City of Commerce City Lifeguard in Commerce City, Colorado
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
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