Under direction, to organize and direct a diversified program of water sports and swimming instructions; to supervise lifeguards and others operating and maintaining municipal swimming pools; and to do related work as required.
Examples of Duties:
Assign and schedules staff to provide adequate coverage during operating hours; monitors in service training; maintain surveillance of swimming and diving areas to prevent mishaps; assists swimmers from water when in difficulty; applies resuscitation and administers first aid treatments; enforces swimming pool regulations; monitors swimming instruction classes to determine adequacy of instruction and improvement of students; Mentors lifeguards to job duties and responsibilities; interface with patrons regarding concerns, problems, or any other significant issues and provide input and feedback while responding to problems; teaches swimming, collects fees and handles funds; keep various financial and service records.
Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to two years of college and four years of experience as a lifeguard or swimming instructor.
Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of pool operation including plant and program; knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions needed for safe swimming pool operation; ability to organize a comprehensive activities program; ability to teach swimming lessons; ability to deal tactfully with the general public.
Certifications desired but not required: American Red Cross Lifeguarding or YMCA Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Water Safety Instructor Certification and Certified Pool Operators certificate.
City of Winston-Salem, NC - 19 months ago