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City of Buena Park - Lifeguard (Spring & Summer Program)

The following information was provided by UCI

SALARY: $15.50 - $18.80 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 01/05/23

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until positions are filled. Apply early! This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible.

Help create a fun, safe atmosphere at the local pool this summer in the community of Buena Park! Be a hero, enjoy the sun, and have fun - all while earning money! The City of Buena Park seeks fun, responsible individuals for lifeguard duties observing swimmers, enforcing rules, guarding life and preventing accidents. Lifeguard Certification Training will be provided!

These positions require the availability to work a flexible schedule that may require nights, holidays, and weekend work assignments.

General Purpose:

Under general supervision, the Lifeguard applies lifesaving and swimming principles and practices; first aid principles and practices; and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a part-time, non–benefited, position. This position provides an opportunity for incumbents with an interest in pursuing a career in municipal government to learn about municipal government functions and gain experience by completing tasks and special assignments related to the program area.

Essential Functions:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  1. Maintains and works safely with materials and equipment involved in the maintenance and operation of swimming pools.

  2. Performs maintenance and cleaning services of pool and other assigned areas

  3. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  4. Maintains accurate records, daily logs, and prepares incident, accident, and operations reports.

  5. Passes initial and follow-up tests of safety and pool procedures as well as successfully complete routine skills testing such as backboard drills and CPR reviews.

  6. Attends and participates in staff trainings and exercise workouts during evening hours or weekends as assigned.

  7. Ensures an excellent guest experience.

  8. Adheres to City and departmental policies and procedures.

  9. Observes and supervises swimmers in the pool areas.

  10. Identifies and prevents unsafe conditions or potential hazards.

  11. Identifies and rescues persons in distress or in danger of drowning; provides emergency care as necessary.

  12. Explains and enforces pool rules, regulations and facility use in order to provide a safe and accident-free pool environment.

  13. Monitors water clarity, inspects pool facilities, and reports unsafe conditions.

  14. Removes and replaces pool covers and lane lines.

  15. Provide customer services and information to guest, report complaints, special requests, safety conditions, security issues and illegal activity.

  16. May assist and/or instruct swim lessons.

  17. Assists with citywide special events and community recreation activities.

Qualifications Guidelines:

Knowledge of: Professional lifesaving standards; methods of organizing, conducting and supervising aquatic programs; swimming pool rules and general care of children.

Ability to: Perform basic arithmetic; plan, organize and conduct aquatic programs to completion; maintain accurate records and prepare reports and communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, participants, and the public; pass a swim test, and demonstrate the ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External