City of Haines City
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 10.00 to 14.0838
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

*Position open until filled

POSITION FUNCTION:

Under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, performs duties necessary to maintain the safety of pool patrons in and around pool and pool areas through supervising pool staff, communicating and enforcing all pool regulations and safety compliance measures, and responding to pool related and lifesaving emergencies. Responsible for spotting hazards, preventing accidents, and conducting daily patron incident, count and daily receipts reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Performs duties necessary to maintain the safety of pool patrons in and around pool and pool areas through supervising pool staff, and communicating and enforcing all pool regulations and safety compliance measures. Responsible for spotting hazards, preventing accidents, and conducting daily patron incident, count and daily receipts reports.
  2. Responsible for supervising all lifeguard staff, and ensuring the appropriate use and upkeep of all safety related equipment, such as rescue tubes, backboards, signs and other equipment and tools. Responsible for responding to rescue emergencies and first aid incidents, teach swimming lessons, and in service training.
  3. Performs daily "checks" to ensure the pool and pool areas are being properly maintained, to include requesting needed repairs and/or maintenance, chemical testing of the water, and reporting any hazardous conditions requiring maintenance staff's attention. Duties include, but are not limited, trash and debris removal, and cleaning restroom and/or locker room, rest and picnic areas.
  4. Performs additional duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through two (2) years lifeguard experience, and Lifeguard, First Aid, WSI and CPR Certifications are required.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to perform drowning rescues, carry and place victims on backboards, and administer first and CPR.
  • Ability to react quickly in a calm and professional manner during emergency and/or lifesaving situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, campers, parents and/or guardians, businesses and the general public is essential.
  • Ability to implement and oversee activities and events.
  • Ability to perform basic math.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Knowledge of lifesaving methods and procedures, including first aid and standard resuscitation measures.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing conduct of the public at pools.
  • Knowledge of swimming pool sanitations and chlorination systems.
  • Skilled in the application of lifesaving techniques.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a Valid Florida Class E driver license.
  • Must pass applicable pre-employment testing, and background and credit checks.
  • Must be able to pass the State required background check for persons working with children.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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