City of Crystal, MN - Crystal, MN

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Under the direction of the pool manager, safeguard patrons from drowning and other accidents. To enforce pool rules, operate safety equipment, administer first aid as required, and rescuing and resuscitating drowning persons.

Examples of Duties:


To scan the assigned watch area for potential accidents, etc.

To observe and enforce all rules and regulations.

Prevent injury by minimizing and eliminating hazardous situations.

Respond quickly to all emergencies.

Administer first aid.

Communicate with other guards for assistance.

To ensure safe use of the waterslide.


Attend mandatory staff trainings.

Educate patrons on the rules.

Fill out reports, as needed.

Typical Qualifications:

Minimum age: 16.

Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification and American Red Cross Standard First Aid, CPR and AED. Certifications required to be on file if hired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Communications: Must have ability to actively listen to others for understanding of their needs and situations; ability to speak and write English clearly; ability to give directions and guidance clearly.

Decision Making: Must act in a decisive manner, using good judgment. Must be able to assess problems and situations, able to anticipate needs, evaluate alternatives and use discipline as needed. Must have a knowledge of the use of available resources, including a thorough knowledge of programs, facilities and their characteristics. Ability to work independently. Ability to understand and work in a safe manner. Must be able to read and understand directions.

Interpersonal relationships: Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and public. Must exclude personal biases from work performance. Must have the ability to work the assigned areas and hours.

Professional Attitude: Must have commitment to the organization; willingness to take initiative; dependability; maturity in relationships with others; and self confidence. Must represent the organization to other agencies and citizens with a courteous, helpful, accurate and business-like attitude in all telephone and personal contact.

Quality of Work: Must be able to produce quality, accurate work. Must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to utilize work time properly and productively.

Technical Knowledge: Desired knowledge and understanding of the pool operation. Certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding (other agency programs may be accepted upon request). Certificates in First Aid, CPR and AED. Knowledge of EAP for emergency situations.

Physical Abilities: Normal vision needed with or without correction. Capable of reaching (extending the hands or arms in any direction); handling (seizing, holding, grasping, turning and otherwise working with the hands); and fingering (picking, pinching, or otherwise working with the fingers).

Extent of Supervision or Guidance Provided: Will have training session. Must be able to work independently. Supervised by Pool Manager.

Responsibility for Public Contact: Heavy public contact with citizens in the community.

Supervision of Others: None

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