Lifeguard

Department: Parks and Recreation
Division: Community Center
Hourly Rate: $10.85 – $16.28

Summary

Under the direction of Lead Lifeguard, maintain the water quality, cleanliness and maximum water safety at the City pools and insure that the people using the pool are following safety rules and regulations.

Essential functions

  • Clean pool and pool ground areas as required.
  • Regulate water activities.
  • Perform rescues of swimmers in trouble, supply C.P.R. and emergency first aid until assistance arrives.
  • Provide support for programs and events.
  • Provides swimming instruction and leads aquatic programs.
  • Operates automates program and facility registration software; register customers for programs and rentals, collects fees, runs reports, and maintains user records and verifies data input.
  • Assist with operation and oversight of concessions area.
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Please note: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with the public.
  • Will be required to work weekends and evening hours.
  • Knowledge of accepted life saving techniques.
  • Knowledge of water chemistry and pool maintenance.
  • Proficient in swimming.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

    Preferred

  • Water Safety Instructor Certificate.
  • AA Degree or some college.

Certifications and Training

  • Possess Advanced Life Saving, CPR, and First Aid Certificates.
  • All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Requirements

Environmental

Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical

This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires swimming, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.

Sensory

Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Tasks require color, depth, odor, sound, texture and visual perception and discrimination and oral communication ability.