Website Soledad-Mission Recreation District

Recreation center

Job Description (Seasonal)
The Head Lifeguard is a shift Supervisor, working the front desk and maintains safety in swimming pool facilities. This includes supervision of staff and participants, as well as other related duties as assigned.
Physical and Mental Essential Functions of the Position-Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, computer, business machines, and push a broom and other manual pool cleaning tools as required. Vision sufficient to detect and distinguish between different colors, read fine print on Material Safety Data Sheets, and visual display terminals; Hearing sufficient to conduct conversations occasionally over the noise from groups of people, in person and use the telephone, speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, occasionally in crowds of people and for addressing groups; Physical agility to swim, push/pull, squat, lean, jump, run for short distances, twist, tuck, bend, stoop, and reach overhead; Physical mobility sufficient to swim and walk about the work environment, rescue submerged victims and safely remove them from the pool. Control a group of young children, walk on slippery and wet surfaces; physical strength to lift 40 LBS and carry it for 100 yards; physical stamina sufficient to swim for several minutes, stand, walk and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; mental acuity to collect, interpret, and analyze data, reason and define problems, and establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Essential Functions of the Position
The primary responsibility of all Soledad-Mission Recreation District employees is to ensure patron safety, protect lives and provide excellent service to our patrons. Head lifeguards report to Aquatic Supervisor or Assistant Director. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Preventing injuries by enforcing rules and regulations that govern the pool and using Red Cross communication procedures;
• Shift Supervisor of staff and facilities, supervise programs and staff within scheduled shift, set up & clean up, immediate and constructive staff feedback working together to achieve shift goals, organizing and coordinating large numbers of people and multiple events;
• Front desk responsibility: includes program registration, monetary transactions, providing customer service and monitoring entries and exits to facility. Responsible for correct entries and money transactions, performs basic mathematical/calculations while balancing inventory and balancing cash register daily;
• Customer Service: Respond to questions from the public concerning SMRD programs courteously, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, maintaining organized documents for all SMRD programs and participants;
• Promoting goodwill and all District Programming by being knowledgeable about all SMRD programs, suggesting programs to patrons in public and word-of-mouth promoting within the community.
• Facility Shift Supervisor: Assist in enforcement and evaluation of pool rules, policies, class procedures, and safety issues; promoting and maintaining safety in the work place expressing, initiating and encouraging participation.
o May assist with pool and facility maintenance and preparation, monitoring swimming pool chemicals and temperature, and confirming completion and quality of daily cleaning on deck and in locker rooms before closing;
• Safety Supervisor/Scene Manager: respond calmly and effectively to emergencies. Acting as the “Scene Manager” in times of emergency, as outlined and defined in the Business Response Plan.
o Provide appropriate care, within boundaries of training, to program participants or observers while utilizing personal protective gear, and reporting these incidents with careful detailed accuracy and completeness. Perform all duties of a responsible lifeguard.

Requirements, Certifications, Skills
• Must possess current CPR-pro, Lifeguard, and First Aid Certifications
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Must be available to work nights, weekends and holiday weekends during the season.

• $16.00-18.00 hour, Maximum 40 hours weekly.

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