Openings >> Lifeguard
Job Type:Part Time
Work Shift:N/A

Position Starts Mid-May
(Part Time-Foundation)

A. Mission and Scope

The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety of all in-water activities for all Space Camp® and Aviation Challenge® programs, and all additional programs that participate in lake activities; perform daily tasks required for the upkeep and maintenance of the lake facility and related equipment; and ensure that all lifesaving equipment is present and operational for all water activities.

Lifeguards will be required to pass both a written and skills test demonstrating the physical and technical skills necessary to carry out emergency procedures prior to hire.

This position reports to the Water Facilities Manger.

B. Qualifications

Education: High school, G.E.D required. 1 year of formal education beyond high school preferred. Be able to pass American Red Cross CPR and Lifeguard certification course within 30 days of hire.  Will train successful candidate.

Experience: Previous lifeguard experience preferred.

C. Physical Requirements of the Position

This position has the following special requirements:

  1. Walking, climbing to access equipment.
  2. Carrying, lifting supplies, items up to 40 lbs. waist high.
  3. Bending, kneeling, reaching to maintain equipment
  4. Sight, wrist movements, feeling to perform lifesaving duties
  5. Talking, hearing to communicate with employees and guests.
  6. Ability to work in an outdoor environment in hot summer temperatures (should not exceed 105 F heat index)

This position involves working extensively outdoors around small children.

D.  General Requirements

  1. Willingness to be open to learning and growing
  2. Interpersonal skills to work as an integral part of a team
  3. Appropriate interpersonal/personal boundaries
  4. Maturity of judgment and behavior
  5. Accepts full responsibility of their actions and how these may affect others

E.  Professional Standards

  1. Understands and follows all policies & procedures
  2. Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance, presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty & ethics are essential
  3. Ensures that excellent customer service is maintained with each customer
  4. Maintains a positive attitude toward the position, the company and co-workers 
  5. Appreciates that promptness and attendance at work is apart of sustaining a professional relationship with the company

F.  Teamwork Standards

  1. Takes an interest and initiative in the development of the Department’s team
  2. Maintains pleasant and professional relationship with co-workers & assists as needed
  3. Remains positive about the team and facilitates an optimistic approach to resolution of issues
  4. Maintains productive, effective and professional relationships with all departments

G.   Position Duties

  1. Prevent accidents and injuries through knowledge of life guarding and water safety skills. Lifeguards must be able to respond to emergency situations by means of visual and audio surveillance. Lifeguards must be able to stand for long periods of time and allow nothing to distract them from continual concentration and attention to duties.
  2. Lifeguards must be able to identify emergency situations both visually and audibly, and then respond appropriately.
  3. Respond accordingly to emergency situations in which assistance or first aid is required within the scope of certified training and USSRC policies and procedures.
  4. Report and record accurate information as required with regard to accidents, incidents, discipline, attendance, maintenance and time on duty.
  5. Report ready for work 5-10 minutes prior to assigned shift.  Survey swimming facility and check staff information in the office.  While on duty, lifeguard must be in established uniform.
  6. Be responsible for the general condition of the facility.  Keep all clutter picked up and lifesaving/first aid equipment in readiness condition.  Submit a verbal or written report on any condition which warrants the attention of the Water Training Facilities Assistant Manager.
  7. Promptly enforce all USSRC pool rules and policies that apply to all situations in a courteous and tactful manner.  Utilize discipline procedures which are reasonable and appropriate as stated in the procedure manual.
  8. Reflect a positive image of the USSRC to the swimmers.
  9. Actively participate in in-service trainings and staff meetings.  Keep all job related certifications current for employment.
  10. Perform light to moderate maintenance concerning the pool and surrounding areas when needed.  These duties will be performed when there is another guard on duty to monitor the pool, as user numbers allow, or when there is no one in the pool.
  11. Accept and perform all other responsibilities necessary for the good of the organization.

The above duties reflect the general responsibilities necessary to describe the principal work functions of the job, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be in the position.

Employee is responsible for working in a safe manner and keeping his/her workplace safe.

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