Lifeguard Series (Lifeguard I, Lifeguard II, & Lifeguard III)
All qualified applicants must attend a mandatory swim test and an interview. Test dates to be determined by staffing needs. Applications received after all positions have been filled will be considered in the case of a vacancy or program needs.
Classifications in this occupational series perform work involving the protection of life, including the enforcement of safety rules and regulations, at a community swimming pool and/or wading pool.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Maintains the safety of the public by monitoring the activities of swimmers in and around a public swimming pool.
Rescues swimmers in distress and applies appropriate lifesaving techniques and first aid as needed.
Enforces pool regulations and safety rules to prevent accidents.
Explains rules and regulations to patrons.
Helps to ensure that first aid equipment is ready for use.
Inspects and maintains lifesaving equipment and apparatus.
Participates in cleaning the pool and related facilities and equipment.
Performs pool maintenance tasks such as testing and treating the water's chlorine and pH levels and adding chemicals to bring the level up to state and local health department standards.
Keeps a daily log of rescues and other emergencies, and prepares written reports of those activities.
Processes, collects and accounts for swimming pool enrollments and fees.
May assist in teaching swimming techniques and other pool programs or activities.
May drive on City business depending on the needs of the position.
Ensures Department services are provided with the highest customer service and ethical standards.
Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Cash handling procedures and basic accounting practices.
Principles and practices of water safety, rescue methods, lifesaving techniques, and first aid as applied to accidents in the water and surrounding pool areas.
Knowledge of and skill in:
Exceptional customer service practices.
Making independent judgments and decisions based on standard policy and procedure.
Apply lifesaving techniques and first aid.
Collect money, make change correctly, and balance daily receipts.
Complete and maintain accurate records and reports.
Effectively enforce water safety rules.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school district personnel, coworkers, and the public and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Exercise sound judgment in a variety of situations.
Foster a teamwork environment.
Interact effectively with a wide variety of people of differing personalities and temperaments.
Lift victim from water with assistance (approximately 30 to 200 pounds).
Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct.
Present a courteous, professional public image.
Prevent dangerous situations from arising, to recognize emergencies, and to take appropriate action.
Read, write, communicate effectively, and comprehend directions in English.
Swim with proficiency and endurance and meet City-established standards of swimming competency.
Teach swimming lessons to children and adults.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Withstand exposure to sun and water for up to 8 hours a day.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Maintain a flexible work schedule.
Work overtime as requested.
Travel to multiple work locations.
See position information for specific experience requirement in each level, if any.
See position information for specific education requirement in each level, if any.
American Red Cross First Aid certificate, or approved equivalent, at the time of appointment.
American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) for the Professional Rescuer certificate, or approved equivalent, at the time of appointment.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate, or approved equivalent, at the time of appointment.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certificate is highly desirable.
All required licenses listed in this document must be kept current by the incumbent through participation in the City's training programs. The incumbent will be required to pass the Lifeguard Training Review Course during pre-service training and pay the American Red Cross certification fee (currently $35.00) prior to being placed on the official staff schedule. In addition, upon hire, incumbents will be required to attend and pass weekly in-service trainings throughout the summer to continue employment with the City.
Wage Range: $14.25 - $15.86 per hour
Distinguishing Characteristics: Under general supervision, this entry-level classification performs lifeguard and pool deck responsibilities.
Additional Essential Functions: May teach swim lessons or coach swim/water polo teams with guidance.
Additional Minimum Requirements: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certificate is highly desirable.
Wage Range: $16.26 - $18.09 per hour
Distinguishing Characteristics: Under general supervision, this classification performs lifeguard and pool deck responsibilities, as well as teaching swim lessons and/or coaching swim/water polo teams.
Additional Essential Functions: Trains Lifeguard I's with swim lesson instruction. Teaches swim lessons or coaches swim/water polo teams. May assist with keeping record of monies received as well as other supervisory responsibilities, including but not limited to staff training. May assume lead staff responsibilities for specialized aquatics programs such as swim and water polo teams.
Additional Minimum Requirements: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certificate at the time of appointment.
Additional Experience: One month as a Pool Lifeguard is desirable.
Wage Range: $18.55 - $20.64 per hour
Distinguishing Characteristics: This advanced journey-level classification is responsible for maintaining the facility and its supplies, including making sure that any first aid kits and related equipment are adequately stocked and ready for use.
Additional Essential Functions: Acts as a lead worker of Lifeguards I and II. Trains Lifeguards I and II with swim lesson instruction. Keeps records of monies received. Provides Assistant and Pool Managers with input regarding employee job performance evaluations. May be assigned to teach swim lessons or coach swim/water polo teams with guidance, assist with supervisory responsibilities, including but not limited to staff training, and/or supervise the facility in the absence of the Pool Manager and/or Assistant Pool Manager. May assume lead staff responsibilities for specialized aquatics programs such as swim and water polo teams.
Additional Minimum Requirements: Ability to provide clear work instructions. Valid Class C California driver's license.American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certificate at the time of appointment.
Additional Experience: A minimum of three months as a Pool Lifeguard, a substantial portion of which must include Swim Instructor experience.
Additional Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate.
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.
All applicants must complete the supplemental questions in order to be considered for this position. The examination will consist of an evaluation, a performance, and an oral, with the evaluation as a qualifying step, and the performance and oral as pass/fail. All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the oral examination. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate's education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate's education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including Livescan fingerprinting. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.
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