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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
2/13/2018
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Lifeguard
Town of Snowmass Village | Snowmass Village, Colorado
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Job Description

General Description
This position will perform a variety of pool-side and water safety duties as needed to assure safe use of pool facilities. Monitors water activities to assure safety and prevent accident or injury to patrons. Enforces pool and Recreation Center rules and regulations.

Examples of Duties
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Performs as a lifeguard; observes patron activities; enforces rules; disciplines or ejects patrons for rule infractions; monitors patrons to prevent theft or facility abuse.
  2. Performs first aide as needed to assist individuals suffering injuries; performs water rescues as needed to prevent mishaps and drowning.
  3. Maintains constant alertness and awareness of patron activities to minimized exposure or threat of incident or accident.
  4. Performs scheduled upkeep and maintenance of facility; cleans decks, walls, windows, pool equipment, locker rooms, etc.
  5. Participates in the maintenance of daily records relating to accidents, rescues, water temperature and chemical testing procedures; reports unsafe conditions to the Aquatics Manager or supervisor.
  6. Assist in conducting water quality checks; periodically draws water samples for testing safe water quality levels and reports any unsafe or questionable readings.


Other Job Functions:

  1. Inspect program equipment and facilities and prepare appropriate recommendations. Serve as site manager and coordinate schedules for programmed use at Recreation Center and athletic facilities.
  2. Effectively communicate and exchange information with the public, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
  3. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. 
  4. Establish and maintain cooperative, effective, and productive working relationships using tact, patience and courtesy. Effectively plan and organize work and complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of aquatics facilities; water safety practices, rules and guidelines; first aide, CPR; swimming instruction techniques.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced swimming skills; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, the public, ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Qualifications

  • Sufficient education and training to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties; specialized training and certification (American Red Cross) as a Lifeguard, first aid, AED, and CPR.
  • Six (6) months general experience related to safe swimming, aquatics program participation or related background;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements 
Work is primarily performed in outdoor pool. This position must be able to communicate effectively with guests, co-workers, and other agencies. Physical ability to perform essential functions of the job including handling program equipment and supplies as well as actively participating in recreational activities is required. Position may require long periods of standing or sitting, working outdoors in a variety of environmental conditions. Lifting: 50 pounds frequently, 100 pounds occasionally with the ability to use American Red Cross standard rescue techniques to extract a victim of 300 lbs. or greater, and/or multiple victims.

Questions
Please contact Brian Passenti, Aquatics Manager at 970-922-2240.


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