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City of Bozeman Full Time Lifeguard and Swim Instructor III in Bozeman, Montana

Full Time Lifeguard and Swim Instructor III

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Full Time Lifeguard and Swim Instructor III

Salary

$12.84 - $15.48 Hourly

Location

Bozeman

Job Type

Full-time

Department

PARKS, RECREATION, FORESTRY

Job Number

4140

Closing

Continuous

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POSITION SUMMARY

Performs lifeguarding duties to ensure patron safety at the aquatic facilities; supervises aquatics programs activities, lessons, and assigned personnel; assists in the maintenance, upkeep, and custodial services of the City's aquatic facilities, both indoor and outdoor; performs related work as required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to ensure patron safety at the City of Bozeman's aquatic facilities by supervising the maintenance of the facility, and supervising aquatics programs and personnel. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over individuals in the classes of Lifeguard/ Instructor I and Lifeguard/Instructor II. This class is distinguished from the class of Lifeguard Instructor II by the additional experience and supervision of individuals in the classes of Lifeguard/Instructors I and II. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, members of community groups, local schools, other City employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed at a pool facility.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; and

  • Some (1-3 years) experience in supervision, pool chemistry, teaching aquatics programs lessons, and lifeguarding;

  • OR Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of basic First-Aid, CPR, and lifeguarding techniques;

  • Thorough knowledge of proper aquatic teaching techniques in all ages and levels of ability;

  • Thorough knowledge of pool water chemistry and of water quality regulations, policies and standards;

  • Thorough knowledge of community and recreation programs;

  • Some knowledge of related facilities maintenance;

  • Thorough knowledge of stabilization of victims with spinal cord injuries and other life threatening injuries;

  • Ability to swim at an American Red Cross Level Four;

  • Ability to instruct individuals on water safety;

  • Ability to properly perform rescues;

  • Ability to maintain current certifications;

  • Ability to use power and hand tools for cement work, painting, woodworking, plumbing, tiling, and other repairs;

  • Ability to accurately operate a point-of-sale and pass registration computer program;

  • Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with the general public;

  • Ability to assess the capabilities of employees and delegate and direct the work of others;

  • Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly and with tact;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;

  • Consistently performs assignments in accordance with the City's Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service and Teamwork.

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possess a valid Driver's License and must obtain a Montana Driver's License within 60 days of employment;

  • Must possess the following certifications (current or have qualifications to challenge the course such as an expired card):

o Lifeguarding/First Aid certification;

o Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) for the Professional Rescuer certification;

o Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification;

  • As a condition of continued employment:

o must obtain Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) License within one (1) year of employment;

  • Offers for employment are conditional upon the following:

o Demonstration of current Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer techniques;

o Satisfactory completion of a Swim Test; and

o Satisfactory responses to the appropriate post conditional offer process.

As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community. This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, generous vacation and sick time accruals, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!

Agency

Bozeman, City of (MT)

Address

121 N. Rouse Ave.

Bozeman, Montana, 59715

Phone

406-582-2367

Website

https://www.bozeman.net

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