Senior Lifeguard (PT Seasonal, 19 Hours/wk)
Company: Government jobs
Posted on: January 26, 2023
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
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Recreation Coordinator or designee.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Aquatic lifesaving methods and procedures.
- First aid and resuscitation measures, as well as emergency
- 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.
- 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
- Follow oral and written instructions.
- Oversee, review, and prepare reports related to facility
- Perform swimming strokes according to American Red Cross
- 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
- Operate office equipment including computers and supporting
word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
- 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
- Possession of a current Lifeguard Training certificate.
- Possession of a Water Safety Instructor certificate prior to
- Possession of a Title 22 First Aid certificate as stated by
- Must be at least sixteen years of age. Additional
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
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.
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
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support directly at 855-524-5627.
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 HR@ci.hercules.ca.us.
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.
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