Lifeguard – Charlottesville, Virginia
Job Title: Lifeguard
Closing Date/Time: Open until filledSalary: $11.17 – $16.63 HourlyJob Type: Temporary -Print Job Information | Apply General Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Hiring amount is $11.17 an hour. Charlottesville has great pools open to the public year-round, and our lifeguards help everyone use the pools safely.Lifeguards perform responsible semi-skilled and routine protective service work in supervising the safe use of public swimming facilities by pool visitors, and they aid troubled bathers in emergencies. They also do related work as required. Schedules vary.Click here to read more about our pools and programs.(http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/parks-recreation-/aquatics-pools) Essential Responsibilities and Duties:Maintains discipline at a swimming pool;Observes actions of swimmers and enforces water safety rules and pool rules;Provides emergency lifesaving services to swimmers in need;Cleans the pool and related facilities on a regular schedule;Adjusts and maintains the filter and heating systems for the pool;May give swimming instructions to individuals or groups;Takes part in training programs to improve lifesaving skills;Performs related tasks as required. Education, Experience and Skills:Minimum Qualifications:Must possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification. (If you are interested in taking a class and becoming certified, contact the Aquatics Division at 434-970-3567, prior to application.)Thorough knowledge of water safety rules and of life saving and first aid practices and techniquesSpecial Requirements:Must be at least 15 years of age.Preferred Qualifications:Previous lifeguard experience is preferred.Certification in Preventing Disease Transmission is preferred.General knowledge of the cleaning and maintenance requirements for large pools and related equipment and supplies preferred.Skills: Considerable skill in and strength in swimming; ability to enforce rules and regulations, to remain calm under pressure/stress, and to clean/maintain swimming pools and related facilities. Physical Conditions & Work Contacts:Able to lift 50 pounds safely using the legs instead of the back. Must be comfortable with personal contact with patrons in an aquatic environment while maintaining a professional demeanor. Must be able to respond appropriately to emergency situations. Able to tolerate sun and hot weather conditions of 100 degrees or more and cold water conditions of 80 degrees or below.