Lifeguard (3 Positions)
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
Lifeguard is responsible for making sure that the water is clean and safe for guests at designated hours. Maintain a safe area for all guest in the aquatic center. Additionally, maintain the pool area in a clean, orderly fashion while assuring all pool safety rules and regulations are enforced.
• High school Diploma or GED required.
• Minimum of 6 months of related work experience on similar role or ability to perform scope of work.
• Certified Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent.
• American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent.
• American Red Cross Standard First Aid or equivalent.
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned work, required.
• Must be able to lift 150 lbs or more.
• Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to carry out oral and written instructions, required.
• Ability to adjust programs as necessary to ensure the safety of the visitors and other staff.
• Swimming proficiency and comfort in all types of pools.
• Ability to judge and evaluate evolving dynamics of individuals participating in aquatic activities to immediately assess their capabilities and threats to their safety.
• Knowledge of on-site protocols, operational procedures, and safety policies.
• Knowledge of methods and techniques of providing on-site emergency medical services.
• Valid Minnesota Driver’s License.
• Must be able to work a variable schedule, including some weekends and holidays.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
- a crime against a child;
- an act of physical or sexual abuse;
- a felony;
- the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervises swimming activates at the aquatics facility and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
• Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces pool regulations and water safety policies.
• Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or danger of drowning, and administers CPR and/or artificial respiration, if necessary.
• Evaluates conditions for safety and initiates aquatics emergency action plan as required.
• Inspects pool facilities, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
• Supervises and assists in cleaning the pool and related facilities and equipment.
• Tests the chemical levels in the pool and adjusts as needed.
• Maintains manual or automated records of accidents or mishaps.
• Picks up trash and cleans swimming pools.