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Lifeguard I AF - PT

Department: Parks, Rec & Community Svcs/RR Aquatic Center
Office: Rio Rancho Aquatics Center
Position Number:35-11-450-12086-8
Job ID#:16237
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:11/8/17
Opening Date to the Public:11/15/17
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:Open until filled
Starting Salary (or salary range):9.12
Other information about this position or about working with the City of Rio Rancho:A Drivers License is required for this position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability standards.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.

This job will be posted internally for 7 calendar days for current employees to apply first, then will be released for external applicants.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment testing session:If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to interview.
Typical schedule :Varies

Position Title: Lifeguard-I AF  

Department: Parks, Recreation & Community Services  

Division: Aquatics – Indoor  

Reports to: Division  Manager, Aquatics Supervisor, or Lifeguard-II  

FLSA Status: non-Exempt  

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME  

Pay Grade: 05A  

Job Status: Permanent,    Part-Time  

Full Time Equivalent: .5  

Position Summary

Lifeguards monitor activities and ensure the safety of swimmers at aquatic facilities, responding to emergency situations. Lifeguards participate in swimming pool/facility safety and maintenance activities.

Lifeguard-I positions work 20 hours per week in an indoor Aquatics facility.  

Education, Training and Experience – minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: May be a high school student if not yet graduated or completed a GED.  

Other requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to swim at least 1500 yards and tread water for several minutes (will be tested every two weeks). 

Education and/or experience preferences: Prefer prior experience as a Junior Lifeguard. 

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Driver’s License requirement: None      Required Endorsements: none  

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: Must be able to complete the following American Red Cross / Jeff Ellis & Assoc. courses: Lifeguard, Learn to Swim Instructor, CPR, AED and First Aid 

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Lifeguarding and lifesaving techniques and procedures. 

Skills:  To identify hazards, unsafe behaviors, and swimmers in distress and properly address each situation, preserving life and safety.   Must have excellent public relations and customer service skills. 

Abilities: Ability to lift items up to 49 pounds frequently. Ability to swim at least 1500 yards (will be tested every two weeks). 

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Will interact   with other City staff, taking direction and providing information; will   interact with facility patrons and swimmers, providing direction, guidance,   instruction and enforcing rules and regulations. 

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Minimal-incumbent primarily carries-out instructions and follows established procedures 

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: None -- Position has no accountability for, or authority to make, budgetary or financial decisions. 

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations) 

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Performs lifeguarding and instructional duties, warning swimmers of improper activities and hazards. Responds to emergencies, rescuing persons in distress or in danger of drowning; provides rescue breathing, CPR, AED or First Aid.
  • Follows and enforces rules and regulations, maintaining facility order and safety. Notifies management of accidents, rescues or problems.
  • Assists in facility and pool safety and maintenance activities, including grounds, lobby, bathrooms and party room. Monitors facility, including bathrooms and locker rooms, for cleanliness and supply needs. Conducts tests to determine water quality. Maintains/completes chemical logs, hourly count logs and periodic/special reports as requested.
  • Maintains up-to-date rescue knowledge, skills, abilities and procedures in the aquatic industry.
  • Provides swim instruction to swim lesson participants at all swim levels.   Plans and prepared curriculum for swim lessons.
  • Responds to questions asked by pool users. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work 

Physical characteristics: While performing the essential functions of this job, some tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of sitting, standing, walking and/or swimming. Emergency tasks and training involve the performance of physically demanding work, which may involve some combination of running, climbing or swimming, and may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy and/or heavy objects, materials and/or persons. Frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stop, communicate, reach and manipulate swimmers; walk or rove around the pool. Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish colors; Must be able to see in dim light; Grasping with hand, gripping; Use of medical equipment (i.e. AED, give injections, bandage/splint); Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 49 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; Running while carrying materials/equipment/gear/tools; Swimming/ lifeguarding activities; Working more than 8 hours/day. Requires frequent   use of sensory activities such as talking, seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling   and depth perception to help with the recognition and identification of   swimmers in distress or unsafe behaviors.   Required to wear City of Rio Rancho uniforms, swimsuits and use   provided safety equipment.   

Exposures: Exposure to biological agents, human/animal body fluids, blood pathogen, excrement or tuberculosis; Working outside in inclement weather conditions.  

Extraordinary working conditions: May work in an outside environment that is subject to quick changes in environment, including rain, thunder/lightening, and hail.   Bare feet; slippery surfaces; possible exposures to blood-borne pathogens 

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: Ladders; diving boards  

Required personal protective equipment: Must keep   lifesaving gear closely available at all times when guarding the pool   area.   Safety Glasses; Safety Goggles/chemical splash goggles; Face shield; Breathing mask; Latex gloves; Rubber gloves; Chemical resistant gloves 

If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).


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