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City of Commerce City Lifeguard in Commerce City, Colorado

General Purpose

Under the supervision of the Aquatic Coordinator and guidance of aquatic assistants and head guards a lifeguard is responsible for the general safety and conduct of the patrons using the pool and enforcement of the governing policies, rules, and regulations in the pool area.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, weekends, midday, and evening shifts.

  • Provides vigilant surveillance over users of a public swimming pool

  • Enforces all pool rules and regulations

  • Provides rescue assistance as needed

  • Administers emergency care and first aid treatment as necessary

  • Assists in facilitating emergency action procedures for the aquatic and facility areas

  • Demonstrates safe work habits with awareness of co-worker and public safety

  • Checks and cleans all aquatics areas

  • Attends monthly staff trainings and meetings regularly as required

  • Handles various reports and records such as chemical logs, incident reports, etc.

  • Assists other aquatic staff members as needed

  • Conducts classes for various age groups and ability levels including group and private swimming lessons

  • Complies with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Provides exceptional customer service

  • Participates and assists in the implementation of City-wide Special Events, i.e. Halloween, Neighborhood Outreaches, Fourth of July, etc.

  • Exhibits flexibility, creativity, and efficiency in performing work assignments

  • Serves the community with courteous, tactful and respectful actions toward citizens, customers, and co-workers

  • Communicates clearly, honestly, and timely to supervisors and co-workers at all levels

  • Works effectively in a team environment by completing assignments, adapting to changing circumstances, and respecting diversity

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Previous experience preferred but not required. Must possess current certifications in all or a combination of the following: Starfish Aquatic Institute – StarGuard Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED or ability to obtain prior to, or within one month, of hiring.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Manages City tools, equipment, supplies, and resources for the best interest of citizens

  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well

  • Bilingual language skills are a plus but not required

  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Must possess a working knowledge of current lifeguarding techniques and procedures related to rescue of drowning swimmers.

  • Must maintain working knowledge of first aid procedures common in swimming pool operations.

  • Understands and responds to customer needs.

  • Ability to administer first aid and CPR.

  • Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations making proper judgments as to the correct course of action.

  • Perform general lifeguard duties and pool maintenance tasks.

  • Ability to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning regardless of the situation and even if possible drowning victim resists rescue efforts.

  • Ability to work hours scheduled.

  • Enforce safety and health regulations.

  • Ability to work well with culturally diverse people.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.

  • Ability to work well with varied and demanding people.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally.

  • Ability to organize tasks and working environment to maximize efficiency.

  • Ability to focus attention on tasks, which may be routine or repetitive without losing concentration or becoming distracted by external activities.

  • Ability to adapt to interruptions, equipment failures, unusual demands, or changing priorities.

  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities

  • Office equipment: Daily use of telephone, calculator, copier, fax and printer

  • Computer equipment: Daily use of a personal computer, Microsoft Word and Excel, ActiveNet software

  • Other equipment: Digital camera, pumps/motors, first aid supplies, chemical controllers and testing kits, lane lines, high-rate sand filters, safety devices (rescue tubes, backboards, whistles, 2-way radio, shepherds crook, buoys, poles, bag valve masks and oxygen), AED unit

  • Language skills: Reads and interprets documents, instructions, and manuals; in written material, uses proper spelling, grammar and style; presents information and responds to questions individually and in small groups

  • Mathematical skills: Basic mathematical skills to perform moderately complex calculations including percentages, decimals and basic algebra

  • Reasoning ability: Interprets instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format; solves practical problems with little standardization and a variety of concrete variables

  • Physical activities: May need to provide support of partial body weight for program participants needing assistance; physical coordination for demonstration of activities; bending, stooping, squatting, walking standing throughout shift

  • Lifting: Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs and climb ladder

  • Vision and hearing: Ability to read a variety of documents and reports such as budget reports, certifications, complaint/compliment forms, various invoices/packing slips, job lists, refund requests, telephone messages, letters and memoranda; ability to deliver information in a teaching or instruction setting.

  • Exposure to environmental conditions: Works in various recreational settings where exposure to any of the following may be possible:

  • Noise – sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing loss

  • Atmospheric conditions – conditions that affect the skin or respiratory system

  • Potential exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes

  • Potential exposure to hot and humid work environment

  • Potential exposure to infections and contagious disease

Salary: $26,374.40 - $29,411.20 Annually

Location: Commerce City, CO

Job Type: Part-time

Department: Parks, Recreation, & Golf

Job Number: 2020-00082

Agency: City of Commerce City

Address: 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022