P/T Seasonal Head Lifeguard

City of Ocala, FL Ocala, FL

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

This position is NOT eligible for Veteran's Preference as

NO benefits are offered for this position

Approximately 25 hours per week

This position observes swimmers at the City swimming pools and takes whatever action necessary to maintain water safety. Responsible to provide lifesaving skills to swimmers in distress at two municipal pools. Maintains order and a clean pool facility for pool patrons. Reports to the Recreation Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:Customer Service: Rescues swimmers in distress, administers first aid to the injured, administers CPR or artificial respiration if necessary and calls for emergency assistance when needed. Communicates clearly and politely with the general public and City employees in person and by phone. Provides accurate information. Receives inquiries and complaints in a respectful manner and accurately records them. Assists with aquatic programs and swim lessons as assigned. Applies aquatic policies when assisting the public.

Facility Maintenance: As directed, checks and records the chlorine, PH, and other chemical readings of the pool several times a day. Checks daily all safety equipment for proper operation, corrects or reports any problems to the supervisor. Inspects for defective equipment, tile, drain covers or any general repairs needed. Also maintains cleanliness of pool house, rest rooms, pool, pool deck and perimeter and any equipment associated with the pools on a daily basis.

Record Keeping: Completes forms for records including daily attendance, pool chemical usage, incident reports, accident reports and time sheets.

Personnel Responsibilities: Prepares work schedules and assigns duties to lifeguards. Responsible for in-service training and oversees other lifeguards when supervisor is not present.

Record Keeping: Prepares deposits, cash reports and related reports.

Typical Qualifications:Prefer individual with six months experience dealing with general public/customer service. Also must have at least three years previous lifeguard experience.


Current Lifeguard Certification

Current Certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR

Current First Aid Certification.

Current water safety instructor certification (required only if assigned to teach swim lessons; can be obtained after hired).

Supplemental Information:Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Ability to use independent judgment. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, as well as City employees. Ability to maintain effective operating records and reports. Must maintain basic math skills. Ability to adapt quickly and change priorities to meet service demands.