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Category: Recreation / Music Pier
Department: Community Services
Location: Aquatic and Fitness Center
Days of Operation: to be determined
Work Days: XXX
Hours of Operation: XXX
Season Length: XXX
Shift: XXX
Protects life and provides for the safety and welfare of persons in the pool area of the Aquatic & fitness Center; instructs individuals and groups on water safety techniques necessary for safe swimming and other water recreational activities. Works under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor Swimming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains order and discipline at pool; observes that safety is maintained; rescues swimmers when necessary; applies resuscitation techniques; administers first aid; works with groups and individuals, instructing them in the skills necessary for safe aquatics recreation; maintains records of group and individual swimming progress; offers and renders advice and assistance whenever requested; instructs groups and individuals in swimming techniques, evaluating abilities of students to determine instruction procedures; supervises swimming meets; makes bromine and PH tests and records results.

Knowledge of: water rescue methods and principles, practices, and techniques of instructing groups and individuals in proper water safety techniques; modern first aid procedures and techniques; the proper methods and procedures for handling life saving and first aid equipment and apparatus.

Ability to: read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position; render first aid to distressed persons; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public; excercise tact and judgment in maintaining order and discipline and in enforcing pool regulations; swim with ability and skill; remain calm and take decisive action in difficult situations; note and report hazardous conditions; give instructions in the proper techniques of water safety and swimming to individuals and groups of varying ability.

Special Requirements:
License: Possession of a current and valid water safety instruction certificate issued by the American Red Cross AND Lifeguard certificate issued by the Red Cross

Tools and Equipment Used:
Floatation devises, swimming aides such as kick boards and pool buoys, pool vacuum.

Physical Demands:
Position requires employee to: continuously sit; frequently talk or hear; and occasionally swim and rescue bathers, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, reach with hands and arms, and smell, and lift up to 50 lbs. Special vision requirements: Close, distance, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to perform swimming and rescue skills.

Work Environment:
Position requires employee to: continuously work in wet, humid conditions; and occasionally work with various pool chemicals.

The work physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. An employee must meet the physical demands to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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