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Lifeguard

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$12.45/Hour ($12.88 w/more than 18 months)
  • Posted Date:01/29/2019

Applications for this position are taken on an on-going basis.

The Lifeguard at the Greenbelt Aquatic & Fitness Center is responsible for overseeing the safety of pool patrons while swimming and utilizing the pool area.

Duties

  • Supervise the safety and wellbeing of all of the facility patrons.
  • Maintain order and enforce established swimming pool rules and regulations in an appropriate manner.
  • Warn bathers of unseen hazards and eliminate hazards when possible.
  • Restrict swimmers to certain boundaries as it pertains to their ability.
  • Give aid to swimmers in need and administer first aid when necessary.
  • Assist the pool managers and aquatic coordinators with the daily housekeeping tasks to include, but not limited to: cleaning pool decks, gutters, drains, and scum lines; policing pool areas; and vacuuming pools.
  • Keep uniforms in good repair and maintain a well-groomed professional appearance. 

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years old or older.
  • Current certifications in the American Red Cross courses:
    • Lifeguard Training
    • First Aid
    • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
    • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Pre-employment/Employment testing of lifeguarding skills and knowledge - including but not limited to:
    • swim 500 yards non-stop
    • ability to tread water for 2 minutes without hands
    • back-boarding skills
    • swim 20 yards – pick up 10lb brick off bottom and swim it back within 1 minute and 30 seconds, etc.

Miscellaneous Information

Lifeguarding Classes are offered by the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center. Contact Facility 301-397-2204 for more information.

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