Charlottesville has great pools open to the public year-round, and our lifeguards help everyone use the pools safely. Lifeguards perform responsible semi-skilled and routine protective service work in supervising the safe use of public swimming facilities by pool visitors, and they aid troubled bathers in emergencies. They also do related work as required. Schedules vary; most guards work 2 to 20 hours per week.
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Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Maintains discipline at a swimming pool;
Observes actions of swimmers and enforces water safety rules and pool rules; Provides emergency lifesaving services to swimmers in need;
Cleans the pool and related facilities on a regular schedule;
Adjusts and maintains the filter and heating systems for the pool;
May give swimming instructions to individuals or groups;
Takes part in training programs to improve lifesaving skills;
Performs related tasks as required.
Education, Experience and Skills:
Education: Must possess the following certifications and be current as of start date: American Red Cross Lifeguard/Waterpark Lifeguard or equivalent, American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. Certification in Oxygen Administration and Preventing Disease Transmission is preferred.
Experience: Previous lifeguard experience preferred. Thorough knowledge of water safety rules and of life saving and first aid practices and techniques; general knowledge of the cleaning and maintenance requirements for large pools and related equipment and supplies preferred.
Skills: Considerable skill in and strength in swimming; ability to enforce rules and regulations, to remain calm under pressure/stress, and to clean/maintain swimming pools and related facilities.
Special Requirements: Must be at least 15 years of age.
Physical Conditions & Work Contacts:
Must be comfortable with personal contact with patrons in an aquatic environment while maintaining a professional demeanor. Must be able to respond appropriately to emergency situations. Able to tolerate sun and hot weather conditions of 100 degrees or more and cold water conditions of 80 degrees or below.
City of Charlottesville, VA - 19 months ago