;

  • Vacuums pool.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other duties as assigned by Aquatic Center Manager.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.   

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises from four to nine employees.  Supervision is routine in nature.

QUALIFICATIONS 

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum of two years of High School Education.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

  • Must possess simple record keeping skills;
  • Ability to use pool vacuum, pool chlorinator, safety equipment, pool fillers and pool chemical mixer;

  • Ability to perform moderately complex, relatively standardized tasks, processes or operations;

  • Ability to apply routine practices, rules, regulations procedures or techniques that are relevant to assigned tasks;

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using money, weights and measures, volume and distance. 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Required for Continued Employment

  • Valid Indiana Driver's License if a City vehicle is used
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association within two weeks of employment (provided by the City’s Risk Management Department).

  • Lifeguarding

  • Water Safety Instructor Preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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 regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

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 is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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