Lifeguard Seasonal (Competitive)
Milwaukee County - Milwaukee, WI

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LIFEGUARD (Seasonal)
All names will be removed from the eligible list at the end of the calendar year.

Lifeguard positions frequently involve evening and weekend assignments.

Note : Candidates must successfully complete the Milwaukee County Lifeguard Physical Performance examination, obtain American Heart Association Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Provider, and First Responder certification all through Milwaukee County.


DUTIES : Under general supervision, to supervise and direct the activities at park beaches and pools to ensure public health and safety; to perform rescues and administer emergency care and first aid; to act as an instructor for swimming lessons, water exercise and other aquatic instructional programs; to maintain lifeguard equipment and supplies; to clean deck and beach areas, vacuum the swimming pool and clean equipment; to maintain a clean and sanitary swimming environment; to maintain proper chemical levels and complete pool operation tasks; to perform general maintenance at a swimming facility; to work in a concession stand dispensing merchandise, handling cash and other customer-related activities; to staff park special events providing first aid, security and other necessary functions; to paint safety decals at outdoor pools; to assist Park's Horticulturists; and to assist with removal of snow from park walks and entrances. Performance of other duties may be assigned.

Applicants appointed as Lifeguards must possess Lifeguard and First Responder certifications through Milwaukee County as well as American Heart Association Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Provider. These certifications must be kept active during employment as a Lifeguard. Successful completion of the Physical Performance examination is required each year to be reinstated as a Lifeguard.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES : Knowledge of the principles and practices of in-water rescue, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, and basic first aid; Ability to tactfully work with the public; Ability to teach swimming classes; Ability to work in a high-stress environment.

The EXAMINATION is open to qualified residents of Milwaukee County who are 16 years of age or over at time of hire.

ON LINE APPLICATION , may be filed, COMPLETELY FILLED IN, at until further notice, announcement may close at any time without notice. APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF FILING APPLICATION.

Candidates will be evaluated and graded through the Physical Performance examination, which will consist of the following skills:

1. 100 Meter swim – free style, completed in less than 1 minute, 45 seconds.

2. Surface dive and retrieval of a submerged object.

3. Front approach cross-chest carry.

4. Rear approach cross-chest carry.

5. Front approach head-hold and release to a cross-chest carry.

6. Rear approach head-hold and release to a cross-chest carry.

7. Double wrist grip and release to a cross-chest carry.

NOTE: Candidates must provide their own swimming trunks and towels for the Physical Performance Examination.

Candidates take the Physical Performance examination at their own risk. Candidates will be expected to be prepared on all of the items listed in the Physical Performance examination. However, the official examiners reserve the right to add or substitute other items or subjects in the examination.

Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture and Milwaukee County Department of Human Resources assume no responsibility for the personal property and valuables of candidates during the Physical Performance examination.
(PR 5123) Org Unit 9000 Bonica Delisa Voss 414.278.4161

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