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Lifeguard <20 hrs/wk- NB (Indoor)

Department: Parks, Rec & Community Svcs/RR Aquatic Center
Office: Rio Rancho Aquatics Center
Position Number:35-11-450-12135 - (4 AND 6)
Job ID#:16254
To be considered for this job:You must complete the on-line application form.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates:1/12/18
Opening Date to the Public:1/12/18
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by:2/2/18
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 a part-time, non-benefitted position.
Banner:This is the initial posting of this job opening.
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 :May work evenings, weekends and some holidays

Position Title: Lifeguard (Indoor) <20 hrs/week NB  

Department: Parks, Recreation & Community Services  

Division:  Aquatics – Indoor  

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

FLSA Status: non-Exempt  

Bargaining Unit: none  

Pay Grade: 05A  

Job Status: Permanent, Part-Time  

Full Time Equivalent: .48  

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 (Indoor) <20 positions work 19 or fewer hours per week in an indoor Aquatics facility. 

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

Education / higher education: Should have completed High School Freshman year; if age 19 or older, must have a High School diploma or equivalent  

Other requirements: Must be at least 16 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: Infrequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License      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 

Time given after hire/promotion to obtain certification or licenses: Click here to enter text. 

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: Click here to enter text. 

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. 

Abilities: Ability to lift items up to 49 pounds frequently.  

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: Low -- Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City 

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

For positions that supervise:

  • Approximate number of employees directly supervised: None 
  • Approximate number of employees indirectly supervised through subordinate managers/supervisors (excludes direct reports): None 

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 qualify. 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: Frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects; walk or rove around the pool.

Physical characteristics: Moderate to strenuous physical activity; ability lift items in excess of 49 pounds occasionally. 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: None

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  

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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