Website Soledad-Mission Recreation District

Recreation center

Job Description
The primary responsibility of all Soledad-Mission Recreation District employees is ensuring safety; protect lives, while providing excellent service to our patrons. Lifeguards supervise and maintain safety in pool areas and within the aquatic facilities. Lifeguards report to Head Lifeguards, Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Director, and ultimately, the Executive Director.
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 the telephone, computer, business machines, push a broom and use 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 enough to occasionally conduct conversations over the noise from groups of people, in person and on the telephone; speaking ability, in an understandable voice with sufficient volume, to be heard in a normal conversational distance, in crowds of people and while 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 enough to swim and walk about the work environment, rescue submerged victims and safely remove them from the pool, control a group of young children and walk on slippery and wet surfaces; Physical strength to lift 40 lbs and
carry it for 100 yards; physical stamina to sufficiently 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, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Essential Functions of the Position
• Preventing injuries by enforcing rules and regulations that govern the pool and using Red Cross communication procedures;
• Performing appropriate rescues in the event of an emergency, providing appropriate care, and using resuscitation techniques if needed, within the boundaries of training, to program participants or observers while utilizing personal protective gear;
• Completing incidents, accidents and “near misses” on all proper forms and notifying immediate supervisor.
• Sitting upright and actively scanning the pool at all times, observing the pool and persons using it to detect any signs of trouble;
• 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.
• May take pool chemical readings and assist in keeping attendance records;
• Addressing all questions, concerns and suggestions from the public courteously, and directing questions to appropriate staff members, if necessary.
• Communicating effectively with other staff members, patrons, and public
• Wearing appropriate SMRD staff uniform when on duty.
• Completing all cleaning/maintenance tasks with high-quality results;
• Participating in mandatory staff safety trainings and meetings.
• Assisting other staff members when requested to do so.
• Maintaining a professional and courteous manner at all times, with participant groups, individuals, the professional safety team, and all levels of recreation staff.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Certifications and Skills
• Must possess current CPR for the professional rescuer, Lifeguard, and First Aid Certifications;
• Must be at least 16 years old.
• Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holiday weekends during season.
• Must be in possession of a valid work permit.

• $15.00 – 16.00/hour, maximum 40 hour week

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