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Senior Lifeguard (PT Seasonal, 19 Hours/wk)

Company: Government jobs
Location: Hercules
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Under direction, supervises the operations of the Hercules Swim Center facility during assigned work shifts; ensures implementation of all policies and procedures related to management and operation of the facility and programs; and performs related duties as assigned.


Receives direction from the Recreation Coordinator or designee.

Essential Functions

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists with recruiting, trainings, meetings, attendance, scheduling, supervising, disciplining, and evaluating part-time staff and volunteers.
  • Supervises the conduct and behavior of patrons.
  • Supervises and assigns staff during assigned work shifts.
  • Ensures enforcement of department safety regulations and operational policies.
  • Evaluates emergency situations and acts decisively and effectively to resolve situations.
  • Assists with maintenance, daily chemical balance records, accident/incident reports, operational logs and other related items.
  • Assists in organizing, supervising, and evaluating swim instructional classes and specialty aquatic programs.
  • Assists in purchasing aquatic equipment and supplies by making recommendations and suggestions.
  • Assists in presenting and promoting special events associated with the aquatics program.
  • Conducts pH and chlorine tests; records results in logs.
  • Serves as a swim instructor and lifeguard as needed.
  • Represents and interprets facility operations, schedules, policies, and regulations to the public.
  • Attends all necessary conferences, trainings and informational meetings.
  • Maintains good public relations by working cooperatively with the public and employees.
  • Ensures equipment is stocked and ready for use.
  • Performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
    • The use and care of lifesaving equipment and basic tools used at a public swimming facility.
    • The pool facility operations including scheduling, cash management, maintenance, hazard identification, and program development.
    • Aquatic lifesaving methods and procedures.
    • First aid and resuscitation measures, as well as emergency services options.
    • Standard safety rules and regulations related to public aquatic activities, operations and maintenance of a pool facility.
    • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
      Ability to
      • Demonstrate leadership capabilities.
      • Engage in physical activity including swimming 300 yards continuously, retrieving 10 pound diving bricks from a depth of 13 feet, and treading water for two minutes without the use of hands.
      • Follow oral and written instructions.
      • Oversee, review, and prepare reports related to facility operations.
      • Perform swimming strokes according to American Red Cross standards.
      • Demonstrate lifesaving and emergency first aid skills.
      • Work cooperatively with the public and employees in an enthusiastic and constructive manner.
      • Supervise lifeguards and swim instructors.
      • Explain and interpret safety regulations and operational policies clearly to the public.
      • Learn to manage and/or add chemicals.
      • Read gauges and chemical tests.
      • Assist and resolve issues in the absence of supervision.
      • Firmly but tactfully enforce rules and regulations.
      • React quickly and calmly in emergencies; rescue swimmers in distress.
      • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
      • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
      • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
        EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION/TRAINING GUIDELINES - Any combination of experience and education/training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


        One year of experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor at an organized aquatic facility assisting with pool management. Some supervisory experience is desirable.


        Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade or currently enrolled in an educational institute working towards a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Some college level course work or specialized training in a related field is desirable.

        Certificates / Licenses / Special Requirements
        • Possession of a current standard First Aid certificate.
        • Possession of a current Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer certificate.
        • Possession of a current Lifeguard Training certificate.
        • Possession of a Water Safety Instructor certificate prior to providing instruction.
        • Possession of a Title 22 First Aid certificate as stated by state law.
        • Must be at least sixteen years of age. Additional Information


          Environmental Conditions:

          Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and office environment; exposure to computer screens and noise; exposure to heavy public contact; exposure to slippery and/or uneven surfaces; work with or in water.

          Physical Conditions:

          Essential and marginal functions require the ability to walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time in an indoor and outdoor environment; bodily movement sufficient to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, climb, swim, dive, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, push and pull; hearing and speaking ability sufficient to communicate in person, by telephone and radio, and to speak loudly in a noisy setting; visual ability sufficient to clearly distinguish objects and persons at a distance and to identify signs of swimmer distress; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity sufficient to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, write and operate office machines and equipment; operate various assigned equipment, tools and testers; competency to write, spell and relay accurate information on incident and accident reports; perform lifting and carrying of persons and/or items of moderate to heavy amounts of weight, and work outdoors in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

          Selection Process

          Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department for minimum qualifications. Qualifying applicants may be contacted by the Department to interview. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.

          If you have problems creating a user account or submitting your online application, please contact applicant support directly at 855-524-5627.

          Reasonable Accommodations

          The City of Hercules is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Human Resources by phone at (510) 799-8200 or email at

          Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

          The City of Hercules is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Hercules to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors.

          Non-union/non-benefited position.

Keywords: Government jobs, San Francisco , Senior Lifeguard (PT Seasonal, 19 Hours/wk), Other , Hercules, California

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