City of University City
  • University City, MO, USA
  • 9.25
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

This is a skilled part-time recreation work involving responsibility for supervising a major phase of the city's swimming pool facilities.  Positions in this class are distinguished from those in related classes by the fact that a Lifeguard is responsible for the safety, supervision, discipline and customer service of all swimming facility patrons; as well as conducting the planned aquatic program and maintenance/operation of a swimming pool facility within the framework of policies and instruction set forth by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division.  Employees use initiative, originality, and specialized knowledge in performing their work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Insure the safety and good health of all swimming facility patrons; Maintain orderly conduct at all times.
  • Promote good relationships with general public and staff; act in a professional, courteous manner.
  • Complete all assigned tasks; instruct at least one (1) swimming session during pool season.
  • Perform daily and routine pool cleaning and maintenance duties; complete any/all assigned area reports.
  • Attend all staff in-service training sessions.
  • Other assigned tasks by supervisor.

 Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good swimming ability.
  • Knowledge of life saving methods; application of first aid.
  • Ability to make quick decisions in an emergency situation
  • Ability to supervise conduct of pool patrons; enforce pool rules.
  • Ability to perform routine pool cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to work a combination of days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to be trained on new techniques and jobs and learn new skills proficiently.

 Equipment Used to Perform Job:

Various hand tools used in the maintenance of swimming pool equipment; telephone, defibrillator.

Physical/Visual Activities and Demands

  • Swimming, sitting, talking, hearing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending
  • Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination required
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches-corrected or uncorrected
  • Occasional moving of items up to 60lbs
  • Able to work inside and outside in all weather conditions

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Be at least 15 years of age, Possess or able to obtain valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.
  • Availability is flexible for various shifts such as early morning, days, evenings and weekends.
  • Training and certification will be provided by City of University City if you work a minimum/average of 20 hours per week at Heman Park Swimming Pool.
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