2021 Summer-Seasonal Aquatics Aide/Lifeguard Instructor/Head Lifeguard/Pool Supervisor

City of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM Full Time
POSTED ON 12/31/2020 CLOSED ON 7/20/2021

Job Posting for 2021 Summer-Seasonal Aquatics Aide/Lifeguard Instructor/Head Lifeguard/Pool Supervisor at City of Albuquerque

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

This is an unclassified at-will position.

AQUATICS AIDE - Hourly Rate $10.50:
Perform a variety of clerical tasks in support of assigned area to include assisting with cashiering, basic sorting, filing and/ or copying; assist with the instruction of aquatic swimming and safety courses; and assist in general maintenance and upkeep of the Aquatics facility.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR - Hourly Rate $11.00:
Monitor activities in City swimming areas; prevent accidents and provide customer service and assistance to swimmers while keeping a safe aquatic environment; rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid as needed; assist with the instruction of aquatic swimming and safety courses and assist in general maintenance and upkeep of the swimming facility.


This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

HEAD LIFEGUARD 
- Hourly Rate $11.50:
Lead, oversee and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for ensuring safety at City swimming pools; instruct swimming, lifesaving and safety courses; assist in general maintenance and upkeep of the swimming facility and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

POOL SUPERVISOR 
- Hourly Rate $13.00:
Supervise employees at an assigned City swimming facility; maintain facility according to State, City and department regulations; assist in public relations.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing. 
AQUATICS AIDE: 
Must be at least 16 years old.  Applicants 15 years of age may be eligible for the entry level position with a required work permit. Office and/or clerical support experience preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:


Possession of a valid water attraction lifeguard certificate if teaching swimming lessons within three (3) months from date of hire.
Possession of a valid Cash Handling certification from the City of Albuquerque within three (3) months from date of hire.

 


LIFEGUARD INSTUCTOR:
Must be at least 15 years old.  Applicants 15 years of age may be eligible for the entry level position with a required work permit.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid CPR, first aid and lifeguard certificate.

HEAD LIFEGUARD:
High school diploma or GED, plus three (3) seasons (Summer, Spring, Fall and/or Winter) as a lifeguard.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Possession of a valid CPR, first aid and lifeguard certificate.

POOL SUPERVISOR:
Three (3) seasons (Summer, Spring, Fall and/or Winter) of aquatic program experience. Supervisor and/or lead experience preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
Possession of a valid CPR, first aid and lifeguard certificate.
Possession of a valid CPR instructor, first aid instructor and lifeguard instructor certificate within six (6) months from date of hire.
Possession of a valid Certified Pool Operator's certificate within six (6) months from date of hire.
Possession of a valid Cash Handling certification from the City of Albuquerque within six (6) months from date of hire.
Dependent on position 
  • Principles and procedures of clerical support
  • Basic office procedures, methods and computer equipment  
  • Principles and procedures of filing     
  • Principles and procedures of basic swimming and water safety
  • Operations, services and activities of a swimming pool program
  • Principles and practices of pool lifeguarding to include basic swimming strokes and rescues
  • Identify unsafe or hazardous situations
  • Principles and procedures of water safety, lifeguarding, first aid and C.P.R.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and safety regulations
  • Principles and practices of pool lifeguarding
  • Principles of lead supervision and training
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Water chemistry, pool filtration, chlorinating, electrical motors and pumps
  • Methods techniques of providing swimming instruction
  • Basic cash handling principles and procedures
  • Operational characteristics of swimming pool equipment and machinery
  • Use of pool chemicals and water chemistry
Dependent on position 
  • Learn and perform basic clerical duties         
  • Operate a variety of office equipment in a safe and effective manner                       
  • Respond to emergency and hazardous situations       
  • Basic understanding of swimming and assist with training all age ranges
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Respond to emergency and hazardous situations
  • Basic swimming ability and assist with training all age ranges
  • Swim skillfully
  • Evaluate an emergency situation and to act decisively and effectively
  • Administer artificial respiration according to the prescribed method
  • Handle crowds and direct individuals and groups
  • Lead, organize and review the work of staff in the area of work assigned
  • Cash register operation and cash handling
  • Must be able to do work shift work
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends
  • Independently perform the most difficult tasks assigned to swimming pool staff
  • Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures
  • Operate a variety of swimming pool equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform lifeguarding tasks in a safe and effective manner
  • Respond to emergency situations and perform first aid as necessary
  • Instruct students in swimming and water safety techniques
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
  • Meeting required standards as established for lifeguards
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Select, train, and evaluated qualified swimming instructors and lifeguard staff
  • Interpret and explain City policies and procedures
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