Lifeguard - $8.65, Instructor I - $9.10, Instructor II - $9.60 per hour. May be scheduled at any or all of the aquatics facilities as needed. These are seasonal positions.
You must be certified to be interviewed. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.
This class is responsible for assuring the safe use of municipal swimming pool facilities and instructing various levels of youth and adult swim lessons. The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, external entities, and the public in delivering effective and innovative services. Provide holistic services to internal and external customers by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions, and external entities.
Essential Required Tasks/Examples of Duties:
(Persons hired in these positions must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time without notice.)
Observes users of public swimming pool. Enforces pool rules and regulations to prevent drowning, injuries or accidents. Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and administer CPR and first aid. Maintain order in swimming pool and adjacent areas. Administers first aid treatment, providing emergency services and applying artificial resuscitation when needed.
Inspect facilities for cleanliness; assist in daily pool, locker room, and deck cleaning. Assist in the maintenance of the swimming pool. Monitor and maintain pool filtration system. Monitor pool water chemistry through testing of water samples. Adjust chemistry as needed to maintain standards. Fills out all necessary paperwork including attendance and chemical logs, incident reports, and other paperwork as necessary.
Assists with opening and closing procedures. Takes care of equipment and stores equipment properly. Attends and contributes at in-service training sessions and meetings.
Identifies and recommends improvements in divisional and departmental operations to ensure functions are efficient and cost effective. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Uses all required safety equipment. Performs related duties as required.
Lifeguard/Instructor I or II (Performs the following additional duties): Teaches swimming lessons according to a prescribed routine and curriculum. Tests program participants for swimming level skills; passes participants for participation in more advanced classes.
Training & Experience - Lifeguard: Must have current, valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training or equivalent training (i.e. Ellis or YMCA). Instructor I: Must possess current, valid Water Safety Instructor Aide Certification OR a minimum ten hours in-house training and a minimum thirty hours solo teaching. Instructor II: Must hold current, valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification OR a minimum five years teaching experience. If experience is substituted for certification, certification must be obtained within six months of employment.
Necessary Special Requirements - Lifeguard and Instructor I: Must be at least 15 years of age. Instructor II: Must be at least 17 years of age. All must possess current valid Community First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications prior to employment and must maintain for continued employment. Applicants must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer/hire processes: written test, oral board, reference checks, background checks including local police check and sex-offender registry, drug screen, and fingerprint checks through CBI/FBI.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The noise level in the environment is moderate to loud. The employee will work a variety of hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Employees assigned to the aquatic park will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, swim, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, reach with arms and hands, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Due to the nature of aquatics and rescue activities, the full range of physical movements are required in this position, including swimming, walking, running, jumping, lifting, and climbing. The employee is exposed to potential hazards including toxic or caustic chemicals and may have exposure to wet and/or humid conditions. Physical demands are described as heavy (exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, and peripheral vision. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
City & County of Broomfield, CO - 18 months ago