Main Beach Recreation Building
REPORTS TO: Beach Manager
DIVISION: Recreation Services
FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt
GRADE: Part time/Seasonal Salary Schedule
WORK SCHEDULE: 20 – 40 hours per week
STARTING PAY: $11.50
Sunday – Saturday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
LAST REVISED: January 2020
INTERVIEWS WILL BE SCHEDULED – February – May 2020
Applicants will be contacted via email through Applitrack
Under the direction of the Beach Managers, the lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of the facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.
- Minimum of 16 years of age.
- Current certification:
- American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR/AED
- American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification preferred, not required at time of hire.
- Passing tests of lifeguards skills and knowledge prior to season opening.
- Pass the Guard vision screening test.
- Thorough knowledge and application of life guarding scanning and rescue techniques.
- Understanding of the facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures.
- Ability to enforce beach regulations.
- Must be able to swim and to perform in-water skills in compliance with American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification requirements
- Perform water rescue within the scope of American Red Cross and Crystal Lake Park District training
- Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner
- Work effectively with fellow employees
- Project a positive image and neat appearance to visitors of the Crystal Lake Park District
- Exercises appropriate care in the use of Park District equipment
- Exhibits a positive image through adherence to uniform policies
- Enforce beach rules and regulations in a respectful manner
- Administer primary first-aid
- Full fill lifeguard in-service requirements on a weekly basis and attend any additional staff meetings.
- Keep a watchful eye out for any public safety hazards and report it immediately, or repair personally, if possible.
- To be alert and businesslike at all times
- Wear assigned uniforms at all times while on duty.
- Prevents accidents by eliminating hazards and hazardous behavior from the facility during assigned shifts.
- Perform 10/20 scan rule at all times and remain attentive at all times
- Respond to emergencies according to accepted policies and procedures of the Park District, American Red Cross and the aquatic profession
- Participate in park district safety and training program to ensure that work
- performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.
- Daily, light maintenance tasks will be performed to upkeep and keep the parks clean.
- Maintains a positive working relationship with other Park District staff.
- Contact and work with emergency personnel as needed.
- Assures Park District policies are enforced with tact and flexibility.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- A schedule of approximately 20-40 hours per week will be established. Thesehours will vary depending on current weather or attendance conditions.
- Pay will be based on the current part-time seasonal salary schedule, years of experience, and extra certifications above Lifeguard Certification.
- Guards will have a minimum of one day off per week.
- Due to the seasonal nature of this job, guards are expected to work on weekends, holidays and evenings. Paid vacation time, sick time and holiday pay do not apply for this position.
- Must be able to lift, support, and/or restrain swimmers or program participants.
- Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds without assistance. Over 50 pounds with assistance.
- Must be in condition adequate to conduct on site inspection of park district facilities and operations
- Must be able to perform manual labor with varying degrees of physical exertion
- May frequently be required to walk, sit, talk and hear
- May frequently be required to use hand and/or fingers, handle feel and reach with hands and arms
- May frequently be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
- May be in awkward or difficult positions resulting in physical fatigue
- Must have specific vision abilities required for this job: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Lifeguard must be able to work:
- Calmly in emergency situations
- Effectively under stress of deadlines and complaints
- Under supervision and direction of supervisor(s)
- Cooperatively with fellow staff, participants, general public, vendors, contractors, community groups, and media in a proper manner
Prolonged stress and pressures of the position could affect some individual’s blood pressure
Lifeguards are required to work in a variety of weather conditions when assigned. The nature of beaches requires exposure to wet conditions on a continuous basis. Lifeguards will be required to work in all elements of weather (i.e. extreme heat, wind, sun, rain). Lifeguards may occasionally be exposed to elevated noise levels from participants, large crowds, public venues, sound equipment, maintenance equipment and/or power tools. Will be exposed to dust, pollens, molds, insects etc. may be present.
Lifeguard must be able to:
- Deal with the general public in a courteous and tactful manner
- Communicate with youth and adults of all ages
- Train and/or pass on other prudent safety and other work related practices to co-workers
- Use basic math, reading and writing skills
- Follow step-by-step procedures and obtain end results
- Exhibit good problem solving abilities
- Communicate effectively and respond appropriately to the needs of internal and external contacts
- Project a positive image and neat appearance to visitors of the park district
- Use good safety awareness and judgment
- Follow direction from supervisor with safe and effective follow through