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Aquatic Leader (Lifeguard)

Company: City of Bellingham
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Aquatic Leader (Lifeguard)Print (ApplyAquatic Leader (Lifeguard) Salary$14.32 HourlyLocationCity of Bellingham, WAJob TypeRegular Non BenefitedDepartmentParks and RecreationJob Number21 -Aquatic LeaderClosing12/31/2021 4:30 PM PacificDescription Benefits Questions Nature of WorkJoin our team at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center and City-owned summer beaches! We are continuously recruiting for qualified lifeguards at our year-round facility and summer beaches. This position is responsible for lifeguarding, basic public interaction with pool patrons and students, customer service, team leadership, swimming instruction, first aid and maintenance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Lifeguards facility, program and patrons, identifying potential safety concerns and preventing accidents. Provides lifesaving skills, first aid, and CPR when necessary.Conducts high-quality swim lessons, American Red Cross training courses and aerobic classes to all levels and age groups.Cleans locker rooms, staff areas, beaches, and natatorium. Takes chemical tests and sanitizes pool after contamination incidents.Attends monthly in-service trainings and may assist with those trainings as needed.Completes all paperwork related to swim lessons, lifeguarding duties, and other assigned duties.ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED:Performs other related work of a similar nature and level.WORKING ENVIRONMENT:Work is performed year-round in a humid indoor Aquatics Center and outdoors during the summer months at City-owned beaches. Employees often walk on wet or slick surfaces around pool area and waterfront areas.Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job to include:Ability to tread water for 2 minutes using legs only with arms crossed on chest.Ability to swim 300 yards with 100 yards crawlstroke, 100 yards breaststroke, and 100 yards either stroke.Ability to swim 25 yards and recover 10 lb. brick from 6 feet and 25 yards holding brick with both at surface and exit pool in under 1 minute and 40 seconds.Ability to recover a 10 lb. brick from 12 feet.Hearing and speaking to exchange information, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate pool maintenance equipment, visual ability to read and analyze chemical tests, ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, ability to kneel, crouch, or bend at the waist to conduct tests, lift patrons, or materials of 50 lbs.Experience and TrainingMinimum of 600 hours teaching and lifeguarding within 2 years of hire.Must be at least 16 years of age.Necessary Special RequirementsMust possess and maintain current certifications throughout employment in the following:LifeguardingFirst AidCPR/AEDAdministering Emergency OxygenBloodborne Pathogens TrainingWater Safety Instructor, preferred within 2 years of hireLifeguard Training Instructor, preferred within 2 years of hireMust pass pre-employment drug screening.Must pass a pre-employment skills test.Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions check, child and adult abuse records check and local background check.Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends with a minimum availability of 1 shift per week.Selection ProcessThis is a continuous recruitment. As applications are received, they will be reviewed to ensure they are complete. All complete applications will be forwarded to the Aquatic Center for further review. Candidates selected to participate in testing will be notified via email by the Aquatic Center.Equal Opportunity:Our environment is characterized by respect for cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and ethnic diversity. The City of Bellingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its work force. We do not make decisions on the basis of an individual's race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age (40+), disability, retaliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. All are encouraged to apply for employment.Fair Hiring PracticesThe City provides individuals who have been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense an equal and fair opportunity to obtain employment.The City will not inquire about an applicant's criminal history until after a conditional job offer has been made.The City will disregard the prior arrest and conviction record of an otherwise qualified individual unless the offense is directly related to the job position for which the individual has applied.The City will notify an otherwise qualified applicant about a potentially disqualifying conviction and give the applicant an opportunity to submit information regarding the accuracy of the criminal records as well as evidence of mitigation or rehabilitation, as appropriate.In a regular non-benefit position with the City of Bellingham, employees are allowed to work up to 69 hours per calendar month. These positions are not eligible for benefits, except as required by law.01 Are you age 16 or older? YesNo02 Have you attached all relevant certifications for the position(s) you are applying for?-Lifeguarding-First Aid-CPR/AED-Administering Emergency Oxygen-Bloodborne Pathogens TrainingYes, I have attached all of my relevant certifications for reviewNo, I have not attached my relevant certifications and I understand my application will be considered incomplete03 Are you age 18 or older? (If under the age of 18, a Parent/School Authorization form must be submitted at the time of hire) YesNo04 Are you willing to submit to a criminal conviction check, child and adult abuse records check and local background check prior to hire? YesNo05 What months can you work? JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember06 What days can you work? MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday07 What hours can you work? MorningsDaysEveningsPart-timeFull-time08 When can you begin work? Required QuestionAgencyCity of BellinghamAddress104 West Magnolia Street Bellingham, Washington, 98225Phone360-778-8228 Websiteverify your email addressVerify Email

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