This is a non-exempt position, which is responsible water safety work, providing the safest possible conditions for swimming pool patrons and bathers using the City's Aquatic Facility.
An employee in this classification is responsible for the efficient and safe operation of the City's Aquatic Facility for the convenience and enjoyment of patrons. The work involves the prompt performance of emergency lifesaving and first aid tasks as occasions require, instruct swimming classes, and the care and maintenance of all equipment, pool deck, swimming pool and locker room facilities. The employee works under immediate supervision, exercising some initiative and independent judgment.
Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.Examples of Duties
Observes swimmers and performs rescues, CPR, AED, and First Aid when necessary.
Communicate and enforces all rules, regulations and ordinances governing pool and pool activities to prevent accidents and maintain order, in a professional manner.
Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
Perform various maintenance duties as needed and/or directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
Instruct swimming classes for various age groups; instruct water safety classes, as required.
Maintains a professional appearance and attitude at all times and carries out a high level of customer service.
Attend scheduled in-service trainings
Complete a monthly swim set by the Aquatic Manager
Ability to proficiently pass announced or unannounced Audits
Assists in preparation and clean-up of the aquatic facility in the event of major storms.
Performs related work as required and as directed.Typical Qualifications
Knowledge, capability, and conformability with American Red Cross life guarding, CPR, AED, and first aid skills.
Knowledge of recognized swimming methods and the ability to teach swimming classes to various age groups.
Ability to instruct individuals or groups of all ages in swim lessons and water safety courses.
Knowledge of municipal rules and regulations related to the use of pool area and communicates the rules and regulation effectively to staff and patrons.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
Ability to recognize potentially harmful situations and take immediate and appropriate action.
Skill in the utilization of effective lifesaving methods.
Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.Tools & Equipment Used:
Safety and rescue equipment, small hand tools for minor pool maintenance, phone/walkie - talkie, chemical test kit, pool vacuum, brushes, electric pressure washer, and various pool cleaning materials.Physical Demands:
Must be able to see, sit, stoop, kneel, stand, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. Lifeguards must be proficient swimmers and be able to perform proper rescue and first aid techniques. This position also requires the ability to maintain focus for multiple hours at a time in sunny, hot, humid conditions.
LiveScan Fingerprint Process
- Available to work a minimum of 24 hours per week
- Current American Red Cross certifications in:
- Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
- Water Safety Instructor or be able to obtain within 1 year
- Ability to pass the Plantation Aquatic Complex Lifeguard Skills Test
- Complete and pass a Level 2 Background Screening as required by the State of Florida
Incumbents in this job class are required to undergo a Level 2 Background Screening as required by the State of Florida. The screening includes a photograph, fingerprint-based searches of criminal records nationally, and is performed using the electronic LiveScan process.Supplemental Information
If the Applicant is under 18 years of age, an Emergency Medical Authorization for Those Under the Age of 18 must be submitted with their application. Click here Emergency Medical Authorization Form
This is a designated "Recovery" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous