RECREATION LIFEGUARD I
STARTING PAY RATE: $17.35
An employee in this class m aintains surveillance and enforces pool regulations to ensure and secure the safety of pool patrons administers First Aid and CPR as needed. Responsible for lifeguarding at municipal pool, which may include organizing and conducting recreational activities and assisting in site supervision.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
- Monitors activities in and near the water through patron surveillance
- Enforces facility safety rules and regulations and educates patrons
- Recognizes and provides quick response to any and all emergencies including rescue, First Aid and CPR
- Provide swimming instructions to adults and children
- Cleans and performs maintenance of pool equipment, pool deck, swimming pools and locker room facilities
- If assigned to the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, will be required to perform operational tasks that include but are not limited to; set up, break down, and cleanup of special events
- Conducts water games and sports
- Performs related work as required.
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
May be 16 years oldMust possess a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.Possess a current and valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification, or be able to obtain one within six (6) months from date of appointment.All required certifications, whether possessed at time of application or obtained after appointment, must be kept current to continue employment in this class.Must be able to successfully pass a performance test which includes simulated pool rescues. This test must be successfully passed every six (6) months after employment.VISION REQUIREMENTS- Must be free from color blindness and have no permanent abnormality of either eye; must have at least 20 I 40 or better vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) THE VISION REQUIREMENTS CANNOT BE WAIVED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. An employee who has undergone radial keratotomy may not be examined until six (6) weeks have elapsed from their last surgical procedure and must at that time meet the above stated vision requirements.Work on weekends as scheduled during special events for the City and Aquatic ComplexIf assigned to the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, Free Diving and/or SCUBA certification is preferred relative to assigned lifeguard and maintenance duties in deep water up to and including a depth of 6-meters (19.68 Feet).
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Depends upon work assignment and location
PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
In addition to life saving duties, the position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
Applications will be reviewed and the hiring authority will contact those applicants whose application reflects the best match of experience for the position.
All required certifications, whether possessed at time of application or obtained after appointment, must be kept current to continue employment in this class.
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.
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Closing Date/Time: 1/15/2024 12:00 AM Eastern