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Aquatics-Lifeguards / Lead Lifeguard / Water Safety Instructors EXTRA HELP

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted July 4, 2021.

Aquatics-Lifeguards / Lead Lifeguard / Water Safety Instructors EXTRA HELPPrint (overnmentjobs.com/spokanecountywa/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2943731&sharedWindow=0)ApplyAquatics-Lifeguards / Lead Lifeguard / Water Safety Instructors EXTRA HELPSalary$13.94
– $15.14 HourlyLocationParks and Recreation 404 N.

Havana St.

Spokane, WAJob TypeSeasonalDepartmentParks and RecreationJob Number20-00248ClosingContinuous+ Description+ QuestionsJob SummaryNOTES: These are seasonal positions with no benefits.

Spokane County Aquatic Facilities are typically open from mid-June through mid-August, with staff training beginning in late May.

First screening for Lead Lifeguard position will be March 1, 2021.

Applicants interested in a management role, please apply under Lifeguard Manager/Assistant Manager Job Posting #20-00249.

All positions require successful clearance of a criminal background check.LIFEGUARD HOURLY WAGE: Starts at $13.94 per hourLEAD LIFEGUARD HOURLY WAGE: Starts at $14.94 per hour.If a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), hourly wage increases $.50 per hour.

(details below)Examples of DutiesLEAD LIFEGUARD JOB SUMMARY:(Duties may include, but are not limited to the following)Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies quickly and effectively.Leads and assists staff with basic duties, including cleaning and actively rotating throughout the week.Enforces all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.Performs regular chemical tests and backwashes and adjust chemicals as needed to ensure water quality.

Maintains chemical logs and record keeping.Demonstrates strong skills of customer service at the facility including answering phone calls, being available to answer customer questions, and communicating with patrons on a regular basis.Inspects the facility on a daily schedule and reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.Assists with planning and implementation of Red Cross Learn to Swim program.Assists the Lifeguard Manager and the Lifeguard Assistant Manager in training and evaluating staff.

Assists with conducting regular in-service training.

Monitors and approves timesheets of seasonal lifeguards and swim instructors for accuracy of hours worked, breaks, lunch hours, etc.

Implements and follows the schedule created by the Lifeguard Manager.When the Lifeguard Assistant Manager and the Lifeguard Manager are not present, acts as the main supervisor of the facility.May serve as, or coordinate closely with, the designated site-specific COVID-19 monitor to administer and enforce a comprehensive COVID-19 job site safety plan, consistent with the guidelines provided by the WA State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The job site safety plan includes such elements as PPE utilization, on-site social distancing, hygiene, sanitation, symptom monitoring, incident reporting, location disinfection procedures, COVID-19 safety training, safety protocol, exposure response procedures, post-exposure incident mitigation and recovery plan.

etc.LIFEGUARD JOB SUMMARY:(Duties may include, but are not limited to the following)Responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.Recognizes and responds quickly and effectively in emergencies.Enforces all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.Inspects the facility on a daily schedule and reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.Completes records and reports.Participates in regular in-service training.Maintains fitness level (swimming skills, strength and endurance).Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of all areas of the aquatic facility.Assists with Learn to Swim program.WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORAdditional employment optionWhile any aquatic facility team member is welcome to become a Water Safety Instructor, certified lifeguards are highly encouraged to assume this role.

Water Safety Instructors (WSI’s) must be certified through the American Red Cross and are responsible for teaching Learn to Swim classes.WSI staff typically have more work hours available to them each week than non-WSI staff, and WSI’s earn an additional $.50/hour for all shifts.

Employees who pursue Red Cross WSI certification may be eligible for educational reimbursement for the WSI course fee.

For Educational Reimbursement Policy info, contact Recreation Department staff.WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR JOB SUMMARY:(Duties may include, but are not limited to the following)Plans, organizes, and implements class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.

Adapts teaching approach to match the experience and abilities of the participants.

Organizes and directs activities of assigned students to provide high quality instruction for all students.Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming safety, skill development, and achievements.

Resolves simple public complaints in matters related to swimming instruction and refers other complaints to the supervisor.Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Aquatics supervisor and the American Red Cross.Performs other related duties as assigned.Minimum RequirementsSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONSBACKGROUND CHECK: All positions require successful clearance of a criminal background check.MINIMUM LEAD LIFEGUARD REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Excellent leadership, public relations skills, and decision-making ability
• Self-confidence and initiative
• Professional attitude and appearanceConsiderable Knowledge of:
• Supervisory principles in regulating an aquatics facility
• The policies and promotions that Spokane County aquatic facilities offerAbility to:
• Supervise special events and operate an aquatic facility
• Work a wide variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends
• Effectively direct, motivate, assign and evaluate the work of employees to achieve goals and objectives.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Maintain accurate records.
• Operate computers, standard office machines, and related software applications
• Lift and carry 10-65 lbs.; ability to move freely throughout the aquatic’s facility
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, citizen groups, subordinates, other county departments and the public.CERTIFICATIONS:Required: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (Find a Class: www.spokanecounty.org/lifeguard)Preferred: Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification, Lifeguard Instructor CertificationLICENSES: Must possess valid driver’s license.MINIMUM LIFEGUARD REQUIREMENTS:Must be at least 15 years of age.
• Proficient communication skills, both verbal and written
• Proficient in interacting with people of various ages from diverse backgrounds
• Available to work a wide variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend shifts
• Physically fit, strong, agile and dexterous
• Excellent leadership and public relations skills
• Decision-making skills
• Self-confidence and initiative
• Professional attitude and appearanceCERTIFICATIONS:Required: American Red Cross Lifeguard certification must be obtained before the start of employment.

(Must be age 15 or older in order to obtain this certification.)MINIMUM WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be at least 16 years of age.
• Prior experience in aquatic venues preferred.
• Proficient communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Proficient in interacting with people of various ages from diverse backgrounds.
• Available to commit to teaching two-week sessions of swim lessons (8 30-min lessons)CERTIFICATIONS:Required: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification must be obtained before the start of employment.

(Must be age 16 or older in order to obtain this certification.)Selection FactorsDemonstrated knowledge and ability for the particular assignment.ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:01Please check the box(es) corresponding to the facility location(s) for which you would like to be considered.+ Northside+ Southside02Please check the box(es) corresponding to the position(s) for which you would like to be considered.+ Lifeguard+ Lead Lifeguard+ Water Safety Instructor03Do you currently possess certification as a Lifeguard from the American Red Cross?+ Yes+ No, but I am currently enrolled in a certification course that will be completed before June 2021.+ No, I need to find a certification class.04Do you currently have your Water Safety Instructor certification?+ Yes+ I did at one time, but it has expired.+ No, but I am interested in obtaining it.+ No and I am not interested in obtaining it.05Will you meet the minimum age requirement for the positions for which you are applying by June 2021?

(Lifeguard: 15 years, WSI: 16 years, Lead Lifeguard: 18 years)+ Yes+ NoRequired QuestionAgencySpokane CountyAddress824 N Adams Spokane, Washington, 99260Phone509-477-5750Websitepokanecounty.org/employment

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