Head Lifeguard - #291808

City of Wheat Ridge


Date: 06/11/2021 12:01 PM

City: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Salary: $15 - $17 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Description
Responsible for overall safety and health of guests in aquatic area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:

In the absence of a Pool Manager: responsible for staffing aquatic area with appropriate amount of Lifeguards and the overall supervision of aquatics area; assign guards as conditions warrant; insure cleaning and maintenance of aquatic areas are performed, assist as needed; test and make adjustments to water chemistry to meet health codes; may act as problem solver between students/instructor or guard/patrons.

Provide excellence in customer service. Deal with customer concerns/problems in a friendly and professional manner; report any customer and/or staff problems to the Pool Manager. Cooperate with user groups for pool space and time.

Enforce all City policies, pool rules, and regulations involving the operation of the pool. Assist in staff training and development. Responsible for setting a good example for all aquatic employees in conduct, dress and manners.

Conduct routine safety checks of equipment and staff; assist in the assurance of accurate, complete and timely filing of all paperwork, i.e., incident reports, water chemical reports, attendance records, maintenance cleaning and current inventory of pool supplies, etc; assist in staff audits.

Continuously scan pools for patrons in distress, enforce all rules and policies; perform rescues and administer First Aid according to standards; respond quickly to emergencies; make decisions on incidents and actions as required. Assist in maintenance/opening/closing of seasonal facilities. Perform related work as required and assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Acts as "Lead" worker, giving oversight to assigned staff.

Work is performed in accordance with established procedures and well-defined standard practices requiring some authority to select which methods are applicable in any given situation. Finished work is reviewed for accuracy, quality and completeness. Matters not specifically covered in operating instructions are reviewed with the supervisor.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge – CPR,and First Aid; knowledge of departmental rules concerning the area in which assigned; and of Lifeguard philosophies, policies and procedures; teaching methods and techniques.

Skills – Public relations skills; demonstrated skill in operation of equipment necessary to perform functions of the job.

Abilities - Prevent accidents; remain calm in emergency situations; work with little or no supervision; analyze and correct facility safety hazards; learn and adhere to the facility emergency procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships; plan, organize, instruct and supervise the assigned program as needed; meet criteria as described in Working conditions/Physical and Mental Effort section of this document.

EVIDENCE OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Training - Certified Lifeguard (from certifying agencies such as Star Guard Elite, Ellis & Associates, or American Red Cross)
Experience – Two (2) years previous aquatics experience
or
any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be 18 or older.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $16.68 per hour

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