Temporary - Lifeguard Auditor (4 positions/Part-time)

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Jul 01, 2020
Part Time Accounting and Finance Public Safety

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess at least one season of Lifeguard experience and one season of Lifeguard Instructor experience.
  • Must possess the following certifications: StarGuard Lifeguard, CPR / AED for Lifeguards, First Aid, Water Park Lifeguard, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Waterfront Lifeguard, and Lifeguard Instructor.


Notes to Applicants
UPDATE : Thank you for applying with the City of Austin. We hope you and your family are safe during this turbulent time in our nation. We understand you have heard reports regarding public and private organizational measures to reduce the risk of exposures to the COVID -19 virus. This has clearly had an impact on most business operations and our aquatic facilities are currently closed. This posting for this temporary aquatic position will remain active as we prepare for a modified summer aquatics season and we encourage you to apply. In the meantime, we will continue to evaluate the situation and keep applicants updated as aquatics facilities are allowed to resume operations.

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.

This position will be hired to work in the Parks and Recreation Aquatic Division as a Lifeguard Auditor and will be responsible for auditing 650+ Lifeguards at least two times throughout the summer at public pools across the city. The auditor will also test lifeguards' scanning techniques, CPR and water rescue skills, and professionalism and other assigned duties as assigned.

IF HIRED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION - AQUATIC DIVISION , APPLICANTS MUST ADHERE TO AND PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING :
  • Attend mandatory Aquatic Division Orientation.
  • Attend mandatory paid in-service meetings.
  • Report to work on time for assigned shift(s); and remain free from being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Wear assigned Aquatics Division staff uniform only while on duty.
  • Be able to work weekdays, weekends and holidays; and willing to substitute for others.
  • Perform general cleaning and maintenance duties during assigned shift(s).



Work Schedule/Location:
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
  • If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.


Physical Requirements :
  • Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues.


Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process:
  • An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.

Application Instructions:
  • Applicants must include their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to ten (10) years or more.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application - Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted.
  • Employment history dates must include month and year.
  • Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.


90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy:
  • This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.

Posting Guidelines:
  • PARD reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs.

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process:
  • An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.

Work/Location Schedule Notes:
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
  • Various work locations. See our website for a full list of City of Austin Pool locations: click HERE for more information.

Driver's License and Certifications:
  • If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program Driver Safety Program you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties.
    Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations. Click here to learn more.

Multiple Work Sites:
  • This position will require traveling to multiple sites throughout the work day.

All PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises.

Pay Range
$18.00 per hour.

Hours
Days and Hours
  • Work shifts will vary, up to 40 hours per week.
  • Evenings, Weekends, & Holidays may be required.


Job Close Date
07/31/2020
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Temporary
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location Various City Neighborhood and Municipal Pools
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS ARE OFFERED BY PARKS AND RECREATION . INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED DURING THE INTERVIEW .
  • One (1) season lifeguard experience.
  • One (1) season lifeguard instructor experience.
  • Must posses a minimum of 2 full and 3 recertifications.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.


Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Responsible for auditing the 650+ Lifeguards at least two times throughout the summer season.
  • Responsible for assessing lifeguards' scanning techniques, CPR , water rescue skills, and professionalism.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with both public and staff.
  • Must possess strong organizational, communication, public relations, and strong leadership skills.
  • Complete reports and forms and assist with maintaining records in accordance with PARD and COA policies.
  • Regular attendance is essential for this position.
  • Other assigned duties assigned.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: none

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to appropriate professional standards.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and implement appropriate standards of care in all scopes of work.
  • Ability to complete assigned duties and functions in a timely and effective manner.
  • Proficient at collecting information according to an established plan.
  • Proficient at working with others to achieve a project goal or objective.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate facts; make sound, objective assessments and observations; and where appropriate, make constructive recommendations.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* Are you 18 years or older?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have one (1) season Lifeguard experience, one (1) season Lifeguard I experience, and required certifications.
  • Yes.
  • No.
* Please list any certifications you possess that are applicable to this position.
(Open Ended Question)
* If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No
* This position requires traveling to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties. Will you be able to meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
* This is a multi-position job posting and you will only be notified if you are selected to move forward in the process. Once the department is no longer hiring for this position, you will receive a notification informing you of such.
  • I acknowledge this statement

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents Cover Letter Resume

Job Address

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