Aquatic Staff I - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

City of Lacey

Lacey, WA 98509

Posted 1 month ago

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Aquatic Staff I - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor


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Aquatic Staff I - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor


Salary


$13.69 - $14.42 Hourly


Location


Lacey, WA


Job Type


Part Time


Department


Parks, Culture & Recreation


Job Number


2020-00015


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Basic Purpose


Lacey Parks and Recreation manages three local high school swimming pools: North Thurston, Timberline, and River Ridge. During the non-school hours Lacey Parks and Recreation offers community programming such as swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, open swim and facilitates rentals for private groups. This is a part-time position working approximately 10 to 15 hours per week.


*The hourly pay rate for this classification is anticipated to be adjusted to a new pay grade of $15.55 - $16.67 effective October 22, 2021.


Lifeguards are expected to follow the policies and procedures to maintain patron safety in the facilities.


Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching swim lessons in accordance with the Parks and Recreation Department's Learn to Swim Program.


This is a continuous recruitment and applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.


The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Lifeguards


+ Provides and maintains high standards of professionalism and excellent customer service to all program participants and program visitors.


+ Complies with the City of Lacey's work safety standards and procedures.


+ Administers first-aid and follow standard procedures to prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens.


+ Responds quickly to rescue and emergency situations.


+ Prepares and sets-up equipment prior to the start of each shift.


+ Wears a uniform (lifeguard shirt, swim suit, emergency fanny pack, and whistle).


+ Maintains a constant scan of the water when on duty.


+ Maintains guarding area until relieved or in response to an emergency.


+ Attends all mandatory trainings.


+ Completes accurate reports of rescues, accidents, disciplines, and first-aid treatments.


Swim Instructors


+ Provides and maintains high standards of professionalism and excellent customer service to all program participants and program visitors.


+ Complies with the City of Lacey's work safety standards and procedures.


+ Prepares daily lesson plans.


+ Prepares and set-up equipment prior to the start of each class.


+ Provides appropriate discipline to class participants.


Qualifications


+ Must pass a background investigation.


+ Must pass pre-employment medical testing for the ability to perform the essential functions of the position and maintain a level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.


+ Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be complete as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


In addition:


+ Must be at least 15 1/2 years old.


+ The ideal candidate will be available to work on weeknights from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.


+ Previous lifeguarding experience and certification are desired, but is not mandatory.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Lifeguards


+ Ability to respond appropriately to an emergency situation.


+ Ability to follow oral and written instructions.


+ Ability to work in a team setting.


+ Must pass a background investigation.


Swim Instructors


+ Ability to follow oral and written instructions.


+ Ability to work in a team setting.


+ Knowledge of basic swimming strokes (freestyle and backstroke).


+ Interest and experience in working with kids in a caring and patient manner.


Temporary positions are not eligible for health insurance, other insurances, holidays or paid leave benefits provided to regular full-time positions; however, they are covered by Workers' Compensation Insurance.


Social Security and Federal withholding taxes will be deducted from wages.


Temporary positions are eligible for membership and will participate in the Department of Retirement Systems.



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