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Lifeguard I Seasonal

City of Atlanta • Atlanta, GA

Posted 1 month ago

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Degree - High School
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Job Description


Lifeguard I

Pay Rate: $14.00 Hourly

General Description:

•       For the duration of a nine week camp, this position will monitor swimmers at indoor City pools, maintain strict observance to safety rules and procedures; preform rescues for distressed swimmers using rescue techniques and equipment; teach Learn to Swim and track progress for youth and seniors.

Supervision Received

•       Works under direct supervision and follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities   These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

•       Rescues distressed swimmers using rescue techniques and equipment in an indoor pool setting. 

•       Examines injured persons and administers first aid or CPR, if necessary. 

•       Contacts emergency personnel in case of serious injury. 

•       Patrols or monitors assigned area of municipal pool and ensures that all safety and health rules are being followed.  

•       Teach Learn to Swim for youth and seniors using approved agency modules; track progression using resources provided

•       Completes and maintains records. 

•       Maintains quality of pool water by testing chemical levels. 

•       Facility maintenance including but not limited to: cleaning restroom toilets, sinks, urinals, showers, floors, office areas, pool deck, entrances and walkways.

•       Warns swimmers of inclement weather, unsafe areas or safety infractions. 

•       Inspects safety equipment e.g. Life rings, extension poles, emergency stretchers or accessories, emergency medical kits, personnel lifts to ensure that all are in good working order. 

•       Report deficiencies deemed unsafe for pool operations and/or that may cause harm to patrons

  Decision Making

•       Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

  Leadership Provided


 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

•       Knowledge of all rules, regulations and laws governing pool operations.

•       Basic knowledge of chemistry related to pool maintenance.

•       Knowledge of water sports e.g. water polo, etc. 

•       Competent swimming skills, strength and stamina to perform tasks of lifeguard 

•       Lifeguard certification

•       CPR/First Aid certification

•       Water safety training

•       Ability to compile, prepare and maintain assortment of reports and records


Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

•       High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

•       Lifeguard Certification

•       First Aid/CPR

 Preferred Education & Experience

•       High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

•       Water Safety Instructor Certification

Licensures and Certifications

The following certifications are required: 

•       First Aid/CPR

•       Lifeguard certification

  Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

  Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

Additional Information:

•        City of Atlanta required training May 28 – May 31, 2019.

•        Summer staff will be required to work an 8-hour shift Monday – Friday from June 3rd – August 2nd, 2019.  Vacation requests during this time will not be approved.

Job ID: 190992
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