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3 Jan 2019

Part Time Lifeguard

City of Des Moines – Posted by AJN Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, United States

Job Description

6/28/2019 5:00 PM Central
Occupational Group
Non-Civil Service
Location of Vacancy
Park and Recreation
Selection Method
Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 prior to closing date.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
Under general supervision, to safeguard swimming pool/aquatic center patrons in various water areas and depths of aquatic facilities, and to ensure proper use of pool area.

Positions are available at the following aquatic centers and pools: Ashworth; Birdland; Nahas; Northwest and Teachout.

Approximate employment duration: Approximately 40 hours per week. Assigned work hours between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and holidays from May-September.

Deadline:  Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Note:  Hiring preference is given to applicants having the ability to work consistently throughout the season.

Acceptable Experience and Training
  • Must be 15 years of age and able to secure a work permit.
Required Special Qualifications
  • Candidates are required to possess a valid and current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification or have the ability to obtain the required certifications by employment start date. Lifeguard Training and CPR certifications must be valid through September 15, 2019.
  • Candidates accepting a conditional offer of employment as a Lifeguard with the City of Des Moines will be offered the opportunity to take the Lifeguard training class through the City of Des Moines during Spring Break or in May (class dates TBD). The registration fee will be waived for those who work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 18, 2019. Those who do not work as a Lifeguard for the City of Des Moines through August 18, 2019 will be required to pay a pro-rated amount for the certification training. Alternatively, lifeguard classes are offered year round throughout the community.
  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks.
  • Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen are required prior to hire.
Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)
  • Enforces all rules and regulations regarding public health and safety;
  • Warns patrons against hazardous practices and instructs patrons on facility rules;
  • Assists persons in distress by applying life guarding techniques and performing water rescues;
  • Applies First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation as needed. Maintains constant watch for accidents or potential accidents or hazards in all water areas and depths of aquatic facilities;
  • Possess and utilize superior customer service skills;
  • Assists with maintenance work on or around the aquatic facilities;
  • Performs cleaning duties relative to opening, operating, and closing the facilities as well as vacuuming the pool, cleaning floors, counters, restrooms, decks and landscaped areas;
  • Lifeguards may be required to work before or after public swimming hours for special aquatic programs or facility rentals.

Job Categories: lifeguard. Job Types: Part Time.

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