City of Fort Myers, FL - Fort Myers, FL

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Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, this position is responsible for the on-site supervision of the public engaged in water activities to ensure their safety, prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers. Patrols pool area to maintain order and to protect swimmers from accident or drowning; rescues swimmers in distress; administers necessary first aid treatment. Performs pool maintenance, cleaning the facility; accounts for monies received. This job has no supervisory responsibilities .

  • Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas and/or activities.
  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid with emphasis on resuscitation methods.
  • Maintain order in swimming areas.
  • Inspect facilities for cleanliness and inform supervisor(s) of any safety hazards.
  • Performs additional duties as required including but not limited to cleaning swimming pool and facilities.
  • Determine chlorine content and pH value of water, including any/all pool water chemistry, with water testing kit.
  • Collect fees for classes/programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining required certifications and ensuring they are kept current.
  • Responsible for attending in-service training.
  • Teach/Assist with swimming lessons.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Due to pool closures and the availability of work, employees may be assigned to work in lower classifications performing tasks within other areas of Recreation.

Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma or GED preferred; or may be a student currently enrolled in high school in pursuit of a high school diploma.
  • Experience as a Lifeguard, preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Community C.P.R. Certification.
  • Must possess a valid Standard First Aid Certification.
  • Must possess a valid Lifeguard Certification.
  • Must possess a valid AED Certification.
Supplemental Information:
  • Tasks involve climbing and descending steps, sitting; standing; walking; kneeling, bending, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling and performing other physical requirements commensurate with demands of position. Manual dexterity to operate necessary equipment. Must have good vision (corrective lenses acceptable); must have good hearing (hearing aids acceptable); must be able to speak (express or exchange of information by means of spoken words). Must be able to lift and carry, push and/or pull objects up to 100 pounds plus. The employee must be a proficient swimmer and be able to perform all functions of lifesaving.
  • Contact with internal and external customers and the general public.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work in varying and adverse weather conditions.
  • May be exposed to; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including evening, weekend, and holidays.

The intent of this class description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that would be performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification.