City of Sierra Vista, AZ - Sierra Vista, AZ

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Under general supervision, lifeguard multiple aquatic programs for the Sierra Vista Aquatic Center. FLSA Status: Non-Exempt.

Essential functions included in the job description may include tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.


Performs lifeguard duties and responsible for numerous aquatic activities such as lap swim, splash time, pool rentals and special events, also required to perform various daily facility and pool maintenance. Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule; work hours will vary depending upon type of program that may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Applicant may also be required to work non-aquatic department and city special events.

Knowledges, Skills & Other Characteristics:

Knowledge of:
The essential characteristics of a professional lifeguard.
Injury prevention and facility safety.
Water park lifeguarding.
Pool rules, policies, procedures and enforcement.
Preventing disease transmission.
Principles, practices, and concepts of basic first aid.

Skill in:
Teaching swim lessons.
Patron surveillance.
Performing procedures for a water emergency.
Activating an emergency action plan.
Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the professional rescuer (CPR/PR).
Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and Oxygen administration.
Caring for head, neck, and back injuries in the water and on land.
Communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the public and department staff.


REQUIRED: Must be 16 years of age. Must possess:

1. Current American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Certification
2. F irst Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certifications
3. Water Safety Instructor Certification
4. One calendar year or 400 hours experience in teaching American Red Cross swim lessons.