Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

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Instructor/Lifeguard

at Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

Posted: 12/22/2016
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 1127
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Title:Instructor/Lifeguard
ID:1127
Department:Recreation
Salary Range:$11.54 ? 15.59 Hourly
Estimated Hours/Schedule:Varies

We invite applications for the position of:

Instructor/Lifeguard

$11.54 – 15.59 Hourly

The mission of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is to provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas, and facilities that stimulate, educate, and enrich our lives.

Open: December 19, 2016
Application Deadline: Open Continuously
Tentative Start Date: TBD
Hours: Varies
Schedule: Varies

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please submit a District application and resume online at http://www.larpd.org/employment/employment.html. Applicants who do not submit all required documents may not be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS

Based upon all submitted materials, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to proceed in the recruitment process.

POSITION INFORMATION

Under general supervision, assists with implementation of the Learn-to-Swim program; instructs swim classes for all ages and ability levels; performs lifeguard work as an ancillary duty; performs various pool maintenance and operations duties; and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Incumbents in this class are primarily responsible for instructing students who are taking swim classes, but
they may also perform lifeguard duties as needed, and assist with pool maintenance and operations. This
class can be distinguished from the class of Lifeguard because incumbents in this class primarily serve as
swim instructors, and only do lifeguard work as an ancillary function.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Incumbents may not perform all duties. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Instructs a variety of swim classes for all ages and ability levels.
  • Develops lesson plans for swim lessons.
  • Maintains accurate records as related to swim instruction.
  • Monitors swimmer and other patron activities in aquatic areas to avoid and prevent accidents.
  • Implements and monitors District policies and procedures; enforces aquatics regulations; cautions swimmers regarding unsafe swimming activities.
  • Calls 9-1-1 and summons police, fire or ambulance services if necessary.
  • Promotes public safety at an aquatic facility by acting as a lifeguard; performs rescue of swimmers in distress; administers artificial respiration, CPR and first aid as needed.
  • Inspects and maintains swimming and pool equipment in proper working order; ensures proper placement and availability in the pool area; inspects pool areas and equipment and recommends maintenance and repair as needed.
  • Maintains pool and bathroom areas in a safe and clean condition.
  • May open, secure and clean pool areas before and after program use; prepares facilities and sets up equipment for scheduled aquatics activities/events; may assist in the implementation of aquatics programs and special events.
  • Maintains good public relations.
  • Maintains records of participation and completes required reports.
  • Participates in training sessions.
  • May provide input regarding program planning.
  • At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. The functions of this position are primarily performed in outdoor locations as part of a team. The setting includes various weather conditions, including heat and sunshine. Incumbents must wear an appropriate uniform with identification and protective equipment. The environment Requires working in and around water as well as slippery and/or wet surfaces. Specialized aspects of the work environment may also include high noise levels, working with participants who are using potentially dangerous sports equipment, and risk of exposure to pool water treatment chemicals and cleaning agents. Incumbents may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays and may have to travel between various locations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, by telephone, by PA system and by radio, and to speak loudly in a noisy setting; vision adequate to clearly distinguish objects and persons at a distance and to identify signs of swimmer distress; bodily movement adequate to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, climb, swim, dive, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crawl, and push/pull; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, write and operate office machines and equipment; strength and endurance to safely swim 500 yards, perform lifting and carrying of items/persons up to 50 pounds, and work outdoors in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Ability and Skill to:
  • Effectively teach aquatic and safety programs to varying age and skill levels.
  • Work with adults, children and families participating in a variety of aquatic recreational activities.
  • Monitor compliance with District regulations and policies, and general safety practices related to pools and aquatic activities; firmly but tactfully enforce rules and regulations.
  • React quickly and calmly in emergencies; rescue swimmers in distress.
  • Administer first aid, CPR and/or artificial respiration.
  • Maintain discipline, order and safety in a crowded and loud environment.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Respond appropriately to changing situations and stressful conditions.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Knowledge of:
  • Progression of stroke development and swimming skills.
  • Methods and techniques of teaching aquatics.
  • Aquatic lifesaving methods and procedures; first aid and resuscitation measures.
  • Standard safety rules and regulations related to public aquatic activities.
Education/Experience/Training
  • Completion of two years in high school.
  • Some previous experience with aquatics programs is desirable.
  • Must possess a current Water Safety Instructor certificate and maintain certification as a condition of continued employment.
  • Current certificates in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, as well as standard First Aid, are highly desirable.
  • Any combination of experience, training and/or education that provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the class is acceptable.
Special Requirements
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • A valid California driver’s license is desirable.
  • If 16-18 years of age and still in high school, must possess a valid work permit.
  • If 18 years of age or older, must pass a fingerprint and/or background clearance prior to employment.
  • Completion of the Hepatitis B vaccination series is recommended.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the selection process. Request for reasonable accommodation during the selection process may be made by contacting the Human Resources Office prior to the final filing date.

LARPD is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.