At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city. As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence).
Summary of Duties: Under general supervision, the Head Lifeguard II supervises operations, programs, and maintenance of an aquatic facility in the absence of the facility supervisor or pool manager.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the advanced journey-level classification in the Head Lifeguard series. The incumbent plans detailed methods to attain desired objectives working within established policy. Methods require use of initiatives and resourcefulness in developing processes and procedures. Works under indirect supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Ensures the personal safety of the facility users by enforcing all rules and regulations.
- Performs maintenance work to pool, spectator areas and rest rooms.
- Regulates and monitors water chemistry in the pool.
- Collects fees; prepares of bank deposits and departmental records and reports.
- Conducts weekly in-service training; evaluates and gives instruction to lifeguards to improve techniques; performs CPR audits.
- Promotes public relations with facility users and outside organizations by presenting water safety seminars to requesting groups.
- Supervises and gives direction to the lifeguarding staff to accomplish daily goals and objectives.
- Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical Decisions: The incumbent must be able to determine and enforce safety measures in and around the pool. Must be able to supervise the activities of subordinates and be able to give direction to them to accomplish departmental objectives.
Knowledge of: Plano Parks & Recreation Department and the aquatics area; aquatics activities; lifeguard and rescue techniques and practices; CPR and first aid; water safety practices, procedures, and regulations.
Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; demonstrating strong swimming abilities; performing CPR; administering first aid; completing water rescue procedures.
Education: Must be at least 17 years of age.
Experience: Three (3) summers experience as a lifeguard.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
Licenses and Certifications: Certified Pool Operator. Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification. Lifeguard Training Instructor. American Red Cross issued Waterpark Lifeguard certification.
Conditions of Employment: Must pass a drug test, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in and around City pools and facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to perform swimming and diving rescue techniques; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves frequent walking to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, twist and reach when performing rescue and first aid activities, and maintaining pool area. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
Employees work in and around City pools and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, heights, hot temperatures, chemical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D
Open positions are subject to close without notice.
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