CLASS TITLE: Lifeguard
PURPOSE OF THE CLASSIFICATION:
Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.
- Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies.
- Use communication signals to notify lifeguards and call head guard when needing assistance.
- Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
- Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
- Complete records and reports.
- Participate in regular in-service training sessions.
- Maintain a polite, positive attitude when dealing with the public. Use assertive voice when enforcing rules to the public.
- Complete opening and closing tasks including equipment set-up, cleaning restroom facilities, power washing, vacuuming pools, picking up trash and testing chemicals.
- Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
- Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.
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.
The Lifeguard reports directly to the Aquatic Supervisor.
The Lifeguard does not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities.
Training and Experience: Must be at least 16 years of age. No previous experience required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques; an understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures; leadership and public relations and decision making skills; knowledge of First Aid and CPR. Ability to swim and prepare administrative paperwork. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. On a case-by-case basis, 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 required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel; reach with arms and hands. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch. Must be able to perform life saving skills including lifting a person off of the bottom and out of the water (average weight 150 pounds). Vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential. Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class D driver’s license is required. Requires Lifeguard Training Certification, Pro-Rescuer CPR, AED and First Aid Certification.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The employee is exposed to hot, wet and humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in the field. The employee is exposed to pool chemicals that must be handled with extreme caution. Requires ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as scheduled.
STARTING PAY: $9.00/hr.
WORK HOURS: Work schedule varies according to need, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Hours vary, but on average 29 hours or less per week.
WORK LOCATION: City of Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department, Recreation Division, Swim and Fitness Center, 566 North 6th Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO. The employment application can be found on our website: http://www.cityofmuskogee.com. Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” & click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets). The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102. Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail: City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK 74402-1927; by fax: 918-684-6223; or by email: email@example.com. If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: There is no deadline for applications for this position – it will be open until filled.
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled