Recreation Aid (Lifeguard)

  • NAF
  • United States Arizona Tucson 85707 32.155285 -110.86059339999997 United States
  • May 23, 2016

Job Description

DUTIES:  Under the direct supervision of the pool manager/supervisor, monitors swimming areas, maintains order and enforces established rules of safety and behavior.  Instructs cautions and/or expels patrons as appropriate.  Reports problems to manager/supervisor.  Uses a variety of techniques, in case of emergency, such as artificial respiration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.  Notifies emergency medical services (EMS) and/or other appropriate personnel for more serious accidents/injuries. Uses equipment such as first aid kits, rescue tubes, shepherd’s crook and backboards.  Verifies customers are authorized to use facility by checking appropriate identification, collects admission fees, makes change, completes daily cashier reports when necessary.  Cleans assigned areas (e.g., bathrooms, pool/pool decks, locker rooms, showers, outside areas, etc.) according to established schedules and instructions. Performs pool chemistry checks according to established operating instructions and guidelines (e.g., chlorine/bromine, ph, temperature etc.) and documentes/reports findings.  Reports equipment/facility problems to appropriate personnel.  Guides are readily available, specific and require strict adherence and precise attention to detail.  Performs recurring work under the general supervision of the pool manager who assigns duties and performs spot checks on a regular basis.  On new tasks, the employee receives instructions concerning work methods and procedures to be followed.  Participated in required in-service training and maintains currency, capability and certification to perform lifesaving and water rescue, and to administer basic first aid and CPR.  Work is performed indoors and outdoors and involves long periods of exposure to summer sun and chlorinated water.  May be required to work other than normal duty hours which include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.  Performs other related duties as assigned. 
QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have an approved and current nationally recognized certification for the type of activity and skill levels they are instructing, e.g., swimming, aquatic exercise.  Most possess current and valid nationally recognized certification in first aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer w/ AED certifications.  CPR certifications must include adult, child, and infant procedures.  All certifications must remain current during the period of employment.  Limited knowledge, acquired on the job, of swimming facility rules, work procedures, equipment and materials to perform standing and recurring tasks.  Some physical exertion is required in effecting a swimming rescue, must be able to lift and carry 45 pounds and over.  Ability to safeguard and handle cash and some cash register experience is preferred but not necessary.  Must be able to satisfactorily complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).  Position of trust.
BENEFITS: If you are selected for this job as a flexible employee, you will not be eligible for leave, retirement, 401 (K), health and life insurance.  As a Nonappropriated Fund employee you are eligible to use the fitness center, golf course, bowling center, clubs, swimming pools and other facilities.