Lead Lifeguard

Job Title:
Lead Lifeguard

Parks & Recreation

Reports to:
Parks and Recreation Director, Janita Raham

FLSA Status:

TS Range:
6/7 ($19.83 hourly)

Time Status:
Full time includes benefits

Opening Date:
September 18, 2020

Closing Date:
October 2, 2020        

The Head Lifeguard will monitor and supervises aquatic activities and ensure that all individuals taking part in these activities adhere to the rules to prevent injuries and other accidents. They will also respond to any emergencies in a timely manner. The Head Life Guard will supervise, trains, and schedules entry level lifeguards in every aspect of the job.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to enforcing policies and procedures which ensure the efficient and effective operation of pool facilities including personnel training.  Duties involve pool operations, including first aid, assisting the Parks & Recreation Director with scheduling for staff and public relations, janitorial duties, limited pool maintenance, daily chemical analysis/testing, pool cleaning, cleaning of bathrooms and lobby, swim lessons, water aerobics, and other duties as necessary or required.  This employee should have excellent organizational, communication, and public relations skills.  This position has variable hours and will require weekend and night shifts

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Enforces all facility policies, rules and regulations
  • Coordinates orientation for new lifeguards
  • Supervises, schedules and evaluates (with supervisor) performance of lifeguard staff
  • Assists or leads in-services and lifeguard training courses as appropriate
  • Reviews all incident and accident reports with staff during in-services and maintains files
  • Acts as a liaison between patrons and guards
  • Maintains a fun, clean and safe environment for pool patrons
  • Treats the pool with appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular schedule
  • Monitors pool-related activities closely throughout shift and identify any safety issues
  • Creates an ongoing schedule of open swims, swim lessons, community events and other activities
  • Organizes and oversees pool parties
  • Maintains a clean environment in and around the pool
  • Recognizes and responds effectively to all emergencies
  • Inspects the facility on a daily schedule and reports unsafe conditions and equipment to a supervisor
  • Counts money and makes change accurately
  • Works closely with the Parks and Recreation Director to come up with solutions to any issues that may arise
  • Remains flexible regarding assigned duties and grow with the needs of the department
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An Associate of Arts and one year related experience OR High School Diploma or GED and three years related experience.

Must consistently demonstrate both thorough knowledge and the ability to apply lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques

Must be at least 18 years of age.  Pre-employment testing of lifeguarding skills and knowledge is required.

Must demonstrate an understanding of facility characteristics, policies, procedures and rules.

Must consistently demonstrate leadership qualities, good decision-making and good public relations skills.

Must be able to read, write and speak Standard English.

Must have a least one year of continuous lifeguarding experience and references for a leadership role.

Prefer candidates with significant knowledge and experience in pool management operations.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ration and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

The successful candidate must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance. Must successfully pass a WATCH background check.  Must have a TB test within 30 days of hire date.

Must maintain current certification in the following:

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid (rev 2007)

American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer

American Red Cross Head Lifeguard Training or Lifeguard Instructor Training

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear; and occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift up to 25 pounds and frequently lift up to 50 pounds. This position also requires close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 or more feet); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); depth perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); and ability to adjust focus.

Ability to stand for a 90 minutes block of time on the pool deck.  Ability to lift up to 60 pounds safely.  Physical exertion is required to manually move, lift, carry or push heave objects, as well as climbing in and out of the swimming pool, and up and down ladders.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, vibration, and risk of electrical shock; and is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), and must occasionally work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; and work in outdoor weather conditions. The noise level of this position is moderate, (i.e. business office with computers, and printers, light traffic) and includes the noise associated with running a vacuum cleaner and a carpet shampooer.

Working with chemicals is a factor in the position.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policy.

Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.