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Lifeguard - Seasonal

at City of Lakeland Civil Service

Pay: $12.25 to $19.00/hour
Salary : $12.25 - $19.00 Hourly
Posted: 7/25/2020
Job Status: Full Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2772682
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Job Title:Lifeguard - Seasonal
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$12.25 - $19.00 Hourly
Job Type:Full Time Temporary
Location: City of Lakeland, Employment Services, 500 N. Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
Department:P & R 09
 
To assist in the complete operation and maintenance of the City of Lakeland aquatics facilities.  Keeping the environment healthy and sage for public use.  Life guarding and teaching swimming lessons to the public pool users.  Assisting the Aquatics Supervisory Staff with any other work related tasks.
This is a temporary position.

Applicants must possess an American Red Cross Lifeguarding (CPR/First Aid/AED) certification.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Serves as a Lifeguard and Public Safety promoter.
  • Performs Professional Rescuer duties as needed; including, CPR, first aid and advanced rescues.
  • Maintains the health and safety of all users of the facilities and all employees.
  • Assists in supervising the polite enforcement of rules, regulations and policies to all guests, groups and organizations.
  • Teaches swim lessons of all levels to registered participants.
  • Reports to work to assist at all special events, programs, and holiday open hours.
  • Ensures the proper pool maintenance is completed and assists in maintaining cleanliness of sites.
  • Reports all needed repairs, and troubleshooting for the aquatic facilities, pumps, equipment and hardware to a supervisor.
  • Completes and turns in all statistical record keeping regarding lessons, lifeguard duties, and maintenance procedures.
  • Maintains security of the control area and all revenue including cash register, counters and key usage if needed.
  • Collects all fees within the Aquatics Operation at perspective sites if needed.
  • Must be available throughout entire summer with an open availability.
  • Possess a visible maturity and responsibility level to function professionally in an emergency situation.
  • May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department. 
  • Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Must be prompt and regular in attendance on the jobsite.
  • Assists in the delivery and life guarding of programs and special events offered to guests.
  • Assists in public relations including but not limited to excellence in phone answering, customer service, taking messages and brochure information distribution.
  • Performs related work as required.

 QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Must possess an American Red Cross Lifeguarding (CPR/First Aid/AED) certification.
  • Customer Service experience preferred.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must maintain a valid telephone number.
  • Must pass pre-employment swim test and personal interview.
  • Must be available to attend all In-Service training.
  • Must possess transportation for multi-work site schedule.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Thorough knowledge and application of life guarding, surveillance, and rescue techniques.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Skills in office related tasks such as, accurate record keeping, documentation, concise letter writing skills, statistical tracking, informational log entries, organizational skills, and basic computer systems skills.
  • Ability to instruct and evaluate program participants in the accomplishments of curriculum.
  • Skill in office related tasks such as, accurate record keeping, documentation, statistical tracking, informational log entries, organizational skills, and basic computer systems skills. 
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Requires partially sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and exerting up to 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis.
  • The job risks exposure to bright/dim light, chemicals, blood borne pathogen, and environmental hazards.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination).  Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone.  Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders.  Test times and locations to be announced.
The City of Lakeland is a drug free workplace.  This position is considered a mandatory testing position, which is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.  All City of Lakeland positions are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing. As a condition of employment, you will be required to pass the pre-employment drug test in accordance with Florida Statute 440.102.

THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE